Originally Posted by 1QwkSport2.5r
Of course there's different variables. What I'm asking is why engine A is so much more powerful and better than engine B, what sets each apart. Sure a Nova is better than a Traxxas, for some obvious reasons and some less obvious reasons. Is it as simple as better timing and a more refined carburetor? I don't know if I can compare longevity between two engines since I've yet to wear an engine out, or burn one up. I keep dumping fuel through my cheapie engines and they keep running and more importantly, I have fun with them. But I'd love to experience a balls to the walls rocking engine. I got a truck I want to go fast and more power is part of the equation. My hobby shop has a good deal on some Picco .28s, but what makes a Picco better or worse than a Nova or other make of engine? I'm leaving mod engines out of this for now.
Ive been involved in rc's for 20 yrs,but ive never raced & been out & about with others.Im only a backyard basher in a small town.
Ive only had the RTR low budget engines through the years!
Most of these engine are mass produced,an not every engine is perfectly assemble,an I'm quite sure the accasional lemon
is popped out.
Then you have a ton of people that don't know how to handle & take care of a nitro engine.
Ive bought new engines an Ive bought used engines in the past that other folks had. Most of the used engines ,there wasn't
nothing wrong with them other than the people failed to tune them after break-in ,an they were still set in a flooding stage.
I have engines that are wore out but still will give you a thrill.
I also have engines that still run after 8 to 10 years that other people cant stand & say they are junk!
I don't own a temp gun ,an I don't do no special heat method on break-in ,I just do afew tanks on a bench ,
an toss it down on the ground & run ,an afew lazy tank runs,an I always run my stuff alittle on the rich side.
I will never ever spend over a 150 bucks for an engine! Im a die hard rc addict,but I'm only in it for the love
of the hobby.
I think that I talked about everything that I feel about an engine ,but I didn't get to your ?.
I think that manufactures produce the engines for the average rtr's ,because they are cheaper to produce.
The more high end engines are more precise like an OS brand engine that cares about quality.
I think maybe its all about on how the consumer knowledge about engine on how long it will perform & last.
I don't have an answer!....