02 December 2013 14:06 by KevinR
PICCO is proud to announce their new PICCO Boost 5TR Team Spec .21 engine. This new version of the already proven PICCO Boost 5TR has the same incredible reliability, fuel mileage and ease of tuning but now offers even more performance and features at an incredible value. The PICCO Boost 5TR Team Spec has a new 14mm balanced and silicone filled crankshaft to improve overall performance, a larger more efficient cooling head, new crankcase design allows more clearance for different flywheels, super strong “knife edged” aerodynamic connecting rod, lightened piston CNC machined from high percentage silicone alloy billet, and a ceramic “Swiss” made rear bearing tops off the list of all the high end features.
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18 November 2013 23:02 by Phil
‘FX – Function over style’
Once the package arrived at our testing HQ, expectations of the FX Engine were high as a result of the brilliant brand launch from the Hudy family. Most of you will remember the incredibly detailed images and introduction to the brand to an eager audience worldwide, the brand ethos continues with the packaging the FX team used to box their products. Everything based on a very strong red&black contrast, the engine and muffler boxes are small pieces of art themselves. A printed cardboard sleeve decorated richly with FX logos, pictures and infos slips onto the actual dark grey box that contains the engine.
“Much closer to the experience of unboxing a luxury watch purchase than an RC engine”
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12 November 2013 18:00 by Phil
Italian engine masters REDS Racing continue their ambitious expansion plans, after a strong 2013 season which has seen them win titles and sign top name drivers the Mario Rossi-led outfit announce the release of the ‘R5R Racer‘ 5 port engine - a completely new 3.5cc offroad engine from the ground up based on the classic R5.
Reds are calling the R5R, “one of the most advanced and innovative products on the market at a mid range street price.“
With the redesign comes improved reliability and a guarantee from Reds of the best all-round performance in a variety of conditions, the main advancement is the new cooling system – the glowplug button featuring two cooling fins with holes for lightness and airflow, this has shown to improve runtime considerably. The sleeve in the R5R ‘Racer’ features timing that ensures a smooth power delivery, the result being an engine that doesn’t just spin up but rather puts the power down in an achievable fashion.
Reds say the engine is matched with two pipes; the 2069 or 2104, manifolds M,S or XS and Reds’ own ‘one touch’ effortless clutch system.
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07 November 2013 12:08 by KevinR
After years of study and research, Novarossi World is delighted to announce the launch of two new off-road carburetors. Novarossi state that this style of carb can be more precisely tuned allowing the engine to achieve additional torque at low and mid range engine speeds. Find out more here.
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04 November 2013 10:58 by KevinR
RB Products are proud to announce the release of their new limited edition BLAST V17 engine! Featuring a 14mm bibalanced turbo, lightened crankshaft with silicon paste and a 5 Port+2 BYPASS with multi exhaust system, RB have ensured that the engine is as lightweight as possible whilst maintaining durability. Full features can be found below.
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16 October 2013 07:10 by Phil
Expected Release: Early November 2013 | Alpha-RC.com | Buy Alpha products @ A Main
The partnership between pro racer Ryan Lutz and Alpha engines seems to be ever blossoming as the Taiwanese motor manufacturer announced the release of a new ‘Ryan Lutz Worlds Edition’ engine – celebrating Ryan’s and Alpha’s first IFMAR 1/8 buggy Worlds final. Alpha have taken their time since the Worlds 10 months ago and added a few improvements and tweaks to the original Lutz edition engine; preferring to release an improved product rather than cash in immediately on recent results.
First change is a new crankshaft with the name Dynamic Equilibrium Crankshaft. Great thought went into this Patented DEC (Dynamic Equilibrium Crankshaft) with key features including a stronger crankpin that is much more resistant to wear.
But the biggest innovation is Alpha Plus developed a way to perfectly place a brass weight into the silicone filling in the crankshaft. This has been done to perfectly balance the crankshaft and produces a smoother running engine with increased fuel mileage and a smoother drivability.
The next change is the ConRod, which is being made out of a better material and has been made ultra resistant to wear and tear. Finally a change to the crankcase with increased material strength among other minor revisions to improve durability even further.
