Steve Posted June 21, 2017 Share Posted June 21, 2017 Having had previous issues with the Flash starter on my Polini, I decided to buy a lawnmower Briggs and Stratton starter. I've since carried it with me in the truck, waiting for the inevitable failure of the Flash starter. This failure happened on Monday evening, leaving me on the ground while my mates went flying. At least this time I hadn't taken off - last time it failed in mid-air and the line uncoiled sending it and the handle through the prop. On my machine the Briggs and Stratton starter bolted straight in with no issues whatsoever. Better still, it cost me £14 from Amazon (slightly reduced for the usual £23 because it had a battered box - these turn up now and again on Amazon). Other machines may require slight modification or maybe a different model of starter. The Briggs and Stratton feels a lot sturdier than the Polini and I expect it will last for a long time. Whilst I like how the Flash starter works, I've never liked having to restart in mid-air as it seems to be better suited to starting on the ground (whatever your opinions on this method). Not sorry to see the back of wondering when the starter will next fail. ------------------------------------------ Other relevant thread: Here. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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