The new OS MAX 25XZ…Are the mid-size big block engines back?

OS Engines have announced last October 2009 their new “truggy” engine, the OS MAX 25XZ. Since then I’ve searched the web for more information but nothing have been written since the press release in October 2009. Nothing on the neither. That’s strange but this is not the point of this article.

The OS MAX 25XZ engine is the answer to people who wants an engine with more torque than a .21 engine and a better fuel economy than a .28. If we go back few years. There were many .25, .26 and .27 engines on the market. And suddenly, the trend was .21 and .28 engines only. I’m happy that OS Engines is coming out with a .25 engine. Knowing OS Engines, I’m convinced the OS MAX 25XZ will be a great engine.

By the way, here are the specs

  • Displacement: 0.25 cu in (4.09 cc)
  • Bore: 0.689 in (17.5 mm)
  • Stroke: 0.669 in (17.0 mm)
  • Practical RPM: 4,000-39,000
  • Output: 3.1 hp @ 33,000 rpm
  • Weight: 13.05 oz (370 g)

My question is… Do you think the trend for “mid-size” big block engines is back?

Sylvain Lafrance

Sylvain Lafrance

Hello, my name is Sylvain Lafrance and I am the man behind I have bought my first hobby grade RC in the early 90s. With years, what that started as a simple hobby, quickly became a strong passion. I am so much passionate about R/C that I have created in 2006 to share my experiences with R/C products that I use for racing and bashing. Follow me !

3 thoughts on “The new OS MAX 25XZ…Are the mid-size big block engines back?

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    January 31, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    I tried my first .25 motor yesterday. I had been running .28 before that. After running the .25 I put my .28 up for sale. .25 was quicker and way better mileage, .25 was easier to drive the car was more responsive faster lap times.

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      February 1, 2010 at 8:38 am

      Great to hear that 🙂

      Do you believe others racers will trade their .28 for .25 engines?

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    February 2, 2010 at 1:09 am

    I don’t know if other racers will make the trade down from .28 to .25 but if mileage is a concern they should conceder it. The .25 spool up faster then my .28 did but most mfg are building .21 or .28 and 25 are doing by the way side. I am selling 2 new .28 and will probally never buy another and stick to .25 or .21 these motors make so much power and they are more raceable my 28 can break traction at rolling speed.


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