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Old 08-26-2006, 10:03 AM   #16
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Im, still very new to the nitro scene, but reading through all the nitro engine forums, i cant recall anyone mentioning the brand AXE ROSSI cobra engine

http://shop.vendio.com/RossiEnginesUSA/category/5/

I know a lot of Aussie guys are starting to use them and have heard from guys that run them that 12 mins to a tank is fairly easy and have ran over 10 gallon through them at 25% nitro. Is there something im missing (different brand name in America etc) any info would be helpfull.
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Those runtime and wear time claims are a little optimistic. I have seen a couple of the Axe Rossi's (top of the line model here in the US). They ran great but they both had problems before they made it to 3 gallons of use. Besides, they are expensive and this thread is about cheap and fast.


My vote is the same as many here, OS RG21.
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Old 08-27-2006, 12:09 AM   #18
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do any of you guys know where the cheapest place to get the o.s rg sports engine no need for pull start just the regular one .
i checked tower hobbies though is there any where cheaper?
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do any of you guys know where the cheapest place to get the o.s rg sports engine no need for pull start just the regular one .
i checked tower hobbies though is there any where cheaper?
Industry standard is pretty much $109 for pricing.

I can notice a difference in my RG to the "bigger" HP motors on very large tracks or border line crazy doubles/triples, but overall, I would buy another one, I don't think it keeps you from winning on power alone.
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:17 AM   #20
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The rg is hard to beat for reliable and cheap.
They are VERY sensitive to the pipes also...

Get a 2030 or 2050....

Another motor to look at would be the Sportwerks V2.....
Alittle bit more $ than an RG....
But, very nice motor....
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RG's love the ofna 086 and JP2 pipes too. I prefer them to the 2050.
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I like the JP-3 on mine. Funny the pipe was almost as much as the motor.
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I prefered the OS over the JP series....
To me it helped tuning and the motor ran cooler.

One of the local guys is running a Werks 086 on his RG....

It doesn't even sound like the same motor....
TONS of top end and comes on VERY hard!
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Agree with everyone.

OS-RG is the best bang for your buck. JP2 works well too. JP3 is a copy of the 2050 so it may work too.
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I prefered the OS over the JP series....
To me it helped tuning and the motor ran cooler.

One of the local guys is running a Werks 086 on his RG....

It doesn't even sound like the same motor....
TONS of top end and comes on VERY hard!
While i whole heartedly agree the 2050 makes the RG rock and roll, I dont think a $100 pipe is likely since he was looking for a budget engine.

BUT, scour ebay and you might score one for $50 or so. The 2050 rocks, also, check out the JP2.
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The best thing about the RG is the fact that it has a tuning range about

T H I S

big.

A little lean here or a little rich there is no big deal...you notice that there's a problem BEFORE the motor gets smoked. If it sounds a little peaky and seems to stay up going into the corner, it's a little lean...no biggie. If it's a little boggy, it's a little rich.

Great motor.
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Default shafts on the rg's

ok ive run into a problem i checked out towerhobbies and there are 2 versions of the os rg engine theres the one named like this: os rg (sports).
and the one named like this : os rg (p) (sports).
the one with the (p) is the one i need by it having the shaft i need for my clutch (longer shaft).
but tower hobbies have discontinued this version of the rg does any1 know where to find this engine with the (p) ?

for the same price of $109 uds.

also has anyone experienced the o.s rg-x engine its a little dearer but its not a (sports) like the rg's are. anyone know how they are?
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