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09-03-2009 04:43 PM  8 years agoPost 1
rudyy

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Anyone uses cordless drill as the starter? My primary starter just breaks down, and I want to know if I can use the cordless drill as a temporary workaround.

Rudy

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09-03-2009 04:45 PM  8 years agoPost 2
VooDooX

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i have seen lots of people post here that use one to start 90s and stuff so ya would work fine

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09-03-2009 04:48 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Wingman77

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the issue with drills as starters is they knock really hard on the enging compression and are very rough on everything.

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09-03-2009 04:57 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Gyronut

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They will get you by in a pinch but I dont recommend them for long term.

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09-03-2009 05:00 PM  8 years agoPost 5
LonRrrElite Veteran - Macomb,Mi - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Ive been useing a cordless drill for a long time now and its not rough on anything.hundreds of starts on my 50/600 and some on 90's,works perfect .

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09-03-2009 06:07 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Farrell

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I used a drill for a couple gallons until I bought a starter. Worked fine except the chuck wanted to loosen up over time. I think the issue some people have with drills is when using drills that have a lot of gear slop...

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09-03-2009 06:38 PM  8 years agoPost 7
rudyy

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Just to confirm.. the drill needs to be set to "unscrew" mode. Is that correct?

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09-03-2009 06:40 PM  8 years agoPost 8
jgunpilot

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You'll know if it's not because it'll just spin, baby...

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09-03-2009 07:01 PM  8 years agoPost 9
LonR

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rudyy Just to confirm.. the drill needs to be set to "unscrew" mode. Is that correct?
Yes,counter clock wise.This is the drill im useing,has a 9.6V battery and the charge will last me a week and still has a good charge but I charge it once a week anyways.

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09-03-2009 07:03 PM  8 years agoPost 10
jackheli

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How do you mount a one-way bearing shaft to a drill?

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09-03-2009 07:09 PM  8 years agoPost 11
rstacy

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I have watched a few people try this drill thing and all of them eventually bought a starter for the reasons listed in this thread.
It just isn't a good idea. They are very hard on the one way bearings.

Yes I know...there are those that do it and never have a problem.
Nobody has a problem until they have a problem...

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09-03-2009 07:28 PM  8 years agoPost 12
rudyy

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Do you guys just mount the hex shaft like a drill bit to the drill?

I just want to use it as a workaround for a couple of weeks until I get my starter shaft repaired.

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09-03-2009 08:21 PM  8 years agoPost 13
Skarn

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I use a cordless drill exclusively without any issues for a couple of years now.

Skarn

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09-03-2009 08:25 PM  8 years agoPost 14
MartyH

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I use a 9.6V DeWalt cordless drill on all of my helis except the Freya which needs a one way bearing in the start shaft.

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09-03-2009 08:39 PM  8 years agoPost 15
greenboot

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I tried starting my Freya 90 once with a drill and it didn't seem to spin very fast.
I don't use a one way bearing. I seems to work just as well without one.

Tom

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09-03-2009 09:57 PM  8 years agoPost 16
acri84

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This here will resolve alot of the issues involved with using a cordless drill.
http://www.gforceheli.com/c291071_e.../p17499660.html

Mike

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09-03-2009 09:57 PM  8 years agoPost 17
LonR

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jackheli How do you mount a one-way bearing shaft to a drill?
Don't need one if your heli allready has a one-way in the clutch on the heli wich most do.If you don't have a one-way on the heli you can't use a drill

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09-04-2009 12:33 AM  8 years agoPost 18
Doolidg

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...Hmmm

(only run if I do!)

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09-04-2009 12:35 AM  8 years agoPost 19
jackheli

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Don't need one if your heli allready has a one-way in the clutch on the heli wich most do.If you don't have a one-way on the heli you can't use a drill
Check! Thanks.

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09-04-2009 12:59 AM  8 years agoPost 20
1WOLFS1

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drill works great, just leave clutch low. even on high speed its just a little slower than torque starters. thanks

wolf

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