Recently, we revisited Aerotor at Gladstone Airport - in between plane spotting opportunities of course! - to see what was happening and to our surprise, he stumbled upon a bit of 'maintenance action'. Aerotor's owner, Ron, was certainly busy, as he stated when we first visited him a couple of months ago - see blog post HERE.
After asking some questions, we discovered that a 100hr service usually takes Ron between 2-3 days, depending what needs to be done, which obviously varies, and doesn't take into account any faults that require attention.
Another project Ron had 'on-the-go' was a complete engine and propeller change-out on a 1980-build Cessna U206G registered VH-EED. This task will take him and his young apprentice about 3 days to complete.
The complete engine change-out requirement for 'Continental' engines used in this type of aircraft is 1700hrs.