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Ultra Lightweight

XLT Series

 

High-Torque Inline

NL Series


HT Series

 

PM Series

LS Series

 

 

 

 

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Lycoming Starters

 

 

Certification

Yes - FAA PMA

via FAA PMA Supplement 7

Yes - FAA PMA

via FAA PMA Supplement 1

Yes - FAA PMA

via FAA PMA Supplement 1

Yes - FAA PMA

via FAA PMA Supplement 10

LSA | S-LSA | E-LSA | EXP
Description

Top Seller!

Universal fit.  Tough.  

Very High Torque.  

Very durable design.  
High efficiency wound field motors.

Low current draw 

Light Weight - only 9.3 lbs.  Replaces nearly all* original equipment starters on non-geared Lycoming engine-powered aircraft.  Now used by Lycoming as factory OEM on most aircraft manufacturers' engines.


*  For newer C206 or B60 aircraft, use 149-24PM
 

The original High-Torque is where it all started with Sky-Tec.  Now with internal, self-resetting kickback protection.  Also available in  24V Super Duty, extended cranking (/ec models).  High Efficiency Wound Field Motors.  Perfect for helicopter, bush plane and workhorse operations requiring a rugged design, maximum reliability & service life.  Designed to spin the prop twice as fast during start. Environmentally sealed case.  Rugged all metal gears.  All steel ball bearings. Heavy-duty drive.  The Original Flyweight™  is also the lightest toughweight in the business.  Newly improved strontium-fortified alloy casting.  The best value in Lycoming replacement starters. Hi-torque, permanent magnet motors.  Lightweight.  High Performance.  Save up to 10 pounds under OEM heavyweight starters.  Twice as fast as old, heavyweight OEM starters.  Faster spin = easier engine starts. Especially improves hot engine start performance. The lightest PMA certified Lycoming starter ever! Weighs just 6.5 lbs. and is every bit as capable as the original flyweight LS and PM starters.  Ideal for all 4-cylinder Lycoming engines.  Available in 12V, 24V for 122-tooth and 149-tooth ring gears.  Still up to twice the spin as old, heavyweight Bendix starters and saves up to twelve pounds!   The lightest starter available for Lycoming O-235 through IO-390 engines. The lightest Lycoming starter ever!

Weighs just 6.3 lbs.  Ideal for small bore 4-cylinder O235, O290 & O320 engines.  Still up to twice the spin as old, heavyweight Bendix starters and saves up to twelve pounds!  Mount includes clevis designed to accept Plane-Power's lightweight AL12-EI60 alternator:  the industry's lightest integrated alternator/starter combination!

Advantages

Exclusive KPS

(Kickback Protection System) 

via shear pin that will avoid costly repairs in the unlikely event

 of a kickback.

 

Zero Maintenance

 

No Bendix = No Headaches

 

Low Current Draw - 9.3 lbs. Light

 

Reliability:  Rugged, all-metal gears, sealed case & vibration-proof solenoid design.  

 

PMA eligible = No Paperwork

Exclusive KPS

(Kickback Protection System) 

via self-resetting over-torque clutch.  Avoids costly repairs in the unlikely event of a kickback.

 

Zero Maintenance

 

No Bendix = No Headaches

 

Lightweight (8.9 lbs.)

 

Rugged all steel ball bearings and all-metal gears provide 

unmatched reliability

 

PMA eligible = No Paperwork

Price/Performance - No other starter can match the performance of Sky-Tec's Flyweight™ for the same price.

 

No Bendix = No Headaches

 

Very lightweight (8.25 lbs.)

 

Zero maintenance

 

Low repair/overhaul cost

($200 12V overhaul

$267 24V overhaul

in most cases)

 

Built-in starter solenoid for experimental aircraft applications

 

PMA eligible = No Paperwork

Ultra lightweight (6.5 lbs.)

