Thinking about taking the Light Spor Repairman/Rotax Courses

H. Paul Shuch is a Light Sport Repairman with Maintenance ratings for airplanes, gliders, weight shift control, and powered parachutes, as well as an independent Rotax Maintenance Technician at the Heavy Maintenance level. He holds a PhD in Air Transportation Engineering from the University of California, and serves as Director of Maintenance for AvSport of Lock Haven.

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Re: Thinking about taking the Light Spor Repairman/Rotax Cou

Postby designrs » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:35 pm

roger lee wrote:The class gets you out of grade school level for knowledge. You will then need Rotax schooling and then start getting some experience before you start to feel comfortable. The the ones that become good at it, it takes years with on going learning and working on as many aircraft/engines as you can.


Perhaps a good option might be to get some experience working along under "owner assisted maintence" with a mechanic. That's practical knowledge which builds confidence. Then at some point get your Rapairman Certificate so you are legal with expanded knowledge. Put the two together and you could do many things with confidence.

I learned a lot watching Paul work on my plane.

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Re: Thinking about taking the Light Spor Repairman/Rotax Cou

Postby drseti » Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:07 pm

designrs wrote:I learned a lot watching Paul work on my plane.


And I learned a lot working on your plane, Richard. (For one thing, I learned to close my hangar door! :cry: )
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Re: Thinking about taking the Light Spor Repairman/Rotax Cou

Postby Merlinspop » Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:35 pm

drseti wrote: (For one thing, I learned to close my hangar door! :cry: )

There's a story there, I'm sure of it!
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Re: Thinking about taking the Light Spor Repairman/Rotax Cou

Postby drseti » Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:51 pm

There is indeed, Bruce. Since it's Richard's plane, I'll let him decide whether to share the story or not.
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Re: Thinking about taking the Light Spor Repairman/Rotax Cou

Postby designrs » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:07 pm

We had a few scratches on the cowling resulting from wind... already impeccably remedied!
It was a really freak occurrence.

Lessons learned:
* Store cowlings in back of the hangar.
* Beware unpredictable winds and stuff that can blow around.
* Close the hangar door when unattended.

: )

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Re: Thinking about taking the Light Spor Repairman/Rotax Cou

Postby Merlinspop » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:38 pm

Ah...I was guessing it was along the lines of nosy or "helpful" visitors.
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Re: Thinking about taking the Light Spor Repairman/Rotax Cou

Postby drseti » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:48 pm

That was it, Bruce (to the extent that Aeolus, the mythical Greek Keeper of the Winds, was an unwelcome visitor).

Ironically, according to the Odyssey, it was Aeolus who gave King Odysseus a tightly closed bag full of the captured winds so he could sail easily home to Ithaca on the gentle West Wind.
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Re: Thinking about taking the Light Spor Repairman/Rotax Cou

Postby FastEddieB » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:15 am

I was aiding a fellow Cirrus member with an oil change on his SR20.

Went well, and spotted a discrepancy on his exhaust system - a side benefit of getting involved in your own maintenance.

Relevance? A similar wind gust grabbed the cowling sitting on the ground and sent it tumbling along the ramp. Ouch!

But hardly the biggest tragedy ever to befall mankind. I'm sure it buffed right out! :oops:
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Re: Thinking about taking the Light Spor Repairman/Rotax Cou

Postby Fly Boss » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:06 pm

MrMorden wrote:
bottleworks wrote:Would anyone be interested if the 120 hour course was hosted in North Carolina? I understand they're willing to travel if there is enough interest. I believe I can arrange for facilities.


I'd be interested too

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Re: Thinking about taking the Light Spor Repairman/Rotax Cou

Postby Kiddbats » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:37 pm

Fly Boss wrote:
MrMorden wrote:
bottleworks wrote:Would anyone be interested if the 120 hour course was hosted in North Carolina? I understand they're willing to travel if there is enough interest. I believe I can arrange for facilities.


I'd be interested too


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