New & Hot...
on all Original High Torque
HT Model Lycoming Starters
all ST2 small
The ALL NEW
Ultra Lightweight Starters
Introducing another world changing
event from Sky-Tec:
The newest member of the Sky-Tec
Flyweight™ starter family - the XLT series ultra
lightweight Lycoming starter.
XLT is now FAA PMA Certified for nearly all 4-cylinder
Lycoming engines. It's light. It's fast. And
Like the Flyweight™ starters that
precede it, the XLT series builds on 25 years and more
than 50,000 LS and PM starters in service
world-wide. Or should we say, takes off from that
experience in the form of only 6.5 lbs. total installed
XLT series starters are PERFECT for
weight-obsessed 4-cylinder Lycoming applications
Lycoming powered Cubs
Lycoming powered LSA eligible
Weight obsessed Lycoming powered
and any other 4-cylinder Lycoming
powered aircraft that needs to get nearly twelve
pounds off the nose and up to twice the cranking RPM
(compared to OE heavyweight Bendix starters).
Sky-Tec HT series starters now feature
the industry's first self-resetting Kickback Protection
A proprietary internal drive system automatically decouples
the starter’s powerful high torque motor from the
Lycoming engine’s flywheel in the event of an ignition
kickback during startup.
The drive system automatically resets requiring
no replacement, adjustment, repair or maintenance
before or after a kickback.
The new kickback protected HT series starters are the
perfect solution for Lycoming Powered helicopters
Robinson R-22 (149-12HT-h),
Robinson R-44 (149-24HT-h),
Enstrom F28 (149-12HT or 149-24HT),
Schweitzer 269's (149-24HT),
and many others.
HT series starters feature:
Highly durable cast mount systems
Fast spin (no, not "too"
PMA eligibility to replace
Prestolite and B&C starters
Light weight, and
C85-12 through O300-C owners rejoice!
GO-300 owners too!
Sky-Tec's lightweight ST2 series
starters now all feature the industry's first
self-resetting Kickback Protection System.
The kickback protection system in the
new ST2-series starters was demonstrated by Continental
Engines to withstand more than 40 kickbacks with no
degradation in starter performance!
ST starters with internal,
self-resetting kickback protection are the starter of
choice for most small Continental engine applications
Continental powered Cessna 150s &
Ercoupes, Taylorcrafts and Luscumbes
Piper Cubs and Aeronca Chiefs
ST2 series starters feature:
Low current, high efficiency motors,
KPS Kickback protection,
STC eligibility for pull-start
PMA eligibility for factory
Ignition-optimized fast cranking speed,
Light weight, and
More than 100,000 pilots and aircraft owners like you have selected Sky-Tec starters for their aircraft. Sky-Tec's singular relentless focus is simple: offer customers the best value, best performing lightweight starters for their piston engine powered aircraft. That is all we do. And we do it quite well.
LEADERSHIP - No one sells more aircraft piston
engine starters than Sky-Tec. No one. Lycoming,
Continental, and engine rebuilders the world 'round have come
to rely on Sky-Tec performance and Sky-Tec quality - first and
SINGULAR FOCUS | SINGULAR PASSION | TOTAL COMMITMENT -
Sky-Tec is a family company with one product line, one
obsession, and one commitment: to develop, manufacture, sell
and support the world's best aircraft piston engine
starters. We are in this for the long-haul. And
our future depends on ALL Sky-Tec customers being
satisfied. Your satisfaction is our singular goal each
and every day.
RELENTLESS PURSUIT - Sky-Tec starters may be the
best Lycoming and Continental engine customers can buy, but
Sky-Tec believes its starters can be even better. That
is why we continuously analyze, research, engineer, test,
prove and improve all of our starter designs. After all,
we did say "obsession" (above)
EXPERIENCE - Sky-Tec's Partners have more than
125 years combined experience in product development,
engineering, auto electric, manufacturing, sales, marketing
and customer support. Sky-Tec enjoys supplier
relationships dating back more than 30 years.
SENSIBLE APPROACH - Sky-Tec uses simple,
affordable technologies in everything we do using electro-mechanical engagement drives,
not centrifugal, throw-and-pray Bendix-type drives on all Lycoming starters and starter adapter
friendly decoupling clutch mechanisms on Continental
starters. Whenever appropriate, Sky-Tec starters use its
exclusive simple, reliable, maintenance-free KPS (Kickback
Protection System). And everything we do is geared
toward sensible affordability, quality and value.
Flyweight™ - Don't confuse weight with power. Sky-Tec starters actually offer BOTH: Light weight AND high torque.
It's how we
High Torque - Sky-Tec starters utilize significant gear reduction methods to produce a vast increase in available
torque and optimum cranking rotation speed. Let no one
mislead you by saying Sky-Tec starters spin "too
fast." Sky-Tec dials-in every starter to crank at
the optimum cranking speed for the application. On
Lycoming applications, RPM is increased by 2X and sometimes
even more over heavyweight OEM starters. On Continental
starters, slow and steady wins the race - our friends at
Continental helped us dial our starters in at just the right
RPM for reliably starting Continental engines.
Rugged Designs - Sky-Tec starters are engineered to exceed engine TBO lifetimes and withstand the toughest operating environments.
Unmatched Customer Service -
And if a starter happens to not make it past engine TBO, we
roll up our sleeves and get your starter back in service
better than anyone. Sky-Tec understands how to take care
of customers who happen upon a problem and we also know how to
swallow our pride and take care of our customers when
something Sky-Tec did contributed to the problem. When
"it" happens, we get to work and take care of our
Personal & In Touch -
We are pilots and aircraft owners too. We understand fitment,
performance and troubleshooting issues. And we can
help. If you have a question, contact
us. If you have a problem, contact
us. If you have feedback, contact