Another LOA questions (ELT) ...

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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Another LOA questions (ELT) ...

Postby Warmi » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:42 am

We are upgrading ELT on my Sting. Getting rid of AmeriKing , which we cannot find batteries for ( and also I know that AmeriKing is having issues with FAA ) and replacing it with ACK.

The new ELT is on the list of TL Ultralight's approved equipment so we don't need a LOA for that but , my mechanic says , because the new ELT is slightly longer and thus needs a new bracket and consequently needs to be installed in a different location , will need a separate LOA for the bracket and the location change ...
He literally told me " if you don’t want to deal with all this crap , switch to ELSA " ...

I know he knows his stuff (he has been working Rotax/Ultralights since the late 90s ) but to me it seems that since the new ELT is already on the list of approved equipment , doesn't it automatically imply that he is allowed to make whatever changes are necessary to mount the new ELT ( within reason ) ?

Man , the more I deal with this stuff , going the ELSA route seems and more appealing …
Flying Sting S4 ( N184WA ) out of Illinois

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Re: Another LOA questions (ELT) ...

Postby 3Dreaming » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:00 pm

I would check with Bill, and see if there is already an approval and drawings for the ACK ELT installation.

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Re: Another LOA questions (ELT) ...

Postby Wm.Ince » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:53 pm

3Dreaming wrote:I would check with Bill, and see if there is already an approval and drawings for the ACK ELT installation.

My ELT installation was for the ARTEX ELT 345.
Flight Design had my LOA, in hand, within a week. Lockwood did the install.
Excellent unit, very competitive price, same ELT Phil Lockwood installs in his AirCams, which are all over the world.

Very happy with unit.
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Re: Another LOA questions (ELT) ...

Postby roger lee » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:55 am

Hi Warmi,
Since your aircraft didn't come with that ELT you either need an individual LOA or ther company needs to issue a fleet wide LOA. Either way you need the paperwork.
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Re: Another LOA questions (ELT) ...

Postby Warmi » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:15 am

Yeah, we gonna follow up with Bill C and see if he has some pre-cooked paperwork for the bracket and installation - pain in the behind , if you ask me, but you got to do what you got to do ..

Thanks guys.
Flying Sting S4 ( N184WA ) out of Illinois


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