Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    RC Competitor
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    83

    Away with EZ start

    Sense I'm wanting to make my Slayer faster, and more agile. I want to remove wait. Which means the EZ start needs to come off. Whats some better alternatives?
    "Haters gonna hate, bashers gonna bash!!"

  2. #2
    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Wolfslash16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Riverton Utah
    Posts
    4,511
    Sense I'm wanting to make my Slayer faster, and more agile. I want to remove wait. Which means the EZ start needs to come off. Whats some better alternatives?
    I really like the ez start, because when it dies when I have the body on, I don't have to take it of to start it. If you want to get rid of the ez start, just get a pull start and a glow plug igniter. Here is a link to a pull starter, http://www.rcplanet.com/Traxxas_Reco..._p/tra5170.htm And a link to the glow plug igniter... http://www.rcplanet.com/Redcat_Racin...p/red80104.htm I like this long igniter because it can reach deep into the body without you needing to take the body off... But, with a pull start, you will have to take the body off anyway to start it... Hope this helps!
    2SummitE/TmaxxVillainSlash2&4SlayerPndeTeton

  3. #3
    RC Champion
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO.
    Posts
    2,176
    pull starts have their advantages but after a day of trying to tune my truck, my finders made the decision to stick with the ez start.

    You can build a "bump start" box, or buy one and not have to worry about either

  4. #4
    Marshal Double G's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Putting the wet stuff on the hot stuff
    Posts
    10,566
    It's not a whole lot of weight that comes off, but an advantage none-the-less. With a good tune it takes all of a couple pulls to get the engine to run and the only thing in my pocket is a tuning screwdriver and a glow ignitor. No need to carry a heavy wand around or a drill (for a roto-start). Can start anywhere.
    The Super Derecho

  5. #5
    RC Turnbuckle Jr. CarGuy7a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Gettin' Lucky In KY
    Posts
    3,895
    Quote Originally Posted by Double G View Post
    It's not a whole lot of weight that comes off, but an advantage none-the-less. With a good tune it takes all of a couple pulls to get the engine to run and the only thing in my pocket is a tuning screwdriver and a glow ignitor. No need to carry a heavy wand around or a drill (for a roto-start). Can start anywhere.
    Don't forget your temp gauge. It really isn't that much weight you are removing, but where the weight is on the truck is up high. I noticed it didn't have quite as much body roll after removing it.

  6. #6
    RC Competitor
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    97
    Good tip with pull starts is to wear a thick glove. It is so much easier on your hands. And double g brings up a great point.

  7. #7
    RC Turnbuckle Jr. CarGuy7a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Gettin' Lucky In KY
    Posts
    3,895
    Another thing I forgot to add is that it is easier to tell when you flood your engine with a pull start. When the rope gets hard to yank, you've flooded it.

    Glove, Naaa. Gloves are for sissies Mine always starts in 3 pulls.

  8. #8
    RC Competitor
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    97
    Quote Originally Posted by CarGuy7a View Post
    Another thing I forgot to add is that it is easier to tell when you flood your engine with a pull start. When the rope gets hard to yank, you've flooded it.

    Glove, Naaa. Gloves are for sissies Mine always starts in 3 pulls.
    Well first starts on inline 2-strokes can be a difficult task. But now that all my gas rc's are tuned I don't even bring a glove to the lake

  9. #9
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Edmonton, AB Canada
    Posts
    485
    rotostart...

  10. #10
    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Wolfslash16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Riverton Utah
    Posts
    4,511
    rotostart...
    Ugh, I hate carrying things around... The ez start wand is easy to use, and so is the pull start. The roto start on the other hand, can get very frustrating...
    2SummitE/TmaxxVillainSlash2&4SlayerPndeTeton

  11. #11
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Edmonton, AB Canada
    Posts
    485
    what machine have u had a rotostart for??

  12. #12
    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Wolfslash16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Riverton Utah
    Posts
    4,511
    My friend has a hpi, and it has a rotostart, and it never seems to work, even when he bought a new motor for the drill part...
    2SummitE/TmaxxVillainSlash2&4SlayerPndeTeton

  13. #13
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Edmonton, AB Canada
    Posts
    485
    never had a problem i "tuned right" should fire up with one small press of the button.. love them.. and u dont have the heavy ez start system on your truck.. less rotating mass and weight = more speed and performance!!!!

  14. #14
    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Wolfslash16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Riverton Utah
    Posts
    4,511
    never had a problem i "tuned right" should fire up with one small press of the button.. love them.. and u dont have the heavy ez start system on your truck.. less rotating mass and weight = more speed and performance!!!!
    True, but I'll admit, I'm lazy. I like just having to press a button....
    2SummitE/TmaxxVillainSlash2&4SlayerPndeTeton

  15. #15
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Edmonton, AB Canada
    Posts
    485
    LOL fair enough

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •