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ROTAX 912 Engine Introduction

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DVD provides tips and techniques for trouble-free operation of a ROTAX 912 engine on an LSA, as an introduction to its maintenance and upkeep.

ROTAX 912 Basic Operation and Maintenance for Pilots and Mechanics

This DVD by Paul Hamilton introduces the use and maintenance on Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) of the ROTAX 912 engine. Many engine problems seen in the field are preventable with proper operation and maintenance and the 912 is no exception. This DVD is particularly useful to maintenance professionals, pilots and flight instructors operating ROTAX-powered Light Sport Aircraft. Answers frequently asked questions based on years of operational and maintenance experience and outlines typical procedures every owner, operator and mechanic should know. This DVD is the only one of its kind in the rapidly growing LSA market, and it caters to the do-it-yourself experience of flying this category of aircraft.


  • An overview of the basic 912 components
  • Vital engine fluids
  • Practical tips for selecting fuel
  • How to check and change the oil
  • Selecting the proper filters
  • Appropriate operating temperatures
  • Approved coolant options
  • The unique electrical system in the ROTAX
  • Cold weather operations
  • Dual carburetor synchronization and idle
  • And much more

LSA expert Paul Hamilton produces this DVD that features presenters Phil Lockwood of Lockwood Aviation (www.lockwood-aviation.com, the largest ROTAX service center in the country), and Dean Vogel from Aero Technical Institute. Phil and Dean provide seminars regularly for owners, operators, and mechanics. They are the industry-recognized experts on this engine.

Approx. 68 minutes with 17 additional minutes of extras that cover the carburetor, electric, crankshaft, and cylinder walls. Includes booklet with quick reference checklists.

Special DVD Features

  • Main Feature TRT 01:15:00
  • Format DVD
  • Scene selection
  • Movie trailers
  • Digitally mastered
  • Interactive menus
  • English digital audio

Product Videos

ROTAX 912 DVD Introduction Update (11:27)
This video provides updates to the ASA DVD "ROTAX 912 Engine Introduction - Basic Operation and Maintenance for Pilots and Mechanics". This update adds new developments, changes and additional information to the existing DVD to keep you up to speed with your DVD. See the origional trailer or get the DVD at www.ap-stores.com
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    This video provides updates to the ASA DVD "ROTAX 912 Engine I...

Paul's Recommendation

Paul Hamilton, CFI, DPE




Paul Hamilton
Filmmaker, Flight Instructor, Author


This is for anyone who owns, operates, or maintains a ROTAX 912 engine.


This video shows you all the basics for operating the ROTAX engine and how it is very different from the conventional aircraft engine. Includes information on types of oil, fuel, cooling fluid, how to start when it is cold, how to get the most reliable and best life out of the engine along with the basics.

There is a YouTube video update to this DVD which should be looked since it covers some new information on fuel, oil, oil pressure sender.

The accompanying workbook provides a summary of the video that you can carry with you so you can have the relevant information with you in the field.


This is typically watched before you ever run your ROTAX 912. If not than as soon as possible to provide the best operations and maintenance for your engine.


This is watched on DVD player at home, office or at the flight training facility. You can carry the workbook with you.


The Rotax 912 engine is like no other conventional aircraft engine you've operated. Save yourself headaches and costly repairs by learning up-front what it takes to correctly operate and maintain the Rotax 912 engine of your aircraft.

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