Product Review Article...
Our review of the latest powerplant by CC Racing Engines...
Here we are with yet another review of a great engine by CC Racing Engines! Since the mid 90's CC Racing have been making top quality record setting R/C boat engines. They are consistently working on getting more out of these little Zenoah engines and "The Beast" engine is no exception! This all new engine is based on the CNC porting that was introduced by CC Racing in 2009 in their Pro-Mod 260.
With the recent changes in IMPBA engine classifications, the folks at CC Racing Engines saw an opportunity to improve on the current Pro-Mod engine. In the past, the rules prevented the use of components from different manufacturers inside a legal LS27 engine, but with the new rules limitting only displacement (now called LSG27), a lot more could be done to the Zenoah 260 to get the most out of them, and CC capitalized on this.
The new Beast engine was thus born. Based on the same high precision porting (CNC and hand finished) as the Pro-Mod 260, the Beast's most important added feature is the use of a 1mm "Stroker" crankshaft. This crank, as the name states, adds 1mm of extra stroke to the engine. What this does, in short, is allows for the engine to take in more air and fuel per stroke thus creating more power. The reason using such a crank wasn't legal in the past under the old IMPBA rules is that Zenoah do not manufacture a 1mm Stroker crank and thus to build such an engine a crank from a different manufacturer must be used. This was illegal under the old IMPBA rules.
Here are a few pictures of the porting done by CC Racing. One would be hard pressed to find cleaner and more accurate port work!
CC Racing Engines
501 Bellview St.
River Ridge, LA 70123
Tel: (504) 305-5005