Soft Start/Stop Module
This is the Magpie Speed Controller, which can be purchased here by itself in order to expand the capabilities of Starling Mini and Starling XL. Blackbird owners should contact David@DaedalusSpinningWheels.com to check compatibility before ordering).
By plugging this advanced controller directly into Starling’s motor, and used as a wired remote control, you now have very precise control of speed digitally, as well as having
USER PROGRAMMABLE SOFT START AND STOP DELAYS!
This allows you to customize your startup and shutdown ramp times to match your preferences and project. Light lace that needs obsessive consistency? Use short delays to get up at project speed quickly. Finally tackling that massive plying job at high speed? Use long delays to start smoothly and completely eliminate backlashing during stops. Other menu features include min and max speed limits (can limit top speed for novice users etc) and you can change the speed adjustment size increment (where it goes up 2% or 5% every time up press Up or Down, instead of 1% by default). Operating and menu instructions are included.
Starling Soft Start-Stop RPM
1 35% 450
2 56% 870
3 80% 1300
4 90% 1650
5 100% 1850
Also Included is a pedal extension arm that will accommodate its use as a foot pedal when desired, or leave it off and use on the table top.
To install, simply use a pair of tweezers or needle nose pliers to help leverage the Starling motor plug out of its socket. Then plug it into your new speed control!
Questions can be emailed to the address above.