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Old 03-03-2003, 08:20 PM   #61
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What's wrong with the OS V01B? Everyone tells me it's the most consistent, dependable, competetive buggy engine around.
Use OS t2030/t2050 pipe. You'll get better fuel milleage (7-8.5ish minutes refueling window).

I tried RB063, great bottom end, however, the engine gave me a poor fuel milleage, around 5 to 5.5 minutes time.
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Top piece of kit. The one I had was almost as nice as my Picco G1.

Just don't try the '01 though...
Yeah, what about V01 ? Could you elaborate ?.

Back then, the problem we encountered over here with the V01 was that the boost chamber popped off. And the blue anodised colour starts fading to the bare aluminium. Attention should also be given to the nipples connecting this chamber as it keeps loosening itself even with 'loctite'. It happended to most of us who bought it early 2001. Otherwise, those bought later did not have such problem. The solution ? - throw in a V99 chamber & you have peace of mind.

It IS a good engine - easy to tune & consistent & powerful.
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Need some expert advice.....
Our club is adding an 8th scale class this year, we have a soft loam high traction track, with a lot of tight 180's. I picked up a GS Storm to get my feet wet. This is my first 4wd. It is currently in the stock set-up configuration. My question is, is there a way to add more steering? (In the switch backs) I heard mention of disabling the front brakes or going to lighter diff oil in the front would help. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Here is our new layout for 2003.http://www.rcccw.com/track%202003.htm
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try 5kfront/7kcenter/1krear diff
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Old 03-08-2003, 11:40 PM   #65
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Thanks TambokGT.
Also; Is there a quieter pipe than the stock gs pipe, I mean, this thing is LOUD! Are the Cvec adjustable pipes ROAR legal?
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cvec pipes are not legal they are totally illegal in every way

a good pipe at a cheap price is the rdlogics

i run one of thier onroad pipes and it runs great

try rdlogics.com
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as far as the vo1b goes i have seen the boost chamber come apart on another guys engine

and on my own vo1b i have had 2 complete engine failures both were covered under os warranty but that didnt help much on race day
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Thanks jason102276;
I appreciate the advise, do most people run a digital servo or not? For a 30 minute main; should I stick with the alkalines ?
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Try the RD logics off road pipe...it's quieter than the others and best bang for the buck. I got mine for only $59.99 and it's a polished one-piece pipe.

I highly suggest not to run digital servos in off road. The most bullet proof servo I have ever used in all of my 10 years of r/c experience is Airtronics....I am using the 94358Z for my steering.I have run Futabas, KOs, and Hitecs, and had failures.....Airtronics is the best.

I run the OFNA brick pack 1000mah niMH.

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I'll try the RD pipe!

I've been running JR's top of the line digital servos in my off-road xxxt and they are strong and quick. I had one fail during practice, and they fixed it no-charge. I have a Hi-tec MG in the buggy now. Lots of torque!
I have a 1000 mah nimh pack I picked up also, I just don't know how long it will last, our two qualifiers are 5 min and the mains are 30.
Thanks for the advice TambokGT.
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Yeah, what about V01 ? Could you elaborate ?
Quite simply it was crap. No torque, no top end and no fuel economy. Changeing the pipe made no difference, neither did the plug nor tuneing the carb.

And to top it all off it nuked itself in the middle of a national meeting.
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you should run a 1100mah pack if you can

i run only digital servos all of them are the same hitec 5925 they have good ratings and work good most of the time but i have had some go bad

my next servos when the hitec warranty runs out will be futaba

alkalines are for ready to runs

my vo1b ran good when it ran but craped out on me twice

university dave what broke on yours? first time on mine the rod just split and the second time the crank snapped
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Who makes the V99? Any USA Distributors?
As far as the RDlogics, I only found a touring car pipe for Off-Road, p/n 61850, how about for the off-road buggies?
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rd logics does have a 1/8 offroad pipe it is on their site with a whole bunch of other pipes

they make one for just about anything i run one on my mtx-3 and its a great pipe

v99 i think is a discontinued os engine i am pretty sure the vo1b replaced it
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that is the right pipe i dont know why they said touring car

it say 1/8 offroad at the top and then for .21 touring car (really dont exist except for one maybe)

must be a typo

i am probably going to get one later this year
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