>The output of the stock motor is 0.40bhp. I beleive it is the same block as
>the old HPI .12 FE
THANK YOU! You have no idea how hard I've looked for that info
>I've done the OS .12 CV-X upgrade. This motor is 0.56bhp, easy to tune, and
I'm kind of a newbie (at the ripe old age of 28). I'm still trying to
understand all of this leaning out, nitro/oil mixtures, tuned pipes
etc etc etc Simple would be good at this point in time! :-)
>I purchased this one because of it's reliability and because
>it's not too expensive.
READ: When DJ! kills it, it won't be as painful for him :-)
> If price isn't a issue, then I would go with a
>Novarossi .12CX (1bhp, great motor)
Here in Australia, that engine (with pullstart) is AUD389.95 (approx
USD195.00). How does that stack up against US pricing? I'm guessing
we're getting reamed as usual <sigh>
>or a HPI Nitro Star Pro 12R SC Evolution
>II (1.25bhp). Just remember that you'll be needing a starter box if you
>don't get a pullstart motor.
Do all of these upgrades just***straight in? I'm not much of a
handyman, so cutting away with a hacksaw/drill is NOT an option :-(
A shop here has also recommended an OFNA Force 12. It also seems like
a reasonable option at AUD210.00 (USD105.00). But I think the power is
only .56HP or something. :-(
>The 2speed upgrade is definetely a bonus.
Approx AUD85.00 (USD43.00) that I will fork out for sure.
GREAT site, BTW. Was reading it earlier for info on nitro % mixes.
Thanks again for your help. Owe you a beer next time you're in Sydney