R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-18-2006, 05:14 PM   #1
Tech Elite
 
ChadRacing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 2,651
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default Engines?

I am not sure if my engine is blown...but I was wondering what race legal engines are good to use on a 710? I have a nova mega .12 RMS 3 port as of now
__________________
ReVtech / Trinity / EAMotorsports

HotShot RC / Nexus Racing
Xray T2 '009 w/Exotek Chassis, BMI DB12rr, Tamiya F104X1
Team Durango DEX210
ChadRacing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2006, 10:26 PM   #2
Tech Fanatic
 
Osiris 75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Converse, TX
Posts: 828
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

That one will work. As well as any .12 3 port. OS TZ, Mega, Sirio, or Nova are the top choices!!!
__________________
SPONSORS: AWESOMATIX USA / HOBBYWING USA / AVID CONCEPTS / R1 WURKS / POWERMASTER FUELS (VP RACING) / 2MM DESIGNS
RC TARGET/CAPRICORN USA / REFLEX RACING / ULTI TIRES

Chris Kemper
Osiris 75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2006, 11:46 PM   #3
Tech Adept
 
Kyosho3PKRacer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Campbelltown,Australia
Posts: 167
Send a message via AIM to Kyosho3PKRacer Send a message via MSN to Kyosho3PKRacer
Default

There are so many to choose from and always new ones coming out its nuts, but its best to get something reliable. O.S. have always been good and novaross,mega,max,collari. I know alot of people that blew up Sirios but they came out with a revised crank so it might be ok now aswell.
Kyosho3PKRacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2006, 01:46 AM   #4
Tag
Tech Master
 
Tag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Arcadia CA
Posts: 1,589
Trader Rating: 31 (100%+)
Default

yes there are so many good .12s to choose from nowadays,but if you are on budget i would strongly recommend OS TZ line of engines, you get the most bang for your buck with OS and the performance is neck to neck to nova , rbs..I have been running a TZ in my mtx-4 and so far i am sold on this engine.
__________________
* Serpent 966 TE Novarossi 35+21, Airtronics M12 *
Tag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2006, 06:25 AM   #5
Tech Initiate
 
BILL BLAZE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Atlanta GA.
Posts: 29
Default

MEGA ZX12 I have been reading alot of good things about this engine.
BILL BLAZE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2006, 09:04 PM   #6
Tech Regular
 
Chris West's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 427
Send a message via MSN to Chris West
Default

O.S 12TZ is more relaiable than a Mega I had problems with mega engines (picco based ones)
__________________
MUGEN SEIKI | NINJA | SANWA
Chris West is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2006, 09:34 PM   #7
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: mentor, ohio
Posts: 199
Default

The mega is twice as fast as the os and i think the durablity is fine
Dan D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2006, 09:39 PM   #8
Tech Regular
 
Chris West's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 427
Send a message via MSN to Chris West
Default

Mega isnt twice as fast serpent man, they blow up and shit, 4 guys at my club had these engines and all of them only lasted 2 month,btw the os is fast enough on my track they are faster than the mega
__________________
MUGEN SEIKI | NINJA | SANWA
Chris West is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2006, 09:58 PM   #9
Tech Addict
 
rocca30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: fl
Posts: 589
Default

remember you get what you pay for, there is a reason why mega s are cheaper. i bought one mega 12 and it was my last mega 12 , there fast just cant keep them running . i never bought a os , the mega steered me away for cheaper style motors.
__________________
RC AMERICA / / HUDY // SRC / / JC JEWELERS/ / GOT GOLD // MAXX POWER // EXTREME RACING FUEL //
rocca30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2006, 10:02 PM   #10
Tech Regular
 
Chris West's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 427
Send a message via MSN to Chris West
Default

the ultimaate engine = Novarossi N12LLT3 Modified
__________________
MUGEN SEIKI | NINJA | SANWA
Chris West is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2006, 11:33 PM   #11
Tech Master
 
Motorman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,911
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

The sirio's are bullets, now if they would just upsize the crank to 12 MM.

The Os's are pretty good stock but they do require some regular maintenance. You gotta eyeball the big end of the rod alot and if its looking like the rod bushing is trying to turn change it immediatly. But parts are cheap and plentiful. That being said the OS stock is torquey which will suit the 710.

The latest round of nova's I just ain't impressed with. However the torquey LL might be good in a 710 The best one they ever made was the NS12S3A1 billet piston motor which was the same as the Mugen X12. And they stopped making them. we'll have to see how this new one were hearing rumors of goes. All around solid reliability found here though and nova based engines get the job done day in and day out.

RB's The rody's are consistant and fast but your gonna spend some coin. Same with JP's. These are probably the best over the counter units right now.

