R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-21-2003, 09:48 PM   #1
Tech Master
 
racerb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Kamloops B.C. Canada
Posts: 1,182
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
new to gas??

gotta question for ya guys......I am interested in getting a gas truck probably a Rc10Gt and was just wondering why it seems more popular for guys to have starter boxes compared to the pull start??? are the pull starts not good??? thanx for any info
racerb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 01:27 PM   #2
Tech Elite
 
CRASH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 2,715
Trader Rating: 26 (100%+)
Post Pull Start vs Non Pull Start

If you are racing a pull start and your truck flames out, you have to pull the body off restart and then put the body back on. If you are using a non pull start place it on the starter box throw it back on the track. Alot easier and quicker.
CRASH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 05:36 PM   #3
Tech Rookie
 
Dan1220's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: OHIO
Posts: 7
Send a message via AIM to Dan1220
Default

But, if your not racing, i think starter boxes are a waste of money....i cut a slot in my body so i dont have to take it off. Its no big deal for me, and i save about 70 bux that way. Plus that is just one more thing you have to carry with u
Dan1220 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 06:29 PM   #4
Tech Regular
 
rushdude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Central, NJ
Posts: 402
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to rushdude
Default

Yeah thats what I do to. Just cut a hole in the body so you can start it. Its a pain when you have to take the body off just to start the car.
rushdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 09:18 PM   #5
Tech Master
 
racerb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Kamloops B.C. Canada
Posts: 1,182
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default well everyone at my track as the starter box

and I would be racing but I was just thinking it sure would be nice to not have to spend extra money on a starter box if I can get away with it.....does the hole you would cut out in the body affect anything as far as a racing aspect goes?????

thanx for the input guys
racerb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 11:57 PM   #6
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 66
Send a message via AIM to Gped0124 Send a message via Yahoo to Gped0124
Default

Most people run starter boxes because of the higher rpms the motor can acheive without the drag of the one way bearing, just one of those slight advantage things. It can also be a little easier to start a pesky engine , or one that is tuned wrong. I use a starter box because almost none of my engines are pullstart ...
Gped0124 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2003, 10:40 AM   #7
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Bloomfeild Hills, MI
Posts: 76
Default

i don't think that the rc10gt is the best truck you could get. the losi verson xxx-nt has a much sturdier frame. the only problem i have had with my xxx-nt is breaking the front arms but this can be solved by a $15 pair of graphite arms. or you could save yourself the hastle and get the adam drake edition which comes with many hopups included.
igkyoa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2003, 01:05 PM   #8
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 29
Default

If i were you i'd definately get the starter box.. sometimes engines are tricky to start at first.. (or like mine, have problems anyway..lol) so i would just get it. Duratrax makes a cheap on for $50 for 1:10 scale offroad, but there are many more options. oh yeah, when your breaking in an engine if the settings have been messed with or something like that its much easier to have a starter box doing the work for you so you can get the engine running faster, better, and a whole lot easier. As for the drag created by the pull-starts i wouldnt imagine it would be that much, at least none that i can notice, but like i say i dont know because i have never tried it without. For your choice on the truck, look around i think there is something better too, i have a duratrax nitro evader (RTR 269.99 from towerhobbies.com) and it is a fast and durable truck compared to what others usually say. As for other brands im not sure ive not been in long enough, anyway these are probable the cheapest brands i can think of, but you still get a nice truck.
prestonrice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2003, 01:52 PM   #9
Tech Regular
 
rushdude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Central, NJ
Posts: 402
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to rushdude
Default

I have owned about 3 stadium trucks. The one I currently have is the losi xxx-nt and it is by far the best.
rushdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2003, 03:18 PM   #10
Tech Rookie
 
Dan1220's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: OHIO
Posts: 7
Send a message via AIM to Dan1220
Default

Your from RCU arent u Rushdude?
Dan1220 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2003, 03:49 PM   #11
Tech Regular
 
rushdude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Central, NJ
Posts: 402
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to rushdude
Default

yeah why?
rushdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2003, 04:14 PM   #12
Tech Rookie
 
Dan1220's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: OHIO
Posts: 7
Send a message via AIM to Dan1220
Default

I am too....i dont like the new site so i came here.
Dan1220 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2003, 07:17 PM   #13
Tech Regular
 
rushdude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Central, NJ
Posts: 402
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to rushdude
Default

There just in it to make $$$$. Before I just bought rc stuff from here.
rushdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2003, 07:50 PM   #14
Tech Master
 
racerb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Kamloops B.C. Canada
Posts: 1,182
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Talking hey guy's....thanx for all the info

but I already made up my mind on a rc10GT....I was just debating what style to get pull start or starter box...what is RCU????? just curious
racerb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2003, 07:53 PM   #15
Tech Regular
 
rushdude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Central, NJ
Posts: 402
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to rushdude
Default

It's www.rcuniverse.com Its a big rc forum. So big you post something and you get an answer in like less that 15 minutes. There is a lot of people there. Just don't buy or sell anything there. If you buy something there you most likely get ripped off. They never used to but they started charging people for listing stuff for sale which pi$$ed me off. Now they are just in it for the money.
rushdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 01:15 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net