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Old 09-10-2011, 11:47 AM   #1
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Default Losi 8 2.0 B rtr Starter box issue

I have a rtr losi 8 2.0 buggy that runs great but the starter box takes forever to turn over the motor and sometimes cannot turn the flywheel, i have to take a flathead and manually un-stick the flywheel so the 2 NIMH batteries can then turn it over. Then i repeat the process till i can get it started. A PITA to say the least. My question is if I get the Losi 14.8v Lipo like this:


Will it have a major increase in turning power ?

2nd question is the bottom of the starter box has 2 tamiya style connectors that share the load. Both have to be connected to run the motor, since the Losi Lipo only has 1 connector how do I plug the 1 connector into the 2 slots ? Probably a very easy answer but I'm a novice at this stuff. Thanks for the help
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I am assuming the engine is still new. Pre heating the engine with a heat gun or hair dryer helps.

I had similar problems with my 8t 2.0 starter box, even with the 4s lipo. though I am sure it does generate more power and may solve your problem all together.

Once i starter pre-heating the engine those issues went away.

As for wiring. I just removed the dual tamiya connectors and soldered in a single deans plug.
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exactly what i needed to know, thanks
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heat is always a goodthing when starting your engine new or old.

If you make the jump to lipo you will not look back.
you'll have tonns more torque,power and battery life.

I went to lipo in my starter boxes a few months ago and compaired to nimh the difference is night and day...

all I can say is DO IT....
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Make sure to get a low voltage indicator of some sort, over dishcharging a lipo = bad news. My brother and I share a box, figured no big deal charge before each race no need for an indicator, well at the last race we both had engine issues so the starter box had a lot more use then normal, start of the main, the box wouldnt turn over the engine or great dead battery.... open the box, and the battery was darn near 1.5 times its normal size.

Got it out and in a lipo bag, away from everything, never caught fire but learned a good leason. New indicator going in this week
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Default losi rtr starter box

have converted my box to 4S 35C lipos as well but so far have shredded two drive belts and two sets of cogs.

Have given up and installed OFNA motor and is a lot better.
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also, make double sure that the contact switch on the box is adjusted so that the flywheel can spin for a split seconf before it actually contacts the flywheel..............this gives the motors and rubber wheel a chance to get up to speed(and provide enough torque) to hit the flywheel with authority...and, like mentioned....PREHEAT THE BLOCK........giant difference and much easier on the engines internals................
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