RS Aerotech and Glance Avionics announce availability of the Rotax 912S/914 Interface for the EMU 9iS

Oshkosh (WI), 07/23/2018 – In the anticipation of Airventure/Oshkosh 2018, RS Aerotech of Nassau/Bahamas and Glance Avionics of Prague, Czech Republic announced the immediate availability of the Glance EMS-18M interface for the EMU 9iS.

The EMS-18M allows to connect any of the carbureted 4 cylinder Rotax aero engines to the Engine Management Unit (EMU) originally designed exclusively for the fuel injected Rotax series iS engines. The signals from the standard Rotax sensor for the 912S/ULS or 914 engine are converted by the EMS-18M into the CANaerospace data bus information, and can thus be processed by the EMU. In addition to the standard Rotax sensors, the EMS-18M also supports 4 CHT sensors and a throttle position sensor. The EMU uses all this information to display it on screen and store it on SD card together with GPS information, fuel pressure and throttle position. Corresponding EMU software upgrades are available for the Rotax 912S/ULS and the 914, and may simply be downloaded form the RS Aerotech website.

The integration of the 912S/ULS and 914 engine data with the EMS is seamless and makes the outstanding display concept and the associated situational awareness of the proven EMU available for all Rotax pilots. The automatic monitoring of engine health and performance data enhances flight safety and allows quick analysis by Rotax Service Centers. 

EMU 9iS Engine Management Unit

EMU 9iS Engine Management Unit

 

EMS-18 Interface Module

EMS-18 Interface Module

In addition, the EMS-18M add-on now brings the Single Lever Propeller Control system (SLPC)of the EMU to the 912S/ULS and 914 engines. Developed and flight tested by RS Aerotech,the SLPC is used on a variety of aircraft with excellent results.

As a result of the highly sucessful cooperation concerning the integration of the EMU with theEMS-18M, RS Aerotech and Glance Avionics are planning expand their relationship concerning CANaerospace-driven avionic systems. For further information, please refer to:

www.rsaerotech.com
www.glance-efis.com

 

 

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SPY PHOTOS – Subtle changes to an amazing aircraft….

We just happened to sneak a few photos of the RS AEROTECH / PROGRESSIVE AERODYNE SEAREY making its trip to this year’s 2018 Sun-n-Fun International Fly-In Expo.  This has always been a very sexy plane to look at, but smart eyes will see a few new features …..

To see this aircraft close up … come down to SE15 near the entrance to this years Sun-n-Fun Fly-In.  In case you are not familiar with this special project … click here.

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Rotax independent Service (iSC) and Training Centre (iTC) booth is slowly coming alive ….

Lakeland Florida.  You can almost feel the excitement brewing with the Sun-n-Fun airshow less than a week away.  The amazing team at Lafayette Tent and Awning have got the Rotax iSC and iTC tent up already. 

Next to arrive will be the display setup team and with them the brand new Rotax 915iS engine.  This 141hp engine was just released earlier this year and already has a strong following.  Once the display is in place, the classroom will be setup behind the booth.  Daily information sessions are planned (except Thursday).  In the morning RFSC instructor Ronnie Smith will host a get to know your Rotax engine session. This will be a perfect place to ask questions.  In the afternoon, RFSC instructor Nino Tavio will have an information session for owners (and OEMs) that are wanting to install the fuel injected Rotax engines. On Thursday there will be an iRMT Renewal Course – contact Lockwood Aviation Supply to sign up)

Last not least, there will be two Rotax 915iS equipped aircraft on display out front. 

During show hours technical representatives from all the major iSC’s will be on hand to assist you with your questions.

The Rotax iSC/iTC team is looking forward to meeting you in SE15 (that’s right across from the main entrance).

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BRP receives EASA TC for the Rotax 915 iSc3 A aircraft engine.

