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Competitive Comparisons

 

Let's keep it positive.

 

No other starter manufacturer will provide you a better combination of:

  1. Value - For little more than the cost of a GOOD overhaul of a heavyweight starter, and less than most alternative new starters, you can afford a new, superior Sky-Tec starter.

  2. Weight - Sky-Tec starters typically weigh 9-14 lbs. less than stock heavyweight starters and typically significantly less than most "lightweight" alternatives.

  3. Reliability - Sky-Tec starters use reliable electromechanical solenoid engaged drive systems - not use Bendix-type centrifugal drives.  There must be a reason 100% of Lycoming airframe OEM aircraft manufacturers now utilize Sky-Tec starters on their aircraft.

  4. Performance - Sky-Tec starters spin up to twice as fast as stock OEM starters.  No, there is no such thing as "too fast" as stated by some starter manufacturers.  Impulse couplers disengage typically in the 400 RPM range.  The fastest we have ever clocked a Sky-Tec starter turning an engine was an NL starter on 24V at 210 RPM.  That's a long way from impulse coupler kick out.  And besides, if we could turn an engine fast enough to over run the impulse couplers...why would you need impulse couplers in the first place?  

  5. Fit - Sky-Tec starters fit in places some heavyweight starters can't (newer airframes, sleek experimentals, etc.).  Other manufacturers' starters have limited fitting applications.

  6. People/Support - Do business with people you enjoy doing business with.  Ask around.  See what others' experiences have been with other starter manufacturers.  We are confident you will find no other starter manufacturer with anywhere close to the reputation of Sky-Tec.  Sky-Tec employees are genuine, humble and honest people who run their company like they would like to see others run.  We too are pilots and aircraft owners.  We too enjoy fantastic service and great value.  No other starter manufacturer can match the PEOPLE that make Sky-Tec the #1 selling piston engine aircraft starter in the world today.

 

IF YOU CAN FIND A BETTER STARTER VALUE OUT THERE, BY ALL MEANS - BUY IT

 

IF YOU FIND A BETTER BUNCH OF PEOPLE TO DO BUSINESS WITH OUT THERE - CALL THEM

 

BUT WE THINK YOU WILL ENJOY BEING A SKY-TEC CUSTOMER - FOR LIFE!

 

 

 

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