As 2010 arrives, the most popular powerplant for Light Sport Aircraft offers a new Time Between Overhaul and builds on its capability to use auto fuel and new oils specially developed for the engine. National Rotax expert Phil Lockwood will explain details of these new qualities — and more — at several seminars scheduled at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo at Sebring Regional Airport (SEF) in Florida this month. His presentations are slated for 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21, 22 and 23 during the Expo.
“So many improvements have been offered regarding the Rotax 912 series engines that pilots and mechanics alike will want to come and increase their knowledge base,” explained Lockwood, president of Lockwood Aviation Supply, the number one Rotax service center in North America.
Rotax recently increased its Time Between Overhaul (TBO) to 2,000 hours, allowing the engine to compete directly with any other aircraft engine. The 2,000-hour TBO not only applies to new engines but also can be made retroactive to many older engines, according to Lockwood.
Lockwood Enterprises have also been deeply involved with testing new oils to work with longer-lived engines and different fuel sources. Offering a first-hand view of the testing and results from these new products, Lockwood will walk his audience through the possibilities. In addition, with concerns about the long-term supply of 100LL avgas, he will discuss ethanol additives and using premium auto fuel in Rotax engines.
In his talks, Lockwood will answer such questions as:
- How does the new 2,000-hour TBO affect me and what do I have to do to gain this advantage?
- How will the use of auto fuel containing alcohol affect the 912?
- What kind of maintenance is the owner of a SLSA legally allowed to perform?
- What qualifications & training are required to legally perform non-owner maintenance on SLSA?
- What new oils are advised for use with the Rotax 912?
For more information: 863-655-5100 or Lockwood-Aviation.com.