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Old 10-18-2009, 07:54 PM   #1
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Looking for a decent practice motor. I was thinking about these... Nova n21bf limited, RB Junior 9, orion alpha .21 ,or a werks B5 .21.. Really I'm just looking at a motor that has good longevity and decent power. Any input on these would be helpful Thanks in advance
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Looking for a decent practice motor. I was thinking about these... Nova n21bf limited, RB Junior 9, orion alpha .21 ,or a werks B5 .21.. Really I'm just looking at a motor that has good longevity and decent power. Any input on these would be helpful Thanks in advance
dynamite mach .21. This is a great motor for the price. It gives you plenty of power, holds a tune, and last forever.
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Looking for a decent practice motor. I was thinking about these... Nova n21bf limited, RB Junior 9, orion alpha .21 ,or a werks B5 .21.. Really I'm just looking at a motor that has good longevity and decent power. Any input on these would be helpful Thanks in advance
Those Orions have power! I don't no how long they all last tho
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Get the same as your race engine. Ive found that different engines can dramatically change the way I drive. Sometimes even a big tuning change can cause me to need to relearn my timing to get the jumps on the track right.

BTW cheap engines rarely have good longevity.
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Looking for a decent practice motor. I was thinking about these... Nova n21bf limited, RB Junior 9, orion alpha .21 ,or a werks B5 .21.. Really I'm just looking at a motor that has good longevity and decent power. Any input on these would be helpful Thanks in advance


all 3 are very good, find the best deal on anyone of them and grab it, also the RB K9 is a good mill, i like the BF myself
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dynamite mach .21. This is a great motor for the price. It gives you plenty of power, holds a tune, and last forever.
Forgot about that one.. I remember I loved my old mach .26
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all 3 are very good, find the best deal on anyone of them and grab it, also the RB K9 is a good mill, i like the BF myself
wouldn't the rb junior n nova n21 somewhat the same engine?? Would they even last being that cheap being 150$-180$ range?
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Forgot about that one.. I remember I loved my old mach .26
Who makes the Mach 21? It's not a picco is it?
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the nova .21bf will last you proberty about 5 gallons or more if u take care of your filter and never run it to lean, im not sure if rb is made in the same factory ,its proberty the same thing the only diffrence i heard is that rb when new are a pain to start cause of the tight piston
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i beleve that dynamite makes the mach engines,
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Who makes the Mach 21? It's not a picco is it?

mach is the sh line, same as dynamite, just different motors, as for longevity, short life as far as the rb or nova has nothing to do with it's price, both are very basic motor's, nothing fancy on the inside but very solid performers and will last a season or more if taken care of.
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no its not a picco but the picco are itatian engine and i heard they are good
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I do not own a Werks B5 but I have researched them quite a lot and everything I have read & herd they are great engines, fast, reliable & great run time. Watch the 2009 Nitro Cross. Jeremy Kortz did very well with it and from what I read has several gallons on it. I am currently running the GRP engines and my next 2 engines will be the B5. Even though these engines are only $200 I believe they are a full race engine. It seems the 2013 pipe and p3 plug are the ticket.
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Forgot about that one.. I remember I loved my old mach .26
+1 for the .26 mach

As for a practice motor. I would recomend by buying a high priced race motor and use it for practice and messing around so the majority of yr gallon go it this one. And then Buy another motor of the same to race with. That way there is no differnce.
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if u do get the nova .21 bf it is shimmed for 25% nitro ,if u go to 20% u have to lean the top about a half of a turn and the low end 1/4 at a time my was rich when i went to 25% to 20%
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