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« on: July 24, 2012, 02:16:02 PM »
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I have an old cordless drill lying around (harbor freight). It is 18 v and the NiCd is dead (beyond recovery via zapping - and I've already disposed it) . I wanted to check if any one has used a cordless drill as an electric starter. If it works, i can make up my mind to invest in a LiPo SmileyUndecided
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 02:23:35 PM »
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small cox engines starts beautifully with a electric drill
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 02:27:35 PM »
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Thank you sire! So it is a go go.. I have an OS 46 engine. Think it should start as well as long as I can get adequate torque out of the drill.
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Hi,

Yes, this worked well for me for few times for TT 46 engine but this somehow damaged the starter cone (rubber) couple of times.tried this out initially when i didnt had any starter. Also with new OS, i seldom need this, but this is a good alternative.

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Sandeep

How did you manage the interface between the drill and the propellor? Maybe that was the reason why the cone got damaged.

Guys, the principle sounds "doable" but the practical problems of the interface etc., may well make this - well - just a good idea.
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I am planning to use an old socket wrench inlined with air conditioner tubing foam (black colored foam HVAC guys wrap the copper tubes with), double layered to add traction where the wrench meets the prop cone. The plan is that tubing foam being soft and tacky will tack onto the cone without leaving marks or cause damage...well its only a plan as of now...
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