Has anyone else had problems printing 912 engine manuals (in PDF format)? I'm in the process of building a RANS S-6S, and nearing engine installation time. Tried to print the latest 912 Installation manual, downloaded from the Rotax-Owners site, and when trying to print it, I just get one line of garbage at the top of each page.

Any suggestions?

  • Re: Printing Engine Manuals

    by » 4 years ago

    Make sure you got a full and complete download of the manual. The current 912 installation manual is 8.17 MB (8,575,226 bytes)


    Also, they are big manuals and you might run out of RAM trying to print directly from a web browser. Best to save the file to disk, and then open and print from your default system PDF viewer. If you don't have one, I would recommend the free Foxit reader...

  • Re: Printing Engine Manuals

    by » 9 months ago

    Are hard copies of the Line Maintenance or Heavy Maintenance manuals available?  If so, where can they be purchased?


    Thanks in advance!


  • Re: Printing Engine Manuals

    by » 8 months ago

    There are no Hard copies available that I know of.
    It would be a nightmare to reprint them after every update.

    You might try printing the manual in smaller blocks; Pages 1-20, then 21-40, 41-60, and so on.
    You may need to re-Ink the printer during the process.

    Bill Hertzel
    Rotax 912is
    North Ridgeville, OH, USA
    Clicking the "Thank You" is Always Appreciated by Everyone.

  • Re: Printing Engine Manuals

    by » 6 months ago

    Harry what Bill said is a good idea if you really want to do it yourself.  I have had manuals done a lot of times and found it best to take the files and put them on a flash drive (small memory stick) The best is to then drive over to your local insta print shop, like Stapels of FedEx store that used to be Kinkos....you can pick your paper with them, how you want to bind them together all easy.  Just remember that the normal cycle for some manuals, like IPC for example, is about 18 months.  Heavy maintenance might get you a few years but in many cases you will be replacing them often.  The FAA and TC (transport Canada) allow the use of electronic manuals for maintenance so if you have a job to do just copy the relevant pages you need to work with at the time.  That way you can be using the newest manual all the time. 


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