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MAGPIE V2

FOUR WHEELS IN ONE!!!!!!!

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Made from carbon fiber, T6061 aluminum and 3D printed ABS plastic, Magpie V2 is the most powerful Daedalus Spinning Wheel to date.  More than enough speed and torque 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 V2 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 2,600 RPM. Scotch Tension for the Standard flyer is ideal for the lowest take-up, with most 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. Also, we include a larger urethane drive belt that fits the large whorl on the bobbin, so you have your choice in Irish tension of the full speed range or a lower geared range that provides abundant torque for the heaviest tension jobs. The Art Flyer can reach speeds of up to 1,600 RPM. Scotch Tension for the Art Flyer is great for light take-up, but it excels in Irish Tension (also two speed ranges available in Irish) for heavy art yarn projects where the lower speeds provide abundant torque. With its massive dual-motor system 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 V2 Manual.

DAEDALUS QUALITY

Our design aspects are focused around low noise, high performance, light action, and smart ergonomics. Bobbins and flyers feature T6061 aluminum whorls and pure Kevlar braided tension belt material, literally the best materials possible for the job of shedding the heat from production-level work. Each and every component was chosen for its quality, quiet operation and long operational life.  And any component that could possibly wear out one day, has been 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, carbon fiber galore, and a high-quality ball bearing whisper-quiet motor that is extremely oversized for its duty.​

DIGITAL SPEED CONTROLLER

THE MOST ADVANCED SPEED CONTROL ON THE MARKET

The Speed Controller for the Magpie V2 is built in!  You can adjust the speed at 1% increments (programmable increment size in menu) as well as program custom slow-start and slow-stop delay times. Talk about fine-tuning that high-speed project for perfect zero-backlash stops and gentle startups! It can be removed from the Magpie V2 to become a wired remote control that can be used on the table or as a foot pedal (with included extension cable). Just like the dual-motor power system, the controller has been designed to handle ten times the voltage and current it experiences with Magpie V2. This means it won’t heat up or break down.

 

Magpie V2 is available with a black chassis and black bobbins along with your choice of trim color.

​COST

Magpie V2 Body with Speed Controller Included - $950 

Art Flyer and 3 Bobbins - $500

Standard Flyer and 3 Bobbins - $500

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

Art Bobbin 3 Pack (your choice of color) - $160

What’s Included with Magpie Body

  • Magpie V2 Body

  • Magpie Speed Controller (inserted in Face of Magpie V2)

  • Foot Pedal attachment 

  • Speed Controller extension cord

  • Spares Kit (1 extra of each drive band, Allen key, 1.5mm Kevlar tension cord, 2 cinches, flyer o-ring set, 4 grommets, and 2 springs)

  • 15vDC 5A wall AC Power Supply (US blade pattern but accepts up to 240vAC)

  • Link to printable online Manual

What’s Included with Art Flyer

  • Art Flyer

  • Art Flyer orifice hook

  • 3 Art bobbins with aluminum brake drums

  • 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, T6061 aluminum, and 3D printed ABS plastic

Dimension: 15" L x 8.5" W x 11" H (38x21x28 cm)

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 - 2,600 RPM (Rotations Per Minute) for Standard Flyer and 50 - 1,600 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 using Speed Controller extension cord.

STANDARD FLYER
RPM SPEED

ART FLYER
RPM SPEED

These statistics still need to be gathered. Stay tuned!

 HOW TO PURCHASE

Magpie V2 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 due to slow internet or other issues. Unlike our prior waitlist, the queue does not guarantee you will get your wheel within a specific time frame. The queue simply gathers contact information and information on your potential order.

Our wheels are built in batches, and we rotate between which wheels we are currently working on. Once a batch has been completed and shipped, we then start working on a new batch of a different model of bird. For those wheels sold through the queue, they are built in queue order. We typically complete a batch of wheels every two weeks, and with the rotation of our four wheels (Starling, Magpie, Sparrow, and Falcon), a new batch of a particular type of wheel goes into production approximately every eight weeks. We do on occasion have to pause building from the queue so that we can make time to build and stock up for approaching festivals.

Magpies V2 will be made in batches roughly every eight weeks (this is an approximation, not a guarantee) and we will draw from the queue in signup order. An email will be sent immediately prior to your wheel being built to verify you still wish to purchase a Magpie V2, and then an invoice will be made.

MANUAL & VIDEOS

Stay tuned!

Magpie V2 with Standard Flyer
Magpie V2 with Standard Flyer
Magpie V2 with Standard Flyer
Magpie V2 with Standard Flyer
Magpie V2 with Standard Flyer
Magpie V2 with Standard Flyer
Magpie V2 with Standard Flyer
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Orifice Reducer for Standard Flyer
Removing the Flyer
Removing the Flyer
Switching from Scotch to Irish
Switching from Scotch to Irish
Switching from Scotch to Irish
Switching from Scotch to Irish
Switching from Scotch to Irish
Magpie V2 with Standard Flyer
Magpie V2 with Standard Flyer
Magpie V2 with Art Flyer
Magpie V2 with Art Flyer
Magpie V2 with Art Flyer
Irish Tension Low Speed Alignment
Magpie V2 with Art Flyer
Orifice Reducer for Art Flyer
Removing the Speed Controller
Removing the Speed Controller
Removing the Speed Controller
Removing the Tension from Art Flyer in Irish
Removing the Tension from Art Flyer in Irish
Removing the Tension from Art Flyer in Irish
Magpie V2 Body
Magpie V2 Standard Flyer Kit
Magpie V2 Art Flyer Kit
Magpie V2 Flat Pack
tinyStudio Magpie Review
Variety of yarns spun on Magpie
Variety of yarns spun on Magpie
Variety of yarns spun on Magpie