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Old 03-08-2010, 08:20 AM   #16
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At $135 the Losi 350 is actually a pretty impressive power plant. In stock trim it isnt anything special but with a turbo head button and a nice pipe it is stout. You wont "need" any more power from it. I was very happy with it once I got it tuned right.
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:46 PM   #17
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I will agree that the losi 350 is a great engine for it's price iv tried it and it has great bottom and mid the top is a bit slower but u can't expect to get gold for nothing. I have heard a few friends that have gotten 10 gallons on one an I felt the compression and it was still decent but it was a pro drivers practice engine and he knew how to to tune good. In my first 2 years my engines wouldn't live past 3-4 gallons and then I got a ninja jx and was at ease and then a nova and was even easier, I found matching your engines with the same brand pipe works well like 2050s with ninja and 9901 for the nova made tuning simple. throwing on a 2013 or any jp pipe on a ninja just made tuning near impossible cause ur window was small. I would say stay away from piccos all my picco based mills were finiky and tuff and just wore out fast.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:03 PM   #18
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Absolutely purchase a cheap engine and learn to tune and drive it.

By the time you have this mastered, you'll be ready for something more powerful, plus you will be having FUN!
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:11 PM   #19
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Where can I find a Losi 350?
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:52 PM   #20
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Jaap By the looks of your name I whould say you are from the Neherlands. So wy not buy lokal? You can get a Werks B3 pro or a Alpha for 150 euro.
http://www.jvd-rc.com/index.php?prod...eer+informatie
http://www.meijbergmodelbouw.nl/N_fr...gmodelbouw.nl/

These are cheap, durable and easy to tune. What more do you want.
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:26 PM   #21
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Dear all,

I am new to the rc nitro hobby and I am trying to learn whatever I can about nitro engines before I buy one. I will get the ney XB808 2010 and will race at my local track so its best for me to start learning stuff. I learned a bit from youtube watching explanatory videos on how an engine works and how to tune it but I dont know what to look for when choosing one.

What sould I look for in a .21 engine for a buggy? All I know is too much power is always bad!

Thanks for your input!
hi mate, i think the Werks B5 is an excellent engine either beginner or pro. my friend has this for quiet a long time, he used it in the novice classes and now in pro.. that is a great engine...(keep in mind that you have to buy pipes for most engines)
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Or you could get this engine

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ggy-Enginevery nice

very nice i keep it as a spare...at a reasonable price as well...but the pipe is a bit expensive.


another one good beginner is probably this one:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...G-Buggy-Engine

nice engine an the pipe is usually cheap

i hope these help
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:19 AM   #23
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Is this a good beginner engine?

http://www.wheelspinmodels.co.uk/car...l-Start__2253/

What pipe set does this engine go with?
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:09 AM   #24
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Novarossi n21r w/dynamite 086hs unless you need an efra legal pipe , then 9901ss/41019 ,41005,41001 , odo100 plug .

This is an awesome first mill and with some upgrades can be a wicked little sleeper
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Where can I find a Losi 350?
Every now and the these pop up on Ebay as some people are parting out the RTR buggys. I bought one for $75 a while back. Nice little engine.

+1000 on getting a cheap engine. My votes...

If your budget is:
<$120 - Losi 350
<$150 - Nova bf21 limited
<$200 - Werks B5

There are a bunch out there as mentioned, these are just the ones I have experience with and enjoyed.
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:40 AM   #26
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This site shows it for $135. I've never shopped there, just the first link that popped up on google for me.

With the turbo head button (~$20) and the RE11 pipe (~$55) the motor has a very strong mid and top end charge. Bottom end is very smooth and you wont be lacking any power. Mine was as fast as anything down the straight but did leave me looking for a smidge more grunt on the bottom. I dont think you can touch it for ~$200 (pipe included).
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