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Old 07-29-2002, 03:11 PM   #1
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Default Which engine for 1/8 serpent veteq: Novamega Evo 5 or RB Concept C5

I'm looking into the purchase of a 1/8 serpent veteq or vector and would like your opnion on which engine is beter.
The Novamega or the RB Concept ?

If you have any other suggestions they are welcom as well.

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Check if RBc5 has a slope in the center of the piston indentical to MS evo5 or Picco. The combustion is more concentrated which I think.But RB engines seems to be more reliable.Please also tell me what you find out about these two engines
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The C-5 is the way to go I just put one in my MRX-3 and it rocks it will blow the EV-5 away no problem mine and the three i have sold to local customers are just ballistic you can find more info here www.rbproducts.com/rbww/engines3.5/indexrb21.htm

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I have only had experience with one in a 1/8th off road car, but it was noticably faster then the RB WS7. Seems like an absolutely ballistic engine.
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I just put a Siro in one and let me tell you what. That is the biggest pain. There blocks are so rought the Centax wouldnt fit over it. Stay away From Siro.
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Just ran the new evo5 and it was balistic.
Very easy to tune.I would also suggest a MRX3 MUGEN over the serpant I've never driven a car that handles as well as this car out of the box with the set-up they gave.
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How long does your evo motor run with one full fuel tank ?

I would like to consider different cars like the MRX3 but availability is a big problem. Only two stores in the vicinity and both only sell Serpent.
Do you have a good online shop for the MRX3 were you can get the car and parts delivered to Europe ?

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I really could'nt tell you on the parts there in Europe but here there plentiful.
Run time wasn't a problem ,but I was running a 7.5 ventura and made 5 plus min. with 76mm. rear tires.
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Try this place
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http://www.gasrccar.com/
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Thanks for the link. I had a look. The mugen does seem to be less expensive.
Do you know what is the difference between the mugen and the serpent vector/veteq ?
How long has the MRX3 been on the market ?
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The biggest difference is the suspention. The Veteq has cantileaver suspention which very complex, but once it is set up it is awsome.
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Okay that an obvious difference but the vector doesn't have that I think and everybody here in the european championship was running a vector at the last race.
What's the difference between the MRX and the vector ?
I've heard the veteq is a sweet car but very technical and if you crash with the rear train you have to work at it for more than an hour to get it back in to shape. So I'm leaning towards the vector.
What do you think ?
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Low center of gravity,parts and kits are cheaper.
Excellent turn in ,You don't have to be aggressive with the Mugen car like the serpant to make it turn.very stable(DID I SAY CHEAPER) but not on quality .Look at what's winning at most of the 1/8 scale events. Yes good drivers but a car that's easy to set-up.
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