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Old 10-05-2007, 06:58 AM   #1
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I love my Chrome Top you really can't beat it. The one huge flaw with it is the lack of instructions. I found this link for the chrome top or any other startbox. Notice the peg settings... My newb mistake was to think the car sat on them not in front had a few probs with the fly wheel making contact Hopefully this saves someone some time and embarrasment.


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Thats entresting because
i have all ways set mine up to sit on the flat partof the peg.
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You need to sit on the pegs because the starter wheel extends out of the top of the box. If you don't then the starter wheel hits the chassis and stalls.

I was going to make the box a universal starter by using the L bracket trick to line up the flywheel opening of the chassis on the box so I can start different vehicles but I would either have to raise the lid or cut down the wheel. The other option is to put a layer of plexiglass or something for the chassis to rest on.
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I sit inside the pegs and it hits everytime once aligned. I sat it on the pegs and I was buzzing all over the place.

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I was going to make the box a universal starter by using the L bracket trick to line up the flywheel opening of the chassis on the box so I can start different vehicles but I would either have to raise the lid or cut down the wheel. The other option is to put a layer of plexiglass or something for the chassis to rest on.
I saw that in RC Driver this month looks cool. But it sits flat on the chrome top unless you add the rubber pad and thats for slipage.
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Yeah, what do I know. I've only had my starter box for eight years and four buggies.
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Old 10-06-2007, 11:45 AM   #6
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It`s going to be different depending on the car .Not going to be the same for every car or everyone .
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Right.

But the basic set-up still remains the same unless you have a really oddball chassis set-up. That's why there are all those little slots to move those little pegs around.

Now if you're trying to use this box with a Revo or a 1/10 ST or a 1/10 TC you will have an interesting time getting it to work. However, the last time I looked Kyosho, Mugen, CEN, Hong Nor, Ho Bao, TM, Kaos, OCM, Losi, Thunder, Sportwerks and AE all have 1/8 buggy and truggy chassis that are similar and you basically use the box in a similar fashion, setting the pegs so the chassis sits on them to start the engine.

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Not really . My H8 I had it right on the plate and my 8ight I have the rear on the plate and front on the pegs .My Jammin` and Mayhem both sat on top of the pegs . Everybody does it different and as long as you like it and starts that`s all that matters .
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I think I starting to see why Ofna doesn't include instructions.
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Both mine came with instructions . Guess they missed a few .
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The Universal mod isn't in RC Driver its in Xtreme RC Cars Issue 144 November 2007. It pretty straight forward when you see it. Maybe they'll post it as Octobers is still on their web site http://rc411.com/pages/howto.php. Like I said I have a subscription so I might be ahead of the newsstands.
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Mine is set up so the pegs form a framework into which the buggy sits. This basically locks the buggy into place so that, once started, it doesn't move around at all on top of the box. It also allows quick positioning without having to eyeball anything...just slide it forward until the chassis hits the front pegs then drop the back end (which is itself held in position by the rear pegs) and it is in perfect position to just press down to start. This is especially helpful in the middle of a race and the engine stops and requires a quick restart. It's been working great like this for six different buggies.
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I use my chrome top ofna starter box not just for off road but it works well with my on road too!! The thing is strong enough for very tight 8th scale and 10th scale on road engines.
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