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. 


Out 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. 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. 


As is our standard, each and every component of this wheel was chosen for its quiet operation and endurance. Wear components, including the motor and maiden bearing, are designed to be user-replaceable. Features common to all Daedalus wheels include a hardened tool-steel axle, precision bearings, and a high-quality, ball-bearing, whisper-quiet motor.



As with all Daedalus e-spinner models, the Starling is compatible for use with both the Daedalus Speed Controller and the Magpie Speed Controller. The only difference between the two controllers is the housing. You can adjust the speed at 1% increments as well as program custom slow-start and slow-stop delay times, for fine-tuning that high-speed project with gentle startup and zero-backlash stops. The Starling is offered for purchase without the Speed Controller, in case you already own one of our e-spinners. If you do not have one, you must purchase the Speed Controller (available separately from the wheel itself. Please see prices, below).


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

  • Starling V3

  • 3 Black Helios pattern bobbins with aluminum arake arums

  • Orifice hook

  • Speed Controller extension cord

  • 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 rat tail 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 $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 (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 V3 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, it 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. Starlings will be made in batches every 4-6 weeks and we will draw from the queue in the order. An email will be sent immediately prior to your wheel being built to verify you still wish to purchase a Starling V3 and then an invoice will be made.

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