Coffman starter for lycoming?

Discussion in 'Home Builders and Sport Pilots' started by ChiefPilot, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. ChiefPilot

    ChiefPilot Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Anyone ever come across a Coffman starter or similar for a lycoming?

    I totally admit it's not super practical, but thought it'd be awesome for an aircraft without an electrical system / starter. I've only ever seen them on bigger things.

     
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  2. Dana

    Dana Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I seem to recall reading that they were very hard on the engine, so they were used for emergencies, but not for routine starting.

    But I did toy with the idea of building one powered by a .22 blank to start a PPG engine...