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03-02-2012 10:44 AM  9 years ago
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AdeH

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Align starter shaft rounding off
Hi Guys
I notice on RR there are threads about Align starter shafts getting stuck in couplings.

But what about this then?

The hex ball end on mine has rounded off after 8 weeks (and about 20 starts!).
Does anyone else have experience of this?
Is it a manufacturing problem?
Am I just a clutz?
Should I just shut up and replace the shaft ?

Anyone with any thoughts or advice gratefully received.

Happy landings!
Ade
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03-02-2012 11:32 AM  9 years ago
craig1980

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Rounding off and getting stuck is exactly what mine did. I bought a replacement (not align) and have had no problems since.
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03-02-2012 09:32 PM  9 years ago
mhawk

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the HD one works great also.mike (mhawk)
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03-03-2012 04:59 AM  9 years ago
CAP232CM

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On my TREX 600 my align starter was getting stuck almost every time. My starter coupling on my heli was rounded off on the inside so I replaced it and now my align starter works perfect.
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03-03-2012 10:08 AM  9 years ago
AdeH

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Align starter
Thanks for the feedback guys.
The coupling is actually a brand new hirobo peice so that was that covered already cheers CAP232 I have checked it and its fine inside.

I think its the poor quality steel on the shaft so thanks Craig and Mhawk, I think a new one is required!

Regards and thanks again
Ade
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03-05-2012 09:01 PM  9 years ago
Egroeg

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Jr vibe 90 SG.
Starter shaft was getting stuck in the coupler...rounded off...would not turn the coupler after a bit.
Had spare shaft (Align) replaced the rounded one.
Tried starting the other day and the coupler split in 2.
Waiting on coupler to arrive.
Any GOOD QUALITY shafts to REPLACE THE ALIGN ONE IN THE SHAFT HOLDER?
Please help thanks.
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