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What was your favorite nitro engine? - 11.09.2012, 10:26 PM

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I know most of us have ran nitro before coming to our senses. I've tried quite a few nitro mills before switching to brushless. Ofnas, O.S., Piccos, dynamites, sirius, trx, surefire, RB, infinity, sh, sts to name a few.

I hated small blocks, I always found big blocks much more tunable.

I found O.S. engines to be the best running and easiest to tune.

My all time favorite engine was the mid block RB .23, it was made for t-maxxes/revos and was just insane. It came with a matched pipe (shouldn't all nitros?) and really blew my mind.

It was finicky, tuning was critical. Once it was tuned, it was a rocket. It revved out so quickly and had amazing power through the whole power band. I learned how to shim diffs pretty quickly after getting this engine


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11.10.2012, 02:57 AM

I have always hated nitro... never tried, never will.
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11.10.2012, 06:49 AM

Never tried an OS or RB, but out of the brands I did use Novarossi was my favorite. They are easy to tune and will hold a tune, fast too. Jammin was the worst although I had a buddy that swore by them.
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11.10.2012, 11:46 AM

I was an OS runner for awhile. The vspec was a good engine for buggies and fast. I also tried Siro engines...no luck with them...very temperamental. It seemed from what I read and heard the higher end milsl were better for tuning and power...Nova Rossi in particular.

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11.10.2012, 06:22 PM

O.S., Dynamite, Picco, Lamberto Collari and a bunch of various Dynamite motors. Had pretty good luck with most all of them all but if had to pick a favorite it was a .18 O.S. I couldn't kill and a Collari .32 I had in my LST back in the day, it would pull stumps.
I gave up on nitro roughly 8yrs ago and haven't looked back, I now can't stand the sound of them.
Me and a buddy stopped at the HobbyShop track during a road trip this afternoon to drive our SCT's for a couple packs and a guy was there breaking in his buggy motor. Couldn't stand but 15mins of that and we left, MEH to nitro.

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11.11.2012, 05:56 AM

Aahhh, back in the day when I had nitro...that was well over 10 years ago. I haven't been into brushless for the last ten years only the last 4-5. I didn't have many mills at all - OS .10 , ?don't remember what? .12 , and a novarossi .15 with a tuned pipe

The .12 gave me the most grief, slightly more difficult to tune and the filter I had kept falling off. The novarossi was kickass given it was a high end motor with tuned pipe. It was also in an on-road car so the lack of dirt meant less maintenance.

Although the .12 was a little more finnicky than the others tuning wasn't really a problem for me because I'd had practice tuning some motors my brother never got around to using. They were .15 air motors (maybe OS ???). I bought and fitted propellers and mounted the motors to a bench vice in the shed. Was good fun for a 14-15yr old That was 20 years ago! I am reasonably shit at tuning now. If I had a nitro of my own I might learn to tweak again but after having tried to help friends with their nitro (and after they have stuffed with it badly) I just find them really frustrating now.

I don't mind the sound of them except if they are out of tune. It irritates the crap out of me when the owner cannot tune them because I can hear it but there's not much I can do about it. At that point it's a bit like - shake my head walk away, play with my brushless and go home. There have been times when I have helped tune them in but I'm just not good at it.
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11.11.2012, 10:37 PM

I have been all electric from the start so I have never used an IC engine in a model. I do however like any glow engine that wont start especially if the owner has no electric starter and has to keep pulling, flicking or stropping by hand, I find the noises guys make rather amusing especially if they are even more offensive than the offensive droning of the engine should they get it started in the end.

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