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    Starter Gun

    I broke my pull start to my Tornado BB and I want to know if I should buy this:
    http://www.redcatracing.com/itemdeta...?partno=70111t
    or, a regular pull start like this:
    http://www.redcatracing.com/itemdeta...p?partno=87001

    Does anyone know what the starter gun does and how easy it is to install/operate?

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    RE: Starter Gun

    I have the rotostart in the first link and i am not crazy about it. I bought the recommended battery and it just wont turn my engine over at all to start it. It could be my engine but i think its my starter, so i use a drill instead to start it. I wish i had just bought another pull start, less stuff to carry around.

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    RE: Starter Gun

    it is really easy to install. I love it. No more sore thumbs because of the pull start. I think it well worth it.

    This place is cheaper (no battery and charger)
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...4589&rd=1&rd=1


    The one with battery and charger:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Power-Battery-St...QQcmdZViewItem


    You can get the battery and charger combo @ radioshack, it is up to you:
    http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search
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    RE: Starter Gun

    I hate charging things - which is the reason I switched to nitro cars - so I think I'll buy the pull start if I can't fix it. Does anyone know how to fix pull starts?

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    RE: Starter Gun

    this will work good pullstart have on my redcat

    http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=HPIG1668&P=7
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    RE: Starter Gun

    Thanks.

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    RE: Starter Gun


    ORIGINAL: nitros10

    I have the rotostart in the first link and i am not crazy about it. I bought the recommended battery and it just wont turn my engine over at all to start it. It could be my engine but i think its my starter, so i use a drill instead to start it. I wish i had just bought another pull start, less stuff to carry around.
    We have a few customers here using a 1800Mah battery and it works good, one guy is using a 2400 Mah battery and I thought the thing way goign to fly to pieces, lol.
    Dealer for..Redcat, Traxxas, Associated, Cen, Racers Edge, RD Logic, Losi, HPI, E-flight, Himoto, Venom, Heli-Max, O.S...etc

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    RE: Starter Gun

    i bought the hpi roto start for my nado xp but my 18volt power drill WONT start it now i gotta wait and buy a frickin wand and starter and battery and charger.......lame........may have been better off buying a starter box
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    RE: Starter Gun

    bro, an 18volt drill should definately turn the motor over, something doesnt sound right.
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    RE: Starter Gun

    I had a few engines I couldn't start with a drill, it didn't seem to turn the engine over fast enough to start or something, even when it was fully charged.
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    RE: Starter Gun

    most 18volt drills have a torque setting or high speed setting, you need to have it set on the high speed setting, the lower setting is too slow. At least the ones i have, lol and i have like 10.
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    RE: Starter Gun

    Ya, My drill has that, I don't know, it worked on some engines but not on others, very strange I thought. But who knows tempermental little buggers is what they are, lol.
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    RE: Starter Gun

    my drill does have multiple settings but they are just for adjusting torque not speed. i actually took off the glow plug and watched the piston move up and down. then i put the pull start back on a did the same.....not even close to the same rotation rate. seriously, should i have gone with the starter box? seems like it might have been cheaper once you consider buying battery packs starter backplate and charger.
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