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Old 07-20-2006, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default Have anyone use this starter box before?

I plan to get a starter box for my S3 buggy. need it small yet no broke my pocket ( too demanding of me)
I saw this on Tower:
Ofna 1/8 Off-Road Compact Starter Box
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHUC7&P=6

Anyone has experience with it?
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:10 PM   #2
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yeah i have that box i used it with my jammin buggy and my hyper 8 and it worked for both it is really light wich is nice i use it with (2) stick packs and works great fro everything but breaking in an engine. but it comes with alligator clips and you can use a car battery for engine break in. i highly recommend this box.
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Old 07-20-2006, 05:04 PM   #3
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my friend has one and he didn't like it. belt kept on slipping on him and made a loud squeal all the time it slipped. he tried to adjust the tension on it and adjusted it all the way out and still slipped. on the other hand another guy had the same box next to him at the track and never had any problems with it. the box is nice and light, however i prefer a heavier box, just feels more stable when your buggy is on it.
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Old 07-20-2006, 05:33 PM   #4
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As others have mentioned, this box is light, but it is not powerful. If you are running an engine that has been broken in (2+ gallons), you should be fine. However, this box suffers from belt slippage, I would go with the chrometop 12v box with the big motor in it. More torque starts the buggy easier every time.
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i used to have this one

http://www.ofna.com/images/st-sb-10250-big.jpg

except for mine had a blue top
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Seemed there are many models available from the same manufacturer.

Our's over here from 'Ho Bao'(same as 'Ofna' over your side ?) has a stainless steel shell, compact, uses 2 sticks or 1 gel battery & does not cost a bomb like the Team Magic X5. It is strong enough even for new engine, if you use the 12V gel battery that can fits inside neatly.

Unfortunately, it also has the same problem of the drive belt slipping the minute it crank the flywheel. However, this minor problem is easily solved by placing an M4 flat washer on the left of the motor between the mounting plate to tilt the pulley a bit to the left.
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I like this one...only fits 2 6 cell packs in side...though you might squeeze a 12v in...

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXCLZ9&P=ML
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I have a S3 and use a Thunder Tiger box . Its the 3rd different box that i have owned and is the best as it holds 2 stick packs or you can put a gel cell in it. It comes with a lead and clips for a 12v power source. It has one big 750 motor in it and never have any problems with belts slipping..
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I like this one...only fits 2 6 cell packs in side...though you might squeeze a 12v in...

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXCLZ9&P=ML
i bought that before..it says its a universal..and i love the stainless steel...its just that it doesnt fit 1/8th scale! i spent like 2 hours trying over and over to set it up to my chassis..but it just doesnt fit..so dont buy that
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