10 October 2013 16:27 by Phil
The history of legendary model engine maestro Mario Rossi is well documented and a story most RC enthusiasts will be aware of – having dominated the model engine field during the last 20 years. Best known for his long association with the ‘godfather of RC engines’, Novarossi – Mario flew the nest for a fresh challenge with the Gandini brothers – designing and developing GRP’s engines and in-house production, after that he founded the REDS brand with his son Marco.
After some years spent developing their ideas and concepts together with Lavorazioni Meccaniche (the factory behind Sirio and Orion engines), the pair decided to change technical partners, and landed on the Milan based Picco Micromotori to produce their complete line of engines.
In the last 12 months we’ve witnessed the ascension of REDS – signing World Champion Cody King signalling the company’s market focus wasn’t only on Europe but further afield as well.
“The R5T is a high end racer engine – the top end of the market and as such we expect it to outperform expectations..”
The unit NeoBuggy received for review was REDS’ top of the line R5T Team Edition engine. Hand assembled by Mario Rossi himself, it comes with a signed checklist, assuring the top quality of the build and the precision of the parts. The packaging is a little old fashioned, nothing special about it, minimalist and maybe an area customers would expect more on, but every racer knows it’s what’s inside the box that you’re really paying for and what counts.
“…use the extra power available to get out of some awkward situations be it a difficult ex girlfriend or simply clearing a tough jump section.”
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17 September 2013 10:13 by Phil
After completing the test of Ultimate’s M5 engine a while back, its now time for the monster ‘Ultimate Power’ 8 port to see what it can do in a car. On paper the 8 port, should have ‘the legs’ and deliver us the bottom to mid range power that we felt slightly lacked when testing the M5, albeit at least on this type of track.
As soon as we started the break-in procedure (which proved a bit difficult due to piston tightness in the sleeve – the norm for Novarossi mills), we found the engine to run more stable than the 5 port version, that stability helped us throughout the whole day. With the piston/sleeve so tight, and high ambient temperatures, we decided to go for a longer Japanese-style break in: this is a very important process, especially if you need to race the engine immediately after and in hot conditions.
When the engine is tight, the operating temperature increases considerably, you’ll need a richer tune to get the temp back in to an acceptable window. But we can’t fully test an engine without taking it to the limit, so we extending the break-in to 8 tanks in Samurai style and 4 tanks of fuel on the track with a very rich tune.
After checking the freeness and the compression is right, we continued with the fine tuning, leaning and asking the M8 to ‘show us what you got’.
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05 September 2013 17:18 by KevinR
Reedy’s 121VS.21 Off-Road Pull-Start Engine, already factory-installed in Team Associated’s RC8.2 RS RTR buggy, is now available separately. Reliable operation, great power output, and race-legal displacement make the 121VS.21 an excellent upgrade for your RTR buggy or truggy.
- ABC Construction
- Precision Ball Bearings
- Machined Aluminum Heatsink Head
- 2-Needle Carburetor
- Reliable Pull-Start System
- Uses Standard Glow Plug
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15 August 2013 17:46 by Phil
Team Orion continue to dominate the column inches, or if you prefer your references in metric… centimetres – this time a more straightforward product announcement with the release of a Limited Edition ‘RS’ – Ronnefalk – Savoya engine celebrating their dominating performance at the European Championships in Reims, France a month ago – taking home TQ, 1st and 2nd.
The 3 port CRF ABI engine is the same as the ones used in David Ronnefalk’s and Reno Savoya’s respective buggys, Orion horsepower propelling the pair to a tense last few laps battle during the dying minutes of the main final. Orion tell us that the engine is available now with a limited quantity of 100 pieces. So if you want one, contact your nearest supplier today!
Part # ORI80695 CRF RS Limited Edition ABI Combo (3.5cc buggy engine with pipe)
ORI80696 CRF RS Limited Edition ABI (3.5cc buggy engine)
Features: 3 Ports, 2.8HP, 36’000RPM, .21 3.5cc displacement, 16.2mm bore, 16.9mm stroke, 7x19x6mm Swiss front bearing, 14.2×25.3×6.3mm Ceramic rear bearing, Patented SG type CRF crankshaft, 2 needle aluminum carburetor, 350g weight