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Old 04-21-2008, 11:35 AM   #1
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I see that there are two different colors---the purple and the grey. Are there any dirrerences betwen the two?
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:09 PM   #2
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I see that there are two different colors---the purple and the grey. Are there any dirrerences betwen the two?
Except for the color, they are the same.
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Man, I had troubles with the grey one this weekend. I had two freshly charged 3000NiMH sticks in there and it would not turn the engine over.

Granted the engine was a new OS but I had it pre-heated to 175*-180*. Even after a few break in tanks it still would not start the engine even with the glo plug out.

Are the OS's really that tight or could it be something else?

I am going to try some stronger packs from cheapbatterypacks.com and see what happens.
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I run 4200 SMC packs in my Mugen grey box and it will start anything. It has alot to do with the batterys.
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What is "SMC"?
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What is "SMC"?
SMC is the company that matches and assembles the battery packs.
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Make sure the two o-rings pulling the contacts together did not snap.
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Make sure the two o-rings pulling the contacts together did not snap.

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You have to forgive my ignorance as I did not build the starter box, I bought it pre-assembled. What are you talking about?
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You have to forgive my ignorance as I did not build the starter box, I bought it pre-assembled. What are you talking about?
Mugen starter box were not pre assembled. You have to do it yourself. Unless your local hobby shop did it for you
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I run 4200 SMC packs in my Mugen grey box and it will start anything. It has alot to do with the batterys.
Just change the 2 Mabuchi motors for some cheap 19 - 23 turns motors, I have Team Orion Havok 23 turns and have enough power to start anything and I do use some cheap 3000mAh packs.
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Is it a new box? If so the brushes on the motors may not have seated to the armature yet. I don't know if you've had experience with bump boxes, so I gotta ask. Also make sure the flywheel is not hitting the chassis, and allow the starter wheel to spin up, before blipping the flywheel.
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Mugen starter box were not pre assembled. You have to do it yourself. Unless your local hobby shop did it for you
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Just change the 2 Mabuchi motors for some cheap 19 - 23 turns motors, I have Team Orion Havok 23 turns and have enough power to start anything and I do use some cheap 3000mAh packs.
This is where I am concerned....mine only has 1 motor thus the question about the differences between the purple and the greay box.

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Is it a new box? If so the brushes on the motors may not have seated to the armature yet. I don't know if you've had experience with bump boxes, so I gotta ask. Also make sure the flywheel is not hitting the chassis, and allow the starter wheel to spin up, before blipping the flywheel.
Yes it is a new box but everything spins freely. How do I know if the brushes have seated or not?
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Searching on the net to this product it should have 2 motors.

That is your problem I think.....

Is there place for a 2nd one ?
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Searching on the net to this product it should have 2 motors.

That is your problem I think.....

Is there place for a 2nd one ?
I just got to work, so I will have to check tonight. I will let you know.
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This is what it should look like inside...

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