Tag: Starter

Still flying Nitro? Time to Re-build your starter

Extreme Makeover of the Dynatron starter

We have this starter for about 8+ years, it is a great product and the motor is running very strong. Originally converted it to NiCd cordless (15.6V) system but during years of usage, the NiCd have passed their life span and no longer take/hold charge well. Starting helicopter has becoming more and more a frustration process. Emmm… Time for a new design.

Here is the current setup.

  • Sullivan Dynatron S603 Super Power Starter
  • Custom plexiglass bracket battery holder
  • Multiple no-name NiCd batteries are from the nineties ( 2 x 7.2 in parallel) + (2 x 8.4 in parallel) in serial

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Worth mentioning was the plexiglass mount , loved the design and fabrication. The K&S rubber battery holder mount underneath it securely. Anyhow, it is now retired. Did I mention there were a couple of times the switch blade arc welded itself together?

Aluminium adapter for the K&S Starter shaft (Archive)

Another archive material in the early years we now publish on to the web.

Most of us RC Heli flyers purchased this wonderful hex shaft starter adapter from K&S Japan, we did too back in 2002. A quick check up and we noticed currently this starter adapter is still in production and available in an enhanced version. Link to K&S starter accessory page.