Aircraft starter

Discussion in 'Identification' started by petternut, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    Can anyone Identify what engine or aircraft this is for please. My late father bought it in the mid 1960s intending to make a welding genny but never got round to it. Before I scrap it I though I ought to make sure there isn't a museum in need of it.

    thanks Roland
     
  2. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Roland,

    The Old Warden Aircraft museum is only about four miles from me, I could go and ask them if they know what its from if you wish, they may ask how much.

    Martin P
     
  3. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    Thanks Martin
    Free to a properly, and proveably, accredited museum.
    If it fits one of the recent arrivals at IF so much the better.

    cheers
    Roland
     
  4. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    have all the duxford engines arrived!

    Martin P
     
  5. ian666

    ian666 Member

    They were still in flight to IF on Wednesday, possibly taking the scenic route.

    Ian
     
  6. admin

    admin New Member

    Courtesy of D.B. Transport they have some nice dry accomodation until we get a shed ready here (working on it).

    Also means that the Olympus and Cheetah (Tamworth area) and Avon/Gazelle (still at IWM) can be moved to D.B at some point then they all come together. Significant saving on the transport :)

    P
     
  7. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    The really helpful reply from Rotax is; "our starter motors have 12 Volts. Is the starter really 57 years old?" Another Company that has carelessly destroyed its history!!
    Chocolate fireguard anyone.

    cheers
    Roland
     
  8. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Roland,

    havent forgotten to visit museum just been a bit restrained by wife and daughter :) , back to work tomorrow.

    Martin P
     
  9. admin

    admin New Member

  10. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. highrange

    highrange Member

    I know nothing about aircraft starters.... but is this Rotax the same company that's now part of Bombardier, and makes engines for light aircraft, skidoos, and (at one time) BMW motorbikes?
    Oh, and why 10? :?
     
  12. 0418peter

    0418peter New Member

    The no to chase is the 37F 5502. This is the section and reference no which will identify the item. It may be that it was fitted to several types. I cannot get an idea of the size from the photo but it may even have been an early gas turbine starter. The Dewent had an el;ectric starter of this type.
     
  13. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    Thanks for that which confirms other information. Sadly documents covering that RAF number seem not to exist anymore so the starter for a turbine starter-turbine is as close as we can get.

    cheers
    Roland
     

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