 

Lightest PMA Certified Starter 

 

Fastest Spin

 

No Bendix = No Headaches

 

Zero Maintenance

 

PMA eligible = No Paperwork

 

Ultra lightweight (6.3 lbs.)

 

Built-in AL12-EI60 Alternator Mount 

 

Lightest weight 

 

Fastest Spin

 

No Bendix = No Headaches

 

Zero Maintenance

Kickback Protection

 

via field-replaceable shear pin

 

via internal self-resetting 
torque clutch

 

 

 

Reinforced modified alloy casting
will resist most kickbacks

Reinforced modified alloy casting
will resist most kickbacks
Reinforced modified alloy casting
will resist most kickbacks
Motor  Wound Field Wound Field Permanent Magnet Permanent Magnet Permanent Magnet
Gear Reduction 6.5:1 4.3:1 4.3:1 6.0:1 4.4:1
Engagement No Bendix - Electromechanical Solenoid No Bendix - Electromechanical Solenoid No Bendix - Electromechanical Solenoid No Bendix - Electromechanical Solenoid No Bendix - Electromechanical Solenoid
Bearings 3X steel ball bearing races 2X steel ball bearing races Needle bearing (nose) /

Brass Bushing (rear of motor)

Needle bearing (nose) /

Brass Bushing (rear of motor)

Needle bearing (nose) /

Brass Bushing (rear of motor)

Mount Die Cast A-380 Aluminum Tough strontium-fortified 356 T6 Aluminum Alloy - gravitationally molded Tough, strontium-fortified 356 T6 Aluminum Alloy - gravitationally molded Tough, strontium-fortified 356 T6 Aluminum Alloy - gravitationally molded Tough, strontium-fortified 356 T6 Aluminum Alloy - gravitationally molded
Weight 9.3 lbs. 8.9 lbs. 8.25 lbs. 6.5 lbs. 6.3 lbs.
TBO 2700 hrs 

(recommended, not required)

2700 hrs 

(recommended, not required)

2700 hrs 

(recommended, not required)

2700 hrs 

(recommended, not required)

2700 hrs 

(recommended, not required)

Warranty 2 Years 2 Years 2 Years 2 Years 2 Years
Models 149-NL
149-NLR
122-NL

149-NL/ec
149-NLR/ec
122-NL/ec

149-12HT

122-12HT

149-12HT

149-12HT-h

149-24HT &

149-24HT-h

high speed

- or -
149-HT/ec

extended crank

149-12LS

122-12LS

149-12PM

122-12PM

149-24LS

149-24PM

122-24PM

122-12XLT

149-12XLT

122-24XLT

149-24XLT

122-LSA
Voltage 12V 24V 12V 24V 12V 24V 12V 24V 12V
RPM

~120-140 RPM 

@11V

 

Also see:

  Debunking the "too fast" myth.

~120 RPM

@22V

 

Also see: Debunking the "too fast" myth.

~140-160RPM

@11V

 

Also see: Debunking the "too fast" myth.

 ~120-280RPM

@22V

 

Also see: Debunking the "too fast" myth.

~160-180RPM

@11V

 

Also see: Debunking the "too fast" myth.

~160-180RPM

@11V

 

Also see: Debunking the "too fast" myth.

~160RPM

@11V

 

Also see: Debunking the "too fast" myth.

~150RPM

@22V

 

Also see: Debunking the "too fast" myth.

~150RPM

@11V

 

Also see: Debunking the "too fast" myth.

Power 1.5kW on 12V 1.5kW 1.5kW

3.0kW on 24V

1.5kW 1.5kW 1.5kW 1.5kW 1.2kW
Current 125-185A @ 11V, 140 RPM Test 85-125A @ 22V, 140 RPM Test ~185-285A @ 11V, 160 RPM Test 24HT ~225-275A,

HT/ec ~90-135A

@22V

185-285A @ 11V, 160 RPM Test 125-185A @ 22V, 160 RPM Test ~185A @ 11V, 150 RPM Test ~105A @ 22V, 150 RPM Test ~165A @ 11V, 150 RPM Test
Use Nearly all 12v aircraft with non-geared 

Lycoming Engine(s)

(excl. C206 &
B60 Beech Dukes)

24V "Workhorse" Aircraft such as Fleet Operators, Flight Schools & Hard-to-Start 540-...D Single "Dual Mag" Aircraft Helicopters

Robinson Helicopters
 (use -h kit) 

 

See Sky-Tec Fit Guide

24V "Workhorse" fixed wing aircraft

(Twin Commanders, etc.)

