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Old 03-15-2003, 08:50 PM
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which is the best - or strongest- 12 V starter to crank a Moki 1.8 or OS 1.6 .
Old 03-16-2003, 12:26 AM
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I use a sullivan dynatron to start my Irvine 1.50 and my Moki 2.10, works great. You can even use 24 volt with this starter.
Old 03-18-2003, 11:06 PM
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Originally posted by buchtes
which is the best - or strongest- 12 V starter to crank a Moki 1.8 or OS 1.6 .
My friend has a cheap Hobbico 12 volt starter thats rated for engines under 1 cu IN.
But he seems to do OK starting the big engines 1.6 and up.All he does is make sure the piston is at the bottom of the stroke.
He also only has a 5 amp battery @ 12 volts.
Just my input.
Old 03-18-2003, 11:10 PM
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Originally posted by CAP232CM
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Hey CAP232CM
Do you have a URL for Sullivan products?
All I have here is some items listed in the TH catalog
Old 03-18-2003, 11:57 PM
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Hello Whirley Bird.

I have a normal starter for smaller engines which will crank .61's with no fuss, I'll try it and see, but I doubt it has enough gut's to start a OS 1.6.

later........................
Old 03-19-2003, 12:21 AM
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Originally posted by buchtes
Hello Whirley Bird.



later........................
Most Guys use a much bigger spinner on the big engines so that may be a problem.
My friend had a 2" spinner and I have a 1.1/2" spinner so that rubber piece has enough grip to spin the engine.
The more powerful starters have more windings on the armature for more torque but it won't do any good if the rubber cup spins on the spinner.
I'm going to do a search on sullivan gear.
They have top of the line items and the prices are buch higher so I bet the starter will be a lot more then the Tower Hobbie HI Torque starter.
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My buddy has one of the small Magnum starters with an 18v rechargable drill battery and I think it would turn over a 350 chevy, it's not so much the starter but the voltage in your battery, it starts my Moki or my O.S. 1.60 no problem.
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http://www.sullivanproducts.com/
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Originally posted by CAP232CM
http://www.sullivanproducts.com/
Thanks for that URL Cap232CM
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The Sullivan Dynatron is the way to go. Get the battery case with it and put 12 3000 mah sub C's or larger in it and you can start almost anything. I routinely start my Brisson 2.4 and 4.8 twin with it.
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Sullivan ,, there is a BIG difference . The HD 24 volt model is the way to go.
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Originally posted by buchtes
Hello Whirley Bird.

I have a normal starter for smaller engines which will crank .61's with no fuss, I'll try it and see, but I doubt it has enough gut's to start a OS 1.6.

later........................
Hi buchtes,
I just spoke to my friend.
He said that we went the cheap way around but is doing OK with the same starter that I have.
He has the OS1.6,2.3/4 inch spinner and 14X5 prop.
It just doesn't spin as fast and he makes sure the piston is at the bottom of the stroke and the starter is never turning the engine for more then 4-5 seconds so he can't see paying $$$$$ for replacing something that is working for him
Old 03-21-2003, 03:38 AM
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I do not use a starter on my Moki 1.8

Following the instructions on the Moki I just choke the engine until it sounds very wet then apply the glow driver.

Using the spinner and my fingers I then snap it backwards (clockwise) against the compression, the engine backfires and spins very rapidly forward though the compression stroke and usually starts the first time.

Try it with your Moki works most every time, no starter (or battery) and your fingers never get near the prop.
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Sullivan Dynatron, the only way to go.

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Default large engine starters

Any comments on the Kavan planetary-geared starter?

https://usaccess.portal.com/Electric...alhobbies.com+

I've used mine a couple times, but haven't tried it yet on the 180. It spins the TT 91 FS with ease. I hardwired a couple 7.2V NiCad packs to it. It's pretty strong at 14.4V.

Also have a really old Sullivan Hi-Tork. Are those good for 24V?

The Hobbico 120-sized starters aren't so strong.

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