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Check out these shots of our starters in action.  Remember:  Performance Starts with Sky-Tec!

Just a few of our 75,000+ customers and other shots:
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From the "customers who make us sick" category...

Outdoor writer Tony Dawson gets around Alaska with his

SuperCub (started by Sky-Tec) and his fishin' pole.

Tony sent in these pics when we were in our 52nd straight day 

of 100+ degree temps in Texas.   Some people...

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A darned fine flying machine.  Sensible?  A bonanza could go nearly as fast 
with 2-4 more seats to boot.  But cool?  Yeah - James Bond cool.

Aint this cool:

www.wilsonhouserecovery.org 's

Lycoming-powered airboat.

Sky-Tec customers don't all fly at the same flight levels.

 

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Wendell Green visits the factory in his Wing Derringer D-1

2-Place, Twin Engine

IO-320's.  185 KTs. <15 gph.

 

Gene Fulmer flew his '46 Champ to visit the factory.  Pictures cannot do this plane justice.  

O-200 and 10+ in and out.  

What a flying machine!  Oh, did we mention a Sky-Tec KCST2 starter too?

 

Gene McNeely (Aeroshell T-6 Aerobatic Team Pilot and all-around great guy)

sporting an AEIO-390-powered RV-8 

(does this guy ever fly boring aircraft? Sheesh!)

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Jim Wheat's Seattle-based

470-powered

Stinson 108-3 on Floats

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Hartzell blended airfoil prop, 2870 floats, Crosswinds Stol leading edge, VG's..............

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George Millar's 150HP PA-16 (Clipper) on EDO 2000's (we want one!)

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So we're suckers for a Sky-Tec

starter on floats. Can you blame us?  

We're from TEXAS!

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Okay, this is going to take some getting used to.

Now that we're building  Rotax starters, I suppose we should expect to see more of these like Reidar Olsen's Norwegian Trike.

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Reidar Olsen's Norwegian Trike is an 

Apollo Delta Jet.  I knew nothing about them.  Then I found the videos on this site.

Be sure to watch the "New Mexico" video!

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Ross Clement's PA-18

 

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Sky-Tec's own

Partenavia P-68C

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Ed Zeigler's Beautiful

Comanche 250

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Ed Zeigler's Breezy

 

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Dale Williamson & His 300C

 

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Bill Mullins' RV-8

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Stu Smith's F2 Rocket
sports a Sky-Tec 

High-Torque Inline 

(NL) Starter
and an incredible 

paint scheme!

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Lauran Paine, Jr.'s RV-8

"After seven years of building and with a Sky-Tec starter, it flies!"

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Sky-Tec Race Team Texoma 125

 

Every now and then, even our team 

can't say no to a race.

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Central Airlines counts on Sky-Tec to start their huge fleet of Twin Commanders.  Hmmm, these starters must work pretty good for them to own this many!

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Alex DeDominicis visits the factory in his beautiful RV (next visit will be in his new RV-10!)

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Rob Irvine's Bush Hawk

 

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Skip Stewart rocks 'n rolls with his Sky-Tec NL starter under the cowl

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Bill Prentice's "All Sky-Tec started hangar"

Love the Mentor!

 

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First start!
Dang sure couldn't have done it without my SkyTec!
- Lauran Paine, Jr.  (RV-8)

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Sky-Tec FST1 (Franklin Starter)

...in Claudio Tonnini's  Franklin-powered RV-8...see reflection in shiny firewall?

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Dick Logston's 'Coupe

 

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Bob & Mary Lee's

IO-540-Powered Bonanza.

Are you jealous?

We are.

 

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Frank Chenevert's new Panzl built Staudacher S330 - Nice Paint!

Many more photos of this coming to an EAA Publication near you!

So, Kirby Chambliss calls us one day...

 

...seems Kirby Chambliss' (other brand) starter wasn't cutting the mustard (a phrase we don't fully understand but this isn't the place to discuss).  A Sky-Tec NL starter took care of all his starting issues. 

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Ruh-Roh!

 

Sean Tucker punches out at 8,000' but not after agonizing over the impending loss of the Oracle Challenger - and his Sky-Tec starter!

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We love our Partenavia

1400 lbs. useful load

155 kts cruise

18 gal/hr. 

Sexy Italian Ramp Appeal

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Rene Bubberman's RV-7

of The Netherlands (Holland)

 

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Folis Jones' Poosemoth Speedwing (err, isn't that a Murphy Renegade?)

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We questioned Folis on his  use of a beer can but we were corrected when he informed us it is in fact "the end of a Guinness Irish Stout container."  - our bad...

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It's great to see where those starters end up.  Here's Richard Fiser's 182.  ST3 starter.  Nice ride.

 

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Hans' Brazilian beauty

Matt Reeves' Sexy Lancair First Engine START (brought to you by Sky-Tec, of course ; )

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Steve Stavrakakis just joined the Sky-Tec team.  A 149-NL starter cranks his toys (both) pictured

 

 

Did we mention Sean D Tucker keeps pretty good company these days? (we don't make starters for the heavy hardware by the way)...
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Okay, so maybe this doesn't count as "customers" but these shots of Rich's (former) Starduster Too:
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Texas Starduster Fly-In April 3, 2004 - click here

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