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Old 12-31-2011, 08:07 AM   #1
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Anyone tried this engine yet? What kind of grade of this engine, seems Nova and Max go for 14mm crank 9 port entry level engine.
Some said its top of the line engine, some said its entry engine. No idea
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Anyone tried this engine yet? What kind of grade of this engine, seems Nova and Max go for 14mm crank 9 port entry level engine.
Some said its top of the line engine, some said its entry engine. No idea
Last days I was thinking about this engine.It has less horsepower than the TQR but it revs higher...and the price is better about 390€ in Italy.
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Last days I was thinking about this engine.It has less horsepower than the TQR but it revs higher...and the price is better about 390€ in Italy.
Yeah, just wondering the high rpm is the new trend of engine format or eco. impact in EU
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Yeah, just wondering the high rpm is the new trend of engine format or eco. impact in EU
I'd say it's the reaction of NR and derivates to a lot of people changing to lower priced engines like OS, and the different Picco based engines, which make great hp but cost a lot less.

The all have much better fuel econimy than the NR top engines as well.

Kinda of a wake up call IMHO.
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High end Novarossi (produced) engines for lower prices.... what do we get, do we get the same quality?
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Anyone tried this engine yet? What kind of grade of this engine, seems Nova and Max go for 14mm crank 9 port entry level engine.
Some said its top of the line engine, some said its entry engine. No idea
Hey,

The majority of MAX power engines are 14mm cranked apart from the XXL9 which was new for 2011 with a 14.5mm.

yes the new engines are aimed at the OS/Picco price range but again i do not know how they are managing to cut their costs...
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Looking at it.....

http://poloniatocorsemodellismo.it/p...ower-RP90.aspx

indeed a 14mm crankshaft but more important a 14x25.4 main bearing while the last time the 25.8 bearing is common used.

Call me crazy but the configuration looks the same as the German Volksmotor which is 199 euro priced.
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Well... Max seems to have a billet piston and a rather refined crank........

For what concerns bearings..... 25.4 works fine in Piccos, and help a little to keep prices down.

Still this Max is far from being unexpensive! You (over)pay for what you get!!

I'd say both Max Power and Volksmotor....sticks to their names!
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The 25.4 bearing is used in many engines, I can imagine Novarossi has found some Asian supplier for the bearings and who knows what other production is given over there.
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The 25.4 bearing is used in many engines, I can imagine Novarossi has found some Asian supplier for the bearings and who knows what other production is given over there.
25.4 bearing for OS costs me $6.5 =p
And run pretty well
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Sorry Roelof . I īam mostly on your opinion.
But the Max Engines are better than the Novarossi. I know ..its stil a Novarossi.
But Max Power is better in quality and it last longer .
The difference between the RP9 and the bigger Xl9 or TQ is that the RP9 isnīt tuned and got (how I know ) no ceramic bearing.
The quality of this engine is very good. I know it because some guys I know have this engine . And itīs a fast engine. I woukd go so far to say that the power is comparable to the 35Plus21.

And honestly. The indication of HP is doubtful.

I think itīs the perfect engine for you and me ...to grind the hell out of it

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OK, that does explain some things but I still wonder why going back to 25.4 size bearings? As mentioned I can only think of getting other suppliers.

90 bucks selling price for an original Novarossi ceramic bearing is insane!

Indeed still a very good (looking also) engine for the most of us, I hope for MAX that people are not to far brainwashed about ceramic bearings not wanting this engine.
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OK, that does explain some things but I still wonder why going back to 25.4 size bearings? As mentioned I can only think of getting other suppliers.

90 bucks selling price for an original Novarossi ceramic bearing is insane!

Indeed still a very good (looking also) engine for the most of us, I hope for MAX that people are not to far brainwashed about ceramic bearings not wanting this engine.
I see that we are not so different in our opinions. I have made the experience that a ceramic bearing is not a must to have. I donīt know the reason for the smaller size of bearings. But I know that some drivers got serious problems with the bigger sized bearings. But canīt say other on this.

I think that all manufacturers of engines got one serious problem at the moment. The economic situation. Worse sales of the High End engines can be the reason for it. Drivers are looking for affordable engines . Like me too...Iīm honest . So when we take a look to the market we can see upcoming factoryīs like Picco and OS. Why that if Novarossi is the best engine in the world. If you wanna buy a Ferrari ...you donīt look at the price ...Or not ? But if the money gets less you have to made decisions and maybe buy a Porsche. When you see a starter field, you recognize that the most engines are Novarossi and Max, But we know too, that the most of drivers donīt pay the real streetprice.

I think the RP9 is a solution to win customers. And I have to say that this is a good solution for Max. The price is very good and you got the quality like its big brothers.

I can immagine to use a RP9 this year. I always wanted a Max Power Engine. But I was pretty scared of its price. I know guys who use Max since years after trying different other engines. All pretty statisfied of its quality. My friend have two Max XL9TQ and used it for the whole season without any problem. The engines got less wear on the crankpin and once the engine is free ( no stucking ) you got compression and a long lasting engine. Amazing engine . But the price!!!!!
And if someone needs a fast engine, he have to run a MAX. Thats my opinion.

I have learned through the years that I need an engine that fits to my skills.
So for me the RP9 is enough.
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Hey,

The majority of MAX power engines are 14mm cranked apart from the XXL9 which was new for 2011 with a 14.5mm.

yes the new engines are aimed at the OS/Picco price range but again i do not know how they are managing to cut their costs...
They not really have to cut their coszs, they just have to give a little of the huge profits that are made on those €600 + engines.
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