RB Products is proud to announce the release of their new limited edition V13 BLAST engine. Manufactured in Europe the BLAST V13 engine boasts an impressive list of features at an affordable price and is delivered with chrome stickers, an instruction manual and exploded view sheet.
US Canadian company Clockwork Racing Engines Inc. have released a trio of carburettor inserts (venturis) which they’re calling ‘Nitro-Mizer’- the inserts use reduced endpoint which they say dramatically increases runtime, yet has a small effect on overall power. Whilst limiting endpoints and training your throttle finger are well-known methods of improving runtime, Clockwork say that their ‘unique funnel-oval shape’ restrictor maintains adequate air supply to run strong whilst focusing the incoming air directly over the fuel outlet, thus creating a stronger signal and better overall atomization of the mixture.
“Regular small inserts typically used to reduce fuel consumption directs incoming air away from the fuel outlet and is known to cause a narrow tuning window. The patented pending football shaped inserts aligns perfectly with the end of the throttle slide, and presents less air disturbance and funnels the incoming air and focuses it right above the fuel nipple and gives a nice crisp responsive throttle and a normal tuning window.”
We have been testing these for the last couple of months and have had amazing results with a variety of engine types. We have seen runtime gains as high as 3 minutes on some engines, not to mention a stronger, more stable idle, and improved low end and midrange throttle response.
The most common response has been how “crisp and linear” the throttle has felt. We will be offering these in a package with 3 different sizes as to allow the customer to tailor the throttle response, power-band, and fuel economy to each particular engine, track, and driving style.
Fits: Novarossi, OS, Alpha – Picco available soon. Blue: 4.8mm, Purple: 5.4mm, Orange: 6.0mm.
Retails @ USD 26.00 See Clockwork Racing
Juraj, first off thank you for taking time to take part in this exclusive Q&A with NeoBuggy, tell us a little a bit about ‘FX’ ?
FX Engines is a private company located in Europe in Trencin, Slovakia. Owned and operated by the Hudy family, the FX Engine company was established in 2006 to develop, design and manufacture RC car engines. FX engines are pure high competition racing engines for model racing cars. Designed with the purpose of bringing you to the winners circle and engineered with a focus on absolute perfection.
Why the name ‘FX’, what does it mean, where does it come from ?
The name and the idea is linked to the level of specialisation on this project – custom machines, unique processes, specially trained staff and selected materials, and tooling just for this project – all made ‘specially‘ for the engines. The name comes out of this philosophy – at times as if by magic the Special Effects would appear, and in the movies shortened to ‘FX‘, we thought this name suited this new venture perfectly – making special effects – FX.
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Vrooooom… JQ Products’ alzheimer-friendly named ‘THE Engine’ is now back in stock – a favourite amongst many JQ racers and non believers, the OS-made ‘THE Engine’ sticks by the ethos of ‘Tune me right and I won’t stop.”.
“THE Engine is a high performance,· proven short stroke engine, produced in Japan. The main goals of the design is a smooth powerband, long runtime, ease of tuning, and most of all, consistency and stable running. The drivers who have tested THE Engine have mainly liked the smooth controllable powerband, and the milage. The goal is always to have enough runtime to be abe to stop at 10minutes.·THE Engine comes supplied with 7, 6.5 and 6mm venturis, a manifold gasket and dust caps.”
US based Lucky 7 are better known in their home market as an accessories company, however today they announced themselves as new entrants to the engine market with two 5 port Novarossi-made engines – the L7S5 (stock engine) and the L7T5 (tuned version). According to Lucky 7 the engines should be available very shortly, with the shipment currently en route.
REDS Racing is always developing high performance and low fuel consumption products. Their latest engine developed is the Team Edition 2. It is derived from the well-known R5T and used by most of REDS Team drivers such as Cody King, Daniel Vega, Alessandro Magi, Ignacio Candel, Kazuya Tanaka and others. The new release is the most advanced of REDS off road engines line and is their 3rd step of development of the R5T booster version. Specifically designed for reducing fuel consumption and increasing performance, the TE2 development has characteristics such as characterized; the high efficiency cooling system, the improvement of the sleeve and crankshaft timing and some adjustments to tuning.
In February whilst attending the Montpellier GP in France we heard the surprise news that Ultimate Racing – the brand behind several Championship-winning accessories as well as the ProCircuit & Nitrolux brands of tyres& fuel respectively would have their own engine line. Naturally with news of ‘Ultimate Engines’ the story captured worldwide attention. As a newcomer to the engine scene we were keen to test the engines and see how they rated against their peers – the answer from opening the package was very impressive.
Many of the new brands entering the engine market nowadays outsource the actual manufacturing to an experienced factory, some prefer to keep this quiet, however with Ultimate they make no secret of their connection with World Championship engine maker Novarossi.
Rather the opposite in fact as upon opening the nicely presented box immediately a super sexy polished 2096 tuned exhaust pipe steals your attention and gives you a cheeky view of it’s (fuel) nipple!
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Pictured below is RB Products limited edition BLAST V12 engine. It has been manufactured in Europe and boasts some impressive features at an affordable price.
- Long stroke
- Turbo 14mm balanced crankshaft
- Competition light and strong conrod
- High speed main and front ball bearings
- Piston/liner 5 ports with 2 by pass and MES (Multi Exhaust System)
The high performance V10 engine has been developed exclusively for the Portuguese and Spanish tracks and therefore is only available in Portugal and Spain. RB would like to mention that the different BLAST Version’s (V2, V3, V4, V8, etc….) are only different batches of assembling/production and the entire BLAST series are sold out very quickly. Features of the V10 can be found below…