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MAGPIE


FOUR WHEELS IN ONE!!!!!!!

-- Lace to Locks --

Made from carbon fiber and 3D printed ABS plastic, Magpie is the most powerful Daedalus Spinning Wheel to date.  More than enough speed/power for the most advanced spinner, yet it can easily be dialed to slow speeds for the beginner. Although the largest in the flock, it's still more portable than a traditional treadle wheel.

 

The Magpie has two flyer options, the Standard and the Art Flyer, and each flyer can be used in either Scotch or Irish Tension. The Standard Flyer can reach speeds of up to 2,350 RPM. Scotch Tension for the Standard flyer is ideal for the lowest take-up, with some owners achieving 100+ wraps per inch. However, when you need that firm take up, try Irish Tension. It’s great for plying projects that require that extra tension. The Art Flyer can reach speeds of up to 1,450 RPM. Scotch Tension for the Art Flyer is great for light take-up, but it excels in Irish Tension for heavy art yarn projects where the lower speeds provide abundant torque. With its massive motor and gearing appropriate for heavy work, the 32mm orifice can swallow the craziest Art Yarns possible. For more information about each flyer and tension setup along with RPM charts, please see the Magpie Manual(PDF Manual coming soon). Standard Flyer bobbins feature an aluminum brake drum, so you never need to worry about overheating or wearing out your tension system at the full 2350 rpm!

DAEDALUS QUALITY

Design aspects are focused around low noise, high performance, light action, and smart ergonomics.   Each and every component was chosen for quiet operation and long life.  Wear components are designed to be user-replaceable, including the motor and maiden bearing.  High tech hardware is the same as other Daedalus Spinning wheels, including a case hardened chrome-plated precision linear rod axle (best in the industry), precision bearings, and a high-quality ball bearing whisper-quiet motor.

DIGITAL SPEED CONTROLLER

THE MOST ADVANCED SPEED CONTROL ON THE MARKET

The Speed Controller for the Magpie is built in!  Not only can you adjust speed 1% at a time, but you can also program in custom slow start and slow stop delay times separately! Talk about fine-tuning that high-speed project for zero-backlash stops and gentle startups. It can be removed from the Magpie to become a wired remote control that can be used on the table or as a foot pedal (with included extension cable). No corners were cut, and no sacrifices were made by employing this beast of a motor and controller system!

 

Magpie is available with a black chassis and black bobbins along with your choice of trim color.

​COST

Magpie Body with Speed Controller Included - $900 

Art Flyer and 3 Bobbins - $450

Standard Flyer and 3 Bobbins - $450

Standard Bobbin 3 Pack (your choice of color) - $140

Art Bobbin 3 Pack (your choice of color) - $130

What’s Included with Magpie Body

  • Magpie Body

  • Magpie Speed Controller(inserted in Face of Magpie)

  • Foot Pedal attachment 

  • Speed Controller Extension Cord

  • Spares Kit (1 extra of each drive band, Allen key, rat tail tension cord, 2 cinches, 2 flyer o-rings, 4 grommets, 1 small axle o-ring, and 2 springs)

  • 15V AC Power Supply

  • Manual

What’s Included with Art Flyer

  • Art Flyer

  • Art Flyer Orifice Hook

  • 3 Art Bobbins

  • 20mm Orifice Reducer

 

What’s Included with Standard Flyer

  • Standard Flyer

  • Standard Flyer Orifice Hook

  • 3 Standard Bobbins with Aluminum Brake Drums

  • 6mm Orifice Reducer

 

PRODUCT DETAILS

Materials: Carbon Fiber and 3D Printed ABS Plastic

Dimension: 15"L x 8.5"W x 11"H (38x21x28cm)

Weight: 4.5 lbs (2 kg)

Tension: Scotch or Irish for both flyers.

Orifice: 12mm with a 6mm reducer for Standard Flyer and 32mm orifice with a 20mm reducer for Art Flyer.
Bobbin: 20+ oz Capacity of 30 WPI singles for Standard Bobbin and 40+oz bobbin (plying into worsted etc, art yarns are less dense and would hold less) for Art Bobbin.

Speed: 70 - 2,350 RPM(Rotations Per Minute) for Standard Flyer and 50 - 1,410 RPM for Art Flyer. Please check the Manual for further information on Speeds depending upon which flyer and which tension set up you are using.

Power Requirements: 15V DC
Speed Controller: Uses the supplied Magpie Speed Controller.

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

STANDARD FLYER
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ART FLYER
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The above stats were recorded from Rebecca Giles's Magpie, Odette. The RPM (rotations per minute) can vary slightly from one wheel to the next, so please use this as a general guideline.

 HOW TO PURCHASE

Magpie purchases are now going through a Google Form Queue in order to alleviate the issues we had in prior updates where some of our customers missed out on a Magpie because their bank flagged their purchase due to it being a large purchase which unfortunately caused them to lose out on purchasing a wheel. Unlike our prior waitlist, it does not guarantee you will get your wheel within a specific time frame. The Queue simply gathers contact information along with information on your potential order. Magpies will be made in batches every 4-6 weeks and we will draw from the Queue in order. An email will be sent immediately prior to your wheel being built to verify you still wish to purchase a Magpie and then an invoice will be made.

Magpie with Standard Flyer
Magpie with Standard Flyer
Magpie with Standard Flyer
Magpie with Standard Flyer
Magpie with Standard Flyer
Magpie with Standard Flyer
Magpie with Standard Flyer and Art Flyer
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Magpie Art Flyer
Magpie with Art Flyer
Magpie with Art Flyer
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Variety of yarns spun on Magpie
Variety of yarns spun on Magpie
Variety of yarns spun on Magpie