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09-16-2007 09:46 PM  10 years agoPost 1
EdDrock

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I Have a hobbico Torqmaster 90 12v starter with two batteries. They are 7.2V @ 2000 mAh each. What kinda Volts can this starter take? After 5-8 starts it seems like the batteries die out and I know this shouldn't be happening they are new but the cheap ones(Tower Hobbies)!!I do have them wired in a series for the most punch!! I am starting a Raptor 50 with a hyper!! Any help would be great !! Thanks

Ed

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09-16-2007 10:06 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Tyler

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I ran one like that on 22volts. You have about 15v on a freshly peaked pack, which should start a 50 all day. Do you have a charger that can cycle the packs and show their condition, such as a Triton?

Tyler

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09-17-2007 01:48 AM  10 years agoPost 3
EdDrock

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Yes, That's what I use to charge them with!! That's what I thought it should start it all day long!!

Thanks Ed

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11-03-2007 07:30 PM  10 years agoPost 4
LiveToDrive76

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Maybe you have too big of a starter draining those batts. I used one 7.2 to start my hyper and it was plugged into a $19 starter I bought at HobbyPeople in San Diego ten years ago. Still works fine. I'm guessing that big starter has no problem with your 50, it just takes a bit of juice to spin it.

Erik

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11-14-2007 04:48 PM  10 years agoPost 5
excellone

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The starters are designed for 12V and I would not use more than two 7.2V packs. Use some quality connectors like power poles or deans if applicable. I get two days of flying (2 gallons of fuel on 90s) before charging them up. Running the packs down will destroy them.

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11-18-2007 11:57 AM  10 years agoPost 6
krashtagain

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I still did'nt see an answer for Ed's question . I was wondering the same thing , just how much will a starter take ??

If you're not living on the edge you're just taking up space !

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12-17-2007 02:41 AM  9 years agoPost 7
FILE IFR

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I used to screw with starters and had the same battery probs. I've been using an 18 volt cordless DeWalt drill for years and it starts it fine. I never had the need for a one way start shaft either.

Rocco

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12-17-2007 04:38 AM  9 years agoPost 8
krashtagain

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I have a new setup put together that seems to be working great . 2 - 7.4v 2000mah nicad packs in series . No problem starting the hypers in the cold weather now .

If you're not living on the edge you're just taking up space !

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12-17-2007 11:45 PM  9 years agoPost 9
2LTime

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I have a torquemaster running on two 12V 4Ah lead acids. I normally use them in parallel and charge about every 4-5 gallons flying 50's. When it floods or I help with someone's 90's I put them in series, 24V, and screams, lots of power, but nothing bad so far. It seems to be able to handle it no problem.

Jeff

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