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RC Glossary


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Shaft Start --

A starting system for nitro engines using a shaft (similar to a large dogbone axle) that is spun by a hand held unit or cordless drill. The shaft is inserted into the rear of the engine, spinning the crank and turning the engine over. Shaft start systems offer a low relative weight compared to other onboard starting systems, but are useless if you forget the handheld unit or drill (or if the batteries in either goes dead).
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