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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: Fried Starter with eggs


Thread: Fried Starter with eggs

Message: Fried Starter with eggs

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From: "Flint, Cris" <Cris.Flint at>

Date: Mon, 08 Jul 1996 23:05:05 UTC


We have now cooked two starters on our S1S.  The first time, the Bendix gear 
came out part way, and raked the back of the ring gear. The second time 
(with a brand new starter), it must have fully engaged, and eventually 
burned out the starter motor during the 10 minute flight home.  That was the 
sixth start of the day in about seven hours.

Skytec is saying it sounds like a stuck solenoid (which I doubt they 
consider a warranty item), which raises another question.  The solenoid 
bolted to the firewall is a battery solenoid, which is labeled "continuous 
duty", versus a starter solenoid, labeled "intermitten duty".  I'm not sure 
why the builder chose a battery solenoid, but so far people I have talked 
with say it shouldn't matter.

Any feedback / advice would be much appreciated!

Cris Flint
IAC 38


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