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Old 04-06-2005, 08:00 PM
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tonight i was using this temp guage for my tmaxx (2.5), and, the hottest it said it got was 190 degrees, but there was smoke or steam or whatever coming off the head, and it sounded as if it were overheating when u gave it gas. so, my question is, does anyone know if this is this a very accurate temp guage, becasue right now i'm starting to have my doubts. thanks in advance
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I don't know what the accuracy of that product is, but I wouldn't buy one. I have a Raytek gun and it works great. It's more expensive than some guns(I gave $90), but what is the value of an engine rebuild in comparison? Get yourself a reputable piece, like the Raytek or an MIP onboard gauge, and I'll bet you'll be happier.
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Atomik actually isn't too bad of products , i have one just like it except made by a different company . . just looks like different paint and their logo on it . . but mine is very accurate
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thank u guys for the help.
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what nirtroRCracer was referring to was the Duratrax Flashpoint. It's very accurate, and is very small Thing I don't like about Rayteks is that they are over priced. The little lazer pointer is a novelty, and doesn't serve much of a purpose. So $24, or $90...granted the Raytek has a few more features. But I would pick the $24 one.
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Not sure how old your Atomik temp gun is, but if the battery is low your temp will be incorrect. I use the same one and it works very well. It also does not work on shinny heads. Just some thoughts?
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Originally posted by NNADS
Not sure how old your Atomik temp gun is, but if the battery is low your temp will be incorrect. I use the same one and it works very well. It also does not work on shinny heads. Just some thoughts?
the battery is fine. i can tell because in the top of the screen it tells how much power u have got left, and it looks to be good.

what engine do u use urs on? i use mine on my TRX 2.5 in my tmaxx, and on my .21 in my buggy.

by the way, thanks everyone for all the help so far
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I've got a Duratrax Flashpoint that is almost identical. I used it all last year with no problems on a polished aluminum head. It read within a degree of a raytek. This year I thought I was having problems when I was getting false readings. I am temping an anodized blue head and a powder coated black head now. I looked at the manual and found a setting that helped me get a more accurate reading for the non shinny head. There is a setting called emissivity value. It is set default to 95E. It suggests in the instructions that aluminum anodized.... set it to 77E.
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how do you guys point the raygun? on the heat sink?.... wat I do for a right reading..I think.... is to point the red dot on the glow plug.... any ideas which is better?
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Just straight down the head at the glowplug.
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Originally posted by sho .21
the battery is fine. i can tell because in the top of the screen it tells how much power u have got left, and it looks to be good.

what engine do u use urs on? i use mine on my TRX 2.5 in my tmaxx, and on my .21 in my buggy.

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I am using it on a TRX 2.5 as well.
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