R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road > Onroad Nitro Engine Zone

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-06-2005, 02:52 AM   #166
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 948
Default

Are you saying your TZ drove past 2 Rodys? Were they in pit lane?
Rody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2005, 06:06 AM   #167
Tech Master
 
gijoe64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Corona, Ca
Posts: 1,435
Trader Rating: 30 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Rody
Are you saying your TZ drove past 2 Rodys? Were they in pit lane?
The .12TZ can match any mod engine on the market. It has already been proven. I is hard to bleave that a box stock engine can out perform a mod engine. 4 tanks through my engine and I am faster than ever, OS has always been conservative about power, but OS team drivers were told not to mod the engine because of the superior performance out of the box. Try one instead of talking out the side of your head you might win a race.
gijoe64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2005, 06:08 AM   #168
Tech Master
 
gijoe64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Corona, Ca
Posts: 1,435
Trader Rating: 30 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by yodace
which one should I order for my AD2?


Does Tower have them in stock already?
Tower will have the engines in stock in a few weeks.
gijoe64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2005, 06:35 AM   #169
Tech Master
 
gijoe64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Corona, Ca
Posts: 1,435
Trader Rating: 30 (100%+)
Default

OK guys let me fill you in, the reason why the .12TZ's performance is the 1:1 bore and stroke, most engines are timed for Max RPM but OS has blanced the power in this long stroke engine, you can gear for max power on large tracks and also max low end on small tracks. Blance is the key to this engine and that's what most engines don't have. The whole engine has been redesigned from the ground up and alot of thought was put into top performance without the customer having to spend a extra 100 buck to mod his engine.
when you spend 300 dollars on a mod engine
and you have problems with tuning whitch I see all the time or your still not as fast as the team drivers OS has just leveled the playing field in race engines. At the RD Logics Race Ron Atomic TQed with this box stock TZ and he
was competeing aginst JP Mod, Mega, Siro and all the others. OS engines in back into the race scene with a vengence.
gijoe64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2005, 06:37 AM   #170
Tech Master
 
gijoe64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Corona, Ca
Posts: 1,435
Trader Rating: 30 (100%+)
Default

Sorry for the spelling it is to early in the morning
gijoe64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2005, 08:48 AM   #171
Tech Master
 
performula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: CO
Posts: 1,729
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Where are the links to buy this engine?
performula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2005, 08:49 AM   #172
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Pole Position
Posts: 3,173
Trader Rating: 13 (93%+)
Default

i cant wait to break in the engine

im saving it to use in big races
i use an os tr r spec for club days and thats crazy fast already!
mrgsr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2005, 09:04 AM   #173
Tech Master
 
Z00M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 1,173
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Rody
Are you saying your TZ drove past 2 Rodys? Were they in pit lane?
I was talking in terms of a straight drag race down the front straight at our track during the races. It wasn't a huge difference, but by the end of the straight I was ahead. Hard to believe I know. Both Rody's were a little conservative in their tuning since they were both reasonably new, but then again, I was very conservative with the OS since it had barely 300mils through it. It still sticks at TDC when hot. The manual said this will ease a little and only stick when cold, once run in.

As gijoe has pointed out, the OS TQ'd the RD Logics race with Barry Baker second. Now, Baker uses the Murnan Modified motors so we know they are in the top 3% of fast motors.

I am as surprised as anyone out there that this box stock motor is producing the goods for a very cheap price. To see a sleeve that is made of 2 different metals (one for the ports section and one for the very top of the sleve) is something I haven't seen on a box motor before. I know the Palmaris guys were testing with this recently as well.

When Ron Atomic posted that his motor was out of the box, I was sceptical, but after reading a review of the 18TZ I was curious about how the .12 would perform and it turned many heads at it's debut here in Western Australia(including mine!). The motor has also been performing well in Europe recently, especially in France and the UK where lower Nitro content is normal, so I thought what the heck.

Like I said before though, it's early days and there is much to be learnt yet, including the reliability factor.

All I can suggest is to get one for yourself and try it (no I'm not associated with OS in any way), and tell everyone what you think from personal experience. A lot of people just don't see OS as a performance engine manufacturer. I was also one of the "it's either Italian or it's an also ran" brigade. I can tell you now, they are out to change that image.

