Answer: No. The Behind-The-Prop Starter is intended only for "puller" type propellers which are mounted on the front of the airplane.
Answer: It is left un-finished so that each pilot may finish it to his personal preference (e.g., Left unfinished, clear-coating, painting, linseed oil, etc.)
Answer: The angle of the Behind-The-Prop starter motor platform is adjustable so that pilots, if they choose, can start their "tail-dragger" aircraft with the tail wheel on the ground.
Answer: The rear frame support ("outrigger") needs to be attached to the two, upright rails and battery tray using the provided screws (Qty. 7). The starter motor platform must be drilled to match your starter motor mounting configuration. Using the provided hardware, you connect your starter motor wires to the battery clips and relay and add the protective spiral sleeving to the the wire bundle.
Answer: Absolutely! The Behind-The-Prop Starter can be secured in place by driving suitable stakes or spikes (not included) into the grass. The rear frame support would then be placed against the stakes so that it does not move away from the pilot during engine starting. You can also place the Behind-The-Prop Starter against something with sufficient weight.
Answer: It would be impractical to pre-drill the starter motor base for every electric starter motor mounting hole pattern. The Sullivan DynaTron was chosen because it is one of the most popular, high-torque starters available. The starter motor base can be drilled to accommodate most starter motors available.
Answer: No. The Behind-The-Prop Starter must only be connected to 12 Volts D.C. because the relay coil is rated for 12 Volts D.C.
Answer: Yes, your starter motor must be held in the "on" position. There are two ways of doing this: (1) Use the included nylon cable ties to hold the switch in the "on" (depressed position). (2) Depending on the starter motor, you can re-solder the starter motor's switch terminals to permanently bypass the switch.
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