Chris Martyr wrote:Make no mistake . The reason why 9-series Rotax's are so nickable , is due to the fact that Rotax won't sell you any spares that require 'invasive maintenance' . [i.e. splitting the crankcase]
You can order your 9-series Rotax spares from the Rotax agent . But if it is anything other than an 'external bolt-on' , they will ask which approved Rotax agent you want your spares sent to . They don't want you fitting them yourself .
This is what makes serviceable , 'second-hand' Rotax spares so attractive .
If they removed their monopoly , then the crazy price of second-hand Rotax 912 spares would level off and become normal .
The reason why 9-series Rotax spares are such a covetted commodity , is due to Rotax themselves .
Customer commitment ......but not as we know it .
Boxkite wrote:I generally disagree with the addresses being available on the CAA site but, I have found it useful many times, especially when share sellers are too stupid to mention the location.
For some owners the registered home address gives a pretty good clue as to the aircraft's location (and may help thieves).
For many owners the availability of the address would not make a difference - there at least 6 airfields within a reasonable drive of my address.
Spotter sites and photo sites can be more useful.
Highland Park wrote:Old Buck airfield management no longer allows spotter visits to the hangars..........
Personally I’m very grateful, given the recent radio and transponder upgrades etc we’ve all had to have done.