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The latest issue of Microlight Flying magazine has informed its readers about the ceasing of production of the Rotax 447 and 503 engines due to plunging sales of these engines.


The 582 will be the only 2 stroke left in the Rotax stable.


The Rotax 447 will cease production at the end of 2007 and the 503 at the end of 2008.


Spares for both machines will be available for 10 years after the end of production.


Those that fly certificated two stroke aircraft like Thrusters and Drifters should think about the ramifications once the parts are no longer available and possibly think about putting a plan (with relevant Engineering Orders) into place to convert your aircraft (if possible) to a 582, or different powerplant.





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Rotax 2-Stroke engines.


Good advice Chris, or perhaps where these motors are particularly suitable (saphire etc.) stock up on a new motor or spares for the future. A well inhibited motor would keep for a long time.. Nev....



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