Squawk Box

June 2016 Issue

Aircraft Engine Starters

The following information is derived from the FAA’s Service Difficulty Reports and Aviation Maintenance Alerts.

Installed a rebuilt starter adapter and overhauled starter. On starting, the prop turned about 10 degrees and stopped. Pilot then smelled a burning odor and could not shut off the battery. The cowling was removed but the battery box was too hot to touch. Using gloves, the battery was disconnected.

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