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Old 01-14-2010, 12:47 PM   #61
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so what engine are you telling me to get?
Bang for the buck... I'd buy either a Werks B5 (Italian made, Nova based, GREAT engine quality!) about $200...

or what I just bought, the Alpha Plus S852 (Taiwanese made, new manufacturer so there isn't a lot of data yet... but they SCREAM and I don't know anyone who's gotten less than 6 gallons of use out of one.) $209 on the RC Pro Products site.

Are there better engines? Maybe... but I wouldn't spend $300 or more on an engine when you don't know how to tune yet. And there are a lot of $300+ engines that won't last as long.

The choice is ultimately yours...
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I recommend a p5, or a b5....
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I recommend a p5, or a b5....
Also both very good choices... a little more spendy though. (for the Novarossi)
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Locally one of the best "learner" engines has been the OS VG... they're $160 and will last a few gallons even with a rookie on the needles. On any track thats 160' or shorter there wont be much difference in speed running any engine

Noone can touch OS's carbs for consistency, most of us have ran them all at some point. And it would be tough for me to give up running OS
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I recommend a p5, or a b5....
I have been running Piccos for years with pretty good luck . I have been looking for some new power for my truggy. I have narrowed it down to these two engines myself with a lot of research . But still dont have a winner. Both come with a bunch of support with Ron from Werks and Monty fron Houston Engine Sevice, with ever one I choose, Im sure I wont be dissapointed.
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