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Old 10-20-2004, 03:55 PM   #1
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I'm a newbie to 1/8th racing and I run an OS RG as alot of people do when starting out. I'm interested in more power but just can't fit a $300+ engine in the budget.
I've been looking at the Sportwerks race .21, Hyper 8port race, the XTM .21 v2.1, and the Ofna Picco Comp .21. I think that the first 3 are made in the same factory while the Picco is from Italy.
If anybody has any experience with these engines I'l like to hear about them- engine life, power, ease of tuning, etc...
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Old 10-20-2004, 05:32 PM   #2
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If you are racing and rules allow, I would suggest going to a .26 engine. I've seen a couple Dynamite Mach .26 engines that are pretty powerful, and I think they run around $150-175.
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Old 10-20-2004, 05:40 PM   #3
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The STS Dragon .21 is very new but seems to have very good initial support. Anybody tried this one? Most of these are Tiawanese built engines which is why the cost is lower.
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It really depends on what kind of track you run at. If you run at a really short track, than the RG will beat out all the engines you listed on the bottom end, but at a long track (in which the RG still does really good) it will lack a little bit. I've run RG's at big races and club races with no problem keeping up power wise. The cheapest engine I would ever consider (besides the RG) is the RB S7. They can be had for about 200 bucks.
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Old 10-21-2004, 01:51 AM   #5
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the picco 21 comp will give you plenty of power. you will be very competitive with it on small and medium tracks. and only for $139
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THE DYNAMITE .26 RUNS FOR $140 AND SHOULD NOT COST YOU ANY MORE THEN THAT. FOR THE MONEY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTORS YOU CAN GET I HAVE ONE IN MY TMAXX AS WELL AS IT COMES STOCK ON THE LST (I HAVE ONE). THE HYPER .21 8 PORT IS ANOTHER GREAT MOTOR AND SHOULD COST YOU AROUND $150 AS LONG AS YOU LIVE IN THE US.
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I agree with kyoshokev, the picco comp kicks but
I have one in my K3
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the RB concept S7-II is incredible. its powerfull as hell and plus its the quality of a RB. not to mention that it is only $$240
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or the Rb concept S5 is almost as good and its only $220
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wasp .28 only 180$ i dink really good....
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I don't really know how much they cost new, I got a top p5 for $190.. That an a jp-2 really kick it up on my local track.
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wow where did you get a P5 for a $190??????????? thats a very good deal!
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You can't go wrong with a RB Concepts WS7 II RBs are great quality engines. I don't know a lot about the others because I have not race them. Most engines around here are RBs and Ofna based. I also know whatever engine comes in that Sprotworks Meyhem is a rippin engine! It's flys in the RTR classes. Hope that helps.
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You guys have an RTR class????
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what's wrong with an rtr class? You can have someone new race the class that is getting started or someone who has raced for a while buy an rtr just to keep costs down or whatever the reason.
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