bitten192

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    CFI, LSRM-A, FLYING, TEACHING, NUCLEAR SUBMARINES, RETIRED NAVY CAPTAIN, RETIRED NUCLEAR PROJECTS MANAGER @ HANFORD, COLLEGE PROF CALCULUS

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  1. Not exactly. An LSRM can work on the aircraft using approved procedures (Maintenance manual, A/C Operating manual, AC. 41.13.1b etc.). The LSRM can't change the design of the aircraft without a Letter of Authorization (LOA) from the manufacturer. Like changing the prop type or avionics that are not specified in the aircraft technical specifications document would require an LOA. Some LSA manufacturers are easier than others to get LOAs from. Also if the manufacturer goes out of business you might have to convert to ELSA.
  2. Does anyone have experience with the Salus-3?
  3. Thanks. I tried one. The gas hole is on the side of the fuselage so the funnel doesn't work very well, I'm going to try to modify it so I can use it on the REMOS.
  4. Cleaned both carb bowls, flushed fuel line from tank to fuel distributor block, drained and refilled gas tank. Problem corrected. Went flying 20 minutes at full and cruise power.
  5. OK I'll give it a try. A guy in the UK on the Rotax forum has the exact problem. International gremlins.
  6. 2007 REMOS G3/600 Rotax 912ULS 750 hrs on the engine, 60 hrs on plugs Engine will not develop full power. I went on cross a country over the mountains, engine worked great. Got home, put in 10 gallons auto gas from local gas station that we always use. 92 octane no ethanol. Next day did a normal run up, engine would not go above 4200 rpm. Drained some fuel. No water, gas looked good (a little blue from previous 100LL fill up before the 10 gallons of auto fuel) Replaced throttle cables, replaced carb return springs, replaced fuel filter, and balanced the carbs. Normal run up. developed 5000 rpm+ on the ground. Took off, and at about 300 feet AGL there was an abrupt drop in engine rpm to 4200 rpm at full throttle. I Landed. On the ground I shut down the engine, I let it sit for a minute with the electric fuel pump on. Started up, normal run up, developed 5000 rpm+ on the ground, but after brief taxi it would only go to 4200 rpm. HELP. What say you Roger? Bad gas (not likely)? Bad float? EGTs are about balanced. Maybe 100 degrees hotter on right front.
  7. Dorsal fins and "underfins" are common of aircraft with skinny bodies (boom tube fuselage) because there is little cross sectional area to help stabilize.
  8. I replaced my Ducati with a Schicke. Works great. The problem is they are not easily available in the US. I got mine from the REMOS dealer. They are pricy ~ $200.
  9. I used to be against them until I installed one, now I am for them.
  10. Almost 2 hours into a cross country to Reno I got an intermittent charge warning light. With anti collision strobe on it was intermittent and with strobe off the light was constant. I turned around and flew back home the KRLD. Removed the voltage regulator (VR), cleaned all the contacts and reseated the 30 amp VR fuse and the problem cleared. My bird is a 2007 G3/600, 912 ULS with original VR. Roger...how long to VRs last? Should I replace it or do you think it was just a loose fuse or oxide on contacts? Voltage was steady at 14.2v (measured at the cig lighter) at all rpms for over an hour after I did the maintenance.
  11. What's the least expensive, portable way to go?
  12. My understanding is: Deviations from the design and equipment information for your particular serial number aircraft specified by your manufacturer requires a Letter of Authorization (LOA) from the manufacturer. If you do maintenance or modifications that are not supported by your Maintenance Manual or procedures issued by the manufacturer, then you need an LOA. Interfacing with the FAA on configuration management, design or equipment changes is the manufacturers responsibility. Or am I missing something??
  13. Cross control stalls is a recipe for a spin. Be careful.
  14. There was an interesting EAA webinar on ROTAX maintenance this week. I'm glad that EAA is giving some attention to ROTAX in their webinar series. There is a video of it on the EAA Webinar website under archives. I believe Paul Shuck should have mentioned Roger Lee as one of the ROTAX "gurus". He certainly has been the go-to guy about ROTAX questions on all of the LSA and Light Sport forums that I've seen.
  15. not funny