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RAMFlyer 10-20-2013 09:24 AM

Thanks jwrich! Mike from Mile High got back to me too and your two measurements are within 1/4 of each other and will allow me to check fit. Now all I have to do is dig out the SkyShark P40 cowl and check. Looks like it should fit... Mike seems to be a standup guy going by your comments, so Mile High is who I'll do business with!

Mpizpilot 01-29-2014 01:54 PM

Just picked one of these for my EME 55. Question, it comes with 4 stand offs. I'm assuming for different motors? Haven't had a chance to really play with it yet.

Todd D 03-09-2014 05:59 AM

OK, I'm back to considering putting one of these on my TF P47, cool factor is just to tempting. Has anyone put a wattmeter in line with the starter to get the actual amp draw when it's being operated? I'd be interested in knowing that.

rcguy59 03-09-2014 10:03 AM

Mine pulls 35 Amps. The earlier version pulled about 19 amps. the motor was updated to be able to start the 60cc engine and the draw went way up. I use a brushed ESC.

dasintex 03-09-2014 10:04 AM


Originally Posted by rcguy59 (Post 11755432)
Mine pulls 35 Amps. The earlier version pulled about 19 amps. the motor was updated to be able to start the 60cc engine and the draw went way up. I use a brushed ESC.

What Size Battery are using?

rcguy59 03-09-2014 10:14 AM

1800 mah, 3 cell, 30c LiPo.

Shaun Evans 10-20-2014 02:05 PM

Mike,

How on earth did you get the first nut off? I've been wrenching away and can't get it off. I used a wrench like you did on the prop bolts and bent them all.....

g_boxwood 01-01-2015 10:44 AM

Hi guys,

I got an EME 30-35 auto start kit and this thread will surely help me with the assembly. One question though: I saw in the attached .pdf that there are two keys, the original and the so-called new one? Where did you get the new one? Did it come with the starter kit?

Thank you,

Giacomo

jwrich 01-01-2015 04:01 PM

On the 30-35 starter kit you the same key that is on the engine. I put a starter on my DLE-30, works fine


Rich

billy31 07-25-2017 03:21 PM

electric starter controller.
 

Originally Posted by irocbsa (Post 11509235)
For those inquiring about the weight of the system, the starter, battery (3S 1700 mAh), and relay added 1.1lbs to the nose of my ESM Fw-190. That allowed me to remove all of my ballast so it was a net weight gain of about 1 oz in the nose.

If you don't want to pay $30 for that controller, it's easy to rig up a system using a switch and an SPDT relay that will cost you all of $5. That's what I did since when I bought mine they had not release the controller yet.

Cheers to the OP for the nice write up!

hi, can you post a wiring diagram of your controller relay for the electric starter and where i can buy that relay.Thanks!!!!!!

rightflyer 02-05-2019 07:35 AM

What gauge of wire are you guys using in the starter?

jstanton 09-25-2021 01:50 PM

Do you need a gear pully to remove the prop hub and what size deep socket is needed to removed the prop shaft?

Truckracer 09-25-2021 05:27 PM


Originally Posted by jstanton (Post 12696003)
Do you need a gear pully to remove the prop hub and what size deep socket is needed to removed the prop shaft?

Not usually. The DLE 55 has a straight crank surface (not tapered) with key and most come right of with no more than a few taps from a small hammer applied to a block of wood to the hub.

jstanton 09-25-2021 05:38 PM

Thanks guys. This is what I needed to know
. I will order at EME auto start kit now that I know what I need for the install.

Thanks

Jim


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