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Heliman

HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT

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What are you guys using to start with

these days ?

I got a whiplash I'm rehabing and my last
gasser was a 1005 !!

(used the pull start then)

09-21-2016 05:20 PM
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rbort

rrProfessor

Franklin, MA - USA

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Same thing

Pull starter. They start very easy, within 3 pulls when cold usually and 1 pull when hot.

-=>Raja.

MA 1005 Hanson 280, 4038 flights
Raptor 90 Hanson 300, 267 flights
Spectra-G G270 3DMax, 3112 flights
Whiplash-G G270 3DMax, 1274 flights

09-21-2016 06:27 PM
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RM3

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Killeen, Texas - USA

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tried an Align starter... wont turn my modded g20...

stay away from the hobbico 90... it dont got the brass to turn anything bigger than a garden variety 15cc... the 180 is marginal for a 20cc and will not turn a 30cc.

others state that the Dynatron is the best out there for a starter... and has no issues when paired up with the proper pack.

I use a pull start exclusively now... just less crap to tow.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

09-21-2016 06:59 PM
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payne1967

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uk

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pull start on my gassers
but my dynatron on a 12v car battery has fired up new 35cc plank gassers that would not start

member of save the flybar foundation

09-21-2016 08:18 PM
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CostaRicaHeli

Heliman

Costa Rica, Central America

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Pull start.

Franz

09-21-2016 10:06 PM
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fastflyer20

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N. Tonawanda, NY

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Dynatron with 1800 mAh 6 cell (old Goblin 380 pack).

Tom
CAUTION - my posts are based on my experiences, yours may be different.

09-21-2016 11:50 PM
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Toadster25

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Iowa

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If your starter doesn't have enough power you might be able to get it to work if you hit the start button after you get the engine just past top dead center that way your not fighting the compression stroke right away and giving your starter a chance to get it spinning. Might work for some of the smaller electric starters. I always do this when pull staring because it is easier on the starter coggs and my arm.

09-22-2016 05:03 AM
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OuttaControl

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Springfield, Missouri -United states

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Starter

I use a Hobbico 180 with a 4s lipo. Starts my Radikal 30's G260 with no problem.

Mine fall down, went BOOM!!

09-22-2016 01:38 PM
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oldfart

rrProfessor

Vancouver, Canada

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I use a Hobbico 180 with a 4S 2300 lipo. It easily starts gas engines from 231 to 300.

I found that the most important part to starting big engines was the battery used. They must be able to deliver the high amperage required. Most gell sells are not capable of doing so.

Phil

09-22-2016 08:05 PM
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Carey Shurley

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Orlando, FL - USA

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I only use a pull start system if I have no choice for some reason. Just not a big fan of side loading the chassis especially with new 300 class engines. Mostly a personal preference though.

A dynatron or a hobbico 180 will pretty much start anything. Personally I use an adapter from A Finer Edge manufacturing that adapts a Makita 18V battery pack easily to either of these starters

If you're not flying a gasoline helicopter
You're paying 10 times too much for fuel!!

09-23-2016 12:56 AM
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Doug Darby

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Dallas, Texas

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"Mikado" 18V pack

I bet it looks just like my Makita 18V drill driver battery pack?

doug

09-23-2016 02:10 AM
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Carey Shurley

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Orlando, FL - USA

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dooooooh

If you're not flying a gasoline helicopter
You're paying 10 times too much for fuel!!

09-23-2016 02:13 AM
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mcfast

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Quebec Quebec Canada

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I got a alternator on mying, so a pull start is pretty well the only option, unless you run it off the main gear, but it is very easy to start.

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

09-24-2016 09:57 AM
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