The first of its starter motors is a new FAA-PMA approved design eligible on TCM engines. The Tempest PowerFlite series of aviation engine starters represents a new state-of-the-art energy efficient design providing reduced current draw and long life. The PowerFlite starter mounts directly to existing TCM engines and is available in both 12 and 24 volt configurations.
Tempest starter part numbers PL13459 (12v) and PL13484 (24v) are eligible on TCM engine models O-300-D, GO-300-D, IO-346, IO-360, L/TSIO-360, O-470, IO-470, TSIO-470, IO-520, TSIO-520, GTSIO-520, IO-550, TSIO-550 and TSIOL-550.
Amazing starter! I knew my starter was slowing down but I did not realize how much until installing this new one.
I expected superior engineering from Tempest and was very pleased with what arrived. Prop spins so fast I had to change my starting technique on my TSIO-520 (120rpm). Now I barely crack open the throttle.
An excellent starter so far, spins the prop fast and the engine starts right away. a clone of the energizer but better.
No. The solenoid is usually mounted on the firewall.