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01-25-2012 07:56 PM  7 years ago
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ChadL

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Starter hex adapter question
Anyone know if any other brands hex adapter fit the Vision 90c starter? The ElyQ one is way too soft. I'm on my third one already. Just stripped the second a bit earlier.
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01-25-2012 07:58 PM  7 years ago
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silly question how is your start shaft on you starter handle?
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01-25-2012 08:05 PM  7 years ago
ChadL

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I use an Align starter so the starter shaft is threaded onto the starter.Kasama Srimok ECO
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01-25-2012 08:14 PM  7 years ago
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is any of the edges worn or rounded where it goes into the hex?
Ive ruined a few hexes due to my shaft
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01-25-2012 08:25 PM  7 years ago
ChadL

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I bought the starter new when I bought this heli. The hex on the shaft still has sharp edges. Definitely not worn or rounded.Kasama Srimok ECO
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01-25-2012 11:38 PM  7 years ago
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Coupler
Not sure I believe raptor may work. Check to see but I think the elyq 90 starte is 6mm

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01-26-2012 12:03 AM  7 years ago
RotorWash78

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Chad I was having the same problem on my elyQ using an Align start tool. Its not the shaft on heli..its the shaft on the wand. i ground mine down and have not had a problem since...Team RcHeliworkz.com Team Cookevillehobby.com Team Lynx Heli Innovations Team Heliwow Canopies
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01-26-2012 12:14 AM  7 years ago
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oh.... on the top where it is larger
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01-26-2012 12:23 AM  7 years ago
helinewby

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Starter coupler
The align wand is very hard on couplers. The Sullivan starter wand is a lot smoother IMO.

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01-26-2012 03:44 AM  7 years ago
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also heard the align wand has very soft metal and gets rounded out easy which could be causing the stripping due to its not getting the right contactNovarossi Motors U.S.A
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01-26-2012 04:37 AM  7 years ago
ChrisK7

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On one of my starter wands I cut off the rounded hex and welded a one inch piece of 6mm hex wrench to the end of the starter shaft. It works great. Puts a lot more material in contact with the hex adapter on the heli itself.
I know it isn't rounded and not quite as easy to remove but it works.
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03-13-2012 09:31 PM  7 years ago
ChadL

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On my 4th hex....decided to ditch the align starter. It seems to have a "ratchet" effect (doesn't turn the engine smoothly, very rough) and I suspect that's where some of my issues are coming in. Instead of turning smoothly it "rachets" around banging on the hex grooves. No problem with my smaller nitro but with my 90 it works a lot harder and I think this "ratcheting" is what's stripping my hex adapters. Going to use a Dynatron with the Sullivan starter wand, and Makita 18v battery adapter. Hopefully this will do the trick.Kasama Srimok ECO
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03-14-2012 04:23 AM  7 years ago
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18v will do the trick! those makita batterys rule!! just dont use them to run your fuel pump lol it will blow the seals! tank fills quick though!!Novarossi Motors U.S.A
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03-14-2012 02:12 PM  7 years ago
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those makita batterys rule!! just dont use them to run your fuel pump lol it will blow the seals! tank fills quick though!!
Are you speaking from experience??
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03-14-2012 11:47 PM  7 years ago
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lol yea but those makita battery's started my 50 in 2 seconds or less lol shouldnt be a problem for a 90 + they last long timeNovarossi Motors U.S.A
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04-09-2012 04:11 PM  7 years ago
Jamie Dumanski

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Align Starter
I cringe when i forget my starter and have to borrow another persons. Which is always the Align starter. The want on that thing destroys starter couplers. It is not just ElyQ, I have destroyed them in both a T-rex 600 and 700. Just my 2 cents. Do what the others say and get a different wand. I use and have used for 3 years one of the 20 starters from Tower. I run it on 6s Lipos. It cranks a 90 in seconds. However, If you have a compression lock, it will ark weld the starter button making you starter unable to shut off without unplugging the batteries. one of these days, I will install a heavy duty switch or maybe even some heavy duty relays inside the case.
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04-09-2012 04:49 PM  7 years ago
ChadL

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Thanks Jamie...I did go with what I mentioned a couple of posts up. I bought I Dynatron starter and use the Sullivan Helicopter wand with Makita battery adapter. It turns the 90 with no problems. Much, much better set up than the Align starter. The Align starter is much more convenient to carry around because of how it breaks down, but that's the only edge it has over the Dynatron.Kasama Srimok ECO
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