Rotax engine registration check

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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Rotax engine registration check

Postby roger lee » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:20 pm

One of the major problems in the field is owners don't register their engines. It makes no difference whether it is factory built or amerture built. The keeps you from any warranty help and even more important keeps you from getting any recall or SB notifications. So this is a must and only about 25% register their engines.

Here is a website where you can type in your engine serial number and it will tell you if it is registered. If it is great and if not either call the aircraft MFG or your regional Rotax Service Center and get this done.

http://www.rotaxflyingclub.com/registration/engine
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Re: Rotax engine registration check

Postby Merlinspop » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:15 pm

What if it's registered to someone else? I presume it won't just let a person 'overwrite' the previous registration. Do they require a bill of sale or something? Just wondering... I'm not a Rotax owner.
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Re: Rotax engine registration check

Postby drseti » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:17 pm

If the engine was registered by a previous owner, you get this response after entering the serial number:


This Engine Serial Number is already registered
Engine Type: 912ULS
Registration Date: 2013-08-07


And then you're out of luck, because there's no option on that website to change the registration to the new owner. So, if you buy a used aircraft, make sure the seller will forward service bulletins to you when he or she receives them!
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Re: Rotax engine registration check

Postby designrs » Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:08 am

Ummm, people do buy and sell pre-owned airplanes... and motors.
Just sayin' LOL

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Re: Rotax engine registration check

Postby roger lee » Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:20 am

You can still get bulletins by just signing up on the Rotax-Owner website. You should be able to enlist the help of a service center to change the name.
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Re: Rotax engine registration check

Postby designrs » Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:36 am

Thanks Roger!


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