R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-18-2010, 09:03 AM   #46
Tech Elite
 
"Smiley"'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Cypress, Tx
Posts: 4,481
Trader Rating: 166 (98%+)
Default

The Novas are hard to beat. Great engines. I have seen the Alphas be hit and miss. Some people have really good luck with them, some have issues. One person with a Red Head will run 250, The other persons will run 310 with the same fuel,plug, carb insert.

Nova for me, !
__________________
Vision Racing Products | Team Associated | AKA | Tekin | Sanwa | VP Powermaster Fuel | RC Concepts Engines | MIP | Avid | Boom RC Graphics | Paint By: "Smiley"

Vision Racing Products (VRP)- www.visionracingproducts.com
"Smiley" is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 09:49 AM   #47
Tech Elite
 
smokinu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: MODESTO CA
Posts: 4,863
Trader Rating: 60 (98%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank L View Post
I like my OS engines.
dont lie frankie! you like my alphas TOO!!!

and as far as reliability!?!?!?!

my engine is 7.75 gallons old.

the only time it flames out is when i have a really bad tune, and i have only dont that once.


my alpha engine has used more money in fuel then what the engine cost's brand new.

and mine is still going strong with Awesome compression and power

Best motors i have ever owned! hands down.

i know a few nova lovers and they too like the power/sound of my alphas!

but they are sponsored drivers..
__________________
Marcus P.
\\Speedzone USA//Savox USA\\Caster Racing Parts//
www.speedzoneusa.com. www.casterracingparts.com
smokinu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 10:06 AM   #48
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Posts: 3,644
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lonestar View Post
Engines play a big part of how GOOD DRIVERS drive and how fast GOOD DRIVERS go. For the others (the biggest chunk), they'd better focus on first making sure they maintain and setup their cars/mills properly, next on driving clean lines and keeping their rides on all fours for more than 30s in a row, and THEN they can start about buying this or that engine because it supposedly is better than the rest. a good 90% of the RC "racers" I know spend way too much money on engines which they can't master anyway (be it tuning- or performance-wise)

And, again - I dunno about alphas, i have no clue. They might be the next best thing to happen to RC since proportional radios, I wouldn't know.

Paul
I disagree, my son (12) just started driving, the first engine I put in his D8 was a OS Vspec with 7mm insert. He was all over the place with that thing. Change it and put in a Nova 21-5 and he can control it alot better. The OS IMO is not a ver smooth engine, more of an off and on switch. The Nova is a smooth linear engine, which suits him better. We have all seen that guy at the track with this HIGH POWER engine .28 or something and he is allllll over the place. Engines are just as important to a persons driving style just like a chassis.
__________________
TLR - Spektrum - Horizon - TLR 8ight 4.0 - TLR 8ight-T 4.0 - TLR 22 4.0 - Orion
token is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 10:40 AM   #49
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 67
Default

Novarossi have better engine now.

Engine is smooth long lasting and bearings are good. Most importantly very easy to drive.

OS use to be smooth but not anymore. Like token said the engine is like a on off switch. The hara version seem overly smooth with lacking in acceleration and too pricey.

Alpha.........team's engine seems ok. But I seen some have problems with it. I will never buy one.

My pick: Novarossi
king offroad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 10:46 AM   #50
Tech Champion
 
Maximo's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 7,900
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Werk's B5....or werk's B6 if you want smoother...
Maximo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 11:47 AM   #51
Tech Champion
 
Jason Pelletier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 8,820
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maximo View Post
Werk's B5....or werk's B6 if you want smoother...

Garbage.
__________________
Island Raceway & Hobby
Jason Pelletier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 11:49 AM   #52
Tech Champion
 
Maximo's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 7,900
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RB FIVE View Post
Garbage.
Oh bullshit !
Maximo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 01:59 PM   #53
Tech Elite
 
English365's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 3,154
Trader Rating: 128 (100%+)
Default

Now guys i ddinnt mean to get anyone in a bad mood on this beautiful friday, but i do appriceate everyones input, i drove a couple red head today and instinatley fell in love never had a motor make me feel like that, smooth bottom end with aan insane top end yall keep it coming for any other people that have this debate
__________________
Kyosho America~Thunder Power~Team Orion~KO PROPO~AKA
Mikes Hobby Shop...TeamTreeTop!
English365 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 02:11 PM   #54
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,807
Trader Rating: 47 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RB FIVE View Post
Garbage.
!!! ..................
rageworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 02:14 PM   #55
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,615
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maximo View Post
Oh bullshit !
Just ignore RB Five, I consider him our resident hater on this forum. He's really good at slinging dirt at peoples products and acting like a spas
Werks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 02:18 PM   #56
Tech Master
 
RC-ZOMBIE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Insane Asylum, Pa
Posts: 1,353
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Rb Five was booted of The B5 and B6 forum because he was a trouble maker, don't listen to him. B5 and B6 are great motors the forum is 270 pages deep and only he complains all the rest are positive and this is for you mr RB
__________________
Associated~Tekno~Mugen
RC-ZOMBIE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 02:50 PM   #57
Tech Initiate
 
TERRIBLES RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 20
Default

I haven't ran the B5 personally but I have sold a few! From what I have seen at local races this motor has got great power!! The price is very good as well, and if treated properly it will get at least 7 gallons. The Alpha's from what I have seen so far are doing about the same. I have ran many Nova Engines and they are very very good engines but compared to the other 2 they are very pricy. When you account for the pipe/header combo's. It all comes down to your driving style and above all what you are wanting to spend. Just my 2cents.
__________________
TERRIBLES RC
1844 W BROADWAY RD
MESA, AZ 85202
TERRIBLES RC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 02:50 PM   #58
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,807
Trader Rating: 47 (100%+)
Default

RB FIVE must an older member of the Truggyracers web site.
Some people don't forget and just don't care to ever forgive.
rageworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 03:05 PM   #59
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,615
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rageworks View Post
RB FIVE must an older member of the Truggyracers web site.
Some people don't forget and just don't care to ever forgive.
Wow, I had almost forgotten about that old trademark stuff that everyone got into an uproar about years ago. RB Five has nothing to do with that, he's just one of those split personality type guys that one second loves the product, next second hates the product and bags on it, then 5 minutes later it's the best again quickly followed by it's crap. I called him out on his behavour and him basically calling a few of the posters on my thread liers and he got bent. My self and most of the people on the thread asked him to please stop posting on there, so now our stuff is permanently crap instead of just crap when the meds are worn off lol.
Werks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 06:01 PM   #60
Tech Regular
 
cluffy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: blackwater, AUstralia
Posts: 482
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

both are great engines i runa an Alpha and my mate runs a nova tero nero in our truggies. both have great power, good run time, and are very consistent. i bought an Alpha because it is cheaper. novas are good if you can afford them.
__________________
go hard or go home
cluffy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alpha Engines? jono mad racer Australian Racing 64 09-30-2010 03:10 AM
OS Speed or Nova Toro Frank L Nitro Off-Road 50 02-03-2010 06:58 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 06:53 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net