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Old 08-25-2003, 07:29 PM   #21
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Geesh, full size pilots ie: J3 Cub , must have to use one heck of a huge chicken stick to start their engines I guess!

Like I said earlier, its a matter of personal preference and one should do what their comfortable with. I have never used a starter on my 4 strokes and never will. I do use a glove and two fingers and spin against compression and very rairly have had to do it twice to start any of my engines exceipt the G23 which I am now able to start by hand too!

Oh, and I do still have all my fingers! Lets keep this forem friendly and state only personal preference and not insist that it should be this way or that!

Although I don't use them, I carry several chicken sticks that I personally made and hand them out free to new people and anyone else who would like to have one and never encourage people to start an engine without one just because I do! This is JUST MHO!
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Old 08-25-2003, 07:54 PM   #22
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I too am from the school of hand propping. I hand flip my OS 108, pull back against compression and viola. My 1.8 Saito I use a chicken stick though. When I become more familiar with it I will hand flip it. I consider myself to be quite safety conscious and I don't think I'm crazy to hand flip my engines. To each his own though, if you want to hand flip then you better know what you are doing, if you want to use an electric starter, that's fine too. I bought an electric starter a couple years ago and it comes in handy. Even my wife razzed me the first time she saw me use it
Chicken sticking feels funny eh? I mean when you hand flip you can feel compression and when it's going to start. But with the stick, nothing, and I've hit the cowl too. So I chopped the stick down a bit to get a better feel, I'm getting used to it, kinda.

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Old 08-25-2003, 10:11 PM   #23
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Hey FRank, you mean you dont use one of those vintage Cox finger protectors to start your Saito 180???

Yes, we all have our preferances and I dont fancy myself a "crazy" person, seeing on how my trade/livelyhood depends on my having all my digits in good working order.
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Old 08-26-2003, 01:10 AM   #24
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I have quite a few OS needle valves in my spare parts. I made a lot of my carbs before and some of the old ST needle valves to me where a pain. You know the type that you have to tighten at the collet. They want to come loose at the wrong time.
Thanks for the offer anyways.
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Old 08-26-2003, 06:54 AM   #25
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I just noticed yesterday that the back of my hand turn has turned a nice shade of yellow where it got hit. Probably gonna be sore for a while.
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