Fri, Apr 25, 2003
Certified Advice Should Translate to Experimental Engines
had good news for attendees at the Freidrichshafen Airshow, which
started Thursday in Germany.
Owners of the 912 series certified four-stroke engines will soon
be able to access a Service Bulletin that will change the
recommended Time Between Overhauls from the current 1200 hours, to
Certified 914-series owners, perhaps aided by feedback from the
Predator program, will also see an increase of 20%, from 1000, to
of non-certified models of these engines are advised that, under
similar maintenance and operation, their engines, too, may be
expected to enjoy the longer TBOs.
We hear there are negotiations underway for increasing the TBO
of the two-stroke engines, too; since the 2-strokes under
consideration are all flying in the experimental categories, the
recommendations may be seen as a no-less-welcome breakthrough than
the official, certified TBO enhancements announced in Germany.
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