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Old 04-13-2006, 04:06 AM
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Default Electric start for Redcats

We have a few Aluminum/Upgrades parts available.

check it out.

http://www.topspeedtoys.com/Upgrade.html

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Old 04-13-2006, 08:26 AM
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Default RE: Electric start for Redcats

If anyone is looking into an electric starter, go with the starter box. I know people who have put the other kind on and have had nothing but trouble with them.

Redcat Racing is getting starter boxes in within the next month. I suggest anyone wait until then. We will have them readily in stock.

Besides it being easier, it will be the solution to not buying $25 pull starts every month.
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looks like a battle of the redcat dealers ready set fight
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:10 AM
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LOL. I have nothing against Top Speed Toys.

If I'm correct he orders direct from China, so he can offer a wider range of products than us Redcat Dealers. I just wanted to let everyone know about my past experiences with wand starters.

Thats basically what this forum is for, right?
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i know man i was just joking around its good to see that everyone here can get along and let everyone know what is coming and where to get it
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:34 AM
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Default RE: Electric start for Redcats

You're right Stormy,

Not only do I buy from China but I also buy from Redcat as I am a Redcat dealer like yourself.
Wich means we will offer all the same products available from Redcat & more.

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hey top speed just wondering do you need battery pack for electric start or can you just use regular batteries your universal shafts what lenght are they 80mm or 83 mm basically tornado or volcano
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Hi bluecaka69,

Yes you will need a battery pack for the starter wich also means you'll need a charger.
If you've been in the Hobby for a while you probably have a charger already.
We will look into a good charger soon.

I'll get back to you on the Universal shaft measurement l8tr.

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Old 04-13-2006, 11:51 AM
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Hey bluecaka69,

I don't have the measurement yet on the universal shaft but looking at Redcats website and
the parts books, the universal shaft item# 02106, is for the Lightning VX. I will also assume it's shorter than both
for Tornado and Volcano.

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well actually blue(fav color)caka (Cory me - April wife - Kyle youngest son- Austin oldest son my family first initials) 69 everybodies fav number
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Default RE: Electric start for Redcats

Not sure if this has been asked/answered before but about how much will the starter boxes run? I personally like either pullstarts or starterboxes as I'm not a big fan of the wand thing (not sure why...). Will backplates for the engines be an option or are some out there already that will fit the vx.18?

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Old 04-13-2006, 01:33 PM
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yeah there are backplates that will fit.... the HPI roto start part#87121 will fit the vertex .18 engines, i have already check that out by taking my sylcone to the hobby store and matched it up
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Old 04-13-2006, 03:55 PM
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i have the HPI roto start part#87121 on my tornado xp, my lhs hasnt gotten another one in so i can put it on the volcano, i have an hpi with the rotostart already so thats why i got it, and its pretty much the only thing on the buggy that doesnt break. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 04-13-2006, 07:50 PM
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Don't quote me on this but I have an idea that they'll be about $45-65. When you consider batteries and charges for the wand starter pricing is about the same.
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Old 05-28-2006, 04:20 PM
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What about electric starters for the Hurricane XP? Which ones work and do the I need to buy a special backplate? .27 engine. Thanks
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I have the TigerDrive my my volcano and I love it just attach the drill and Zoom Zoom!!
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The TigerDrive that I have fits 99.99% of all engines, there are two different models! One fits only certain motors that have there pull starter or something in a certain position but the other one which I have fits motors that have all different angle starters. I'm not sure if the thing I'm talking about is the pull starter or not, the hobby shop owner confused me so I went with the one that fits motors all different angles cuz they were the same price. I figured I'd go with the one that fit all ways instead of just one way. I'll try to find a pic of it but they both look just alike.
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Will a CEN Racing Roto-Tech Starter fit the Hurricane XP's .27 engine or do I need another backplate?
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Anyone know the actual name of the engines in the Lightning VX .16 engine so I can get an after market electric start. I saw something at www.redcatracing.com called a start gun but the picture has a bad link. So if anyone could please let me know of the name or something that will for sure work that doesn't have an outrageous cost please let me know!

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Here you go man check out this thread: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_4068240/tm.htm
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Default RE: Electric start for Redcats

FYI...

We put a set together that includes:
-Electric starter
-Battery pack
-Charger

This is as good as it gets..... and we are still running free shipping until the end of the month.

http://www.topspeedtoys.com/index.ph...roducts_id=250

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Wow that's pretty cool man. Good stuff.
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Its past 3 AM right now, so i'll spend that 45 bucks in the morning :-) After I get it I'll be sure to write a review in my profile section. Cause if this works well then I'll be pretty freakin happy. Thanks for the speedy responses!
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That's a really good deal TST...especially when you consider my sons traxxas came with the ez start, and we still spend another $75 for just the charger and battery...But I have a question...You list it for the Taiwan engine...what about the .18 Inifiniti???
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The backplate should work for either engine. I'm almost 101% sure about that.
The only major difference btwn those two engines is the carb on either one. Other than that they're practically the same.
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