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STARLING V3/V3FP

Made from carbon fiber and 3D printed ABS plastic, the Starling is a light Scotch or Irish tensioned electric spinning wheel that is optimized for finer weights and higher speeds. With its large motor and bobbin capacity, it is a powerful platform capable of a wide range of spinning tasks. Starling V3 is the perfect “all around” spinning wheel, capable of over 2150 rpm, yet just as comfortable walking and jogging from 300-900 rpm. Swap from Scotch to Irish quickly, when your project needs the extra takeup that Irish offers... or use Scotch to keep tension low for the finest yarns. 

 

STARLING V3FP

Starling V3 has been updated to include the ability to Flat Pack your wheel for travel (especially helpful on airlines and luggage transportation). By simply loosening the four screws that hold the chassis together, the wheel can now be disassembled quickly and easily. And because of this change, we thought it would be a good time to update a couple of other features to increase performance and make the wheel even more adaptable to your needs. First, the motor now comes with a two-speed pinion pulley on its front. This will give users an option for low speed, providing the utmost torque possible. This extra torque gives the wheel a better ability to hold its speed steady as the tension changes or as the yarn is fed forward or held back. But if you find yourself spinning at 100% speed with the controller in low gear and feel you still need more, you can switch the motor belt to high speed for the fastest possible performance. This is nice for spinning those yarns that require the absolute fastest speeds, like a fine lace that needs a high twist. And the last update is the addition of an aluminum whorl onto the flyer. This is important if you wish to use a more abrasive tension belt material like kevlar. Previous V3s had aluminum whorls on the bobbin only, so kevlar could only be used in Scotch tension. With the aluminum whorl on the flyer now, kevlar can be used in Irish tension as well (V3FP will come standard with kevlar tension belt material). The bobbins are still the same, as are all of the accessories available for purchase.

STARLING V3/V3FP LACE FLYER 

(Add-on)

Compared to the original Starling V3 Flyer (now known as the Standard Flyer), this will allow much higher speeds (over 3000 RPM) and very light take up. This configuration is ideal for cobweb/gossamer spinning, as well as short staples like cotton that need a very high twist rate. 200 wraps per inch (WPI) is not uncommon in skilled hands. The Starling V3 Lace Flyer can ONLY be used in Scotch Tension. Please do not use this flyer in Irish under any circumstance, not even for rewinding.

Speed + lighter tension at the cost of bobbin size

To keep the system light and responsive at these higher speeds, a more narrow flyer span was required. We estimate 4+ oz capacity for fine singles.

Starling Lace Flyer VS Falcon

The Starling V3 Lace Flyer is a modified version of the Falcon Flyer. Several dimensions were modified to accommodate the Starling chassis, and the gear ratio was tweaked a bit. But the revolutionary aerodynamic coupling is unchanged, allowing for ultra-low take up, and making the system polite and friendly to use at these high speeds.

 

The Falcon still holds the record for a docile 4000 RPM spinning wheel, and is a serious beast when it comes to these types of jobs. But the Lace Flyer for Starling V3 will give the user a very similar experience, albeit not at light-speed like Falcon easily manages.

Starling V3?

The Starling V3 flyer can be used with both the Starling V3 and V3FP! It uses the same drive belt, hook tool, and tension belt as your existing flyer.

How to Purchase

To purchase a Starling V3FP you will need to sign up for the queue. The current wait time is approximately 6 months but our wait time has been decreasing due to an increase in our build schedule. Once we reach your name in the queue we will send you an email to let you know we are ready to build your wheel. We will confirm with you what you would like to order before an invoice is sent.

 

To sign up for the queue simply click the Join the Queue button.

​Cost Breakdown

Starling V3FP (without the speed controller)* - $950 

Speed Controller (required to operate) - $125

Extra Starling Standard V3 Bobbin 3 pack (your color choice and pattern) - $125

Starling V3/V3FP Lace Flyer Kit (Add-on only) - $440

Extra Starling V3/V3FP Lace Bobbins - $90

Motor Extension Cable 3 FT or 6 FT - $23-25

*Starling V3FP price includes your choice of custom trim color. Comes with 3 all black Helios pattern bobbins but you may purchase additional bobbins in the color and pattern of your choosing.

