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Thursday, October 24, 2013

StartStick Makes an Appearance at NBAA

By Ernie Stephens, Editor-at-Large

Interesting people and products continue to fill the one million square-foot exhibit hall at the National Business Aviation Association’s annual Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas. Red Bull helicopter stunt pilot Chuck “Malibu” Aaron and friend Scott Urschel spoke to Rotor & Wing about a new product that was unofficially unveiled at the event. It’s a portable, handheld lithium-ion battery that can start a twin-engine helicopter through the aircraft’s external power jack.

The StartStick measures approximately 17 x 6 inches, and will start a turbine helicopter through its built-in connector. “This battery will start my twin engine BO-105!” proclaimed Aaron.

NBAA’s exhibition hall will be open until the afternoon of October 24, with the entire event closing on October 25.

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