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Old 06-17-2010, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default Alphas, or Novas?

Okay guys Im thinking about changing motor brands and its either going to be an Alpha red head or green head, or an nova plus 4!

Does anyone have any suggestions of which one to choose i know theres going to be conflict and i know with novas im going to be paying for the name and alphas are pretty cheap

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i had and i have taiwan engines(sh) also i have do rebuild at an alpha engine also i have a nova plus4..the quality of the nova is high end...Better bearing,better materials ...in the power ok maybe to be the same but the quality is far away!
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Yeah the quality of novas are very good but how are the power of the alphas, compared to the novas??
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you can not compare, you get what you pay for, assuming proper care and tuning the Nova will outlast pretty much every engine out there (except the Nova based motors), want reliability and long?... life get a Nova, want an easy to tune engine? get an OS.
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i have an Alpha (green head) and driven a few plus 4s. Alpha is faster IMO .

but i would get this engine, its better in every way. its my next engine, its almost an identical engine to the GRPs: http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ine-Turbo-Plug
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That thing looks just like a grp!! i was thinking about a jx21 becuase i have a28 in my sc8and it screams keep it coming guys
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That thing looks just like a grp!! i was thinking about a jx21 becuase i have a28 in my sc8and it screams keep it coming guys
the guy that made the GRPs designed this engine. its the same crankcase and all internals will work in a GRP. the carb is new tho. i tried one out this weekend and its faster than the tuned GRP, and it was getting over 8 min (almost 9 min) a tank and it wasnt fully broken in and it was temping at 175-180.

but you cant beat a ninja either IMO.
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Really speaks for itself alphais first place with the orion crf in second,cant get much better than that, i guess its clear what im going with, now does anyone have any alphas that want to sell>>>
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That thing looks just like a grp!! i was thinking about a jx21 becuase i have a28 in my sc8and it screams keep it coming guys
It's from the maker of GRP imported by TQ but it has some upgrades.

I have a Alpha and it runs great. Great power and 10min run times. Also replacement parts are wayyy cheaper than Nova.
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the guy that made the GRPs designed this engine. its the same crankcase and all internals will work in a GRP. the carb is new tho. i tried one out this weekend and its faster than the tuned GRP, and it was getting over 8 min (almost 9 min) a tank and it wasnt fully broken in and it was temping at 175-180.

but you cant beat a ninja either IMO.


WOW, thats a pretty good time on a tank for them long drug out mains lol, and at a realitively low price i dont think you cant beat it
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a result doesnt mean that the engine is better..
The engine will not bring you results ... it is all that you will bring a good result
engine,servo,radio,car,driver,pitman etc ets
And if you look at results nova have more more many better results
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you can not compare, you get what you pay for, assuming proper care and tuning the Nova will outlast pretty much every engine out there (except the Nova based motors), want reliability and long?... life get a Nova, want an easy to tune engine? get an OS.
Overall, the Nova is the engine, however, the Alpha engines make a really mean sound, and about 100 cheaper than the Plus-4.

I've driven Nova engines though, for a long time, and do not own an Alpha, so I'm partial to the Nova engines. A lot of people run the Alpha engines and love them, so go check out both threads, and it's all about what you want.
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It's from the maker of GRP imported by TQ but it has some upgrades.

I have a Alpha and it runs great. Great power and 10min run times. Also replacement parts are wayyy cheaper than Nova.
and alphas are all around cheap motors, i think im going with an alpha
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