Fair enough, whatever works for you. I drove whenever I wanted to take a nitro out for a bash/race, if I had to head home to work on them I wouldn't be going back out again, especially if it were just something small like a bent hingepin or a cv pin for example.
I haven't had small parts fail like that since transitioning to larger RCs. I drive pretty tamely, I guess. When I have a breakage it's generally the result of losing control at high speed or running into an unseen obstacle, at which point enough damage is done that I wouldn't want to try to fix it without my entire toolkit available anyway.
The other reason is no engine I would spend my money on personally uses a pull or rotostart, so there is no other option than bump start. Plus I'd love to see someone try and pull start a tight nova or OS, haha.
Once those engines are broken-in, pullstarts work just as well on them as on any other engines. But yes, when they're brand-new pullstarts would be painful to use, and since those are race engines I wouldn't want the extra complexity of a pullstart if I were actually racing either. Though interestingly, I have an OS .15-LDX engine kicking around somewhere that's brand-new, and yet the pullstart is still fairly easy to pull.
(Last edited by fyrstormer : 3.20.17 at 12:26 pm)
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