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Nitro start dead

Discussion in 'Tools' started by Stunnerable, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Stunnerable

    Stunnerable Member

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    Soooo... first time using it, just stopped working after a few minutes. Fully charged battery wouldn’t help. Uh, any ideas?
     
  2. NightFlier X4.6

    NightFlier X4.6 Well-Known Member

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    The motor in the unit may have failed
     
  3. rcaircraftnut

    rcaircraftnut Active Member

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    They can be overheated and burn up brushes. They use a cheap brushed motor like you would find in a walmart rc car. They don't take much abuse. Chuck your start shaft in a good high speed cordless drill and never lool back.
     
  4. Stunnerable

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    Why why why would they build it so cheaply!!? That is the buggiest waste of $30 I’ve ever spent! Grrrrr!! Looks like I’m now investing in a good 18+v drill. ‍♂️

    I’d rather pull start than deal with these cheap starters.
     
  5. NightFlier X4.6

    NightFlier X4.6 Well-Known Member

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    That's what I use is my drill due to my battery went bad for my Roto start and I wasn't buying a new one when I had a drill that could do the same thing.
     
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