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Tag: Aircraft Starters

Hartzell Engine Technologies has started an informational series regarding their products. The first entry in the series is a video entitled “Understanding Your Aircraft Starter’s Duty Cycle”. The video is a little over three minutes long and provides information of the duty cycle of different starters. The information provided is great and should be used by all pilots. However, if you are like me you would like to know what is happening in the starter when these guidelines are not followed. The results of overheating your starter will definitely lead to frustration and the purchase of a new starter. The first thing to know about aircraft starters or starters in general is that they are very powerful components of your ignition system. The electric motors are able to turn at turn at such a rate that they can get much larger piston engines to fire. That is impressive to think…