Mugen Mr Ninja
I run three 10th scale, and three 1/8th scale cars, and sold Every one of my Nova based engines, and run Pico in everything. The tuned version in the 10th scale, and the modified in the 1/8th scale, and have absolutley no regrets at all.
Nova based engines are great, and surely not trying to put them down, but after running my Pico 9s in the 1/8th scale, when you get the modified engines, they will easily hang with anything out there.
The stock Pico 9s are around $300.00, and the factory modified are around $525.00, but I had mine modified by Team Kamikaze, they break in very easily,hold the tune, and just scream with performance.
It also depends a lot on how much you are willing to spend.
What ever choice you make, whether it be Novarossi,RB,Max,or Pico, they are all good engines.
I am sure you will find positive, and negative remarks on every engine on the market
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