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Old 01-20-2022, 06:31 AM
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Hi,

I need to know more.... Can anyone recommend an in-person engine / prop maintenance course / seminar to cover the typical annual and maintenance task requirements?

I love learning things on my own *unless* they involve possibly messing up single items that equate to a third of the value of my RV14.

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Old 01-20-2022, 07:42 AM
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Not a direct response to your question. EAA is holding web based forums next week. There is another thread addressing the forums. They are listed here https://www.eaa.org/eaa/aircraft-bui...-week/schedule Vic's Maintenance on Amateur-Built Aircraft may be a start.
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Old 01-23-2022, 05:05 AM
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Thanks for that. Signed up. Still looking for a hands on seminar But clearly my google is not strongÖ.
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Old 01-23-2022, 05:33 AM
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Well, our very EAS (Experimental Aviation of Switzerland) is running some hands-on maintenance courses about once a year, covering engine and prop maintenanceÖ

Whilst I realize this might be a tad outside your geographic zone, I wonder if no similar course is offered by an EAA chapter close to your place?
The alternative being in hiring a knowledgeable A&P (for instance Vic ) to demonstrate and explain proper practice and tricks, as applicable to your ship.
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Old 01-23-2022, 07:44 AM
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Complementary to other resources already noted (especially Vic's books) you might find Mike Busch's work helpful to round out your knowledge:

https://resources.savvyaviation.com/
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Complementary to other resources already noted (especially Vic's books) you might find Mike Busch's work helpful to round out your knowledge:

https://resources.savvyaviation.com/
Iíll add another vote for Mike. He has a lot of webinars posted on the Savvy YouTube channel. Iíve watched almost all the videos. Very informative on how to think about maintenance, what you should are shouldnít stress about when it come to cylinder health, engine temps, etc. great info on how to run your engine, watching what temps for what reason, how to manage your leaning ops etcÖ. The man really knows aviation engines and does a good job keeping it simple for us non A&P folks.
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Old 01-24-2022, 06:00 AM
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Thanks all. I looked at Vicís utubes and some of the areas I am interested in are covered. Iíll go look at Mikeís. I just moved to this field recently and donít have the network nor is there an EAA chapter on the field but there are several on nearby fields.

I need to find a local A&P to hang with me for a bit. It is easy when someone shows you how.
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And….if you’re a Kitplanes subscriber, go to the online archives and search for “Maintenance Matters” articles - written by Dave Prizio (and before him, Steve Ells), they are there specifically to demystify maintenance tasks - in detail) for folks that didn’t grow up helping their A&P uncle in his hangar…..

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Old 01-25-2022, 05:39 AM
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I am a subscriber - Iíll give that whirl. What is cracking me up about the various internet / utube offerings is that I have yet to see one that covers a complete topic and all use different values for things like torque.

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