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Old 04-04-2007, 11:37 AM
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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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Old 04-04-2007, 12:41 PM
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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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Old 04-04-2007, 12:45 PM
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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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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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Old 04-04-2007, 01:36 PM
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this will work good pullstart have on my redcat

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=HPIG1668&P=7
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Thanks.
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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.
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:47 AM
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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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Old 04-05-2007, 06:29 AM
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bro, an 18volt drill should definately turn the motor over, something doesnt sound right.
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:24 AM
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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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Old 04-05-2007, 08:31 AM
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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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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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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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