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Rotax Service class Oct. 6 & 7, 2018 in Tucson, AZ

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Note*** When you call California Power Systems to sign up make sure you tell them it is for the Tucson, AZ class in October so it isn't confused with some other class..

New Rotax 912UL/ULS & 912iS Service Class
Conducted by Rotax Instructor Roger Lee in Tucson, AZ
In conjunction with California Power Systems
Come join us for a new and exciting Service class.

Lots of hands on so don't miss it!


Oct. 6th & 7th, 2018
(Saturday & Sunday)

This class is a must for an Owner, LSRM or an A&P mechanic to develop their 912 series inspection skills and knowledge.
This class will focus on a hands on approach to completing a 100 hour / annual condition inspection. The class will differ from other Service rated classes as it will spend less classroom time and a lot of hands on time with a live engine performing a 100 hour / Annual Condition Inspection. You will be able to ask on the spot questions and solve problems on the live engine while developing and expanding your 912 inspection skills and knowledge base. We will have classroom in the morning Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 6th & 7th) and spend both afternoons doing an annual inspection on an in-service and operational 912 engine. The afternoons will be spent in the hangar and everyone will be turning wrenches and performing task. You WILL understand a carb sync at the end of this class. We will have the Maintenance manual out and will follow the inspection procedures. At the end of this class you should be well grounded in the performance of a 100 hour / annual condition inspection. You will receive a Rotax Service certificate for successful completion of this class.
Our classroom is air conditioned and comfortable. Maximum student limit of 10. The class size is limited to make sure everyone gets to participate so don’t procrastinate and sign up now. Class times will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fly into Tucson International Airport (TIA) or fly your own plane into Ryan Airfield. Classes are Saturday and Sunday. All rental cars are on site at Tucson International Airport or Enterprise will pick you up if you fly into Ryan Airfield. Several hotels are just hundreds of yards down the street at TIA. Ryan Airport (KRYN) is only 10-12 minute drive. The entire experience is convenient and comfortable.
For additional information or to sign up call Brain Toepfer at CPS in CA at 951-549-7786 ext. 302 or email bryantoepfer@cps-parts.com. For additional class details call Roger Lee in Tucson, AZ at 520-574-1080.

This is a two day 16 hour class that qualifies graduates to maintain 912 series engines under ASTM standards as set forth by the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) regulations. Passing a written exam is required for Rotax certification and graduates will be issued an IRMT (Independent Rotax Maintenance Technician) badge and service number valid for two years.
This course will supply attendees with the following information and skills:
· Rotax History and Product Familiarization
· Senders and Instrumentation
· Gearbox : The internal workings and maintenance
· Propeller considerations, adjustment and its effects on your engine
· Hose inspection, maintenance and considerations
· Oil System workings, maintenance and considerations
· Cooling System workings, maintenance and considerations
· Fuel System workings, maintenance and considerations
· Carburetor workings, maintenance and keeping them in sync
· Ignition Theory
· Compression and why it’s important, what it tells us and performance of a real compression test
· Troubleshooting
· Scheduled Maintenance
· Maintenance Documentation

All tools, reading materials, and supplies will be provided, however you should bring a laptop or tablet to view the manuals or do any research. A free WIFI connection is available in the classroom.


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I've considered taking these classes every year (5) since I've owned a Rotax 912-powered airplane. What holds me back is my total lack of any mechanical experience and a self-perception of non-aptitude.  

Do guys like me typically do OK in these classes?

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Yes. Owners with no experience get lots of hands on and question / answer time. You'll walk away with a lot more knowledge than when you started. You'll have more confidence to perform some of your everyday work and when a mechanic does have it you'll know what needs to be done and why and if he doesn't know you'll be able to guide them. I've had many non experienced right up through mechanics attend classes. These are different than the normal classes around because we have ten times more hands on and knowledge based classes that go to the root of an annual and basic work.

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