Left: Daniel Sasseville (front right) shows the
procedure for fan belt tension adjustment on a Rotax 503 UL
DCDI during the French speaking 2-stroke air cooled course
of October 25, 2003.
Right: Three Rotax Aircraft Engine owners practice
carburetor needle clip adjustment during an English speaking
course specific to Challenger owners on November 1, 2003.
INTIMIDATED BY YOUR ENGINE?
End the struggle with maintenance training!
We are happy to offer ultralight and amateur-built aircraft
owners a chance to familiarize themselves with the operation,
maintenance, repair and adjustment of their two or four stroke Rotax
Groups are formed based on different criteria:
- French or English Speaking
- Air cooled 2-stroke, liquid cooled 2-stroke or 4-stroke
- Level 1, 2 or 3
These classes are regularly held at our facilities. They can also
be held at other locations on an invitational basis.
Next classes in English. You may also review the
classes in French.
Dates to be announced.
Costs include documentation and a lunch.
A complete program
Our classes are divided in three levels and three engine
categories to form a complete
- Level 1:
An overview of the operation and analysis of the different
systems, a detailed description of the regular maintenance tasks
specified by the manufacturer, a structured approach to
troubleshooting, optimum carburetor adjustment, preventive
inspections and in-flight engine management habits
- Level 2:
The practice of more advanced maintenance and repair tasks
requiring advanced disassembly. For example the maintenance of
gearboxes, carburetors, top end (2-stroke) or the maintenance of
gearboxes, carburetors, cylinder heads and oil and liquid
- Level 3:
- 2-Stroke air cooled engines
All free air or fan cooled Rotax 2-stroke aircraft engines:
185 UL, 277 UL, 377 UL, 447 UL, 503 UL. Please note that the points
ignition system (single spark plug per cylinder) found on older
Rotax engines is not covered during the courses.
- 2-stroke liquid cooled engines
All liquid cooled Rotax 2-stroke aircraft engines: 462 UL,
532 UL, 582 UL, 618 UL. Please note that the points ignition system
(single spark plug per cylinder) found on older Rotax engines is
not covered during the courses.
- 4-stroke engines
All UL series Rotax 4 stroke aircraft engines: 912 UL,
912 ULS, 912 ULSFR, 914 UL. Certified 4-stroke engine owners (912A,
912F, 912S, 914F) will also have an opportunity to learn more
about their engines, but the training is not certified
Note that in the majority of cases, each level is a prerequisite
for the next. Even very experienced mechanics have declared that
they learned a lot during Level 1 classes.
A complete set of
documentation is provided, including our
Engine Maintenance Logs
Our classes are recognized and frequented by members of
Tranport Canada, the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA)
and the Recreational Aviation Association (RAA).
In addition, the Canadian Armed Forces also entrusted us in
2004 and 2005 with the training of their technical officers responsible for
the maintenance of the drones equipped with Rotax 582 UL engines.