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Old 04-12-2005, 09:34 PM
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hello fellows.

this is to convert a pull start to a ROTO Start..does any one have any experience with it?
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Old 04-13-2005, 07:05 AM
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Hi
What do you mean by "ROTO START" ??????????
Old 04-15-2005, 05:44 AM
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stick a bit in a rotary drill & insert it into the starting mechanism. Something like that.
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Do you know who sells them,at at what price?
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Doug, I'm wanting to say that they're for the smaller nitro's if thats what you're thinking. Get with Andre about an electro start he did an article on for the Zeni's. One of the manufact. approached him about doing a write up & he put it on a buddies boat. Said it does very well. Not that folks have much trouble with gas rigs stalling.
Old 04-16-2005, 07:24 PM
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Default RE: will it be a great ROTO START for boats

I posted a reply on another site but will kind of go over it again in here for the others.
I bought one last year for my sons nitro truck and the results weren't good. The bevel gears are press fit onto the shafts, no tack welding or even splines to connect the 2 pieces together. The plastic cover cracks easily which will then make the screws come loose on the backplate. That part wouldn't have to be used in a boat though as it's a dust cover. It's only made for .12-.32 nitro engines, no gas engines. The Tiger Drive is warranted by Sullivan if you want to wait 2 or more weeks for a replacement.
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it wouldnt work, but what you would need is a system much like hpi's rotostart, i have beat the crap outta mine, and never broken anything. What it does is uses an electric motor inside a handheld unit, to spin a shaft. The shaft then goes into a seperate unit, attached to the backplate with screws. The shaft plugs into what is like a driveline cup on rc trucks. It is then reduced by gears, and the final gear is on the engine shaft, using a one way bearing to spin the shaft, starting the engine.
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Can that system be used on a Zenoah???
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it wouldnt work, but what you would need is a system much like hpi's rotostart, i have beat the crap outta mine, and never broken anything. What it does is uses an electric motor inside a handheld unit, to spin a shaft. The shaft then goes into a seperate unit, attached to the backplate with screws. The shaft plugs into what is like a driveline cup on rc trucks. It is then reduced by gears, and the final gear is on the engine shaft, using a one way bearing to spin the shaft, starting the engine.
Old 04-17-2005, 08:15 PM
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well, it would need to b custom designed, and a large electric motor used. honestly i dont see the point of it on a zenny, mine starts in 2 or 3 pulls
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What he /\ said.

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