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asdf1234
07-30-2009, 12:40 PM
Didnt know if yall had seen this yet!!

Bert's video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWpQWMHbfck&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Frunryder%2Ecom%2Fhelicopter%2Ft5 16537p4%2F&feature=player_embedded

Align Site
http://www.alignrcusa.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=1376&zenid=cb0c8d9f2bf56ba7f395ee7f24850a96

enahs
07-30-2009, 12:48 PM
I have always been wondering what all the hype has been about with regards to this starter. It certainly looks very interesting...that battery compartment looks nifty.

fury
07-30-2009, 03:00 PM
Good vid from Bert

hooverit
07-30-2009, 04:39 PM
just got them in uk skyline models.im getting one saturday,if any left 85

jet22b
07-30-2009, 05:03 PM
That is one sweet starter and the price is not bad too!!!
A must have tool!!!

jet22b

Popsicle
07-30-2009, 05:47 PM
I'm probably not the first person to say this, but I don't get it!

It's just a starter with a voltwatch and battery bay built in to it. If you're running lithium packs, they're good for about 6 months of flying anyway, so who really needs a voltwatch?

I just feel like $120 for a starter that has a couple relatively useless gadgets built into it isn't worth it. Maybe I'm missing the bigger picture? I dunno. It's just a starter..

Rz
07-30-2009, 06:04 PM
depends on the price... if i can get my mits on one for around $100 ill get one. I think 120 is a bit steep

fsusmithc2
07-30-2009, 06:16 PM
$120 is a bit steep, particularly if it doesn't come with a battery. You could buy a normal gear-reduction starter and strap a 3 or 4s pack to it for cheaper than that I'd imagine.

On the other hand, it looks pretty sharp and the case and wand are nice touches. The battery monitor would be useful just as a quick glance to make sure you got juice so that's ok.

I spent way too much money on my Dynatron, Finer Edge adapter, and Makita packs though to give up the setup I have. ;)

sniper_iron_man
07-30-2009, 06:17 PM
Looks like a very nice clean starter no wires hanging around all one unit and like he said on youtube comments it might be selling for a little less then 120.00

JasonJ
07-30-2009, 11:41 PM
I like it, I want it. It's clean, compact, easy to use. No frankencobbled monstrosity the size of a food processor like some I have seen. I can't say I like not having a battery that comes with it, but I have a few tired 3 cell packs doing nothing that would now have a use.

The question I have is, when he talks about how many starts you can get on a 90 and a 50, is he talking about how many on a single battery charge, or the life expectancy of the starter itself? I know, kind of a dumb question, but I have to ask.

Neme
07-31-2009, 04:20 AM
He is talking rough estimate of number of starts per fully charged pack.

N0FEAR
07-31-2009, 07:41 AM
Its a nice piece of kit.
I would consider it if I didnt already have a finer edge / makita setup.

hooverit
07-31-2009, 01:16 PM
you no the deans plug inside can that be changed, i use the align blue one`s on my stuff so if i cant change it will proberly stick with what i got.but going to shop 2 morro to get one will post back

JasonJ
07-31-2009, 02:50 PM
He is talking rough estimate of number of starts per fully charged pack.

Really? 850 starts on a 50 size helicopter per charge? I'd be happy with 50 starts per charge. Whatever, I still want one. Any idea what online shops will carry it?

aww
07-31-2009, 03:29 PM
Really? 850 starts on a 50 size helicopter per charge? I'd be happy with 50 starts per charge. Whatever, I still want one. Any idea what online shops will carry it?
try;-
http://www.fast-lad.co.uk/store/align_super_starter(for_helicopter)_hfsstq01-p-7442.html?osCsid=d3f2061011d1a2f3deba2619f84b6af4
Anthony

JasonJ
07-31-2009, 03:52 PM
Hopefully some stateside places will be selling them real soon. I WILL buy one.