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Old 08-06-2007, 12:33 AM   #3886
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If you're still looking for an engine, check out the Trinity Platinum .12. Very smooth with lots of power, and great mileage!
AW, what is the break-in process for that paper weight you made me buy... muhahah j/k. Should be here tomorrow.
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Paperweight? MADE you buy? Yeah, I held you at gunpoint and made you click "Buy". Haha.
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:31 PM   #3888
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teehee it will be a beast! so whats the breakin process chief!?
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:51 PM   #3889
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Start it up, richen the HSN until you can hold it wide open and it's very rich. Run 3-5 tanks. On the .21, you richen the HSN two full turns, but I don't know for the .12.

Run it 4-5 tanks on the track at a rich setting, not going full-throttle down the straightaway or death-revving it over a bad jump, but otherwise drive it like normal. After that, you can spend the next tank or two tuning the engine to achieve race performance.
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Old 08-06-2007, 02:59 PM   #3891
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Oh yeah!
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If you're still looking for an engine, check out the Trinity Platinum .12. Very smooth with lots of power, and great mileage!
This engine is awesome! We just had a fun race this past weekend and I decided to see how long I could go on a tank. I use a black associated carb insert and the Associated Smoothy pipe. My truck is the GT2 with tank insert to be ROAR legal.

I was able to make 14 mins in practice and 10 minutes in the race. Since 1/10 is bottom of the food chain, we only had a 10 minute main. I charged hard to lap the field then laid back for the final 3 mins trying to stretch it. I actually ran out 2ft before the line and coasted.

Overall it is a great engine I never touched the needles all day long and had tons of power and torque when needed. I am so impressed, I want to try the .21 and compare them to my C6.
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:51 PM   #3893
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That's the best kind of compliment!
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Aaron,

I never thought I would find another engine I liked more than the MT12. I have had that for 5 years and just got it repinched. It starts with one bump and I don't think it has ever given me any problems. So far the Drake is right there. If a product is good I will tell everyone about it, and this engine is a great piece.
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Will you ever speak to Brandon Rohde ever again ?
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I never thought I would find another engine I liked more than the MT12. I have had that for 5 years and just got it repinched. It starts with one bump and I don't think it has ever given me any problems. So far the Drake is right there. If a product is good I will tell everyone about it, and this engine is a great piece.
Yes but what about parts availability? I change the conrod after breakin and once @ 3 gallons...(should do it every 1.5 liters according to Rody @ RB Concepts..) Ive been told by my LHS to stay away from Sirio based engines (which I believe it is?) because of lack of support and parts in my area (socal)
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Will you ever speak to Brandon Rohde ever again ?
why would'nt he doug??
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Hi guys. I don't know if, right place. But anyway. Can somebody please tell me. Somebody who is good on working on engines. Other than. RB mod & EB mod is there a secret where the Big boys go. Where they have their work done? Somebody with a good reputation. I would really appreciate any help here . Thank you
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Hi guys. I don't know if, right place. But anyway. Can somebody please tell me. Somebody who is good on working on engines. Other than. RB mod & EB mod is there a secret where the Big boys go. Where they have their work done? Somebody with a good reputation. I would really appreciate any help here . Thank you
Well, if you mean big boys as in factory pro's, their engines are usually built and tuned by what ever engine manufacturer they're sponsored by. I just started running an EB mod OS V-Spec and it's been great so far.
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pumpkinfish - Awesome, glad to hear it!

Doug - Haha. I totally and completely respect Brandon's decision, and wish him the best! It won't affect my friendship with him whatsoever.

Now, will I give him crap about it? Absolutely.

rezenclowd - The Drake engines are Picco based. I don't believe there's any reason to change the rod that often, not even close!

You can order replacement parts through Trinity's website, and I believe hobby shops should be able to order them as well.

rc10bob - I believe that engine modification is very over-rated in R/C, and that many hobbyists get the wrong impression about modified engines (and especially those used by pro-level racers) being greatly different and better than a stock engine off the shelf.

For example, the engines that Adam does for Trinity do not have much done to them, and they'll keep up with anything out there.
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