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03-06-2012 11:33 PM  6 years agoPost 21
Heliosprime

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Have been using the Align starter for 2.5 years now and it starts my 700N no problemo.

Machete, don't text!

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03-07-2012 05:24 AM  6 years agoPost 22
blade3d

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Me too

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03-08-2012 02:34 AM  6 years agoPost 23
Evan03

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Yeah the align starter is good and looks cool and compact.

Kinda one of those difrent strokes for difrent folks thing

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03-08-2012 11:24 AM  6 years agoPost 24
NitroAl

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The dynatron is my first and only starter and I expect it will be for a long time to come!
6s in MA mount will spin out your one way then weld it shut again!

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03-08-2012 02:34 PM  6 years agoPost 25
Four Stroker

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A Sullivan starter is a lifetime investment since you can buy plastic end parts, brushes and switches for it. You will never wear it out. My old blue Sullivan 24 volt starter is about 30 years old.

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03-09-2012 03:43 AM  6 years agoPost 26
Evan03

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Thanks for all the replies. Realy cool to see I'm not the only that decided the align wasn't for me

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03-09-2012 08:44 AM  6 years agoPost 27
HiroboFreak

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LOL

Seriously, it's for starting engines.
The Align starter does what it's intended to do, it's light, compact, looks good & is efficient & it's all done on a 3s pack.

If you think you need something stronger for clearing hydrolocks (bending conrods) building biceps or compensating for other areas then each to their own.

I love my Align starter & I'll never go back to dragging a whopping chunk to the field each week.

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03-09-2012 12:04 PM  6 years agoPost 28
AaronJohnson

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If I had a dollar for everytime I let someone use my starter because the align starter wouldn't do the job then I could have bought a couple dynatrons. Just saying..it happens a lot. LOL

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03-10-2012 02:09 AM  6 years agoPost 29
NitroAl

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LOL Your a funny man Hirobofreak but a lot of people just don't like the Align starter. I have used one when I forgot my own and I thought it was dreadful to use. The ratchet action, ergonomics and lack of mass make it a pig when you can hold the dynatron with two fingers and let the mass do the work!
As for clearing hydro-locks I have cleared hundreds and never bent a rod so I honestly think that one is an old wives tail!
My Dynatron with ThunderTiger start shaft is 3 1/2 yoars old now and the only thing I have replaced is the LiPo's that power it so as far as I am concerned no amount of excuses can cover up the cheapness of the align starter!

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03-10-2012 04:31 AM  6 years agoPost 30
helinutz2

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My Sullivan is currently 15 yrs old, and has been running on 4S for the past 5 years. I burn about 5-6 cases of fuel/year. Zero issues thus far. Same K&S starter shaft as well.

Can't see the Align having that kind of longevity but you never know.......

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03-10-2012 05:04 AM  6 years agoPost 31
HiroboFreak

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I've been using my Align starter since 3 August 2009 which is pretty much the initial release date.

No issues so far.
I'll let you know when it craps itself.

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03-10-2012 05:06 AM  6 years agoPost 32
Dood

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I'll let you know when it craps itself
Also, please let us know if and when it ever runs smoothly and unlike a jackhammer.

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03-19-2012 06:04 PM  6 years agoPost 33
Simmer

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+1 Hirobofreak---
Same align starter, same shaft, starts every time. LIght weight is where I appreciate it, trying to make less to drag to the field.

I have seen rounded shafts a few, but I suspect its in the useage that this can occur, (removing while holding the on button would help that to wear) BUT -- Only using for a 600N so cant say how the 700N could effect the wear.

The racheting effect, yes its got that, but for the 4 seconds I use it to start, if it doesnt start, its not the starter so much as some other issue. You have to know when to look where for an engine that struggles to start. Maybe that accounts for the longevity of my starter and start shaft. My engine starts right up 95% of the time, and when it didnt, there was a fuel or glow issue.

I see guys with HUGE batteries on those sullivans. Heck I own a dynatron so I know they are great products, but its not best suited to helis, as much as a lighter align one is. That Align starter is a special use tool, made specifically for helicopters and there are two reasons you would want one.
1. lighter, easier to manuever, 2, rechargable batteries.

No its not multipurpose, but its not designed to be.
Sometimes when you multi purpose something, you compromize your product in some way.

Yea its not best suited to planes, but hey, who flys them things anyway

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03-23-2012 01:30 PM  6 years agoPost 34
Evan03

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yeah i noticed the sulivans mostly all have huge lipos on them, im not sure why. i figure with my 4cell 1800 lipo i can get 65-80 starts and stay well inside the 80% rule.
i checked it and im burning 8-10 mah perstart.

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