The new Ninja, I have high hopes

I was real impressed with Big Ed N's Motors at the nats along with the version MX wrench is bringing along. They had one running real hard in tosolinis car.

The zx12 Mega. They run good if they are in an S 710 car. The engine is designed to take advantage of the 710's ultra low final drive. It makes a ton of torque which that car wants. In that car they haul az but you have to maintenance the rod. I have some I'm fooling with but if I can't get the revs we need with our gearing they'll go back in the box and join the test collection. Twice as fast as the os I think not

I'm not partial to any engine except the one I can make go the fastest and stay together with some level of reliability.

There you go have at it.
__________________
Just here to give the world grief.

Last edited by Motorman; 03-20-2006 at 12:35 AM.
Motorman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2006, 12:21 AM   #12
Tech Fanatic
 
finchy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Australia
Posts: 823
Default

Motorman I must agree with what you say about the current models of .12's availible from Nova. A friend of mine ran an LL3 at the pre worlds, but during the week we deceided to try a couple of NS3's. These engine might have a lower quoted HP but I found it easy to tune and stayed in tune for the whole week, and to be honest the Rpm and HP it was producing was really good.
__________________
Inf1nity IF1
OS Speed
KO PRO PO
Runnertime
Hudy
finchy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2006, 01:57 PM   #13
Tech Elite
 
ChadRacing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 2,651
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

thanks fellas....i appreaciate all the input on the motors...looks like i will probally go nova based like a rossi or rex
__________________
ReVtech / Trinity / EAMotorsports

HotShot RC / Nexus Racing
Xray T2 '009 w/Exotek Chassis, BMI DB12rr, Tamiya F104X1
Team Durango DEX210
ChadRacing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2006, 02:11 PM   #14
Tech Elite
 
Riketsu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 2,514
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Riketsu
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChadRacing
thanks fellas....i appreaciate all the input on the motors...looks like i will probally go nova based like a rossi or rex
Dunno if you meant Novarossi... But Rossi engines are not nova based, they are a completely different type of engine. But anyways, I have a TZ which I have never had to fool around with the low speed needle because it stays tuned... I have already bought replacement parts at my LHS: $68 for piston/sleeve/conrod, cant get any cheaper than this. Piston/sleeve/conrod after 1 and a half gallons of use still looks brand new... I'll be changin the conrod at 2 gallons just as a precaution, I have heard these TZ's conrods last over 4 gallons.
Riketsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2006, 04:06 PM   #15
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 826
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Motorman
The sirio's are bullets, now if they would just upsize the crank to 12 MM.

The Os's are pretty good stock but they do require some regular maintenance. You gotta eyeball the big end of the rod alot and if its looking like the rod bushing is trying to turn change it immediatly. But parts are cheap and plentiful. That being said the OS stock is torquey which will suit the 710.

The latest round of nova's I just ain't impressed with. However the torquey LL might be good in a 710 The best one they ever made was the NS12S3A1 billet piston motor which was the same as the Mugen X12. And they stopped making them. we'll have to see how this new one were hearing rumors of goes. All around solid reliability found here though and nova based engines get the job done day in and day out.

RB's The rody's are consistant and fast but your gonna spend some coin. Same with JP's. These are probably the best over the counter units right now.

The new Ninja, I have high hopes

I was real impressed with Big Ed N's Motors at the nats along with the version MX wrench is bringing along. They had one running real hard in tosolinis car.

The zx12 Mega. They run good if they are in an S 710 car. The engine is designed to take advantage of the 710's ultra low final drive. It makes a ton of torque which that car wants. In that car they haul az but you have to maintenance the rod. I have some I'm fooling with but if I can't get the revs we need with our gearing they'll go back in the box and join the test collection. Twice as fast as the os I think not

I'm not partial to any engine except the one I can make go the fastest and stay together with some level of reliability.

There you go have at it.
Richey,

With the Mega you need to work a little bit different with gear ratio. When we where running the NovaMega, i was using 17/21 61/56. Now with the ZX engines, i basically just change the 21 for the 22 and i have very good top speed.

Try the same in your car, to see if you have a good result.
Paolo M is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
.:Go Engines vs. Jammin Engines:. lanerbrainer205 Nitro Off-Road 20 12-23-2007 04:46 PM
.12 Engines sale all new pipes too. 6 engines ericsp2 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 1 08-06-2007 02:19 PM
os engines compared to rb engines rhymster Onroad Nitro Engine Zone 4 08-03-2007 05:13 PM
IDM engines and picco engines foampervert Onroad Nitro Engine Zone 5 11-23-2006 05:36 AM
SH engines crazyjr Onroad Nitro Engine Zone 7 01-20-2006 03:13 PM



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 01:30 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