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Tempest starts it up with new starters

Tempest has expanded its product line to include new starters for a variety of Teledyne-Continental Motors, company officials said July 27.

The Gibsonville, N.C., company already makes spark plugs, oil filters, and carburetors.

The new starters for TCM engines claim to draw less current, last longer, and operate more reliably than other starters.

Tempest is launching a new “Products of Champions” marketing campaign with aerobatic performers Sean D. Tucker and Kirby Chambliss. Both pilots praised Tempest and its employees on Tuesday.

“The people that build these products are humble, passionate, and they care about craftsmanship,” Tucker said. “That’s important to me when I’m flying 10 feet off the ground at 250 miles an hour.”

Dave Hirschman
Dave Hirschman
AOPA Pilot Editor at Large
AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Dave Hirschman joined AOPA in 2008. He has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates. Dave flies vintage, historical, and Experimental airplanes and specializes in tailwheel and aerobatic instruction.

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