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Old 10-29-2011, 05:07 PM   #16
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Hi Brent

I am the Picco USA distributor for Torque line engines.

You can find us at www.kevcoracing.com or email me at [email protected]


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Old 10-29-2011, 06:42 PM   #17
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Thanks Kevin.

What have your drivers reported thus far on this engine compared to the Novarossi engines?
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Wingracer, who makes the Nosram. LRP plugs, are they any good??

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Actually IDM and Sirio plugs are made by LM, the same company that makes Sirio, Werks, Orion, Invision, etc. engines. IMO, they are the best plugs on the market today, period. Though they are not made for Piccos, they work perfectly in them. That's why IDM engines are Picco based but the plugs are LM. As I said earlier, the IDM versions should be available from Jerry at Shepherd America/XS power, he is the IDM importer.

An od 77t is a hot offroad plug so you could probably use something like a Werks or Orion 5 or 6, readily available from Amain and many other places. I think even Ashford may have them now.

His website is still a little thin but you can email him.
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NOPE!
Trust me, you don't want to use them...
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Actually IDM and Sirio plugs are made by LM, the same company that makes Sirio, Werks, Orion, Invision, etc. engines. IMO, they are the best plugs on the market today, period. Though they are not made for Piccos, they work perfectly in them. That's why IDM engines are Picco based but the plugs are LM. As I said earlier, the IDM versions should be available from Jerry at Shepherd America/XS power, he is the IDM importer.

An od 77t is a hot offroad plug so you could probably use something like a Werks or Orion 5 or 6, readily available from Amain and many other places. I think even Ashford may have them now.

His website is still a little thin but you can email him.
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I am not 100% sure but 99%, that that the Picco plugas are also LM.
Visually, there's no difference.
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Actually IDM and Sirio plugs are made by LM, the same company that makes Sirio, Werks, Orion, Invision, etc. engines. IMO, they are the best plugs on the market today, period. Though they are not made for Piccos, they work perfectly in them. That's why IDM engines are Picco based but the plugs are LM. As I said earlier, the IDM versions should be available from Jerry at Shepherd America/XS power, he is the IDM importer.

An od 77t is a hot offroad plug so you could probably use something like a Werks or Orion 5 or 6, readily available from Amain and many other places. I think even Ashford may have them now.

His website is still a little thin but you can email him.
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but od 77T packing was printed for 1/10
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but od 77T packing was printed for 1/10
Their chart says .12-.28 med hot. Since TC motors like a bit hotter plug than a .21, it would probably work well for 1/10th.
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Talking about off the shelf engines, I think Picco has made a huge improvement in the last couple of years, but it still a hit and miss. From time to time you find a really good engine, that has the perfect fit and last a long time, but with Novarossi you always have same quality and performance.

Novarossi is still #1 in quality and consistency in my opinion
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No, I do not have one, I fixed one for someone so I could messure some things up.

In the Dutch nationals the Torque engines are fast. Steven Cuypers running a Picco powered MRX5 can outperform RickV with a Flash powered MRX5. Ilia van Gastel was also very fast running a Mega, although the Mega is still with the DS4 it would not suprise me if he was running a Torque setup.

On the other hand there was one guy who could not get the engines right and had excanged them again for Novarossi. I know a lot of things were tryed. As he did bought 3 of them at the same time I asume there could be a bad production serie as well.
Well i don't think you can judge only by what is going on in Holland. In USA they haven't won any major race in a long time.

In Italy, the RC Mecca, Novarossi is always dominating.
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Well i don't think you can judge only by what is going on in Holland. In USA they haven't won any major race in a long time.

In Italy, the RC Mecca, Novarossi is always dominating.
the driver also play a very important part in a race,if i'm not mistaken
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Talking about off the shelf engines, I think Picco has made a huge improvement in the last couple of years, but it still a hit and miss. From time to time you find a really good engine, that has the perfect fit and last a long time, but with Novarossi you always have same quality and performance.

Novarossi is still #1 in quality and consistency in my opinion
True that Picco hasn'd been always reliable and consistence which is still affecting their bussiness today. But from what I have seen with Novarossi in the last years it seems they are going backwards with the qiality.

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Well i don't think you can judge only by what is going on in Holland. In USA they haven't won any major race in a long time.

In Italy, the RC Mecca, Novarossi is always dominating.
With big names like RickV, Robin d'Hondt, Olia v. Gastel, Steven Cuypers, John Ermen who have proven theirself very well on international level we do have a good strong field.
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True that Picco hasn'd been always reliable and consistence which is still affecting their bussiness today. But from what I have seen with Novarossi in the last years it seems they are going backwards with the qiality.
Agreed. Not saying Nova is bad, they are still great but they have slid back to the rest of the field recently while others seem to be improving.
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Agreed. Not saying Nova is bad, they are still great but they have slid back to the rest of the field recently while others seem to be improving.
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I am not 100% sure but 99%, that that the Picco plugas are also LM.
Visually, there's no difference.
Picco plugs are made by Picco. They are not LM. The difference is the filiment has 6 turns not 5 turns also the body is not marked on the Picco plug as with all others. The Picco plug though is getting better.

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Wingracer, are you currently still running your Picco TQ engine?
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