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Old 12-07-2002, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default Looking for starter box. Any recommendations.

Looking for a starter box for my hpi nitro rs4/3 type ss, basically need it to be compatible with this, but i'm also thinking of getting a 1/8 scale truck so would maybe like compatibilty with this as well.

Have been looking at the ofna multi i because you can use this on virtually everything but can find any where in the u.k that stocks ofna stuff. Also have seen some that you can put a glow starter panel in, i would like this facility if possible.

Any recommendations?????
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Old 12-07-2002, 05:04 PM   #2
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Turn your bicycle upside down and get someone to start turning the pedals really fast.

On a more serious note. Integy make a good starter box.

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The new ofna starter box looks good too, starts every kind of car i think (even 1/8th)
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this is the one but i can't find a u.k stockist

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Turn your bicycle upside down and get someone to start turning the pedals really fast.

On a more serious note. Integy make a good starter box.
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Turn your bicycle upside down and get someone to start turning the pedals really fast.

On a more serious note. Integy make a good starter box.
hey that works i tried it
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Old 12-07-2002, 07:43 PM   #7
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When the first nitro cars came out way back then that was the only way to get them started for most people as starter boxes had to be made at home. Nobody producing them like they do now.

Nigel1210. I cant think off hand who the UK Distributor is for OFNA if there even is one but give Helgar Racing or Ripmax a call. They should be able to help you.
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Here is an HPI starter box which is available in Europe.

See
http://cgi.hpi-europe.com/accessories.php?lang=en

Then scroll down the page to find the box and part number.

Here are 2 interesting web articles about improving and maintaining your starter box.

http://www.rcnitro.com/rn/articles/ht_starterbox.asp

http://www.rc411.com/howto/starterbox-01.html
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i have a friend that has a ofna box with good wire and stock motor arms in mod cans wired reverse polarity and timing at 0 deg.
with the motors and the better wires he went half the summer with out having to charge his 12v battery yes it's true i would swear it. it's just silly how bad the stock motors are and that undersized wire is heck start your motor and feel the wire and it's warm. hum thats not right!
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the thing i like about the ofna box is that you can use it on any type of car/truck, anybody know of another make that does one like this and is easier to get in the u.k?
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i think thundertiger has one that starts all kinds
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The Ofna is similiar to the Duratrax one. You should have no problem getting it in the UK.
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These guys are the UK distributors for Megatech. They will be able to get you the Ofna Starter box.

The Gadget Shop Limited
Hesslewood Hall
Ferriby Road, Hessle
East Yorkshire HU13 OLH
England

Phone: (44) 1482 626 400
Fax: (44) 1482 626 432
e-mail: [email protected]
URL: www.gadgets.co.uk

Contact: Mr Simon Bodsworth
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