For those planning a trip to the Sebring, Florida U.S. Sport Aviation Expo (January 19-22, 2012) and want to get more done for your travel dollar, you should consider coming early and attend Rotax engine maintenance classes at the Aero Technical Institute (ATI). The classes are good for several different levels of expertise including Airframe ...
Two-stroke engine ignition systems have come a long way in the history of aviation engines and the new capacitor discharge systems have made daily tinkering with ignitions a thing of the dusty past. However, the systems do have their own maintenance issues, some of them created by how pilots install the engines. Mike Stratman joins us to tell us how to keep your engine running well.
This is our first chance to talk with Mike Stratman since Sun 'n Fun. Mike explains some of the engine concerns that aircraft owners who had their airplanes damaged in the storm at the show should think about and we talk about prop strikes in general.
Michael Purdy talks about Skytoy, a new powered paragliding company. Years in development, the company offers an interesting paramotor engine that is about to shake up the sport. If you have not yet heard of this company, here's your chance.
We talk with Art Thompson about Verner four-stroke engines for experimental and ultralight aircraft. Weighing in at as little as 59 pounds for an electric start engine with an alternator, these engines are especially suited to sport aviation.
The Rotax 912 series engines have nice long times between overhaul (TBO). However, the gearbox is an integral part of the engine and does require quicker inspections. Mike Stratman talks about the inspection and explains how 100LL fuel affects the gearbox.
Rotax Flying & Safety Club has completed updates to the web pages of RFSC Rotax iRMT (independent Rotax Maintenance Technician) currently trained for work on the BRP-Powertrain®, Rotax® brand, aircraft engines. The website is www.RotaxiRMT.com Over the past 3 years the Rotax® requirements of worldwide training of technicians to uniform standards has been lead by ...
SportairUSA, LC, has completed installation and flight testing of the iMonitor EMS system by TruTrak Flight Systems in the new Savage iCub bush plane. The system accepts engine performance information from engine sensors to an Engine Data Module (EDM) and then transmits each line of data through an on board wireless to any iPad or ...
There are few parts of the engine system that seem to be ignored as much as throttles. Mike Stratman joins us to talk about their construction, adjustment and maintenance. After all, one of the last things you want in flight is a throttle failure.
The search for Rotax engine knowledge has evolved over the years. Phil Lockwood, one of the most popular forum presenters at the Sebring LSA Expo, talks about the evolution from two-stroke to four-stroke seminars over the years and some of the implications of that trend.