The body comes trimmed and
mounted, but you have to
paint it. I sent mine to Zegers
RC Graffixx for a Parma
Faskolor paint job.
UNDER THE HOOD
NOVAROSSI PLUS 21-5K
A buggy such as the RC8 deserves a powerful mill; that’s why I went with a Novarossi Plus 21-5K engine. According to Fusion
Motorsports’ Jim Hottinger, distributor of Novarossi, the Plus was designed to run on less than 25% nitro, which lowers the engine’s
operating cost (20% nitro is cheaper than 30%). You can purchase a standard or turbo-head engine configuration, which will give two
different power bands. Inside, you’ll find a “micro cast” piston that, according to Novarossi, maintains better compression at higher
temperatures. The piston rides inside a 5-port sleeve, and the carb sucks air and fuel through an 8mm venturi. Novarossi includes 7. 5,
7, 6. 5 and 6mm inserts to fine-tune the engine’s power. A two-piece head design with vented fins increase the head’s surface area and
shaves a few grams. The piston and sleeve fit at top dead center is very tight until the engine is broken in, so make sure your starter
box has a good charge on it!