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Old 07-25-2013, 12:58 AM   #1
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Default Novarossi virtus .21 in serpent cobra GT

Hey guys.

Is anyone running a novarossi virtus .21 9 port in a serpent cobra GT?
Even if not, I'd love to get some opinions on how that set up might work.

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Hey guys.

Is anyone running a novarossi virtus .21 9 port in a serpent cobra GT?
Even if not, I'd love to get our opinions on how that set up might work.
We haven't put a Virtus in the GT but it should be ridiculous! We use the Virtus in our 8th scale (Foam/CanAm) and its very fast. Super strong bottom end power but pulls hard throughout the RPM range all the way past 40k. Use the 41019 header with the 51011 pipe on the GT.
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Hey guys.

Is anyone running a novarossi virtus .21 9 port in a serpent cobra GT?
Even if not, I'd love to get our opinions on how that set up might work.
You aren't the only one contemplating this
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Would be Totally Sick!!!
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Would be Totally Sick!!!

I agree too that it would be totally sick....but a $700 motor in a GT car.....isnt that kinda running away from the low cost that 1/8th GT is supposed to be about though...? that motor would blast by anything on the straights ...sorta like an F1 motor in a Indy car...Unfair advantage ? ...my .02 cents..
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Most tracks have a $ limit for engines, don't they?
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Most tracks have a $ limit for engines, don't they?
I know of only one track that does that. The rules given to ROAR last year was open engine as the cars are 7.7lbs at spec weight. 3500 grams weight limits the impact of motor type which is why we also went with .21-.28.
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IMO a Nov 7 port would be more cost effective and would be plenty of power for most tracks.Again Thats My opinion.
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IMO a Nov 7 port would be more cost effective and would be plenty of power for most tracks.Again Thats My opinion.
I agree 100%, I think this thread was put out there to see if anyone has done the VirTus yet. Simple curiosity is my guess. I myself am leaning toward the Keep Off 7XL
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We haven't put a Virtus in the GT but it should be ridiculous! We use the Virtus in our 8th scale (Foam/CanAm) and its very fast. Super strong bottom end power but pulls hard throughout the RPM range all the way past 40k. Use the 41019 header with the 51011 pipe on the GT.
Thanks, I appreciate the advise. I have my eye on that 51011 pipe but didn't know what header to use. You just saved me some research time!
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I agree 100%, I think this thread was put out there to see if anyone has done the VirTus yet. Simple curiosity is my guess. I myself am leaning toward the Keep Off 7XL
You are spot on. I'm just a local guy who love rc onroad (flat surface speed). I don't race at the tracks or anything; I'm more of an empty parking lot dude, but I own a Mtx5 and Cobra GT. Anyway, after doing some research, I figured someone had to of tried it by now. Interestingly, I inquired about this set up at my local hobby shop with the guys who race and was told the Virtus was too much power for a drive shaft GT car. They didn't believe the Cobra GT could handle the power. I left a bit skeptical, so figured I'd pose the question to you guys.
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I agree too that it would be totally sick....but a $700 motor in a GT car.....isnt that kinda running away from the low cost that 1/8th GT is supposed to be about though...? that motor would blast by anything on the straights ...sorta like an F1 motor in a Indy car...Unfair advantage ? ...my .02 cents..
Now that lends some real perspective as I'm a diehard F1 fan!
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Would be Totally Sick!!!
Dude, my finger is on the buy now button
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You are spot on. I'm just a local guy who love rc onroad (flat surface speed). I don't race at the tracks or anything; I'm more of an empty parking lot dude, but I own a Mtx5 and Cobra GT. Anyway, after doing some research, I figured someone had to of tried it by now. Interestingly, I inquired about this set up at my local hobby shop with the guys who race and was told the Virtus was too much power for a drive shaft GT car. They didn't believe the Cobra GT could handle the power. I left a bit skeptical, so figured I'd pose the question to you guys.
I am confident the Cobra GT could handle the power. Maybe there was some sarcasm from them. I'm 100% sure Desoto wouldn't set you up for failure, run the header/pipe combo suggested above and grab the correct glow plug. If you pull the trigger on this monster I want to hear a GT at 46.8k RPM Maybe gear it to the moon and see what it can pull top speed wise. Dang... now you have me all excited and curious as well. Best of luck with your beast!
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Okay, So I've installed the Virtus with the suggested header/pipe combo, Now I'm considering servos.
Was going to go with the combo: Hitec HSB-9370th for steering and HSB-9360th for the throttle/brake powered by a protek 6.6 Life battery. But because I couldn't find the 9360th anywhere, I figured I'd go with a futaba option instead: Futaba BLS 157HV Ultra Torque for steering and Futaba S9352HV for T/B. What are your thoughts, recommendations, etc?
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