STARLING VERSION 3
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. Capable of over 2150 rpm, yet Starling is just as comfortable walking and jogging from 300-900 rpm. Swap from Scotch to Irish quickly, when your project needs the extra take up that Irish offers... or use Scotch to keep tension low for the finest yarns.
Design aspects are focused around low noise, high performance, light action, and smart ergonomics. The bobbin can be changed very quickly without removing the flyer or drive band because of the pivoting maiden. Take up can be very light because of features like aerodynamic coupling – the flyer channels air into the bobbin to help keep it better synchronized. This makes Starling capable of high speed light take up jobs, with many owners achieving 100+ wraps per inch. But with Starling’s powerful motor, it also capable of heavier work. The 12mm orifice will allow textured art yarns or bulky plying jobs. Bobbins feature an aluminum brake drums as standard so you never need to worry about overheating or wearing out your tension system.
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. Features common to all Daedalus wheels include a hardened tool-steel axle, precision bearings, and high-quality ball bearing whisper-quiet motor.
DIGITAL SPEED CONTROLLER
THE MOST ADVANCED SPEED CONTROL ON THE MARKET
The Starling can use either the Daedalus Speed Controller or the Magpie Speed Controller. The only difference between the two is the housing. You can adjust speed 1% at a time as well as 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. The Starling is offered without the Speed Controller, in case you already have a Daedalus E-Spinner. If you do not have one, you must purchase the Speed Controller.
Starling V3(without the speed controller) - $850
Speed Controller(required to operate) - $110
Extra Starling V3 Bobbin 3 pack(your color choice and pattern) - $115
*Starling V3 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 V3
3 Black Helios Pattern Bobbins with Aluminum Brake Drums
Speed Controller Extension Cord
Spares Kit (1 rear bearing, 2 rubber grommet, 1 cinch, 1 spring, 2 flyer o-rings, 1 small axle o-ring, 1 drive belt, and rat tail tension cord)
15V DC Power Supply
*Speed Controller is required but must be purchased separately if you do not already have one for a Daedalus E-Spinner. Speed Controllers are $110.
The above stats were recorded from Rebecca Giles's Starling V3, Astrid. The RPM (rotations per minute) can vary slightly from one wheel to the next, so please use this as a general guideline.
Materials: Carbon Fiber and 3D Printed ABS Plastic
Dimension: 10"L x 6"W x 8"H (25x15x20cm)
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 with an extension cord.