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Old 05-31-2006, 05:37 AM   #151
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Don't you just hate it when you've been home for 45 minutes and then someone tells you that the UPS guy was here just before you came home? In any case, the engine showed up on my doorstep about a day earlier than expected. As you can imagine, I was pretty excited to open the box and check it out.

The engine came with the glow plug pre-installed, the cone collet and a silicone exhaust gasket. The carburetor, exhaust and fuel inlet dust covers are a nice touch. When you pull on the ball link connected to the throttle and release it, the throttle moves back to it's default position. There is approximately 0.5mm of crankshaft play and it can't be turned over by hand.

About the only thing that surprised me, was the "less than perfect" coating on the carburetor. Since the engine was well packed, I'm assuming that something happened on the assembly line once the coating was applied. This definitely got past any type of quality control that may have been in place. Just to make note of it, in the photos that I've seen, there is no metal exposed at all. This flaw is disappointing, but its not going to stop me from using the engine. It does however, put me on the alert for other things that might have been missed.

Didn't have time for much else today. More to come.
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What hobby shop did you guys get the motor from? I haven't seen them online anywhere yet? Also, who has the best prices?
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What hobby shop did you guys get the motor from? I haven't seen them online anywhere yet? Also, who has the best prices?
You can contact Ultimate Hobbies and obtain it via mail order. It is not posted at their Web site. Engine was $265. They may not have any left. No extra plugs as of last week Friday.
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I live on the East Coast. My motor will probably be here thursday or so.
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I live on the East Coast. My motor will probably be here thursday or so.
I paid $32.50 for 2nd day air to be sure I had an engine to race with this weekend.
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You can contact Ultimate Hobbies and obtain it via mail order. It is not posted at their Web site. Engine was $265. They may not have any left. No extra plugs as of last week Friday.
Cool, thanks.
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Don't you just hate it when you've been home for 45 minutes and then someone tells you that the UPS guy was here just before you came home? In any case, the engine showed up on my doorstep about a day earlier than expected. As you can imagine, I was pretty excited to open the box and check it out.

The engine came with the glow plug pre-installed, the cone collet and a silicone exhaust gasket. The carburetor, exhaust and fuel inlet dust covers are a nice touch. When you pull on the ball link connected to the throttle and release it, the throttle moves back to it's default position. There is approximately 0.5mm of crankshaft play and it can't be turned over by hand.

About the only thing that surprised me, was the "less than perfect" coating on the carburetor. Since the engine was well packed, I'm assuming that something happened on the assembly line once the coating was applied. This definitely got past any type of quality control that may have been in place. Just to make note of it, in the photos that I've seen, there is no metal exposed at all. This flaw is disappointing, but its not going to stop me from using the engine. It does however, put me on the alert for other things that might have been missed.

Didn't have time for much else today. More to come.
Sweet!

Now get to work.
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HAha Break it in !!!
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HAha Break it in !!!
Not going to happen until Sunday. That's why I knew Artificial-I was going to break his in first.
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RC Mushroom has them in stock, they want $305 though.
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Dont forget the overly exspensive shipping and 30 day waits from those hk shops.
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Don't you just hate it when you've been home for 45 minutes and then someone tells you that the UPS guy was here just before you came home? In any case, the engine showed up on my doorstep about a day earlier than expected. As you can imagine, I was pretty excited to open the box and check it out.

The engine came with the glow plug pre-installed, the cone collet and a silicone exhaust gasket. The carburetor, exhaust and fuel inlet dust covers are a nice touch. When you pull on the ball link connected to the throttle and release it, the throttle moves back to it's default position. There is approximately 0.5mm of crankshaft play and it can't be turned over by hand.

About the only thing that surprised me, was the "less than perfect" coating on the carburetor. Since the engine was well packed, I'm assuming that something happened on the assembly line once the coating was applied. This definitely got past any type of quality control that may have been in place. Just to make note of it, in the photos that I've seen, there is no metal exposed at all. This flaw is disappointing, but its not going to stop me from using the engine. It does however, put me on the alert for other things that might have been missed.

Didn't have time for much else today. More to come.
The marking on the anodizing is standard - that's where they machine the burr off the back of the carb and machine the barrel for the carb - All of the engines carbs that I have look exactly the same. It's to ensure that the barrel/spray bar alighnment is perfect and if you crank down on the spray bar, the back of the carb doesn't mess up the alighnment of the spray bar.....
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As far as oil content - All the testing I did at CRF was with their "David Spashett Peak Fuel" that was 8-9% oil. I haven't had a chance to test with lower percentages yet. When I run here, I will be running Tornado fuel - I think that's around 8-9%.

Plugs - We used the 7 Orion plugs. Again, I haven't had a lot of time to test how the Orion plugs compare to other mfg's and the temp operating range that they should be used in. Once I test a bit more and sort it out I'll post some info. I would just start with the 7 and go from there.

rmd - As far as the carb setting - The bottom end and idle we barley adjusted from stock. Maybe a maximum of 2 hours in on the bottom and out on the idle. Top end was leaned out about 3-5 hours on all the engines I tested with.

To check the durability of the engine, I cooked one!!! I got it soooo hot that it changed the color of the anodizing that is used on the head!!! That's been the engine I've been showing everyone here with the amount of compression it has!!!! It was around 320F that run!! Richened it back up and it's still running awesome with great compression. I'll use that motor to test pipes and plugs over the next few days and I'll probably start practice with it at the Nats.
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Cool, Sounds like a very durable motor! I really want one for where I race.....
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Josh:

Thanks for the info on the anodization and carb settings! The carb settings really give me a jump start for this weekend.

Since there were no other CRF plugs available at time of purchase, I'll just be using the 6 that comes with the engine. I'm hopeful that it will last the 12-14 thanks it will be going through on Sunday.

The pipe of choice for me is the Skyline Racing Development V12 Plus. It gave my OS TZ 3-Port a lot of low-to-mid range punch and that's what I really need for the track that we run on. We'll see how it performs with the Rev. I'm looking forward to your manifold/pipe testing results - in particular, how does the high torque combo compares to the torque/speed combo.
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