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I recently purchased a Nitro ST-15 and was browsing the web for information about this wonderfully inexpensive Stadium Truck (ST). I found various theorys and ideas concerning its origins, longevity, and replacement parts. I am hoping to provide a place for everyone to get together and collaberate on what is true and what is false about the Nitro ST-15.
Here is what I am hoping will happen... People will send me email about the stories and information that you come up with on this quick little truck.
Readers write !!
Hello, My name is Nat Burnett and I am a college student in Washington State. I recently bought a ST-15 as my first gas powered RC truck. I have had a real hard time getting it to keep running without the glow warmer in it. I suspect that this is due to the fuel/air being to rich. I first thought it was my glow plug, so I pulled it with some plyers and then after re-installing it, found out that I didn't tighten it enough. hahah, oh well, on my trip down south I am going to stop by a hobbie shop and get an actual glow plug puller. Do you think it is the richness? When I had it running leaner, the thing scared me to death because it was reving so high I thought the piston was going to shoot right through the top. In tribute to the site... When I got my ST-15, the air filter was some crappy foam P.O.S. instead of the one viewable on the website. In Addition, the plastic piece that hooks the servo arm to the steering ball was too small and also didn't look like the picture shown. They also left out one of the small springs used on the servo arm for the throttle body, but I jerry rigged it and it works fine. So as of now I have no steering, but am working on breaking in the engine in the mean time. I just got my body painted and think it looks really good, so I will be sending pics once I get ahold of a friend's digital camera. One question, is the 2-speed tranny hard to install at all? Or is it pretty self explanatory?
Your Brother in RC enthusiasm,
P.S. I admire the site and hope you keep it running, good luck!
This Web site features my own ST-15 and stuff I (and readers) came up with. I aint da best at dis stuff but hey, I aint daworst !
Latest Problem with My Truck
Well I have had another interesting problem with my truck.This time the cylinder is coming loose from the crankcase. I have beentold from Tower Hobbies that this is not to happen so they sent me a labelto send back either the truck or the engine (I truely believe I am sendingin the truck). I am assuming the cylinder is a press fit to the cylinderas I have yet to find screws to take it apart. Once the cylinder is loose,it sucks air and causes the engine to quit no matter what your carbsettings. This all happened within the first gallon of fuel and like I said, I have been running it rich so I dont burn it up. It just seems to have vibrated itself apart.
p.s. another thing I have learned is some people at Tower Warranty Center know what they are talking about... and some don't.
I just bought some tires and they are EXCELLENT ! Dont
hesitate to dump those old spiky things. Tower sells these Pro-Line Dirt
Paw tires and since I have
changed em I have a hard time steering as the front end now wants to leave
the ground. A definate must. I also purchased the DuraTrax rims and they
are designed not to need glueing. Another must if you are a cheepskate
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