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Old 12-06-2005, 07:03 AM   #46
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To those in the know, I run a JP FX-T03. How does the TZ compare?

I'm gearing up for the pre worlds and thinking of buying another JP but I'm hearing good things about the TZ.

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Old 12-06-2005, 07:43 AM   #47
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From my experience, OS came correct with this motor. I have had mine since September and broke it in using a modified version of Josh Cyrul's break-in technique. I have run the engine at a couple of big races and many club races and have run it pretty hard. Only on three occasions has my 12tz been over 200F degrees. My average running temp has been around 187F degrees and has been keeping up with JP FX-03s, Nova NS3s, and Mugen X12s with no problems. And, at around $200usd, you can't beat the bargain either. No more shelling out $400+ for .12 engines anymore for me.
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Is it IFMAR or AARCMCC compliant? The last thing I want is to be turned away during scrutineering.
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Old 12-06-2005, 06:38 PM   #49
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Is it IFMAR or AARCMCC compliant? The last thing I want is to be turned away during scrutineering.

Its IFMAR, ROAR, and EFRA legal!

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Old 12-06-2005, 08:36 PM   #50
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I'll check out Jay's engine and see how it is after running 2 race meets of 30 minute finals, that should give me some indication on the engine's longevity.
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How did Cyrul's break-in method?PLease tell me.
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www.cefx.net

Josh Cyrul's site. Select setups/tips near the upper right of the home page.
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OS TZ motor has these attributes.

Very wide and linear powerband. This equals good drive on almost all tracks with almost an edge on the competition everwhere you put it.

Ive heard magazines quote the motor like this. The power is so wide and linear its almost like driving an electric.

Now thats something that has always sparked my interests with this motor. I say for the price and power , just give this motor a try. See for yourself. I know I will be testing this thing out very soon.

BTW yeah , 1 tank break-ins = 1 tank broken motor. No motor comes broken in....at least in this universe.

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Thank you scott.
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OS TZ motor has these attributes.

Very wide and linear powerband. This equals good drive on almost all tracks with almost an edge on the competition everwhere you put it.

Ive heard magazines quote the motor like this. The power is so wide and linear its almost like driving an electric.

Now thats something that has always sparked my interests with this motor. I say for the price and power , just give this motor a try. See for yourself. I know I will be testing this thing out very soon.

BTW yeah , 1 tank break-ins = 1 tank broken motor. No motor comes broken in....at least in this universe.
yeap...just for the record the older tr has also been competetive ( at least for my club level)
btw...one of the top driver here is using the TZ and scored a few TQ's and Champion
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Has anyone tried this:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LNLNF7&P=G
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For that price you can get a Murnan Modified TZ.
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For that price you can get a Murnan Modified TZ.
For that price you can get a Dennis Richey modified TZ. Just send Motorman a PM. on this forum. His version of the TZ rips!
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Great post... EB Mods have been featured in a few RC Mags. and did a horsepower test of a TZ-12 5-port that posted a 1.87 hp rating... This is a good thing... When you have not only M-speed but, JP, EB Mods and Murnan moding a motor... You know it must be good... I'm on my 4th gallon of fuel through mine and just got through running the Toys for Tots race at Crystal park sight of the 2006 Roar nationals... I'm just now replacing all the internals... I still don't have to because the motor still runs great... I just don't want to push it... A frest start is always good for the new year. I must say, the OS TZ-12 3-port is best thing that happened to 1/10 scale nitro racing since the specturm radio gear.... Great motor, great price, great power and it runs it seems forever...

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Old 12-12-2005, 03:16 AM   #60
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How much head clearance are you guys running with 16% nitro? My engine came with 0.3mm. I feel as though i could drop to 0.2mm as my engine seems to lack a bit down low?
p.s. it's summer in Australia and temps are around 85 degrees f .

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