# Recent content by bebedriver

1. ### The Lightest Electric Starter for Rotax 2 strokes - M5 Aviation Products

I'm in the UK, right down west in sunny Cornwall (where your illustrious POTUS was staying last week ;))
2. ### The Lightest Electric Starter for Rotax 2 strokes - M5 Aviation Products

It wouldn't be too difficult to design one but I need to get hold of an engine!
3. ### The Lightest Electric Starter for Rotax 2 strokes - M5 Aviation Products

Not the M5 sadly! Maybe we should look at the Polini as a possible new customer; there are plenty of them about...
4. ### The Lightest Electric Starter for Rotax 2 strokes - M5 Aviation Products

Hi, total weight is 6lbs 12oz. Not sure what the ring gear weighs (but I have one somewhere!). This is lighter than the Rotax starter. Whether it's an upgrade is a bit subjective I guess but it does mean effortless starting with an excess of revs to provide max voltage from the magneto for CDI...
5. ### The Lightest Starter for Rotax 2-Strokes

Here's an M5 being installed in a Minimax

7. ### The Lightest Starter for Rotax 2-Strokes

Here you go :cool:
8. ### The Lightest Starter for Rotax 2-Strokes

Hi Woody, it simply replaces the recoil start unit, it's no deeper, and the motor lies alongside the crankcase. No different mount required. See these pics. You can choose where you orient the motor, simply download the full size backplate template, offer it up to suit your application and mark...
9. ### Man Gets Molten Metal in His Ear in Freak Welding Accident

In Victorian England, there was a notorious murder; a guy killed his wife by drugging her and then pouring a small amount of molten lead in her ear, via an ear trumpet. She was buried after the coroner said she had died of natural causes, but the detective on the case wasn't satisfied and...
10. ### The Lightest Electric Starter for Rotax 2 strokes - M5 Aviation Products

Mmm! Not really, I'm afraid (well I don't know, that is). Looks like it might have been a starter from a small industrial engine perhaps?
11. ### Tandem-wing LSA/microlight concept and poll

A friend of mine in, here in the UK has built this Sub-70Kg version of the Flea. It flies beautifully.
12. ### The Lightest Electric Starter for Rotax 2 strokes - M5 Aviation Products

I designed the original M4 Starter back in 1993, quite a few are still operating just fine but I do provide a repair service for them as well as manufacturing the new M5 Starter which is a natural progression from the M4, using modern manufacturing techniques and bearings etc. This starter...
13. ### Just done that :)

Just done that :)
14. ### The Lightest Starter for Rotax 2-Strokes

It should do, but I've never fitted one to a 277. Basically it replaces the Recoil Start assembly and the cup which is bolted to the flywheel. The majority of Rotax 2T motors use the same set up. If you can compare the crankcase arrangement (Mag flywheel/Recoil unit) with a 377/447 and it's the...
15. ### The Lightest Starter for Rotax 2-Strokes

Yep, glad you are enjoying it Gerry :cool: If anyone is interested 'over there' - its £485 or $678. The last one delivered to the US cost$730 including carriage from memory. The only alternative apart from the original (stick out the back) Rotax starter (heavier) is the GPL which weighs 12lbs...