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Old 05-25-2008, 03:56 AM
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Default Electric Starter or Pullstart?

Which to choose? does the electric starters fit for a .05 engine? what would the price be? roughly. Thanks in advance
Old 05-25-2008, 01:14 PM
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Default RE: Electric Starter or Pullstart?

go with pull start.
1) one less thing to charge
2)one less thing to carry in the field
3) it would be easier to tell if the engine is flooded
Old 05-25-2008, 03:00 PM
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absolutely, plus the pull start saves weight on your car and is the best way to learn how to tune
Old 05-25-2008, 10:15 PM
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Default RE: Electric Starter or Pullstart?

3) it would be easier to tell if the engine is flooded

Lol, I completely agree. I bought a t-maxx (my first electic start) and could not for the life of me get it to start. I just couldn't figure it out (I'm a pretty novice rc user). Brought it in to my LHS and asked them to take a look at it. The guy tries it out, "hmm, might be flooded." He takes out the glow plug, manually turns the flywheel a couple times, and tries starting it. Nitro shoots up into the air out of the engine. I never would have thought that it was flooded. Has worked perfectly fine since.
Old 05-26-2008, 12:57 AM
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Default RE: Electric Starter or Pullstart?

Thanks a lot of guys, would the pulls cords come in a universal size? or is there a set size for every engine? I've got a .05 engine by the way.

Thanks in advance
Old 05-26-2008, 11:32 AM
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Default RE: Electric Starter or Pullstart?

Thanks a lot of guys, would the pulls cords come in a universal size? or is there a set size for every engine? I've got a .05 engine by the way.

Thanks in advance
Who makes the engine?? pullstarters are usually specific to the engine.
Old 05-27-2008, 01:02 AM
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Default RE: Electric Starter or Pullstart?

Its from a standard Vulcan SE 1/16th .05 by IRC racing thats all i know.. i think.
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that engine is pullstart but i have no idea where you can get one try using the search feature or google
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Default RE: Electric Starter or Pullstart?

yeah dude i have a tmaxx 3.3 with ez start....GAYYY. i took oit ou and put in a pull start. its so much easier to tell when flooded and u dont have to charge it (pain in the @!!) and u dont have to carry it with you
Old 05-29-2008, 06:47 AM
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Default RE: Electric Starter or Pullstart?

Pull start:
Pros:
-Flood easily detected
-always on board your car
Cons:
-Tired arms
-Sore fingers
-Skinned knuckles (i punched a set of fins of the engine heat sink and cut my knuckles wide open!)
Note: Cons only apply on an engine which fails to start easily

Roto-start/Starter Boxes:
Pros:
-Makes starting ALOT easier
Thats about it...
Cons:
-Rechargable batteries are expensive and can take hours to fully charge.
-Roto-start gears are bound to crack and strip if your engine seizes (applys to hi-powered starters)
-Difficult to tell if your engine is flooded or hydro locked.
-Bulky to carry around

Conclusion:

Pull starters are overall the best things to use and are cheap and inexpensive. A pullstart with an assist function (contains a small set of gears to make it easier to pull) is much cheaper then an electric starter. But it all comes down to personal preference, keep on mind that no starter is a wrong starter!
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Default RE: Electric Starter or Pullstart?

I've had both pull-start and on-board starters. I'm not a serious racer and drive around in my backyard so the convenience of on-board starter is my preference (always have charged batteries on hand). On that note do anyone know if there are on-board starters for an OS .12 CZ engine? I have an old Kyosho Inferno that I installed a KO PROPO EG Starter on but recently stripped a gear in the starter box. I can't seem to find replacement gears (or even a whole new system) anywhere. I would appreciate any input.
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Default RE: Electric Starter or Pullstart?

not knowing the engine is flooded not the fault of the electric start ,I just dont get your point , they bolth work fine if you know what you are doing , i like starter boxes my cars have pull starts but i only use them if i crash and am far away from the box ,my buddy uses a easy start and it works fine and is not hard to put in your pocket or on your belt .
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Default RE: Electric Starter or Pullstart?

I've been Using the Losi Roto starter since the LST came out in 2004.......It's worked Great on All my Mills in the LST!

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