I am at Calgary. I have been an ame apprentice for 2.5 years, and am very close to get my M1 license. Currently I am working on twin-otters and kingairs. Personally, I am very interested in piston engine (Lycoming or Continental or similar) overhaul. If anyone is going to do such projects, I am willing to involve and work as a helper for free in weekends. Any opportunities or advises are highly appreciated.
Thank you for reply. According to CARS, the overhaul of a piston engine without turbocharge is not considered as a engine specialized task, and can be done by an ame. I am doing this purely for my personal enjoy.
Thank you for your reply. I did an overhaul on a lycoming io320 once when I was studying at school. As you suggested I do want having some troubleshooting experience on reciprocate engines. As for your question, I am not sure about it. The cam lobes are there to push the push rods, so if the lobes are worn, the travels of the push rods might not be smooth. Maybe I can tell by opening the rocker box and inspecting the movement of push rods. Am I even remotely close?BGardner wrote: ↑Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:13 pmYou don't need to do overhauls to get experience on piston engines. If you want to see opened engines visit a museum. Although having the background knowledge is good. Being able to get some troubleshooting experience on them would be better suited. Seeing cam shafts and wear on the lobes is great, now show me how you found that without ripping the engine apart.
Advice? keep your name anonymous. We dont need people in this industry working for free. I know what i would do with your resume if it ever came across my desk.
Thanks for the advises. Not trying to be in THE industry, but I will try to remember that.SeptRepair wrote: ↑Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:58 amAdvice? keep your name anonymous. We don't need people in this industry working for free. I know what i would do with your resume if it ever came across my desk.
This is a good one, thanks again. I like talking about airplane maintenance and flying with someone how likes doing the same.BGardner wrote: ↑Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:13 amIt was more a rhetorical question then to actually give me an answer but you would notice your values not opening as far or for as long. Cam lobes often look like a teardrop in shape so infact they be getting more smooth. Yes the rocker values are where I would start. So the moral of the story is you want to be able to tell your customers that sort of thing before you open their engine.
Thanks for your kind offer. But I am at Calgary. Sorry I didn't say my location in the initial post.
Yes, so remember that if you are working for free, you are taking work away from someone who would otherwise be working for pay. That puts one technician out of work. I once took on the role of a PRM for a small startup flight training unit without pay (got paid for my wrenching though). After doing that, I would honestly never do it again after realizing the small but negative effect that kind of deal has on yourself and others in the aviation maintenance industry. You say you're not in "THE" industry, but state you are almost done your M1? No matter what sector of aircraft maintenance you're in, if you work for free in another sector, you're taking work away from some apprentice or AME looking for a paying job so that he / she can support themselves or their families.iamadog wrote: ↑Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:23 amThanks for the advises. Not trying to be in THE industry, but I will try to remember that.SeptRepair wrote: ↑Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:58 amAdvice? keep your name anonymous. We don't need people in this industry working for free. I know what i would do with your resume if it ever came across my desk.
If you are really keen on getting into recip engines, apply for a job with a flight training unit or an AMO that services them. You'll get lots of experience then. If you really want to work for free, buy your own engine to tinker with or go work on VW Beetles.
Also regarding your reference to CAR 571.04 Sched II, if the aircraft are operated under part IV or VII, you need to be working under an AMO to work on them per 571.05.
Send me a personal message of your number or email, maybe I can get you to help on some Piper Navajo's. We can teach alot. No engine O/H, but engine changes, cylinders changes and some troubleshooting. You don't need to do an O/H to be very fimiliar with those, they are fairly simple.