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HelicopterMain Discussion › Good starter shaft???
09-04-2009 12:35 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Mike545

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I think its a racket, that the starter shafts were out so quick. I just burn up a third one!!! On different models, and yes i keep it vertical. would a allen wrench hold up? to start a .90?

"always feel thankful..... never entitled"

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09-04-2009 12:39 AM  8 years agoPost 2
oysifly

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Buy a good one from KSJ, it will outlast you in the hobby. Just buy right the first time and have no worries.........

Probably could have bought one with the money you spent on the other 3

Quick...here comes my wife....hide that new Heli !!!!

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09-04-2009 01:07 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Ace Dude

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The KSJ unit is a POS. Get the Sullivan or Robbe one.

  

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09-04-2009 01:11 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Hellsiege

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I got one from JR that had a hardned steel tip - so far it has no wear showing after starting 600/700 and a 26cc gasser...I am on the first season but I'd guess at over 100 starts between the three (most on the 26cc)

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09-04-2009 01:20 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Mike545

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tonight i just tore up a Jr, and last week a ksj, maybe its the polish in me? After I destroyed the tip , i was so pissed, it was a bad day, I desroyed the starter, i know childish, but it did help.

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09-04-2009 02:22 AM  8 years agoPost 6
WJackson

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Try the Align, hell couldnt be worse, and if it survives you, we could use you as the Align starter poster child!

RIP Roman
Bill Jackson
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09-04-2009 01:17 PM  8 years agoPost 7
Mike545

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Yes, it was a bad day, leaned out my first .90, and hurt it some, this was fuel to the fire, it was only a hobbico starter.

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09-04-2009 01:34 PM  8 years agoPost 8
greenboot

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I have seen a guy use an allen wrench stuck inside a long brass tube. He uses a DeWalt drill to start his 50 and it works for him every time.

Tom

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09-04-2009 02:06 PM  8 years agoPost 9
bkervaski

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Sullivan. The KSJ shaft is soft.

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09-04-2009 02:29 PM  8 years agoPost 10
MartyH

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Maybe you should try a cordless drill when you get your new start shaft. The starter might be imparting too much hit when you first press the button and sort of tearing it out. I finally wore out my first start shaft after more than 6 years of service. It was a Thunder Tiger from 10 years ago. I'm using ball end allen wrench now chucked in a 9.V DeWalt cordless drill. I've been using the drill since day one. The allen wrench was an extended shaft I purchased from McMaster-Carr.

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09-04-2009 02:36 PM  8 years agoPost 11
darkfa8

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Robbe S1387. Built like a tank, one-way bearing is serviceable, tip has ball end on one side and squared off end on the other.

I had mine for 4 years, serviced the bearing once, never had a problem, always worked.

I just sold mine, getting out of nitros for a while.

get it at Ron Lund.

- Dan Goldstein
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09-04-2009 02:56 PM  8 years agoPost 12
jsenicka

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I have been running a TT start shaft for 5 years with zero problems. I use it on a 24v Dynatron with the cup mount.
Just shifted over to a one way type Mavrick this year for my Stratus airframes.
Never had an issue with the TT unit

Jim Senicka
Team Manager, GrandRC Flight Team

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09-04-2009 04:49 PM  8 years agoPost 13
Mike545

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Im a krafty one, and was going to try the allen wrench thing, I going to use my dynotron now.
on the robbie and sullivan ,can you get replacement tips?

"always feel thankful..... never entitled"

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09-04-2009 05:00 PM  8 years agoPost 14
T.C.

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Robbe a good bet, had mine a few years.

Yes you can get replacement shafts.

Ball 1 end & straight the other.

Tony

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09-04-2009 06:11 PM  8 years agoPost 15
z11355

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Robbe 1458.

the shaft itself can wear out. I replaced it w/ a cut down hardened PBTools 6mm long L arm

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09-04-2009 06:19 PM  8 years agoPost 16
chopper_crazy

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I use the nice sullivan one with great success. Little pricey, but never had a single problem

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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09-04-2009 07:40 PM  8 years agoPost 17
Sonic88

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Murfreesboro, TN

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I have been using my Mavrikk shaft as long as I have been into nitros (a little over a year) and it has never given me problems.
http://www.rcheliworkz.com/product.asp?specific=115084

Procrastinators of the world unite ... tomorrow.
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09-05-2009 01:15 AM  8 years agoPost 18
RICH.L

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east springfield p.a.

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I had a crappy starter shaft on my hobbico starter strip out and In a pinch I took it over to the grinding wheel and ground it to fit.

guess what,I have been using it for 3 years and have absolutely no problem at all with it except for the fact it looks butt ugly!

I never did understand why they have to make them rounded,this one is perfectly flat and I have never stripped out a starter coupler yet.

just take it over to the grinder and make your own flats on it.

just my 2 cents!

rich

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09-05-2009 01:48 AM  8 years agoPost 19
Mike545

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might have to do that!!!

"always feel thankful..... never entitled"

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09-05-2009 03:35 AM  8 years agoPost 20
alexz

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I found a long enough "L" alien cut it to fit in the wound. It works great and I bet it last longer than any stater wounds out there.

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