AR-1 gyro manufacturer
- Oct 31, 2011
- Tampa, FL
- Total Flight Time
- 4000+ 560 gyroplanes. Sport CFI Gyro and Trikes. Pilot Airplane
Yes this was the second engine on my gyroplane. The first one came with the AR-1when Mike and I purchased it. It had 392 hours on it when It suffered a valve drop in number two cylinder. I took it to the Rotax service center in San Antonio, Texas. After the inspection and negotiation Rotax agreed to pay 80 per cent for a new engine. This is the second engine and was installed as a club project. There was four club members working on the installation and each one was cross checking the purging process. As it happen Tony was installing his Rotax 915 on his AR-1 at the same time. We were doing the oil purging process on each machine and we were cross checking each step on each machine as we completed them.
I am not familiar with San Antonio Rotax service center but perhaps you should call Lockwood Aviation first and ask for Dean Vogel and tell him what happened and use his guidance. 1-800-LA-Rotax Tell Dean I told you to consult with him. Then go from that to what he suggests.
BTW, there is a category 4 hurricane coming here Wednesday night so do not be surprised if they are closed tomorrow and do not get back to you