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AKASHA
11-03-2007, 12:33 AM
Well, sitting around not being able to play with my r/c for a while, because of my back problems, has gotten me to rethink things a bit differently. I like traxxas idea of the ez start system but am well aware of how much more weight and rotational masses it puts on the r/c, but all in all for bashing purposes it isn’t that bad really. It is kind of nice to be able to push a single button with ONE piece of equipment and get the motor to start up, unlike the roto start system that uses two 6 cell battery packs, a shaft that takes time to disassemble, not really pocket or belt friendly, and having to take a glow plug igniter with you everywhere, all to shed a half pound and take some rotational mass off the motor. It does have its advantages on the track, however that’s not always an option as it is approximately a 45 minute drive to just get there, when my front yard is just about perfect for bashing.

My idea is to simply take apart one of the wands, mount the circuit board on the truck somewhere along with a single 6 cell pack, mounting a cheapie servo that will literally push the start button for me. Mounting a toggle or push button switch on the remote, somewhere out of the way, so when activated it triggers the servo to move into place thus starting the truck back up for me. I seen a video a while back where someone had installed a “remote start” on a jato however, I cannot find any information on how that was accomplished.

I am thinking of dropping in a big block motor to help with the weight gains here with this idea but would like some feedback from you guys to see what you think of it all. Just keep in mind this is in the name of me not having to bend down to pick the truck up, put it on something to get a straight shot at the back plate, not having to carry ANYTHING around, and most importantly not having to continually walk so far out to bend down and restart the truck again. I know it sounds really lazy but you have to understand that there are some days where my legs go numb and I literally can’t walk. Some of you will never know just how embarrassing and disappointing to have to use a wheel chair to get around in a grocery store because I can’t walk at age 26 while still looking somewhat muscular and fit. Honestly, I hope that NONE of you have to experience that either. Anyways thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope to hear some positive feedback from you guys.

eclipsegsxr
11-03-2007, 01:14 AM
its odd you bring this up only because i recently found a post yesterday from around 2004 talking about this on another website..but it never really got past the first two proto's but someone posted a link to a DIY idea...hopefully i can post the link without getting in trouble? this one (http://www.jla-stuff.com/Wireless_Remote_Start_System.pdf) uses a way bigger battery than what the other guy was talking about, but you get the idea and possibly refine it for your tastes

AKASHA
11-03-2007, 01:19 AM
Not odd, it's destiny ;)
The link you posted isn't working. If such things are not allowed here could you please pm me the link or something? THX

edit. N/M I got it to work
http://www.jla-stuff.com/Wireless_Remote_Start_System.pdf
THX a bunch

eclipsegsxr Seriously THX a bunch, that is exactly what I am looking for.

eclipsegsxr
11-03-2007, 01:59 AM
your welcome, i can try to find the other guys post about his, he used a control box and the battery fit inside it instead of the stick battery, much less weight and all, unless you know your way around the battery world i dont believe he ever posted what he used......i found the pic of the one guys i guess its just a teaser because he never released it nor the info but here you go http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/8297/black20boxgq6.th.jpg (http://img160.imageshack.us/my.php?image=black20boxgq6.jpg)

AKASHA
11-03-2007, 02:06 AM
your welcome, i can try to find the other guys post about his, he used a control box and the battery fit inside it instead of the stick battery, much less weight and all, unless you know your way around the battery world i dont believe he ever posted what he used......i found the pic of the one guys i guess its just a teaser because he never released it nor the info but here you go http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/8297/black20boxgq6.th.jpg (http://img160.imageshack.us/my.php?image=black20boxgq6.jpg)

I am always open to more information as well as other ideas. The least amount of weight would be ideal, but beggers can't be choosers.

WOW, if the batts are are on top I can see why he never went any further with that one. that COG must be horrible lol.
At least I have the info now to redesign a few things and work with the placements and all that. Honestly I really like the first ones as it doesn't look all that heavy and the pieces can be somewhat placed anywhere you want them. Just going to have to build a low weight, high capacity, custom formed/mounted battery pack and all should be good. THX a million bud. I really appreciate the info

eclipsegsxr
11-03-2007, 02:30 AM
here is the post from the other site about it, he said the C.G. isnt off at all but i;ll let you read it and see...he posted a video but i couldnt get it to work...click (http://www.rcnitrotalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1444)

ahhhh finally, i was waiting to post till i found an idea maybe of a battery much smaller than the stick try this (http://http://www.all-battery.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=986) , its an idea, i'm new to the hobby and not sure the ez-start's motor handling in amps..hmm maybe?

trakhak
11-04-2007, 10:15 AM
We got this in at the hobby shop, SportWerks Reaction Stadium truck. Horizon hobby.

ironoutlaw
11-06-2007, 10:41 AM
in the new car action mag ,there is a module to only allow 6 volts for a receiver , so you could use this and get rid of the receiver pack and save some weight i dont remember who made it sorry, i will look later when i get home

CAMIII_Al
11-06-2007, 11:02 AM
You could also try a LIPO battery instead of the six cell pack. I don't know what you need, but some of the guys over in the brushless forum could probably help.

total_psycho
11-11-2007, 11:32 AM
the SportWerks Reaction is a neat truck the biggest problem i seen with it was they put the 7.2 on the back is alot of weight to put on the back of the truck plus it is not a standerd size 7.2 so if it would go out i guess you would have to call sportwerks or make it yourself.

AKASHA
11-11-2007, 01:06 PM
While I do like the idea of the reaction, I don't see myself buying another r/c anytime soon, and I don't see those specific parts available at this time. Still seems pretty new.

Honestly, at this point I think I am going to go with the hack em' up remote start and custom build a pack.