 

See Sky-Tec Fit Guide

Weight Conscious

Value Hunters

Weekend Flyers

 

See Sky-Tec Fit Guide

Popular OEM replacement 24V

Weight Conscious

 

See Sky-Tec Fit Guide

Weight Obsessed

Performance Passionate

 

See Sky-Tec Fit Guide

Weight Obsessed

Performance Passionate

 

See Sky-Tec Fit Guide

Weight Obsessed

O235, O290, O320

Powered Aircraft

 

Experimentals/LSAs

Eligibility FAA PMA 

Supplement 7

FAA PMA 

Supplement 7

FAA PMA 

Supplement 1

FAA PMA 

Supplement 1

FAA PMA 

Supplement 1

FAA PMA 

Supplement 1

FAA PMA 

Supplement 10

FAA PMA 

Supplement 10

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Cost to
Rebuild
$255 $289 $289 $314 $225 $267 $212 $255 $267
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Product

Resources

NL Installation Sheet

NL/ec Installation Sheet

 

 

Includes recommended TBO information

 

NL Shear Pin Resetting Instructions 

HT Installation Sheet

HT/ec Installation Sheet

 

 

Includes recommended TBO information

 

LS Installation Sheet

PM Installation Sheet

 

 

Includes recommended TBO information

 

Modifying the PM Starter to fit Cubs with chin-mounted oil coolers

XLT Installation Sheet

 

 

 

Includes recommended TBO information

 

LSA Installation Sheet 

 

 Actual Prices are set by Sky-Tec's distributors

Find the recommended starter for your aircraft

 

The new XLT line is simply an unprecedented starter:  Only 6.5 lbs and thoroughly capable of cranking any 4-cylinder Lycoming engine.  Available in 12V, 24V, 122-tooth and 149-tooth compatible models - FAA PMA Certified - and available NOW!

 

Our classic High-Torque Inline starter is the recommended starter for just about any flat, non-geared Lycoming piston engine application.  Order the new SuperDuty NL/ec version for 24 volt aircraft or the #1 selling NL for 12 volt aircraft.  Especially easy to fit for short-wing Pipers, retractable Cessnas, helicopters, rugged operations and harsh environments or applications with minimal clearance in front of and around the starter.  /ec starters have been independently tested to repeatedly demonstrate over seven minutes of combined cranking in a nine minute period! Shear pin protected against kickback.

 

The time-tested HT Models continue to be a top seller in applications such as helicopter fleet ops needing additional ruggedness, performance and reliability.  It has also been improved with both the /ec SuperDuty motor system as well as tougher, beefier mount castings for maximum performance in the toughest applications.  The noseless design makes it a good fit for many tight cowling applications and its performance makes it the original starter of choice for large engine applications (Lycoming 720 series-powered aircraft).  The HT's performance characteristics are nearly identical to those of the High-Torque Inline listed in the chart above.

 

The LS/PM models are the flagship of the Sky-Tec product family.  They are identical to each other in composition and performance, however  LS models have the solenoid located toward the left side of the aircraft and the PM models have the solenoid located toward the right side of the aircraft.  Select the right model for your aircraft based on the location of accessories around your starter using the fit guide.  When unsure, purchase the High-Torque Inline starter - it WILL fit!

 

Our Lycoming LS, PM & HT starters also feature an integrated starter solenoid for homebuilt applications not wishing to install a separate firewall solenoid. Click here for details.

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