Originally Posted by ziggy12345
When are Novarossi and all the other engine manufacturers going to show the real HP figures for an engine? 1.68HP??? The max anybody has got from a .12 engine is 1.15 and that was the CRF WASP..............
So where on earth do this figures come from? ...............
They will keep on doing so until there is an industry standard for measuring HP.
What Nitrodyne Systems does is apply SAE correction factors to their measurements, that take into account weather conditions (Air temp, humidity, altitude, etc,etc.). Also same Nitro % on all engines, and they tell you which pipe was used on the test.
Also you would have to shim all engines accordingly to their best on whatever nitro % is used, and to compare there should a be a run with defined pipe for all engines, and another run with the best pipe of the manufacturer. Also, all manufacturers should use same Dyno.
In the mean time Manufacturers should state the method used to get those raw and ridicoulos numbers.
I Think that the best way to get real numbers would be if main governing organizations like EFRA, ROAR, IFMAR, demand that manufacturers must submit spec sheets for homologation, with a defined method of measurement. Just like pipes and bodies....if they don't...bye bye baby.