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12-28-2008, 11:41 PM
Hello all, I just got a Exceed RC 1/8 Battalion for Christmas and I was breaking in the engine today. I was running the first tank of fuel through when it stalled out. I tried to re start the car but the pull cord came out and I'm having a hard time figuring out how to re attach it. If anyone out there might be able to help it would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. This is my first Nitro RC if you couldn't figure that out already lol
12-29-2008, 01:02 AM
Ah man that sucks. Those things are small and is a pain in the @$$ to put back together.
If you have all ready taken out the spring, check that the Inner part that catches the recoil started pully is not broken. Make note what way the spring is wound.
Wind the rope back onto the pulley in the same direction as the spring.
Once the Rope is on the pully, place the pully onto the spring and pull the end of the rope out and pull it between the Recoild housing and the starter pully.
At this point the end of the rope should be pointing out of the recoil.
Turn the pully (along with the rope) in the same direction as the spring and the rope. Usually 1-2 turns and you should feel some resistance to the spring.
Periodicly poke the end of the rope through the recoil guide hole.
With a bit pressure applied to the outside of pulley (so it and the spring does'nt come flying out) tug gently to see if you have resistance. A rule of thumb is that you want to come to the end of the rope before you come to the end of the spring. If you come to the end of the end of the spring you will feel alot of resistance and at the end it will be a little spungie.
If you come to the end of the rope it will be a sudden stop.
If you come to the end of the spring pull the rope back through guide hole and back of the pulley by 1 turn, re-thread through the guide hole and test again.
If you come to the end of the rope and you feel that you don't have enough resistance, again pull the rope out of the guide hole and turn the pully with the rope 1 turn. Re-thread through the guide hole and test.
I hope this all makes sense.
12-29-2008, 01:09 AM
Make sure you don't pull the rope out of the recoil anymore the a 2-3".
If its that had to start consider a roto start system. Its a bit more expensive but in IMO it will save you alot of hastle.
Here is a link to what you can upgrade to, You will get the idea:)
12-29-2008, 06:11 AM
their are alot of guides ob yotube that canhelp you fix your pull cord ... i honestly hate the roto start and ez start .. i sold both and bough pull cords .... pull cord will never fail you!!!
12-29-2008, 10:20 AM
I got rid of my pull start(PIA imo)after it starts to slip ect .I prefer bump starting with my trusty wheel.Same starter ive used on my airplanes and helis for years *o).
12-29-2008, 03:39 PM
Thanks a lot for all the info and tips guys. I was thinking about buying a roto start just for convienience. I am going to try to repair the pull start, but like I said, I am pretty new at this kinda stuff and it sounds a bit complicated. Should I run into problems, does anyone know of a good hobby shop in the Peterborough or Oshawa area that might be able to help me?
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