Gunskirchen, Austria
BRP receives the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Type Certificate (TC) for its new Rotax 915 iSc3 A aircraft engine.
“The EASA Type Certificate (TC) allows BRP-Rotax to now produce the certified 915 iSc3 A engine for the European market thus allowing us to fulfill the request of our customers for a more powerful Rotax aircraft engine with proven reliability,” said Thomas Uhr, general manager BRP-Rotax, vice president Powertrain BRP and R&D / Operations Lynx.
“Not only has the certification been achieved within the promised time schedule but the engine has been certified to even higher power than originally announced. Instead of 100kW (136hp) we will offer 104kW (141hp) maximum power and 99kW (135hp) maximum continuous power. Once again providing the ultimate flight experience to pilots.”
 
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) promotes the highest standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation in Europe and worldwide. After the EASA Type Certification, BRP’s Rotax aircraft engines team will concentrate on getting the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification. Other countries will follow as each has its own validation process.
 
The increased power of 104kW is available up to at least 15,000 ft (4,572m) making the Rotax 915 iSc3 A engine the perfect package for all fixed wings, gyrocopter and further applications; it will also offer the possibility to carry up to 4 persons already in single engine application.
 
Based on the proven concept of the Rotax 912 / 914 engine series, Rotax is again offering the best power to weight ratio of its class combined with the best economy while allowing for a high flexibility on the usable fuels. It delivers the most advanced aircraft engine technology resulting in low operating cost and ease of use.
 
Up to this date already 12 OEMs (amongst them Tecnam, BRM Aero, NIKI Rotor Aviation, BlackWing, Zlin Aviation) have integrated the engine and will make their aircraft available very soon. Additional 47 OEMs are also already in the final stages of the integration of this engine. With more than 180,000 engines sold in over 40 years, Rotax aircraft engines lead the light sport and ultra-light aircraft market. With 19 authorized distributors and a network of more than 220 points of sale and repair centers supporting customers worldwide, Rotax aircraft engines are supplied to more than 80% of all aircraft manufacturers in its segment.
 
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Rotax TECH TIPS SB Replacement of oil filter

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ROTAX RELEASES VIDEO ON INSPECTION and/or REPLACEMENT of the VALVE PUSH ROD ASSY.

Today, Rotax released a ROTAX TECH TIPS video regarding SB-912-070/SB-912 i-008/ SB-914-052.

Here is the link: https://youtu.be/MQbjDV1xKIg

The video gives a more detailed overview of the SB’s and how to implement them.

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SEAREY ATD UPDATE: AirVenture 2017

Oshkosh (WI), 07/24/2017 – RS Aerotech, Ltd. will show the Searey Advanced Technology Demonstrator (Searey ATD) with the new Rotax 915 iS engine at the Rotax booth during Airventure 2017. The Searey amphibious land/seaplane, produced as an S-LSA by Progressive Aerodyne of Tavares (FL) is used for long time flight testing of the Rotax 9 series iS engines, MT propellers and future-oriented electronic aircraft systems designed by RS Aerotech. The modified Searey ATD has been equipped with a single lever constant speed propeller control system (SLC), and a CANaerospace-based flight data acquisition and recording system.

The Searey ATD automatically transmits engine and flight data via any 2G/3G/4G network worldwide. This data is continuously stored on a remote computer server to generate an engine health monitoring data base, thereby introducing the LSA world to the technology of large transport aircraft. This technology will be available for all Rotax 9 iS series engines soon.

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FREE ROTAX INFORMATION SESSIONS AT AIRVENTURE 2017

Oshkosh Update:
The Rotax Flying and Safety Club will be offering free information sessions in the Rotax iSC and iTC booth (265) at AirVenture again this year!

There are two different sessions:

  1. ROTAX FAMILIARISATION, is a 1 hour information and question session giving you an overview of Rotax, it’s product lines and the service and support structure.
    This is perfect for new Rotax aircraft owners, enthusiasts or those wanting to find out what engine would work best for their needs. 
    The session will take place from 10am – 11:15am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
    Seating is limited to 10 people.
    To sign up, simply click the day above that you would like to attend.
  2. ROTAX 912iS INSTALLATION, is a 1 hour information and question session giving an overview of the Rotax 912iS installation.  This is a perfect session for those wishing to install the Rotax 912 fuel injected engine.
    The session will take place from 1pm – 2:15pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
    Seating is limited to 10 people.
    To sign up, simply click the day above that you would like to attend.

