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2018-07-07, 21:07 by Gary M Jones

I was at the field today between 14:00 & 15:00 all on my own , good flying too. There is a dead sheep along the fence line towards the gate from the pits, I saw the farmer so reported this to her. I hope no one had plans for a BBQ Smile .

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Post by Stubbsy on 2011-02-16, 16:33

Just received a torque starter I bought new from the tinterweb.
I dont have a flight box battery to run it yet so clipped it to my car battery to give it a quick try. Spins well but stops really easily if I grip the spinning tip. I havent had one of these before so i dont know if this is normal or not. There is probably enough torque to flick over my .40 size engines, but im really surprised at how easily it can be stopped - I expected it to be a bit like a cordless drill and take a bit of squeezing to bring it to a halt - this starter can almost be stopped with two fingers!
The box claims 17kg/cm torque so I was def expecting a bit more oomph!

Anyone tell me is this typical of torque starters, or have I copped a duff one?
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Post by Guest on 2011-02-16, 17:24

Interesting,I use a number of different starters for car engines and the most common HPI one I can stop that easy with my hand.
The Align starter I use for helis I can't quite stop it with my hand but I can slow it up a fair bit.
Speed is key for easy starting,but you don't want too much torque other wise if you get an engine to flood,and you have enough torque to spin a planet it can snap the conrod.
The Align one has a cutoff if too many amps are drawn to protect the engine,and by extension it also protects the lipo.

I've no experience with the one you're using but hopefully someone else will chime in with some helpfull knowledge.

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2011-02-16, 18:53

Sounds fairly tipical really Ben most Budget starters you can stop by hand, as Danny says its speed not touque really, most wont turn a prop if its on compression!

Danny the align one is geared ins't it? thats proberbly why it has more touque

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Post by Guest on 2011-02-16, 19:03

Yes mate,it's geared down and for good reason,there's nothing fancy inside.
It looks like the same mabushi motor you get with a Mardave. Shocked

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Post by Stubbsy on 2011-02-16, 19:04

Budget - Budget? How dare you - This one cost me four quid! Torque starters Smiley-angry013
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Post by Guest on 2011-02-16, 19:22

Stubbsy wrote:Budget - Budget? How dare you - This one cost me four quid! Torque starters Smiley-angry013

£4!!! got any pictures? affraid

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2011-02-16, 19:25

Stubbsy wrote:Budget - Budget? How dare you - This one cost me four quid! Torque starters Smiley-angry013

Should have said mate Ive one in the garage you could have had for 3 quid Laughing

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Post by Stubbsy on 2011-02-16, 19:49

Doh! Torque starters Smiley-angry032
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