Model "C" 912ULS Conversion


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We received a grant to purchase a motor mount, cowling, radiator and oil tank mount to convert our Avid Flyer (currently outfitted with a 582LC) to a 912ULS. 

I'm a firm believer in the "Search" function, and I'm loath to ask this, but can anyone help direct me to a source for advice, part numbers, etc? I've emailed or called a few POCs, but haven't heard back. I have time constraints that force me to come here and beg for help! :unsure:

Thanks for any assistance!

Keith

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Keith,  when I first read your post, I wondered what this was, (a scam maybe)  but when I looked back at your other posts I see that you are from the Blue Ridge community collage.  (BRCC)  At any rate, you may have a hard time finding what you need at any one place.  I think one of our members is now able to build the motor mount, but he will have to pipe up if he has the time to do it.  The new Avid outfit may or may not be doing any mounts, don't think they have advertised that they are available.  Curious why you want to switch to a 912 for a plane that was never intended to fly again?  JImChuk

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Lol, no, I'm a real human and this isn't a scam. 

In order to teach the Rotax Service/Maintenance courses, we need a 912ULS equipped aircraft. The one we used the past few years is no longer available and converting the Avid will ensure we always have the asset on-hand.

Another option I've considered prior to taking ownership of the Avid, is to adapt the motor to our test cell for operational purposes. 

Thank you for taking the time to reply. I sincerely appreciate it.

Keith

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I have an Avid C with the 912 ULS.  The best option is to use the Rotax ring mount.  The mount from firewall to ring mount will need to be custom made.  Leni on this forum can make a mount for or somebody local.  Kitfox has the isolator mount.  In all your probably looking a 2k or more.  So In summary there are three different mounts involved.  1. the mount from firewall to isolator mount.  2.  the isolator mount that comes from Kitfox and 3. the ring mount for engine.  You'll want to hold mount 1 as close to firewall as possible because if its to long you will get CG issues with the short avid c fuselage But you want it long enough so the air filters clear the firewall. 

Best of Luck.

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