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Old 10-18-2007, 10:42 PM   #1
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For those of you running both buggy and truggy class, what are you guys doing about starter boxes? Is there something universal for both truggy and buggy? Or do you guys just run with two starter boxes?
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I'm spoiled with the Losi chassis and the starter box.

A while back I saw someone online had mounted two small pieces of angle aluminum to the starter wheel opening. The angle sticks up into the flywheel openings slightly to hold the vehicles in place. Very simple. The starter pegs are no longer needed.

Someone on here posted that one of the magazines did an article on this also.
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I use the OFNA truggy starter box. it has 2 x 775 motors
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I am running the MBX5R and MBX5T, and am using a Mugen starter box with a modification from Tony at Tony's Screws, which allows the staring of both vehicles and the pins don't need moved. It works well.
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I just use three starter boxes. I only have one that could be converted to universal but it's the heaviest of the three.
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I am running the MBX5R and MBX5T, and am using a Mugen starter box with a modification from Tony at Tony's Screws, which allows the staring of both vehicles and the pins don't need moved. It works well.
Can you provide details of the modification from Tony Screws? Also, I have an ofna box...

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I'm spoiled with the Losi chassis and the starter box.

A while back I saw someone online had mounted two small pieces of angle aluminum to the starter wheel opening. The angle sticks up into the flywheel openings slightly to hold the vehicles in place. Very simple. The starter pegs are no longer needed.

Someone on here posted that one of the magazines did an article on this also.
That's a pretty cool idea, if you can make it tall enough to hold the buggy before it is pressed down, but not hit the flywheel.
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That's a pretty cool idea, if you can make it tall enough to hold the buggy before it is pressed down, but not hit the flywheel.
Yeah, it should work well. The angle only need to be a few mm above the top plate of the starter box. This way it will only hold the chassis and not hit the flywheel. Plus MOST flywheel openings are wide enough the flywheel would pass between the two angle brackets if they were too tall.

I was about to gather the materials to try something like this a few months ago with the black ofna chorme top box for both of my Losi's. Then I saw a post on here about it. I got discouraged cause I couldn't post it first. Just kidding. IDK why I never tried and finish it. Maybe I should this weekend. Wait...I already converted my ofna chrome top to work with my GT2. But that should still work cause they all start with the same prinicple. Yeah, I'll do it this weekend.
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Yeah, it should work well. The angle only need to be a few mm above the top plate of the starter box. This way it will only hold the chassis and not hit the flywheel. Plus MOST flywheel openings are wide enough the flywheel would pass between the two angle brackets if they were too tall.

I was about to gather the materials to try something like this a few months ago with the black ofna chorme top box for both of my Losi's. Then I saw a post on here about it. I got discouraged cause I couldn't post it first. Just kidding. IDK why I never tried and finish it. Maybe I should this weekend. Wait...I already converted my ofna chrome top to work with my GT2. But that should still work cause they all start with the same prinicple. Yeah, I'll do it this weekend.
Let me know how it goes!!!

I don't know how I am going to pull this off tonight with one starter box and racing both truggy and buggy....
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Before the Losi box came out I used the black ofna chrome top but didn't put the pegs on. I just eyeballed where the starter wheel and flywheel were. Push down and hope for contact. LOL. I used it this way for breaking in an engine. That sucked. It's hard to keep the vehicles in place but it can be done. Good luck
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Can you provide details of the modification from Tony Screws? Also, I have an ofna box...

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If you contact Tony, I am sure he can set you up. http://www.tonysscrews.com
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Thanks for the props Paul. I'm working on the instructions now for the conversion kits. I just got side-tracked with a ton of other stuff going on...LOL

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Thanks for the props Paul. I'm working on the instructions now for the conversion kits. I just got side-tracked with a ton of other stuff going on...LOL

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Please let me know when you have them.

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I would suggest a flat bed with single big motor ( direct drive ).

No chipping belt nor bend chassis to worries.
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Thanks for the props Paul. I'm working on the instructions now for the conversion kits. I just got side-tracked with a ton of other stuff going on...LOL

Best regards,
Any update on this?

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