|I know I can explain the benefits of the EAP and I also can help take some of the mystery out of using the EAP for the new user.
My typing skills are so bad that I would rather explain to them how I use the EAP verbally rather than answer questions with the written word.
[I AM NOT INTERESTED IN SELLING THEM MOTOR WORK [I HAVE ENOUGH OF THAT ALREADY] ONLY EXPLAINING THE BENEFITS OF THE EAP.Knowledge,not so-called speed secrets, is speed and performance and the EAP helps you acquire that knowledge.
I would much rather do that than cut n' paste a canned response.
Since I am in the business of building motors for the masses,I am interested in building "user friendly" good performing motors for the boat racers.
Once I determined a set of base line motor numbers that accomplished that goal,with the help of the EAP,I was able to quickly determine what to do to "any motor" to give the customer a motor he/she can deal with.
For the average boat racer,living on the fringes of motor design and timing numbers is not a fun place to be if all you want to do is have fun doing this.
Interesting you are including the .12 motors in your efforts. We have been working with the little motors for 2-3 years now and they have taught us a lot about motor approach to application. The little car motors are in a completely different world from the standard thinking of boats and 70% nitro. We presently have the .12's really running fast and they are pussycats.
I am doing a fair amount of car motors[as well as boat]and the first thing that jumps out at you is the manufacturers approach to car motor design is a bunch different than it is for boats. The EAP helped me recognize this very quickly.
I have learned a ton in the last 14 years of doing this on a daily basis.
Rod Geraghty .
|My boats and engines have been in the "winner's circle" for years because of the value of this program. This is well worth the investment.
Stuart Barr, Crapshooter Boats, CMB North American Distributor .
|I have been exposed to this program for many years and it is the most valuable asset to the shop to be had. The factory gives you the basic numbers that run, but with the EAP you can see on the screen what just removing .001 here and there will do to enhance or destroy your motor without having to spend hours whittling and grinding to find it won't run or blows at bouy 1. Let the years of other's trials and tribulations work for you, it will cost you many hundreds of $$$ in scrap motors to get the numbers that Marty has bottled up in this program.
Bruce Jacobs email@example.com
|Before the EAP was developed it was degree wheels, calipers and a lot of guessing and no two people who came to my shop could get the same numbers out of the same engine. Even I could not do this. Once we had that data it was only a guess as to what you were going to do or had done to the engine. Compression ratio's were non exhistent. Make a head button and you were still clue-less as to what you had. Once they got this program up and running we could load engines until we were blue in the face and then make any changes we wanted in the computer and then watch compression ratio's etc change and then machine he parts and reload the data until we had what we thought we wanted. Now we could go racing and know what we had and then repeat that engine build one slightly different and see the results immediately. I have loaded litterally thousands of engines in this program and when an engine comes in to my shop I can pull up the data on all of those that I have done and build a like engine in no time duplicating the data from a good one. You can't build an engine without this is all I can say. You have no reliable repeatable data
John Ackerman http://rcboat.com
|I have been modifying motors for 15 years, and never have I had a more valuable tool than the Engine Analysis Software. The software takes the guesswork and inaccuracies out of getting the timing numbers you are after. Since everything is done with linear measurements, you know exactly how much material to cut off to get the timing numbers you are after. Simply said get the software and throw your degree wheel away.
Brian Blazer - Blazer Marine http://blazermarine.com
|My Father and I have used the Engine Analysis Program for 6 yrs now. With out question this is one of the single most important items a nitro racer must have to do motor work.
i wouldn't tear a motor down without using this program. When the factory puts out motors where no two are alike, you need this to give you the right timing and compression ratio numbers to go buy.
You will be able to fine tune your motor before you grind on it and see what the numbers are before.
Chris Wood - Wood RC Products http://woodrcboatproducts.com
|I have been using the Engine Analysis Program for a while now and have found it to be the MOST valuable tool to have if you want to measure numbers on your engines; and if you choose to do performance modifications, don't even start without it. When we used a degree wheel, one could measure the same engine three times and get three different results. If you wanted to exchange timing numbers with a racing friend, who knew what the REAL timing numbers were. The EAP elimintates the factors that make the degree wheel inaccurate, such as bearing and connecting rod clearances, user error and etc. With the EAP there are no errors in measurement. Two different modelers can measure the same engine and get the same numbers. If you want to modify or just document your engines I highly recommend getting the EAP and the suggested measurment tools. When you buy the EAP, not only do you get a good tool but also a vast assortment of documented engine numbers, (in 20, 40, 60 and big bore sizes), that were developed on an inertial dynometer. If you have a degree wheel, throw it away, use is as a coaster or donate it to a technology museum.
Norm Doerr .
|I've had my copy for about 8 years and I must say that it is a very convenient way to measure engine timings.
The largest benefit I've found is it lets you try theoretical mods and you see the timing numbers before you cut metal. You can model the effect of port cutting, setting squish clearance, head volume, rotor opening and others.
When you get numbers you like, cut to those and you're set. When you find the HOT setup, it is saved in the software for you to reference for later motors.
Dan Cousin .
ENGINE Analysis Software for the Serious RC Competitor