The M5 Starter is a limited production, re-designed version of the successful M4 Starter which was fitted to many Rotax 2 Stroke aircraft from 1993 until around 2006 when it went out of production.
This kit will fit any of the 2 Cylinder 2-Stroke Rotax family (447, 503, 532, 582, 462 etc.). Installation is simple with the comprehensive manual included. It takes up very little space, replacing the Recoil Starter and being virtually the same dimension, most existing installations do not have to be altered.
The motor can be mounted either side of the crankcase, although the motor support bracket must be specified as 'Exhaust' or 'Inlet' as required. (Please specify which motor you are installing it on when you order your Support Bracket).
Weight is 2.66kg (compared to 3.24kg for the OEM Rotax Starter)
Wiring, Battery and associated switching is NOT supplied as each installation varies. A 10Ah Battery with at least a 100amp Cold Cranking Capacity is suitable as a starter battery (such as a Motorcycle battery) is recommended. Some installations have successfully used LiON Batteries to save weight. You should satisfy yourself that the charging circuitry is suitable (some LiON Batteries require special charging stability where an additional voltage regulator is required rather the the basiic Rotax version).