Behind the Prop Starter–Safety First!

Behind the Prop Starter–Safety First!

From www.aeroperfect.com The “Behind-The-Prop Starter” features an adjustable starter motor platform that can be adjusted to align with the spinner height / angle of your aircraft. Not only does the platform height adjust vertically from 4-7/8 inches to 15-1/2 inches, its angle is adjustable from 90 to just under 70 degrees. This gives pilots the option of starting their “tail-dragger” aircraft with either the tail wheel on the ground or with the tail wheel elevated.

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In addition, the angular adjustment extends the low-end platform height to just a few inches, thus accommodating much smaller aircraft. The Behind-The-Prop™ Starter also features a built-in height and angle scale that makes it easy to set (or reset) the starter motor height and angle to match any airplane in your hangar!

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The battery tray of the Behind-The-Prop™ Starter will accept a wide variety of batteries. 12-Volt Garden tractor batteries like Wal-mart’s EverStart or Sears’ Plus Start® work especially well because they provide high Amp-hour ratings and are very cost-effective. They also provide weight (approximately 10 – 16 lbs.) so that the Starter System will remain stationary during engine starting. Please see our specifications page for battery tray dimensions.

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The Behind-The-Prop™ Starter is easily stored and transported thanks to its innovative design. It folds up into a low-profile configuration for transport to/from the field and features two lock-down knobs to make sure it doesn’t come un-folded while being carried. It can also be stored vertically for efficient use of floor space.

For a limited time: $129

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Features:

  • Safer and more convenient starting of glow and gas engines
  • Rugged wooden construction, designed (CAD) and made in the USA
  • Adjustable starter motor platform accommodates most airplanes
  • Built-in angle and height scales allow quick alignment of starter motor to airplane’s spinner
  • Accommodates popular starter motors: Sullivan DynaTron, Tower Hobbies® TOWER® POWER Starter (Heavy Duty), Hobbico® TorqMaster, etc.
  • Adjustable spring pre-load provides variable spinner engagement force
  • Can be used on pavement or grass
  • Six comfort-grip rubber knobs for securing starter motor platform, adjusting tilt angle and transport locking
  • Folds up and locks for transport and/or storage
  • Hardware (rubber knobs, bolts, washers) won’t get lost during transport or storage because they attach to the unit
  • Battery tray accepts a wide range of battery types and sizes
  • Rugged automotive relay can switch up to 240 Amps of motor current. Please see our specifications page for more detail.
  • ARS (Almost Ready To Start) Minimal assembly / wiring required. Please see our FAQ Page for further details.
  • Motor platform comes pre-drilled for Sullivan DynaTron
  • Natural wood construction can be clear-coated, painted, linseed oil coated or left unfinished
  • Wooden design will not cause radio interference on 72 MHz
  • Includes wire, terminals, battery clips, spiral wrap sleeving, plastic ties and detailed assembly and wiring instructions (with color photographs)

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Updated: July 20, 2015 — 12:13 PM
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