First inspection date for a new ELT

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First inspection date for a new ELT

Post by photofly » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:02 am

CAR 625 Appendix C specifies 12 month intervals for an ELT inspection.

When is the first inspection due for a new ELT - is it 12 months after manufacture, or 12 months after install?

For propellers, 625/G says explicitly, but it doesn’t say either way for ELTs.
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Re: First inspection date for a new ELT

Post by Heliian » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:16 am

ELT requires inspections at manufacturers intervals, say a 30 day test, that would be at initial install and then every 30 days.

ELT recertifications and battery replacements are carried out from the last recert or replacement.

To keep you flying while the elt is out for recert, you're allowed to have it out for 30 days.
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Re: First inspection date for a new ELT

Post by photofly » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:30 am

Right... but when does the 12 month clock for the out-of-phase inspection required by CAR625 Appendix C begin?

Date of install, or date of manufacture?
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Re: First inspection date for a new ELT

Post by AirFrame » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:27 am

Date of last certification. If there isn't a sticker on the ELT that says when it was last certified, it's not, and it needs to be done.
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Re: First inspection date for a new ELT

Post by photofly » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:57 am

AirFrame wrote:
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Date of last certification. If there isn't a sticker on the ELT that says when it was last certified, it's not, and it needs to be done.
It was last certified as new per the date on the Authorized Release Certificate provided by the manufacturer. That's all you need to install it. Question is, when is the first performance test IAW 571 Appendix G due?
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Re: First inspection date for a new ELT

Post by Heliian » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:25 am

photofly wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:57 am
Question is, when is the first performance test IAW 571 Appendix G due?
c/o at the annual re-cert, as per my ARTEX literature.
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Re: First inspection date for a new ELT

Post by corethatthermal » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:47 am

Date of install, or date of manufacture?
Trudeau type answers on avcanada ! I can give another trudeau type answer!

Batteries are life limited, so if the ELT had been sitting 5 years on the shelf, it would at least be due for batteries AND a test after batteries are installed! There you go, I didn't answer the question either !
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Re: First inspection date for a new ELT

Post by Heliian » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:25 am

corethatthermal wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:47 am
Date of install, or date of manufacture?
Trudeau type answers on avcanada ! I can give another trudeau type answer!

Batteries are life limited, so if the ELT had been sitting 5 years on the shelf, it would at least be due for batteries AND a test after batteries are installed! There you go, I didn't answer the question either !
Heliian wrote:
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ELT recertifications and battery replacements are carried out from the last recert or replacement.
I think it's pretty clear, your mind is clouded.
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Re: First inspection date for a new ELT

Post by photofly » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:53 pm

Well I think that's clear now. Thanks everyone :-)
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Re: First inspection date for a new ELT

Post by corethatthermal » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:10 am

ELT recertifications and battery replacements are carried out from the last recert or replacement.
A NEW ELT does not have a recert or replacement history because it has never been re-cert or anything re-placed !
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Re: First inspection date for a new ELT

Post by Heliian » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:06 am

corethatthermal wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:10 am
ELT recertifications and battery replacements are carried out from the last recert or replacement.
A NEW ELT does not have a recert or replacement history because it has never been re-cert or anything re-placed !
As said above by another poster, your "NEW" ELT will come with some form of certification. It's that Certificate that you will start by. So yes, if your ELT has sat on a shelf for years you need to send it out.
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Re: First inspection date for a new ELT

Post by corethatthermal » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:56 am

if your ELT has sat on a shelf for years you need to send it out.
Still doesn't answer the question, If your ELT has been on the shelf for 366 days, will it need the annual test if not ever installed and the battery is not due ?
( My opinion is Yes, it will need a test before installation and flight )
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Re: First inspection date for a new ELT

Post by Heliian » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:27 am

corethatthermal wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:56 am
if your ELT has sat on a shelf for years you need to send it out.
Still doesn't answer the question, If your ELT has been on the shelf for 366 days, will it need the annual test if not ever installed and the battery is not due ?
( My opinion is Yes, it will need a test before installation and flight )
Yes, the parts tag will tell you when it was certified new, it is one year from that date.
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