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Part#: 149-NLR/EC

149-NLR/EC: Starter 24 Volt Sky-Tec Lightweight





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Sky-Tec develops, manufactures, markets, and supports more than 45,000 lightweight engine starters for Lycoming, Continental and Franklin piston engines.

Sky-Tec High-Torque Inline Starter NL-series is FAA PMA certified and specially made for non-geared Lycoming engine-powered aircraft. While the NL is the newest starter from Sky-Tec, it has fast become the #1 seller in the world due to its light weight (just 9.4 lbs), high-torque, switchable between 12 and 24 volts , wound field motor and is made from superior components including rugged all-metal gears, 3X steel ball bearing races, and vibration proof solenoid. (Keep in mind that this starter will not fit newer C206 or any B60 aircraft. Those are covered by the 149-24PM and 149-24HT models, respectively.) You are protected by a recently enhanced 2 year warranty from Sky-Tec.

Sky-Tec Features an Exclusive KPS® Kickback Protection System. Also available in Extended Cranking 24 Volt Super Duty versions /EC models (see table below). This starter is unmatched in duty cycle capabilities and durability on even the hardest starting 12V or 24V aircraft. Sky-Tec NL-series starters fit without modification or 337 paperwork. At only 9.4 lbs., the NL-series is the lightest Bendix-free inline available.

 Part Number Lycoming Engine  Applicability Voltage                           Pitch
 122-NL 235, 290, 320, 360, 540, 720
12  Volt
For 122 Tooth
Ring Gears
 122-NL/EC 235, 290, 320, 360, 540, 720 24 Volt
For 122 Tooth
Ring Gears
149-NL 235, 290, 320, 340, 360, 540 12 Volt 12/14
For 149 Tooth
Ring Gears
 149-NLR  LIO-320, LO360, LTO-360,
LIO-360, LHIO-360, LTIO-540
 12 Volt
For 149 Tooth
Ring Gears 
 149-NL/EC 235, 290, 320, 340, 360, 540  24 Volt
For 149 Tooth
Ring Gears
 149-NLR/EC LTIO-540
 24 Volt
For 149 Tooth
Ring Gears


The 149-NL/EC starter is an Aircraft Starter meant for Lycoming engines. This Aircraft Starter has some key features that differentiate it from other Aircraft Starters:

  • Weight: 9.3 lbs
  • Voltage: 24V
  • RPM: ~120 RPM at 22V
  • Gear Reduction: 6.5:1
  • Opposite rotation of 149-NL/EC
  • Motor: Wound Field

Engine Applications

See the application information from Sky-Tec.

Sky-Tec Flyweight Starters & Solenoids Aircraft Fit Guide:

Engine Model:

Lycoming LTIO-540


12/14 (for 149-tooth Ring Gears)

See Fit Guide in resource section for more information


Q: What are the dimensions of the 149-NL Sky-Tec Aircraft Starter?

A: The aircraft starter dimensions can be found in the installation instructions. Here is a link to that information:

Q: What does the HT stand for on my Sky-Tec Aircraft Starter?

A: HT stands for High-Torque Aircraft Starter. These are ideally suited for piston helicopters and workhorse operations according to Sky-Tec.

Q: Is my Sky-Tec Aircraft Starter spinning too fast?

A: The short answer is no your Sky-Tec Aircraft Starter can’t outrun your engine. Here is a link to a more thorough explanation from Sky-Tec on their Aircraft Starters:

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