Engine Starters


Standard Models

Sullivan Products makes the best model starters in the world. First produced in the 1960s, Sullivan engine starters have a long record of rugged quality and unbeatable performance. Used by competition pilots around the world, our starters are made in the United States from high quality materials. They are 100% thoroughly tested before shipment and have the best warranty, service and reliability anywhere.

Due to their high torque, Sullivan starter motors have been used in a variety of applications other than model engine starting. Bulk motors with quantity discounts are available, and replacement parts for older Sullivan starters can be obtained directly from us. See the chart below and call the office 9-5 EST at 410-732-3500 or email sales@sullivanproducts.com for new end covers, front mounts, switches, power cords, complete motors and other parts.

Sullivan also makes custom starters for OEM and military applications. Please visit our Custom Generator/Starter page for more details.

For the most complete line of starters and Starter Accessories, choose Sullivan!

For general starters instructions and warranty repair information, follow this link.

The Hornet Starter
Don't let the size fool you, this little hand held starter can really pack a punch. For small airplane engines to .12 size, the 12V Hornet features a high RPM motor, heavy duty bronze switch and a reversible silicone drive adapter. It is easy to hold with smaller hands and ideal for Cox® and Norvel® size engines. Constructed of glass filled nylon and has a machined aluminum cone with a silicone insert. Comes with alligator clips pre-attached, and can bolt onto the PowerPac for complete portability. 12 VDC operation, maximum 25 amps. Uses Sullivan replacement silicone adapter #S622. No. S598.


The Hi-Tork Starter
The original standard Sullivan starter for many years. The Hi-Tork starter is suitable for all sport engines and as its name suggests, is capable of starting much larger capacity engines. Features a plastic drive cone, 2.50" diameter steel body and yellow end caps. 12 VDC operation, maximum 80 amps. 210 in-oz (148 N-cm) of stall torque. 5500 no load RPM. For most engines up to 0.60 cubic inches (10 cc) and many to 1.20 cubic inches. No. S600.

The Deluxe Hi-Tork Starter
The most popular Sullivan starter ever! It's the first choice with RC airplane and nitro boat racers around the world. The Hi-Tork starter is suitable for all sport engines and as its name suggests, is capable of starting much larger capacity engines. Features a machined aluminum drive cone with pulley groove, 2.50" diameter steel body and yellow end caps. 12 VDC operation, maximum 80 amps. 210 in-oz (148 N-cm) of stall torque. 5500 no load RPM. For most engines up to 0.60 cubic inches (10 cc) and many to 1.20 cubic inches. No. S601.

The Dynatron Starter
Every RC modeler knows about The Dynatron starter. It is considered a field essential by most and instantly tames stubborn engines into submission with its amazing starting power. The most powerful Sullivan 2.50" starter. Features a machined aluminum drive cone with pulley groove, 2.50" diameter steel body and gold end caps. 12 or 24 VDC operation, maximum 80 amps. 340 in-oz (240 N-cm) of stall torque at 12V, 680 in-oz (480 N-cm) at 24V. 4800 no load RPM at 12V, 9600 no load RPM at 24V. For most engines up to 2.4 cubic inches (40 cc). No. S603.

Also available; 3" gold aluminum nose cone (#S630) which threads directly onto Dynatron shaft.


The Mariner Boat Starter
Designed for starting all belt-start larger boat engines, this starter features a steel handle, steel end plates and a stepped aluminum drive pulley. The starter can be operated on 12V or 24V, maximum 100 amps. Output is 600 in-oz (424 N-cm) at 12V, 1200 (848 N-cm) at 24V. 2800 no load RPM at 12V, 5600 no load RPM at 24V. For most belt start marine engines. No. S650.

The Megatron Starter
An awesome starter for the modern range of large high performance RC engines. Using the same Model 4 motor as our Mariner boat starter, this starter is designed for years of flawless service. It can handle engines up to 80 cc or 4.90 ci, depending on engine condition and compression ratio. It has two steel handles, steel endplates and a 3" aluminum cone with silicone rubber insert. The starter can be operated on 12V or 24V, maximum 100 amps. Output is 600 in-oz (424 N-cm) at 12V, 1200 (848 N-cm) at 24V. 2800 no load RPM at 12V, 5600 no load RPM at 24V. No. S651.

The Megatron with Belt Reduction Starter
Consider this starter a Megatron on steroids! first we take a Megatron starter and then equip it with 4:1 belt reduction drive which provides huge starting torque on the most stubborn of engines. The internal ball bearing design allows for maximun efficiency and reliability. Suitable for most engines to 160 cc. No. S652.


The Validus GRS Professional Engine Starter
The Validus GRS is our biggest engine starter yet! Professional starter for large engines up to 350cc. It features a 3" Aluminum Nose Cone, silicone insert, and HD 6 gage wire with standard battery post connections. Double handle grips molded to fit the shape of your hand. 1-3/4 hp provides huge starting power. Stall torque is 225 inch-pounds or 3600 in-oz. 4000 no load rpm. Maximum amp draw is 600.

S654
CCW (Normal) Engine Rotation
S655
CW (Reverse) Engine Rotation

 

Limited Warranty Information: All Sullivan starters are warranted for two years from date of purchase. Within this period we will either repair or replace the starter (our option) if defective in materials or workmanship. After two years, we will quote a price to repair damaged starters. We carry most parts for all Sullivan starters. Simply return the starter (insurance is recommended) to Sullivan Products, Attn: Starter Repair, 1 North Haven Street, Baltimore, MD 21224. Starter diagnosis and repair normally takes less than a week. If you have any questions about applications or performance, please email us or call us at 410-732-3500.

Special items

It is possible to put a starter handle on a Dynatron motor. We offer single and double handle kits to retrofit the Dynatron. The single handle kit costs $19.85 plus shipping.

The Double Handle kit costs $25.87 plus shipping.

Both kits are available directly from Sullivan. Just write, call or email for a shipping price.

 

Replacement Parts

Replacement parts for all Sullivan starters are available directly from us. The most commonly requested replacement parts are listed. The prices listed do not include shipping. If you need other parts or are located outside the continental United States, please email us for the cost.

Starter switch for S600/S601 Hi-Tork S98243short $4.86 each
Yellow Front Mount for S600/S601 Hi-Tork S98249yellow $4.62 each
Yellow Back Cover for S600/S601 Hi-Tork S98247yellow $3.88 each
Yellow Starter Cone for S600 Hi-Tork S98251 $5.00 each
Replacement black motor for S600/S601 Hi-Tork S98600 $30.12 each
Yellow 14 Gauge 48" Power Cord for S600/S601 for S600/S601 Hi-Tork S98245 $2.68 each
Heavy Duty Battery Clips (set of two) S98253 $2.20/set
Starter switch for S603 Dynatron S98243long $4.86 each
Gold Front Mount for S603 Dynatron S98249gold $4.62 each
Gold Back Cover for S603 Dynatron S98247gold $3.88 each
Aluminum Starter Cone for S601/S603 S607 $13.24 each
Replacement white motor for S603 Dynatron S98603 $52.71 each
Black 12 gauge 48" Power Cord for S603/S650/S651 S98246 $3.51 each
Replacement black Model 4 Motor for S650/S651 S980511650 $81.20 each
Replacement Shaft with 6mm Hex Ball for S613 Helicopter Extension Kit S981711613C $18.00 each

 



 

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