R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-01-2004, 02:46 PM   #616
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Puyallup, WA (Seattle Area)
Posts: 896
Trader Rating: 51 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to motoazure
Default

I think my Novarossi P5 and my RB Concepts WS7II are easier to tune than my OS VZB ever was.

They idle sweet and scream at full throttle. Just my two cents.
motoazure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2004, 03:19 PM   #617
Tech Elite
 
PTP Racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,699
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

i totally agree my novarossi engines always seem easier to tune than my OS engine ever was
__________________
Paycheck to Paycheck Racing
Jason Miller
PTP Racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2004, 12:32 AM   #618
Tech Master
 
Scrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Plover, WI
Posts: 1,510
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

Isn't there 2 versions of the P5? Where did you get them from?
Scrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2004, 05:36 AM   #619
Tech Elite
 
Horatio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,056
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by motoazure
I think my Novarossi P5 and my RB Concepts WS7II are easier to tune than my OS VZB ever was.

They idle sweet and scream at full throttle. Just my two cents.
Yeah, my OS p99 was a bit cranky to tune. But it wasn't slow! Nice carb too.

More recent engines from Nova Rossi, RB and Picco seem much easier to tune. In particular, my RB WS7 holds it's setting really well and never misses a beat.
Horatio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2004, 07:16 AM   #620
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 375
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to uDi_MP7.5
Default

Wow guys, i'm a nova/rb convert too, but I had no complaints about my old V01B (now passed on) - it was easy to tune, held a tune, and reliable as anything.

The powerband was also immaculately smooth, something I wouldn't say for a lot of the italian engines.

I run a JP mod and an RB right now, and they do put out a lot more power, and once I got the tuning underfoot theyre really nice (crazy..) engines but I really liked some things about my OS too.

The only complaint with the OS motors was that they didn't seem as durable as these, and if you ran too lean or too little oil or too hot (list goes on) it wouldn't last longer than 2-3 gallons. And also mine didn't put out the crazy power my two engines do now, but that was kinda a good thing on the track too.

But now OS has switched to machined pistons (VZ engines) and guys are complaining about even worse engine life and this and that... and what can I say...

novarossi based motors are the way to go.


edit - scrad - for the P5- make sure you get the novarossi version, not the rex. Heard this and that about the rex, guess it's best to be on the safe side and get the nova. I know a guy who runs the TOP version too, and he says its sweet so I think that ones okay too.

Last edited by uDi_MP7.5; 07-02-2004 at 07:27 AM.
uDi_MP7.5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2004, 08:24 AM   #621
Tech Elite
 
PTP Racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,699
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

my v01b blew up twice and drank fuel like crazy

OS warrantied it but that didnt help me at those races

the 2 versions of P5 are novarossi and rex and i think the only difference is the crankcase
__________________
Paycheck to Paycheck Racing
Jason Miller
PTP Racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2004, 10:37 AM   #622
Tech Master
 
Scrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Plover, WI
Posts: 1,510
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

I thought there was a long and short stroke?
Scrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2004, 11:29 AM   #623
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Puyallup, WA (Seattle Area)
Posts: 896
Trader Rating: 51 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to motoazure
Default P5

I have the Rex and Top P5. Both are modified. The only difference I can find is the case. The Top has a different case and backplate. I have heard that the Top case has more top end and carries fuel up differenlty - I can't notice a difference. They both have too loads of power. The piston, sleeve, crank and rod all seem to be the same.

The VZB wasn't a dog by any stretch, might have had a little more low end than my stock P5 - it seemed like I chased settings everywhere with the carb.
motoazure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2004, 01:08 PM   #624
Tech Master
 
Scrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Plover, WI
Posts: 1,510
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

If I can turn over my engine with my fingers it's pretty much shot right? I can hear the air bleeding off somewhere, but I don't know where. I took it apart and the sleeve and piston look fine. It just doesn't seem like I have the compression. I guess I could get it squeezed or sell my xxxnt to get a new engine.
Scrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2004, 02:27 PM   #625
Tech Elite
 
Horatio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,056
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Scrad
If I can turn over my engine with my fingers it's pretty much shot right? I can hear the air bleeding off somewhere, but I don't know where. I took it apart and the sleeve and piston look fine. It just doesn't seem like I have the compression. I guess I could get it squeezed or sell my xxxnt to get a new engine.
Once an engine is run in and well used, turning the engine over by hand is possible. But it should still be difficult to turn the flywheel past TDC. If you can hear air bleeding off, check the glow plug washer. Replace if in doubt. Check also the back plate, the seal around the bottom of the carb, and the engine head bolts - just incase.
Horatio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2004, 09:17 PM   #626
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 826
Default OFNA ULTRA LX what should I do first

Okay getting a used LX ,,it already has a Hpyer .21 8 portI was think 2 speed beveled gears one way and maybe some alum but I wwant you guys opinions on it please jsut let me know ,,,,,,I really dont race just bash and hit the track bout once a week so ,,,,,,
Tech_Muggz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2004, 10:45 PM   #627
Tech Elite
 
PTP Racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,699
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

dude is it a buggy or a touring car?

one-ways and 2 speeds arent offroad items

if its just for bashing just bash it spend money on spare parts or fuel hop-ups arent going to improve your bashing ability
__________________
Paycheck to Paycheck Racing
Jason Miller
PTP Racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2004, 03:09 PM   #628
Tech Elite
 
ChrisP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Shelby Twp, MI
Posts: 2,046
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Let's bring this to the top so people realise there IS a 1/8 buggy thread going..plus many other brand specific threads...
ChrisP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2004, 03:58 PM   #629
Tech Addict
 
Neil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: me..me..me
Posts: 583
Send a message via MSN to Neil
Default

Ofna makes a gt lx buggy, and they make a two speed for it.
Neil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2004, 04:21 PM   #630
Tech Elite
 
PTP Racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,699
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

ok you got me there they do make a 2speed for it

but really a 2 speed on an offroad car??

i believe they made the 2 speed for the onroad version of that car

but i guess anything is possible it just seems that a 2 speed and dirt may be trouble
__________________
Paycheck to Paycheck Racing
Jason Miller
PTP Racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
best 1/10 4wd offroad buggy more$thanbrains Electric Off-Road 10 04-05-2008 05:24 PM
WTB - offroad buggy Crazy Clyde R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 3 02-09-2008 06:44 PM
looking for a offroad buggy boomer_660 R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 3 03-22-2007 10:35 AM
4wd offroad buggy Besercoe Australia Wanted to Buy 4 07-02-2006 04:22 AM
1/8 Buggy offroad Xtreme Australian Racing 8 08-06-2003 03:14 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 07:06 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net