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Old 05-12-2010, 06:30 PM   #1
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My buggy pullstart has broken twice and I lost the handle, and I want some thing easier. I was looking at the OFNA Mutilator and it has an auto start, but I cant find a conversion (I run a Force .28). has anybody done this or have another cheap starter, like a shaft start or a GOOD pullstart. I already have to buy a new steeringg servo so I dont have any chance to spend unneccesarily
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Here is some quick research for you:

http://www.ofna.com/start-torque.html

http://www.ofna.com/start-shaft.html
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ofna is junk cars man. Thats why your having issues.
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take off the pull start, put a backplate and use a starter box.
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The Mutilator will break the front steering knuckles within the first tank.
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take off the pull start, put a backplate and use a starter box.
There's really no way around it. If, and i mean a big if, you had a good tune and use short pulls they last, but.....
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My buggy pullstart has broken twice and I lost the handle, and I want some thing easier. I was looking at the OFNA Mutilator and it has an auto start, but I cant find a conversion (I run a Force .28). has anybody done this or have another cheap starter,
The "cheap starters" (shaft start, pull start, auto start) are not reliable AND hamper performance. Get a starter box.

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like a shaft start or a GOOD pullstart.
"GOOD pullstart" is an oxymoron... like "honest politician" or "jumbo shrimp." It doesn't exist.


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I already have to buy a new steeringg servo so I dont have any chance to spend unneccesarily
If you only want to spend your money once, get a "bump box" and be done.
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Whats an affordable starter box. My dads gonna kill me when I tell him I need a new starter and servo, since heŽll end up paying for it
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I think I figured out what Ill do. A Hitec 645MG servo and OFNA Torque Start. Any extreme failure warnings about either of these?
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rc_in_mexico, I use the Roto Start 2 in my Mutilator. It works fine, over 1 year's use for me. I only use this truck for bashing, not racing. Get yourself a better steering servo, the 645mg is super slow. Didn't know Ofna was hated here lol
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what backplate did you use? Im gonna buy the OFNA universal adapter and buy the starter wand 4 my cordless drill. whats a good servo?
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I believe its an Ofna Backplate, don't remember actually..sorry. Give Nitrohouse.com a call, they sell a bunch of Ofna products. I use the Hitec 7955tg for steering and 985mg for brakes in my Mugen Mbx6E.
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Would a Hitec 5645 cut it for steering? Im trying to keep it as affordable as possible
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Here's you a decent budget servo for steering ... it is faster than the HiTec and about the same torque:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...tal-Gear-Servo
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seems too weak, but thanx 4 the help. Anybody else know of a good servo for around $50?
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