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SKY-TEC STARTER 149-12LS PMAD

$745.00/Each
+$200 Core Exchange Charge
Part# 07-06246
MFR Model# 149-12LS
VoltageSky-Tec ModelRecommended forPart No.
12149-12LSLycoming 0235-054007-06246

Overview

FLYWEIGHTTM STARTERS
The product synonymous with the Sky-Tec name, The Original Flyweight™ provides unmatched value in Lycomingoming replacement starters. These are our most popular starter models (Models PM & LS). They feature permanent magnet motors unmatched value, reliable performance, high-torque, a ten pound weight savings over stock starters and twice the spin of old, heavyweight OEM starters resulting in faster and easier engine starts - especially improving hot engine start performance.

Note: The LS Solenoid is at the 2:30 position and the PM Solenoid is at the 7:30 position when viewed from the front.

Click here to see the Fit Guide for recommended model for your aircraft application.

Download the Starter Cross Reference Chart.


PLEASE READ THIS CAUTION BEFORE USING THE TABLE BELOW! THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF FIT DATA IS THE AIRCRAFT FIT GUIDE THAT BEGINS ON THE NEXT PAGE. USE THIS CROSS REFERENCE TABLE ONLY IF NO OTHER AIRFRAME DATA IS AVAILABLE OR TO REPLACE LISTED MANUFACTURER’S STARTER WITH A SKY-TEC. AS WITH ALL STARTER MODEL RECOMMENDATIONS IN THIS GUIDE, PLEASE FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH NUMBERED ITEMS ON PAGE 2 OF THIS FIT GUIDE. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE ONLY A GUIDE. THE INSTALLING MECHANIC HAS ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENSURING THAT THE STARTER IS FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH THE AIRFRAME AND ENGINE BEFORE INSTALLING THE STARTER.

Features

  • Price/Performance - No other starter can match the performance of Sky-Tec's Flyweight™ for the same price.
  • No Bendix = No Headaches
  • Ultra lightweight (7.8 lbs.)
  • Zero maintenance
  • Built-in starter solenoid for experimental aircraft applications
  • PMA = No Paperwork

Specifications

  • Motor: Permanent Magnet
  • Gear Reduction: 4.3:1
  • Engagement: No Bendix - Electromechanical Solenoid
  • RPM: 2X OEM
  • Weight: 7.8lbs
  • Bearings: Needle bearing (nose)/Brass Bushing (rear of motor)
  • Mount: Precision Cast 356-T6

Core Return Policy

Any unit being returned for core or warranty core credit shall be, as removed from the engine, complete and not disassembled. No core or warranty core credit will be allowed for automotive units. Units that are rusty or cannot be overhauled for any reason will be classified as scrap, having no value. Units which have been weld repaired, as well as units which have been disassembled and then reassembled with old parts, will also be classified as scrap, having no value. A percentage of the core value will be charged for all missing or damaged parts. At no time will the damaged or missing parts charge on any unit exceed the core value of that unit.

1. Core will only be accepted for credit 12 months from date of invoice.
2. Cores returned in excess of cores invoiced will not be accepted.
3. Cores must be of like purchase, a directly superseded unit or replaced unit when installing an STC'd product.
4. Competitive product cores are acceptable returns.
5. Cores must have a legible data tag for part and serial number verification.

Note: Customer will need to provide core for overhaul in the event our supplier does not have cores available to overhaul.

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Reviews

Magaero L Verified Purchase

SKY-TEC STARTER 149-12LS PMAD

September 21, 2022

First off, Hartzell who makes the Sky-Tec starter is a phenomenal company with outstanding, over the top customer service. That said, the 122-12LS starter model does not appear to be a good choice for a Velocity canard/pusher aircraft. We have had the same problem with two new 122-12LS starters we had. The smaller format and armature of the 122-12LS appears to not tolerate heat very well. The engine on a Velocity and other rear propeller aircraft (e.g., Long-EZ) run much warmer than front prop installations such as an RV. The increased radiant heat appears to affect this particular starter negatively resulting in it not being able to start the engine after flight. The 122-12LS may work fine on a front propeller aircraft but it appears to not do well on a pusher aircraft with its higher temperatures. In the end. Hartzell replaced our starter with a 122-NL which is working perfectly. Great company...Im a customer for life.

Kevin P
June 9, 2022

I have used standard Cherokee starters for over 30 years, and am thus adept at hand propping. I have replaced wiring, solenoids, starters and batteries, and starting was never much more than anemic. The Sky-Tec starter is so much better that attempt at comparison is pointless. When I consider how much time and money I spent on trying to get reliable starting over the years, the Sky-Tec starter is a bargain.

Winsor N Verified Purchase

SKY-TEC STARTER 149-12LS PMAD

March 1, 2022

The 149-12LS starter fits a Mooney M20F Executive with a fuel injected Lycoming IO360A1A engine. The fit guide lists a starter that is too long and will not fit. I called sky tech and found out. Check the installation drawing and measure before you buy.

Paul
June 11, 2020

Fantastic starters! My first set lasted over 2000 hours worth no issues. Very lite and they spin fast and smooth!

Custom A
September 13, 2019

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Gaylon W
August 14, 2019

Craig
April 27, 2019

My starter failed after 1400 hours on my Cessna T206H. Purchased this replacement and it just worked as it should. 3 year warranty. Would recomend.

Arturo G
July 9, 2018

Perfect just what we needed

Ken
July 31, 2017

Q&A

Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.

Q: When the specifications/features lists the starter as being PMA, what does this acronym mean?

Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) is an approval granted by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to a manufacturer of aircraft parts. Production approval will be granted when the FAA is satisfied that the system will not permit parts to leave the system until the parts have been verified to meet the requirements of the approved design, and the system otherwise meets the requirements of the FAA quality system regulations

Q: I have a worn out Sky-Tec 149-12LS, is there core re-reimbursement?

Yes, these are now subject to core exchange.

Q: What is the current draw of the 149-12LS?

125-220A @ 11V.

Q: is an STC required to install on a Mooney? Does it come included with the starter?

This is covered by STC SE00218NY. The STC covers the engine, not the airframe. The paperwork is not in the box but it can be downloaded from Sky-Tec website.

Q: What is the thread pitch of the three posts on the 149-12LS starter?

The power terminal is M6 X 1.0MM and the two S terminals are M8 X 1.25MM.

Q: What is the difference in the 149-12LS and the 149-12XLT?

They are essentially the same starter but the XLT is lighter. 7.8 lbs vs 6.5 lbs.

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