Rotax iS with single lever control on display at SnF 2017.

  RS Aerotech today arrived and tied down their newly fitted SeaRey with a Rotax iS and MT constant speed propeller.  This unique test aircraft was the brainchild of Michael Stock of Stock Flight Systems.  The aircraft has been fitted with a full FADAC system for complete single lever control that reads and interprets via the CAN Aero system control information for the propeller pitch.  

While the show opens tomorrow the aircraft has already created some interest with the many people setting up at the event.  In addition there will be onboard telemetry that can be read from the ground, a first as far as small experimental aircraft of this size that we know of.  Watch for a more complete report on this special aircraft later this week.  

To view the aircraft, go to the Rotax iService and Training Centres booth, SE15 (near the main gate) at SNF 2017.

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Rotax Information Sessions at SNF 2017

Things will be very at the Rotax iService and Training Centre booth (SE15 – near the main entrance gate)

Here is the 2017 Daily Event Guide: Note – registration in booth is required for each information session as space is limited to 10 participants.  For the iRMT RENEWAL course, please contact LOCKWOOD AVIATION at 863-655-5100.

BOOTH SCHEDULE

TUESDAY     10:00 – 11:00 – ROTAX Familiarisation *
13:00 – 14:00 – ROTAX 912iS Installation Information *    
WEDNESDAY   10:00 – 11:00 – ROTAX Familiarisation*
13:00 – 14:00 – ROTAX 912iS Installation Information*
THURSDAY   8:00 – 17:00 – RFSC iRMT RENEWAL COURSE**
FRIDAY   10:00 – 11:00 – ROTAX Familiarisation*
13:00 – 14:00 – ROTAX 912iS Installation Information*
SATURDAY   10:00 – 11:00 – ROTAX Familiarisation*
SUNDAY   No scheduled courses

 * The information sessions are free, however seating is limited.  Please register in Booth SE15.
 ** There is a charge for the Renewal Programme and space is limited to 10 people.  You must contact LOCKWOOD AVIATION at 863-655-5100 before the start of the show.

PARADISE CITY SCHEDULE

TUESDAY      
WEDNESDAY   10:30 – 11:45 – Rotax Engines-2 stroke maintenance tips with PHIL LOCKWOOD
THURSDAY   10:30 – 11:45 – Rotax 912/914 Service & Operating Tips with PHIL LOCKWOOD
FRIDAY    
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SUNDAY    

 

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Release of two new IPC

While the release of an updated Illustrated Parts Catalog (IPC) is not uncommon, you will see a few major changes, in these and future IPC’s.

The first change is now all IPC’s (in fact all future Rotax manuals and bulletins) will only be released in the English language.

The second and arguably more debated change is the removal of all Loctite specifications and Torque settings. Do not worry though, these will return with the new release of the new Heavy Maintenance Manual shortly.  By having all these specifications in one manual, it will be easier to keep information current.

Click Here for the 912/914 UL/S IPC

Click Here for the 912iS IPC.

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Introduction of New Spark Plugs for 4 Stroke Engines

Today, Rotax released a new Service Instruction, entitled “Introduction of new spark plug part no. 297656 and spark plug connector part no. 265249 for ROTAX® Engine Type 912 i, 912 and 914 (Series)”

Click here to download the SI.

Let’s take a quick look at the details:

What:
Rotax announced the introduction of a new spark plug for their 4 stroke engines.

Why:
In the course of continuous development and standardization, a new spark plug (part no. 297656) and new spark plug connector (part no. 265249) has been introduced. This new plug was developed so a single heat range will cover the 4 stroke engine line.

When:
This change is effective immediately. There is a limited supply of the old NGK and Nippondenso spark plugs and boots. You can still use these until they run out.

Who:
Anyone with a Service or higher iRMT rating is allowed to perform the change.

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First RFSC 915iS Installation Course takes place in Bahamas!

RFSC, Ltd completed it’s first specialist 915iS Installation course in Nassau, Bahamas.

Leading technicians from various aircraft companies were invited to this course as the release of the new Rotax engine is almost upon us.  Technicians were given the latest information and lessons learned from the fleet of test engines.  More news coming soon.

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Photos from the iRMT Maintenance training in Rivadavia

While I have had the chance to experience training in a variety of locations, this one is always going to bring back fond memories.  The technicians have traveled a long way to attend these courses. They are very dedicated, skilled and love to learn and share ideas. 

This training is going to result in a few new iRCs being placed on the map and that is good news for Rotax engine owners.

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Photos from the iRMT Service training in Argentina!

img_7492NEW PHOTOS ADDED!

What a beautiful place to do training.  A special thank you to the Cardama
family for being such gracious hosts.

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iRMT Training in Argentina

img_1711aHoy en la ciudad de Mendoza, Argentina Ultralight (iRSC centro de servicio Rotax para Argentina, Chile, Uruguay y Paraguay) junto a Aerotec Argentina a lo largo de esta semana estaremos realizando los cursos de Service, Mantenimiento y Mantenimiento intensivo para motores Rotax. Como instructor RFSC (Rotax Flying and Safty Club) Mario D´Amico, hemos completado todas las plazas disponibles de los distintos cursos y asi formar 25 nuevos Tecnicos de Mantenimiento Rotax (iRMT) que darán un mejor servicio para los usuarios y propietarios de motores Rotax a lo largo del país.

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CRUZEIRO DO SUL REALIZA ÚLTIMOS CURSOS ROTAX DO ANO EM SUA NOVA SEDE

Durante o período de 14 a 23 de Novembro de 2016 a Cruzeiro do Sul Aviação realizou os últimos cursos ROTAX do ano.

Em nova sede localizada em Leme-SP,foram realizados cursos de 2 tempos,4 tempos,renovações e curso de manutenção pesada,em sala aprovada e certificada pela ROTAX para o treinamento.

O curso foi um sucesso preenchendo praticamente todas as vagas,oque mostra o interesse cada vez maior de especialização neste tipo de serviço buscando tornar a aviação experimental cada vez mais segura e confiável.

Os cursos englobam tanto aulas teóricas quanto práticas dando aos alunos a oportunidade de testar os conhecimentos aprendidos em sala.

Obrigado a todos os que compareceram e confiaram e confiam em nosso serviço.

 

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ROTAX iRMT RENEWALS AT SUN-N-FUN 2017

snfDean Vogel from Lockwood Aviation will be hosting an Rotax iRMT Renewal programme at Sun-n-Fun 2017.

Here are the key details:

WHEN:
Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 9:00 am sharp.

WHERE:
In the RFSC Training Centre on SE015 (Near the main entrance.)

WHO:
The renewal programme is for current iRMT (expired by no more than 3 months) wishing to renew there 2 Stroke Maintenance, 9 Series Service, 912 Maintenance and 9 Series Maintenance ratings.

HOW:
To renew your 2 Stroke Maintenance rating – sign up by clicking here.
To renew your 9 Series Service (inc. 912 Service)sign up by clicking here.
To renew your 912 Maintenance rating – sign up by clicking here.
To renew your 9 Series Maintenance rating – sign up by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please contact Lockwood Aviation at 863-655-5100.

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