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SEAREY ATD on display at the Rotax iService and Training Centres Booth (SE15)

Photo: Eric TuckerLakeland (FL), 04/04/2017 – RS Aerotech of Nassau/Bahamas, Progressive Aerodyne Searey of Tavares/Florida and MT Propeller of Straubing/Germany have teamed up and created the Searey Advanced Technology Demonstrator (Searey ATD). The combined land/seaplane is certified in the experimental category and will be used for long time testing of new engines, propellers and electronic systems. For this purpose, the Searey ATD has been equipped with a state-of-the-art flight data acquisition and recording system which combines engine data with aircraft and navigation data.

The Searey ATD is strongly supported by BRP-Rotax and uses their 9 series iS aero engines exclusively, providing valuable data for future engine developments. At present, the Searey ATD has a Rotax 912iS Sport engine, an MTV-34 propeller and an MT-853-12 propeller governor installed. Immediately after Sun & Fun 2017, the 912iS will be replaced by the new Rotax 915iS for performance comparison and long-term flight tests.

For the first time in the light sport aircraft category, the Searey ATD offers a single-lever operated constant speed propeller, which significantly improves performance and dramatically reduces power management complexity for the pilot. The highly automated system is based on the EMU 912iS Engine Management Unit and the MT propeller/governor combination.

Another first is the capability of the Searey ATD to automatically transmit its engine and aircraft data via LTE networks worldwide. This data is continuously received and stored on a computer server to generate a data base, which will be used by BRP-Rotax to perform engine health monitoring similar to existing systems in the large transport aircraft world.

The Searey ATD flight test activities are coordinated by RS Aerotech, which operates the aircraft out of its homebase and provides flight test plans, data reduction and analysis. RS Aerotech also generates the flight test reports and organizes the availability of flight test engineers and test pilots.

The unique Bahamian style paint scheme of the Searey ATD was created by Mirco Pecorari (www.aircraftstudiodesign.com), with the actual paint job being done by Recreational Mobility (www.seareyspecialist.com).

The Searey ATD is on display at the Rotax tent SE-015, Progressive Aerodyne Searey can be found on stand MD-028B, MT Propeller in Hangar A on stand A-081. For further information, please refer to:

www.rsaerotech.com
www.flyrotax.com
www.searey.com
www.mt-propeller.com

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A quick visit with Rodrigo Scoda of Super Petrel (LD002)

Rodrigo Scoda - Photo: Eric TuckerOnce of the great things about Sun-n-Fun is that you never know who you are going to meet.  While wandering to find lunch, a voice calls our names and we turn and there is the ever friendly Rodrigo Scoda of Super Petrel.  For those of you that haven’t heard of the Super Petrel, here are a few key bits of information.

First, the Petrel has been around for about 20 years now.  That’s a long time to perfect things.  The Super Petrel is an amphibious Biplane, with very sleek styling.  It is powered with a reliable and fuel efficient Rotax Aircraft Engine.

So why a Biplane?  Glad you asked …
First, it provides efficient lift.  Second, along with the efficient lift, having a lower wing means that the aircraft remains in ground effect longer during take off and this is important as it means it can accelerate to climb airspeed quickly after it leaves the water.
Another thing you might notice – it has NO FLAPS.  Because of the lift, it has a very low stall speed. So low, it does not need flaps.

There are many unique features to this aircraft.  Ahh, but I digress… after speaking with Rodrigo for a few minutes, he could not hold in the fact, that they are preparing to receive the new Rotax 915iS engine.  It will mean a lot of development and testing – but he is so excited about it.

So if you are in the area, come on down and say hi.  We are sure you will love the aircraft and enjoy talking with one of the most enthusiastic people we know.  They are in booth LD002 (near the food court).  If you are not at the show, you can find them online at https://superpetrelusa.com/

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