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Old 05-28-2004, 02:32 PM   #1
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Hey All,

Does anyone have experience with the duratrax 1/10th starter box? Is it same as the OFNA one, but just with a different logo? (i.e both made by Q-World)..

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Old 05-28-2004, 02:37 PM   #2
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Also, does anyone own this starter box?

It says it is fits most 1/10th on-road and off-road, but the configuration doesn't seem to allow it to be used for an on- road touring sedan

Is the picture wrong? does anyone have experience with this?

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I had experience with Duratrax product but not the starter box. Just so that you know Duratrax product quality is by far one of the worst in the R/C industries. Every Duratarax product I own brake really fast. They are cheap but you get what you pay for. Just spend a little bit more getting a better starter box, that might cost a bit more but it will pay off in the end. I would reccomend you look at the AE Starter box or box made by Team Magic.
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I had experience with Duratrax product but not the starter box. Just so that you know Duratrax product quality is by far one of the worst in the R/C industries. Every Duratarax product I own brake really fast. They are cheap but you get what you pay for. Just spend a little bit more getting a better starter box, that might cost a bit more but it will pay off in the end. I would reccomend you look at the AE Starter box or box made by Team Magic.
Thanks for the tip

I will keep that in mind
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Also, does anyone own this starter box?

It says it is fits most 1/10th on-road and off-road, but the configuration doesn't seem to allow it to be used for an on- road touring sedan

Is the picture wrong? does anyone have experience with this?

Thanks

I bought that OFNA box yesterday from Stormer Hobbies. I did not notice the strage configuration untill this this morning. I found this, witch looks like an actual pic of the box. The configuration looks right in this pic. I should get the box tomorrow, and if it not right I'm returning it.


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I own a starter box from ofna from 2002 ... great buy ... just mounted internal gel based 7amp battery and it start my cars easily ...

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hi B

i've been using this box for over a year now, best for the money, nothing ever has gone wrong with mine, maybe duratrax is not know for making quality cars, but as far as accesories they do good

the wheel in the box can be moved so it can be mounted seeing the box from the top in the "y" axis or the "x" axis, so you can fit on or off road car on it

if you are using this box to start a .12 or .15 engine you'll do fine, i use it to start my rex p5 and it struggles a bit and shreds the rubber wheel but it does a good job starting the tight .21 considering it's meant for 1/10 cars and .12-.15 engines

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I got my OFNA box saturday. The pic is wrong, there is no problem with the setup of this box. It's set up out of the box for most nitro touring cars, just plug in the battery. Awsome, no I'm ready to throw smoke!
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I've been using Stater boxes going on 4+ yrs. Started out the Duratrax big blue, wne to serpent box, then the best one I have found yet..... Mugen...BTII
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I'm using an old Ofna box to start your old Mugen car. The only thing with the Duratrax boxes is to double check what side the starter wheel is on. I seem to remember that they do have both types.

The best starter boxes that I have used are the ones with large automotive wiper motors on them. Nothing hase the torque of one of these boxes. The motor sticks out the side of my box if you have a transverse engine (IE: Mugen, Serpent, G4)
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