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Old 10-23-2007, 01:56 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of moving up to 8th scale from 10th scale, but I don't wanna go mental and get a Ninja MR21 right off the bat. Can anyone thing of a good reliable engine that'll get me good practice over the winter?
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I'm thinking of moving up to 8th scale from 10th scale, but I don't wanna go mental and get a Ninja MR21 right off the bat. Can anyone thing of a good reliable engine that'll get me good practice over the winter?

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I'm thinking of moving up to 8th scale from 10th scale, but I don't wanna go mental and get a Ninja MR21 right off the bat. Can anyone thing of a good reliable engine that'll get me good practice over the winter?
Get an Picco P7 stock engine or look for one of the NS21P Novarossi engines that are the practice engine in the 359 race pack.
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:21 PM   #4
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Radical has some good and relatively non-expensive engines.
Novarossi has some excellent budget engines too. The NS21P is a very good motor...just find someone who bought the 359 and does not want the NS21P that came with it.
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The Picco is very good too.
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...if you want to take it slower until you stop hitting the boardsyou could try this.. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXMUM3&P=SM only puts out 2 hp but used a standard plug.(ie cheaper) or you could try the Mega DSII powerpack, comes with pipe and header for 399. give or take. http://gasrccar.com/eshop/product_in...oducts_id=3942
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My take on using a less powerfull engine to learn to drive is that its not a good idea. You learn on a slower engine, but when you put a more powerfull one, you need to re-learn how to drive. The car doesnt feel the same.

I say get a Picco P9R and Picco pipe and jump right in, if you dont break parts, you will never learn to fo fast.

You can get the picco for about $260 and the pipe I think it was $110. Dont be comfused by the price, its a race engine. You can get both at Kamikaze racing.
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Get a Murnan Modified 35 Plus 21

If I was you, I would just get the standard ninja straight off the bat. If you are good at 1/10 scale..you will be better at 1/8 scale straight up..as they handle so much better. However, if you can't handle the speed of tourer...don't bother with 1/8 yet, as you will cause carnage no matter what motor you use!
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Nova.21 RX21R1WCS is what I'm running now .very durable engine.
You should take the time to shop for a good engine .you can always run it fat until you get more confident driving the car when you start to lean it out you will find the car drives different and you probably have to get to work on your setup skill. it's all one big learning curve just have fun with it.
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If you compare the Ninja to the Picco, you're getting a much better deal on the Picco. I'd get the Picco. I've had both, and I will take the Picco over the Ninja anyday.
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or you could try the Mega DSII powerpack, comes with pipe and header for 399
Mega DSII+ = Picco P9R = to fast for a beginner.

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My take on using a less powerfull engine to learn to drive is that its not a good idea. You learn on a slower engine, but when you put a more powerfull one, you need to re-learn how to drive. The car doesnt feel the same.
If you start 1/8th immediately with a fast engine, you will learn to drive the car from corner to corner, instead of learn how to let the car roll through a corner.

The Novarossi N21-3T (3-ports engine) is a good option to begin with, I think.
Mega will come with a 3 ports engine also, the Mega ZX21 "Ace", half the price of the DSII.... but when.... I don't know......

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The R&B S7C is also a very good choice.
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Mega DSII+ = Picco P9R = to fast for a beginner.
You are very mistaken sir. A majority of the drivers who enter 1/8th here in So. California have all started out with either the DSII+ or the Picco P9R. And they do fairly well. There is never a motor too fast to start with. 1/8th is a fast class period. And nitrodude's theory on driving a slow engine to learn and driving a fast engine and learning again is completely true.
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:20 AM   #14
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Well, I've discussed this with a lot of people in the past, and I still believe that a lot of people who start in 1/8th can't handle the power of there engine, and therefor learn driving the wrong way....

But, this is just my opinion.....

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if you dont break parts, you will never learn to fo fast.
But I do agree on this..
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:15 AM   #15
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It's not so much a 'low power' engine that I'm looking for; I need something with smooth and predictable power delivery. Maybe a descent engine richened out would be best?
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