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B & C LIGHTWEIGHT STARTERS FOR LYCOMING

Select Lycoming Starter:
BC315BCS206
Select Voltage:
12V24V
Select Starter Ring Gear Teeth:
122149
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Overview

Note: When ordering, please complete an STC Request Form for issuance of STC paperwork.

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The B&C Starter for Lycoming engines is the original lightweight alternative. Introduced over 15 years ago, this same design has provided dependable service for thousands of satisfied customers—and it remains the benchmark of reliability and genuine value.

When the B&C Starter was introduced, the typical OEM starter for 4- and 6-cylinder engines weighed 17.2 lbs. (and the OEM unit for 8-cylinder engines tipped the scales at 34.5 lbs!). In contrast, the B&C Starter weighed only 10.2 lbs. and eliminated the troublesome Bendix drive—all while providing greater torque than either of the OEM units.

Of course, other lightweight starters have joined the market since then, and there are cheaper starters to be had. But that cuts both ways. Proven reliability offers a better value in the long term—and that is B&C's specialty. The B&C Starter features sealed Heavy-Duty Ball Bearings (no bushings or needle bearings), All Metal Gears (no plastic gears of any kind), Electro-Mechanical Pinion Actuation (no Bendix drive), and an Efficient Series-Wound Motor (no permanent magnet motor).

The B&C Starter is available in a number of configurations to fit varied applications. STC/PMA approved on Lycoming O-235 through IO-720 engines, with models available for homebuilt aircraft, as well. All feature the same uncompromised value and unmatched reliability upon which B&C has built its reputation. Ask anyone who has one and they'll tell you: nothing else measures up to a B&C.

The B&C Starter for Lycoming engines is available in 8 configurations for experimental aircraft to suit a variety of applications (see table below). Configuration options include—12 or 24 volts; 122 or 149 ring gear teeth; standard- or counter-rotating. All feature the same “No Compromises” construction that has made the B&C Starter the benchmark of long-term reliability and genuine value.

NOTE: You may need to modify the support bracket (if used) that links the starter and alternator.

NOTE: For Robinson R22 or R44 helicopters, please be advised that the white solenoid jumper on the BC315 is not used. Consult the applicable wiring diagram in the Robinson Maintenance Manual for further information.

Features

STCd for aircraft powered by any of the following series of Lycoming engines:
  • O-235
  • O-290
  • O-320
  • IO-320
  • AIO-320
  • AEIO-20
  • O-360
  • IO-360
  • AIO-360
  • AEIO-360
  • HO-360
  • HIO-360
  • O-540
  • IO-540
  • AEIO-540
  • HIO-540
  • TIO-540

Specifications

FOR CERTIFICATED AIRCRAFT APPLICATIONS

Part No. Model No. Pinion Gear Pitch Teeth on Ring Gear Battery Voltage
07 06700
BC315-100-1
10/12
122
12
07 06705
BC315-100-2
12/14
149
12
07 06710
BC315-100-3
10/12
122
24
07 06715
BC315-100-4
12/14
149
24


FOR EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT APPLICATIONS

Part No.
Model No.
Pinion Gear Pitch
Teeth on Ring Gear
Battery Voltage
07 06720
BCS206-122-12
10/12
122
12
07 06725
BCS206-149-12
12/14
149
12
07 06730
BCS206-122-24
10/12
122
24
07 06735
BCS206-149-24
12/14
149
24

Benefits

  • Sealed Heavy-Duty Ball Bearings (no bushings or needle bearings)
  • All-Metal Gears (no plastic gears)
  • Electro-Mechnanical Pinion Actuation (no Bendix drive)
  • Efficient Series-Wound Motor (no permanent magnet motor)
  • Weight: 10.2 lbs
  • STC/PMA: Lycoming O-235 to IO-720
  • The B&C Starter uses only sealed heavy-duty ball bearings, all metal gears, and an efficient series-wound motor.
  • The B&C Starter is available in a variety of congifurations to fit different applications.
  • Configuration options include 12v / 24V; 122 / 149 Ring Gear Teeth; Standard / Counter-Rotating; STC/PMA / Homebuild.
  • All features are the same "No Compromises" construction that has made the B&C Starter the benchmark of long-term reliability & genuine valve.
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Reviews

Far and away this starter was preferred by the group that flies canard airplanes like mine. It seems to use much less battery with more cranking power due to the design. My old starter was an inline version with no solenoid so the install took a great amount of time for the baffle mods.

Del S
January 27, 2020

Incredible quality, great design. Far better than the competition.

Edward J
March 28, 2019

Top quality and design, lightweight and easy to install. I have installed/owned many B&C products and have never had any problems. Im an A&P/pilot and refer B&C to other mechanics and pilots without hesitation.

Ben T
February 17, 2019

Excellent

Jose L
August 15, 2019

Q&A

Q: What is the weight of the 12V starter (part number 07-06700)?

Part number 07-06700 weighs 10.2 lbs.

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