Roger Lee Posted August 2, 2012 Report Share Posted August 2, 2012 Hi Doug, Quote: "Three questions: 1. Is it possible that some mechanics do more than necessary and thus cost owners more than necessary by taking advantage of the lack of knowledge? 2. With the internet, why does Rotax take so long to disseminate important information? 3) Why is wordwrap not working? (At least on my machine.) :-) " 1. I won't deny there are some mechanics that do seem to do that, but darn few. Some are trying to do the right thing and it's the owner that needs the education. Many do take advantage of an owner because of the mechanics ignorance on a subject. I have seen this a ton of times with an A&P working on a Rotax with no schooling trying to interpret what he was really supposed to do. There are also mechanics that are on the other end and do nothing, then the ones that don't care and don't know. There are all types, that's why it's important to pick one that has the education, keeps good records, has the experience, all the manuals and is recommended or doesn't mind giving you names for references. That's why they say when you find a good one treat them right and talk to them. Those types will be happy to teach you, help you, allow you to make decisions with them and ask for your input and go out of there way to do a good job and give you the options when they exist. 2. That's an issue most all European companies with the aircraft and engines in the US and other countries. It has always been there and is extremely tough to get people to always respond in a timely manner. It may also takes months to years to accumulate enough data to make the research credible. Some things are a flight safety issue so they do respond with SB's at times and some are minor enough they wait until they have enough different items to make it worth while to change a manual. Most of the time you can learn far more in a Rotax class and much more detailed information. You can get a behind the scenes answer and a chance to ask the good questions that don't get answered other places. If have been attending Rotax school's for years and I still learn new things each time. My last Rotax school for me was 9 days long last Feb. I took and entire course and the refresher, plus I helped teach. You can never have too much education. I have been going to school my entire life. Even 30 years in the fire department had me in school at least every other week and sometimes for 6 months straight. 3. Your word wrap comes out okay here on the post. I think it is the way you have your setup done in the forum setup section? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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