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hey all..

ive had a pretty bad luck day today..





my rotostart.. rooted.. its making werid noise.. really really loud..
too loud for my liking.. so i opened it up.. the gears were crunching..
the gear from the motor and the next gear it connects too.. i looked..
wondered why..

took out the motor.. and my god.. the the shaft from that motor (which
connects to the gear), is bent!. its like a 30 degree angle bend!..
quite bizarre... i think i need to order new gear set.. and i might be
able to bend the shaft back.. ill see how i go..

hmm.. rotostart




ive seen pullstart in action.. didnt like it. lol



is there a system which has the best of both worlds?... rotostat & pullstart in one system?.. now that would be worth it...

start it from a cold start using roto.. then pullstart when its hot
.. EASY
 

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That's what they have on the AE MGT, not sure if it is the same on the MTA-4 though. You can use a drill bit and it is a pullstart.
 

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OK at first I thought you were talking about on the back of the engine... but now I see that you actually mean the hand held starter itself.


I know they sell on ebay for about USD $10.Edited by: Skidd
 

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Just put the starter shaft into your cordless drill.


Regards,


Chris
 

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AUSRC said:
Just put the starter shaft into your cordless drill.


Regards,


Chris

Chris, I'd be acreful about doing that. I believe that most cordless drills have way too much torque to be used as a rotostart. I know when I get hydralock in my engine the rotostart will not turn it over, this prevents damage to the one-way bearing.


If you are going to use a cordless drill, then make sure it is a model that has adjustable torque settings and that you have it dialled right down.
 

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yeah my cordless drill has torque setting as for a pull-start/rotostart i think there is a Sullivan Tiger Drive which i think is one





i will get back to you as i have togo through all my rc car,rc car action and rc driver mags to find it
 

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hey.,.. thanks guys..

yeah.. im a bit weery of using a cordless drill.. mine is a reallly
reallly powerfull one.. so i better not use it.. ill probs keep my eye
out on ebay for another one (thanks skidd) , and re-solder my deans
clips.



thanks mini T.. i'd be interested to see if it fits on savvy though
 

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can u see the broken shaft?

oh well.. ill keep my eye out on rotos.. or even just buy a motor of similar rating.
 

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any batt drill will work fine as long as the clutch settings are set
right, also make sure the directon of the drill is correct otherwise it
wont start. The roto spins pretty fast so I dare say you would have to
have your drill set to its highest speed or if its a variable speed
drill just watch your itchy trigger finger
 

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Dan said:
I dare say you would have to
have your drill set to its highest speed
I have started my
Savage with a cordless drill in the past. Flat out the drill was only
just popping the motor over because it wasn't spinning fast enough.
Managed to get motor started, but it wasn't a speedy affair.




I think it needed to be in reverse too - check the direction sticker on the rotostart.

Edited by: jerrah
 
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