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Old 09-30-2009, 12:14 PM   #16
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I have the super hot shot. it deosn't stay 5000 mah for long.

I hacked the charge plug off of that gay outlet charger that came with it and soldered it to the charger squid on my 0606i so I can cycle charge it as needed. Or quick charge it. (never done that)

At least with the others you can just unscrew them and replace the battery. I prefere the ones without gauges. the gauges are fragile and just die anyway.

For real power put a wired Ofna glow driver board on your starter box. I put one inside of my Truggy starter box so only the wires and ignitor hang out. You just have to make sure and use a god strong lipo like 4s 5000mah. If you use a lead acid battery the ignitor dims too much when your cranking.

I mount it inside, solder the output wires to the board so I don't have to use unreliable bannana plugs, set it once, and use a clamp to hold the driver wires so if they get snagged on something they won't rip out of the box.

Turbo plugs usually need a higher setting.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...anel-for-10250

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Old 09-30-2009, 01:31 PM   #17
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I would buy one of the HotShot ignitors. They are cheaper then others and is simply better. I have bought 2 of the metered ignitors and never will again. I have had plugs that no longer work yet I get a reading that they are fine. And the meter has always broke with a month anyways. Many of my friends go through the exact same thing. So get a Hot Shot without a doubt.
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:18 PM   #18
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Sonictronics/McDaniel glo lighters are the bomb! I can't say enough about them. They are very similar to the Hobbico Hotshots but the Sonictronics have a meter which I prefer. Don't let the fact that they use ni-cad batterys scare you either. They last months before needing a recharge.
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:49 PM   #19
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Any love for the trinity enduro. I have been thinking about gettin this one for quite some time.
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:40 AM   #20
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Love my Super Hot Shot 2, got a couple of almost new metered Dynamites that's going to ebay
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:51 AM   #21
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Any love for the trinity enduro. I have been thinking about gettin this one for quite some time.


I would stay away from anything that has a removable battery. The Trinity looks like a rebadged Racer's edge 4400 except it comes with an intellect battery. I have 2 of the Racer's edge ignitors and I even changed the batterys out to Intellects and they still won't last a day at the track.
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:48 AM   #22
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I think for the price i will go with the hot shot 2, but i'm not a big fan of the push and twist style. The one i had was the same style and would not lock on to my turbo plug. So before i order the hot shot 2 i want to make sure that it will fit the plug!
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:59 AM   #23
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and thats why your LHS comes in handy! You can take ur car there and test it to see if it fits good
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Bad thing is closest hobby shop is 70 miles away, and that shop is only open thursday, friday and saturday. There is a hobbytown about 85 miles away, so for the cost of driving i can buy the ignitor, thats why i depend on the pro's (you guys) for help.
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Bad thing is closest hobby shop is 70 miles away, and that shop is only open thursday, friday and saturday. There is a hobbytown about 85 miles away, so for the cost of driving i can buy the ignitor, thats why i depend on the pro's (you guys) for help.
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Any thoughts on the towerhobbies brand AA slim glow starter? The purple anodized one...

I am thinking of getting it over the big stock associated one for my GT2...


Would post link, but under limit. Just search "Tower Hobbies AA Slim Glow Starter" on towerhobbies...
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Any thoughts on the towerhobbies brand AA slim glow starter? The purple anodized one...

I am thinking of getting it over the big stock associated one for my GT2...


Would post link, but under limit. Just search "Tower Hobbies AA Slim Glow Starter" on towerhobbies...

I use that one as a backup to my hotshot. It works well IF you have a good AA in it but it doesn't last long
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If he buys it from amain and it does not fit his plug, they will not take it back once he opens it..I am currently in a dispute with amain as they had these "new" 4 hole pistons listed under the XRAY 808 parts. I ordered 4 sets of them at $7 a set..Turns out that they are not 808 shock pistons, they are for a different car with much smaller shocks. Even though it was their fault for listing them in the wrong place they are saying they wont give me a refund because I opened the bag
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Thats good information to know..I for sure want a ignitor that will fit my turbo plug, like i said my last ignitor did not fit, and it was a pain starting my car!
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Twist lock style glow lighters do not fit turbo plugs very well. I just push down and don't worry about actually locking it on to the plug. Still lights just as good....
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