Cheers,

Mike.
__________________
My blog: http://mikesrc.wordpress.com
XRAY XB4
## NOSRAM ## XRAY ## KO ##
www.nbhc.com.au - www.teamxray.com
Z00M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2005, 09:21 AM   #174
Tech Elite
 
HarKonnenD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 3,024
Trader Rating: 23 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to HarKonnenD
Default

Let me get some skill on that track and you can come test my Rody . If you win, I'll be tempted to buy the OS .12TZ. Otherwise I'm very happy with my Rody engine the way it is. Super reliable, idles all day, and very easy to tune.
__________________
Trying to live every day like its the last....
HarKonnenD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2005, 09:41 AM   #175
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chicago Illinois USA
Posts: 9,107
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Send a message via ICQ to Solara Send a message via AIM to Solara
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by jt6
I am sure that Tower price will come down. Most of the time on new products tower lists a higher price(Probably Retail Price) and then when it comes in stock it drops to the normal price.
When Tower send over their list to us dealer.........they said that $250 price is the 12TZ will their OS 1-piece pipe.......that might be changed, but that is what I heard last time.

As you guys know...OS pipe is probably one of the most expensive pipe in the market, even cost more then Nova Rossi or Nova MAX 1 piece pipe, but they claimed using the OS pipe will get the maximum performance out of thier engine....who doesn't.
Solara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2005, 09:49 AM   #176
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chicago Illinois USA
Posts: 9,107
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Send a message via ICQ to Solara Send a message via AIM to Solara
Default

I have a fully modified 18TZ, and I did see the stock performance of the same 18TZ against JP15, MAX 15 (yes, 15, not 12..)....the stock 18TZ are PAR with those mod engine....and my MOD 18TZ, unfortunitely, is hard to tell the performance because my NTC3 are just too narrow, too small and too hard to take the abuse from the mod 18TZ.............

According from the guy that mod my 18TZ......he said the material that OS used on the TZ series, are even HARDER and BETTER then the Nova Rossi, JP, Max...etc engines that he had ever modded....he said he usually can modded 3 engines without changing his tool, but this time modding my 18TZ, he has to use 1 full set of tool (blade set) for this single engine......the material are OUTSTANDING.

About the 12 TZ and 5 port TZ.....from my friend over in HK that already tested thru race and drag...........it is PAR with those stock Nova Rossi or Max or JP EXCEPT the high end speed......again, these TZ are not designed for 43,000 rpm like Nova, if your track are hugh and long enough like Hamilton, I think OS might not be able to compare with those big boys...however, in realiality, most of the track are smaller then Hamilton, then OS is in a fair ground with all the big boys, and with the OS easy to tune performance come in standard.........I think OS will have the edge on the 12 engine competition....mainly, the PRICE.

I would not go to the whos faster then who.........OS is cheap, affordable and good performance.....MAX JP are garantee good performance and realiable........they are just 2 different type of engine for ppl to choose from.

Last edited by Rookie Solara; 05-06-2005 at 09:58 AM.
Solara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2005, 10:43 AM   #177
Tech Elite
 
HarKonnenD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 3,024
Trader Rating: 23 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to HarKonnenD
Default

Well said Rookie. Do you still have the R40 or you sold it?
__________________
Trying to live every day like its the last....
HarKonnenD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2005, 12:37 PM   #178
Tech Initiate
 
themoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by performula
Where are the links to buy this engine?
Here's the link to
RC Mushrooms OS Engine page
$195 for the 3 port & $205 for the 5 port
themoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2005, 01:51 PM   #179
jt6
Tech Addict
 
jt6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Clayton, North Carolina
Posts: 578
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Send a message via ICQ to jt6 Send a message via AIM to jt6
Default

I just got a quote back from Futaba Pro Shop. around $208 shipped.
__________________
[url]http://www.thercspeedway.net/[/url]
jt6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2005, 01:55 PM   #180
Tech Initiate
 
themoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Rookie Solara
When Tower send over their list to us dealer.........they said that $250 price is the 12TZ will their OS 1-piece pipe.......that might be changed, but that is what I heard last time.

As you guys know...OS pipe is probably one of the most expensive pipe in the market, even cost more then Nova Rossi or Nova MAX 1 piece pipe, but they claimed using the OS pipe will get the maximum performance out of thier engine....who doesn't.
Tower has the 1 piece pipe listed at $99, so if that $250 price is with the pipe it's not a bad deal at all!!!
themoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 12:21 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net