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Old 05-23-2015, 01:23 AM   #61
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That is utterly false, to claim that it is impossible to start a nitro engine below 5-10C. I would say something more like "it's more difficult at or below freezing"..

Preheating can help though when outside temps are cooler. If you have electricity, just use a cheapo hair drier and wrap the head in an old sock and get the temps to 175-220F, and start it up. Once started, you just need to run it a bit fatter than normal. Nitro engines actually like cooler temps.. More O2 in the (colder, denser) air means more power...
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Old 05-23-2015, 02:10 AM   #62
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Once started, you just need to run it a bit fatter than normal. Nitro engines actually like cooler temps.. More O2 in the (colder, denser) air means more power...
Once started, that's the key words! Maybe I exaggerated a bit with the temperature, but you got the point. And I agree with all the other things.
I recommended the above methods for starting up the motor considering there is no power supply around. Of course a hair dryer is the simplest method.
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:51 AM   #63
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Just bring along two ignitors. One for preheating and then another fully charged unit for start up. Always worked on my nitro planes in really cold weather. I know a lot of trucks use an ignitor and electric starter all in one which would make things a tad more difficult. I hope my after run oil has done its job in my nitro plane engines. They haven't been started in almost 3 yrs now.....
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:44 AM   #65
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I love how it always turns into an argument over nitro versus electric. They both have a home in the hobby....why can't we all just get along?

Savage and Muggy are the two best "monster trucks" ive ever seen. Savage handles terrible when turning but is a tank for jumping and bashing in general....Muggy handles like a dream but if you break it good luck finding parts.

Both can be nitro or electric, pick your flavor: smelly and loud -or- fast and dangerous
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