Podcast: Shopping for a Used Airplane with a Rotax?

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File Size 5.7 MB / Running Time 5:34

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As LSAs make more inroads in new airplane sales, they're also coming up on the used market. The Rotax 912 and 914 have proven to be reliable, durable engines, but they have a couple of tender spots. For one, they don't like to be overheated and if run on fuel that's of too-low octane, they can detonate, leading to crankshaft issues. In this podcast, Dean Vogel of Lockwood Aviation Supply tells Aviation Consumer's Paul Bertorelli what to look for when asking for a pre-buy on a Rotax-powered airplane.

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