|STC Certified conversion kit featuring C12ST2/S starter for A65-12, A75-12, C85-12, C90, C145, O200 or O300 engines previously fitted with TCM's pull-type starter. Complete conversion kit includes C12ST2/S starter, push-button switch, push-to-start placard, wiring harness, two STC's (one for airframe modification, one for engine modification) and instructions. Sky-Tec starter is about 5 lbs. lighter than stock OE starter and provides increased cranking torque. 2-year factory warranty.|
Love it! When I was getting ready to buy the starter conversion kit, the questions below were confusing and some of the answers were wrong. The kit does comes with EVERYTHING you need including the gasket, and the solonoid is part of the starter. The new starter turns the engine so fast that I have to give it twice the amount of prime as before so that the engine has a chance of keeping up with the starter speed after it catches.
They include a really nice plastic block off plate to keep out the metal when you cut the shaft. Buy a dremel and 25 small cutoff wheels. It’s time consuming to cut the shaft but the effort is worth it. It cranks so much faster now, and the starter is much lighter. Can’t go wrong.
SKY-TEC STARTER CONV KIT KCST2
Currently installing, everything looks good so far.
As described promptly shipped.
four Star Good Received. the core will be returned as soon we remove from aircraft. Item were received later than expected .No Priority mail was accomplished.
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Please refer to the Skytec fit guide on their web site as a guide. The KCST2 is used for some 0-300 engines with a pull start. http://www.skytecair.com/Fit_Guide.htm .
Yes, we have added the installation guide to the 'Documents' tab of this web page. Please review it there. We have also added two additional drawings that will help the installation.
No, this kit does not come with a solenoid. You will need to purchase this separately.
The Q&A in in reference to the aircraft starter solenoid, which is not commonly installed in aircraft starters. The aircraft starter solenoid can last much longer than a starter, so is not commonly replaced when a starter is replaced. These solenoids can sometimes be considered an airframe part, so it may cause more confusion to list all of them as accessories, but we will look into this and add accordingly.
The STS-S12 or STS-S24 are commonly used.
Yes, there is now a core exchange charge tied to the purchase of this SkyTec starter conversion kit. We collect the charge at time of purchase, and when an acceptable core is returned ( in this case it is the starter coming off the aircraft), we will refund the core fee.
Yes, must be cut and removed.
No the gasket is not included.
The starter for the KCST2 kit is part number C12ST2/S. BR The C12ST2/S has a solenoid that is used to engage and disengage the starter. br The solenoid on the starter serves a different function then the starter solenoid mounted on the fire wall.
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