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Old 03-04-2004, 12:02 PM   #1
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I just got a schumacher r12 and now I need to find an engine for it. Anybody have some sugestions. I need a rear exhaust with an sg crank.
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I just got a schumacher r12 and now I need to find an engine for it. Anybody have some sugestions. I need a rear exhaust with an sg crank.
i ran the r12 with the Os tr and perform very well this a picture of my r12 before i sold it
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Again, Novarossi Engines, RB Concept Engines, STS (heard its cheap and good), Mugen Seiki X12 (never saw one yet)??
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Listen to MugenMTX3Kidds's advice. Also Getting a one peice pipe will help also
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Again, Novarossi Engines, RB Concept Engines, STS (heard its cheap and good), Mugen Seiki X12 (never saw one yet)??
are all these engines including novarossi cheaper than os's?
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Sorry guys, not here, OS engines are around R1500 which is ~$200, Novarossi is around R3000 to R5000 whis is $428 to $714. This makes me wild as this is excluding pipe and all. I got one on Towerhobbies for $280, now you tell me where to buy. I also got charged ~$40 for customs... but what can you do???
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Sorry guys, not here, OS engines are around R1500 which is ~$200, Novarossi is around R3000 to R5000 whis is $428 to $714. This makes me wild as this is excluding pipe and all. I got one on Towerhobbies for $280, now you tell me where to buy. I also got charged ~$40 for customs... but what can you do???
Try the STS D3 or D5 engine, a lot of good review on these engines and almost half the cost compare with Nova Base 5 port engines!
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Try the STS D3 or D5 engine, a lot of good review on these engines and almost half the cost compare with Nova Base 5 port engines!
Well as for the new Dragon STS motors, I have seen several people use them at my local track. As far as value, there is no question on that. They are constantly selling on Ebay for $145.00 US. The STS Dragons are comparable to Novarossi S5's but still require a little more tuning on the head shims. You will need a good two piece exhaust pipe to do some tuning as well. The only issue I have been hearing so far is that the connecting rod is so weak that a lot of racers are recommending replacement right after break in completion. The new design also appears to have fixed the leaking front bearing issue with the old design. As far as cheapest value for a power plant, this is it. Now the OS TR12 is supposed to be a good power plant as well. Although I have not used OS in about 6 years now. They have always been know for their bulletproof carbs. In any case the STS really seems like the best value these days.
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oh great, I can expect my conrod to blow when i get my P/S back from OSRocket!!!! Oh well, does anyone know where to buy STS conrods?
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oh great, I can expect my conrod to blow when i get my P/S back from OSRocket!!!! Oh well, does anyone know where to buy STS conrods?
It is ALWAYS recommended that you change the conrod when you install a new p/s (including when you get one resized) Rods take way more stress when having to push through a tight top fit and it may tip an old rod over the edge. STS rods are cheap, just replace it and you can feel safer. I replace rods in my Novas after around 2 Gallons of fuel just to be safe. They only run like $15.
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oh great, I can expect my conrod to blow when i get my P/S back from OSRocket!!!! Oh well, does anyone know where to buy STS conrods?
Go here for STS parts...

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I ran an R12, but with a rossi pixy black and it performed very well
Had not problems with the engine at all. Obviously not as much power as the engines mugenMTx3kid mentioned but not far off. and alot cheaper
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I ran an R12, but with a rossi pixy black and it performed very well
Had not problems with the engine at all. Obviously not as much power as the engines mugenMTx3kid mentioned but not far off. and alot cheaper
I have ran a Rossi Pixi Black 3 port against a outlaw .15 Sirio 5 port and could stay right beside him.I think Rossi's are just as strong as any engine on the market.I race a Sirio 5 port against a Rossi 5 port and the two engine are almost the same in power output.


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Hi Mark

I now use a nova max 5 port, try the rossi against this engine and let me know how it goes. I was a second quicker at my track. This is of course only my experience, I am not saying the rossi is slow, but I have run both engines and this is what I have found
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Having said that, I have just had the rossi highly modified, and will be running it in 2 weeks, so I will see how it performs.
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