Originally Posted by TShort
I'm planning to replace the starter during the panel rebuild this winter - currently have the Skytec -LS, and was planning to swap to the -NL.
Does anyone have experience with the B&C starter? Is it a drop in replacement? How is it performancewise? Any weight benefit? (I can't seem to find weight specs on their web site)
I replaced the broken Skytec Lightweight starter on my RV-8 with the B&C starter.
In my case it wasn't a drop in replacement. I had to modify my snorkel and buy a different mixture lever with a greater offset in order to clear the starter. With my Bendix FI it was a tight fit.
Performance comparison? In my experiemce the B&C spins the prop on the first attempt and spins it faster. Starts great. The SkyTec required 2-3 bumps before it would turn.
No weight benefit in my case. I think I gained a pound. For me it was worth it.
Call B&C. I think you'll be impressed with their customer service. I am.