May 16, 2012

I Hate Pull-Starts!!!

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Written by: Jeff Eveleigh

I love nitro, but I HATE pull-starts! It’s as simple as that. I was cleaning up an old nitro car to give to a friend and I wanted to fire up the engine and make sure it ran well before passing it off. Since this machine was sitting for a couple of years it wasn’t the easiest first start. After about 15 to 20 semi-aggressive pulls of the starter I could hear the engine wanting to fire but still no luck. Then it happened; the pain of tender fingers shot to my brain and I looked down to see two newly formed craters in between my fingers where skin used to be (and the pull starter handle still was). After installing some fresh Band-Aids, I was off the races again. A few quick yanks later and the engine was purring away perfectly but I still had some war wounds that surely would last the week with me. As I already said, I love nitro, but I hate pull-starts.

About the Author

Jeff Eveleigh
Jeff Eveleigh– Founded XXX Main Racing in 1998 and changed the way the industry thought about RC car videos and graphics. Jeff has also been an integral part of the hobby for 25 years with over two decades of retail hobby store experience as well as being a leading technical editor for Xtreme RC Cars Magazine for over 10 years.



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