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04-04-2009 04:14 PM  9 years agoPost 1
heli24

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ok i have been pondering the idea of inventing the electric starter for a rc helicopter, question is do they have them out allready?
if not i will design a lightweight electric onboard starter to totally replace the current way of starting my rappy 50.. i would like feedback on this idea on whether its a good idea or not, and please dont write me telling me i cant do it, because youd be suprise on what i can invent. i have been inventing stuff my whole life.
let me know guys and have a great day....
the work will commence, will notify when complete and test model works great

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04-04-2009 04:23 PM  9 years agoPost 2
helical

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I personally haven't heard of them. I say go for it! Maybe the scale guys would like that feature.

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04-04-2009 04:24 PM  9 years agoPost 3
copperclad

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Hi
i have seen them for the Vario line of machines

this link has a photo

http://www.runryder.com/t501382p1/
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04-04-2009 04:26 PM  9 years agoPost 4
heli24

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raptor 50
im gonna try, might take me a little bit to fine tune and tweak to weight specs but i will get it, thanks guys

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04-04-2009 04:38 PM  9 years agoPost 5
Hughes500PilotrrKey Veteran - Anaheim, CA - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Yes, they have been around for a long time. Here is a photo of a Hirobo Gazelle with on-board electric starting. And that was from the early 80's.

-Steve

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04-04-2009 04:39 PM  9 years agoPost 6
BJames111

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Many of the Hirobo scale machines have had onboard starting for a long time. Sorry, but it's Nothing new.

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04-04-2009 04:43 PM  9 years agoPost 7
heli24

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starter
i was looking at the pics of those onboard starters and thats not what i had in mind, those are kinda large and ugly, im looking to build somrthing a little more modern, smaller and lightweight, and something that would retrofit the raptor line or any top shaft starting system

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04-04-2009 05:12 PM  9 years agoPost 8
JRjoe

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It's a cool idea but why add the weight???


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

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04-04-2009 05:29 PM  9 years agoPost 9
TheWoodCrafter

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It's a cool idea but why add the weight??
Exactly.

Scale is one thing but for a sport flier? No.

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04-04-2009 05:51 PM  9 years agoPost 10
heli24

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starter
thats why i wanna make it, im going scale, getting outta the sport flying, looking to goto a bell 222 with all the goodies

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04-04-2009 06:38 PM  9 years agoPost 11
ch-47c

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If you could design one that is somewhat universal so many brands could use it that would be good. Such as slip onto standard start shaft or hex adapter and bolts onto side frames and bearing block. Weight, size, and ability to turn a tight engine but not hydrostatic locked.
Would you design it so that all you need to do is plug in power like a ground power cart on a full scale aircraft and unplug it after start so no batteries on board?
Go for it.

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04-04-2009 07:13 PM  9 years agoPost 12
heli24

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starter
thats exactly what i had in mind..

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04-04-2009 07:24 PM  9 years agoPost 13
Wingman77

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if I did it I would have it use the onboard battery and also have a generator on board.

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04-04-2009 07:34 PM  9 years agoPost 14
heli24

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starter
so you would use the onboard and transform the 4.3 volts into 12 volts

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04-04-2009 07:36 PM  9 years agoPost 15
Wingman77

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where are you getting 4.3v? put a 3s 18-2200 zippy pack on there(about $20 bucks) then get a ccbec to regulate your power for reciever and run your starter directly off the lipo.

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04-04-2009 08:09 PM  9 years agoPost 16
copperclad

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hi Andika
nice work! , i don't think you can get any slicker than that , thanks for posting , great gallery by the way , wonderful equipment

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