What’s Included with Starling V3FP

  • Starling V3FP + Standard Flyer *

  • 3 Black Helios pattern bobbins with aluminum brake drums

  • Orifice hook

  • Spares Kit  (1 rear bearing, 2 rubber grommets, 1 cinch, 1 spring, 2 flyer o-rings, 1 small axle o-ring, 1 drive belt, and Kevlar tension cord)

  • 15V DC Power Supply

  • Manual

*Speed Controller is required but must be purchased separately if you do not already have one for a Daedalus E-Spinner. Speed Controllers are $125.

What’s Included with Starling V3/V3FP Lace Flyer Kit (This is an Add-on only)

  • Lace Flyer

  • Three all-black Lace Bobbins

  • Tension Kit (1mm Kevlar, Cinch, and elastics)

  • One pair of black flyer guides

  • Adapter Maiden Cup

Starling V3FP Product Details

with Standard Flyer

Materials: Carbon Fiber and 3D printed ABS plastic

Dimension: 10" L x 6" W x 8" H (25x15x20 cm)

Weight: 2.3 lbs (1.1 kg) 

Tension: Scotch or Irish

Orifice: 12mm with a 6mm reducer
Bobbin: 12+ oz Capacity of 30 WPI singles

Speed: 300-2180 RPM (Rotations Per Minute)

Power Requirements: 15V
Speed Controller: Uses either the Daedalus Speed Controller or Magpie Speed Controller.

Foot Pedal: Either Speed Controller can be used as a Foot Pedal using Speed Controller extension cord.

Starling V3FP Product Details

with Lace Flyer

Materials: Carbon Fiber and 3D printed ABS plastic

Dimension: 10" L x 6" W x 8" H (25x15x20 cm)

Weight: 2.3 lbs (1.1 kg) 

Tension: Scotch ONLY

Orifice: 6mm reducer
Bobbin: 4 oz Capacity of 30 WPI singles

Speed: 420-3030 RPM (Rotations Per Minute)

Power Requirements: 15V
Speed Controller: Uses either the Daedalus Speed Controller or Magpie Speed Controller.

Foot Pedal: Either Speed Controller can be used as a Foot Pedal using Speed Controller extension cord.

Starling V3: Products

V3FP RPM SPEED

V3 RPM SPEED

These RPM (rotation per minute) stats were recorded from a typical Starling V3-FP and V3 after a short break-in period. Top speed will increase around 3-4% from these numbers after approximately 100-200 hours of use. Actual performance figures vary between wheels by less than 1.5% (30 RPM at top speed), due to slight variations in components and build. Please use this as a general guideline.

Silver and Teal Starling V3FP
Driveband Alignment
Driveband Alignment
Silver and Teal Starling V3FP
Switching from Scotch to Irish Tension
Switching from Scotch to Irish Tension
Switching from Scotch to Irish Tension
Switching from Scotch to Irish Tension
Switching from Scotch to Irish Tension
Starling V3FP in Irish Tension
Removing the bobbin from a Starling
Removing the bobbin from a Starling
Left Tension Hook
Right Tension Dial
Starling V3FP - Flat Pack
Silver and Teal Starling V3FP
Silver and Teal Starling V3FP
Silver and Teal Starling V3FP
Silver and Teal Starling V3FP
Silver and Teal Starling V3FP
Light Blue Starling V3
Light Blue Starling V32
Light Blue Starling V3
Light Blue Starling V3
Light Blue Starling V3
Light Blue Starling V3
Rose and Black Starling V3
Rose and Black Starling V3
Rose/Black and Yellow/Black Starling V3s
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Yellow and Black Starling V3
Yellow and Black Starling V30401
Daedalus Speed Controller
Daedalus Speed Controller
Sparrow, Starling V3, and Magpie
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Starling V3: Photo Gallery
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