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Old 07-09-2005, 04:37 PM   #1
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Ok so I just got back from racing and had a very interesting failure.
The head on my motor broke, just above the 2nd fin were the head bolts are. The motor still runs there are only to fins on the cooling head now. Ill post pics later when I get a chance, I didn’t hit anything and I have never seen anything like this before. Let me know what you think or if you have ever heard of this before.
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Post some pics I would like to see it
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Ok so I just got back from racing and had a very interesting failure.
The head on my motor broke, just above the 2nd fin were the head bolts are. The motor still runs there are only to fins on the cooling head now. Ill post pics later when I get a chance, I didn’t hit anything and I have never seen anything like this before. Let me know what you think or if you have ever heard of this before.


how the hell did that happened???hey danny
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Ok here are some pics, i didnt hit anything when this happened, i was going thorough the sweeper at the end of our back straight. the head went flying about 5 feet in the air and flew about 50 feet
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Holy crap man!
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Holy crap man!
Holy crap is what i though, i had the head off just before the race and the first thing that ran through my head was crap thats a new motor. All i need is a neew head for it, but i may just get an OS TZ and say to hell with it.
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Ok so does anyone know were i can find a head for a Nova Top motor, i cant seem to find anyone that has much of a selection.
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You can always get a Carlsen Novarossi Head from rcmart.com [only $21]
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I have had the exact same problem some years ago, with this engine:

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Ok so does anyone know were i can find a head for a Nova Top motor, i cant seem to find anyone that has much of a selection.
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how about the hobby shop you work for for?..
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Well i would but they order almost everything from horizon and great planes.
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Looks like a bad casting .But that is strange .............Sup Freek
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Try contacting http://www.gasrccar.com/ if you are in the US. Lee is a good guy.

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