Skytec – Starters

Now OEM equipment on ALL new Lycoming and Superior engine powered aircraft!  Sky-Tec is second to none in price, performance, popularity, reliability or service.  Our line of Lycoming starters are applicable to all non-geared Lycoming engines from O-235 through TSIO-720 and all of our Lycoming starters are FAA PMA’ed for use on certified aircraft.  Which model is best for your particular application depends on many factors.  Use the fit guide and the chart below to help you narrow your selection based on aircraft, ring gear, voltage & usage.

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LYCOMING STARTERS

Experience Sky-Tec’s ultimate package — all of our Lycoming starters are lighter and solenoid actuated, eliminating the trouble-prone Bendix drive.

E-DRIVE

  • Highest duty cycle Lycoming starter available
  • In-line design replaces most Bendix-drive legacy starters
  • Kickback Protection System (KPS) — self-resetting

NL

  • Most popular in the Lycoming lineup
  • In-line design replaces most Bendix-drive legacy starters
  • Kickback Protection System (KPS) with field-replaceable shear pin

XLT

  • Lightest PMA-certified Lycoming starter
  • Updated replacement for the LS

PM/LS

  • Original Flyweight™
  • External left (LS) or right (PM) hand-mounted solenoid

HT

  • High-torque motor
  • Perfect for helicopter applications
  • Kickback Protection System (KPS) — self-resetting

LSA

  • Lightest Lycoming starter ever
  • For LSA / experimental applications
  • Integrated mount for Plane-Power AL12-EI60 alternator

CONTINENTAL STARTERS

Discover the superior Sky-Tec solution for your Continental engine. All starters are designed to protect the Continental adapter, where applicable.

PM SERIES

  • High-torque direct-drive motor
  • Fast spin helps prevent kickbacks
  • Low back torque to protect starter adapter

ENERGIZER STYLE

  • Heavy-duty direct-drive motor
  • Fast spin helps prevent kickbacks
  • Low back torque to protect starter adapter

ST5

  • Gear-reduced motor for excellent starting torque
  • Solenoid engagement to protect starter adapter

ST4

  • Light weight
  • Gear-reduced motor for excellent starting torque
  • Centrifugal clutch engagement to protect starter adapter

ST2

  • For use with all 4-cylinder Continentals
  • Kickback Protection System – self-resetting

ST2/S

  • STC kit to convert to electric push-button start
  • Includes ST2 starter

STARTERS FOR OTHER ENGINES

Explore our high-quality starters for other aviation engines.

AEROVEE

  • 12 volt
  • Developed specifically for the AeroVee 2.1 engine
  • Sold exclusively through Sonex Aircraft / AeroConversions

SMA

  • 24 volt
  • Developed specifically for the SMA SR305-230 engine
  • Sold exclusively through Safran SMA

FRANKLIN

  • High-torque
  • FAA-PMA-certified to replace obsolete Delco and Prestolite units
  • Kickback Protection System (KPS) – self-resetting

ROTAX 912/914

  • Cranks 10 percent faster than Rotax HD starter
  • High-torque
  • Experimental applications only