We recommend that you become very familiar with your airplane and its included equipment. There are several documents in the “Documents” tab, below that will help. These are a good starting point:
- The “Transition Check-Out Syllabus” includes contact information, maps, approach plates, schedule and a detailed outline of the training involved in your transition to flying light sport aircraft.
- The comprehensive equipment listing: [Master Equipment List].
- The “Rotax Owner Assistance Network” website is the primary source of information, education and support for the 912UL and 912ULS engines used in Sting and Sirius aircraft.
Securing the GRS Parachute Rocket
An accident may require special handling to secure the rocket in the installed Galaxy Recovery System ballistic parachure. Rescue personnel are advised to read the manufacturer’s instructions contained in the downloadable document, ” Emergency Procedures For Rocket Secural,” in order to avoid injury to themselves or others when opening the passenger compartment of the airplane. Clink on the link to view or download the document.
First Responder Safety
First responders to small aircraft accidents will find useful information on the Federal Aviation Administration Web site. View the FAA page here:
The FAA information is presented in five modules:
- Module 1 Systems and Material Hazards
- Module 2 Aircraft Type Familiarization and Mission Specific Hazards
- Module 3 Command and Recovery
- Module 4 Ballistic Parachute System Familiarization
- Module 5 Systems and Material Hazards for Rescuers
Additional accident and training resources:
- General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA ) website for manufacturer specific information
- FAA Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) for additional FAA guidance.
- FAA Aircraft Registry
Reporting an accident:
To the FAA: Flight Standards District Offices (FSDO)
To the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Documents & Forms (in PDF format)
MASTER EQUIPMENT LIST
(all models of TL-2000 & TL-3000 aircraft)
REPORT FEEDBACK FORMS
This area contains ‘feed-back’ reports that are intended to assist the owner in reporting questions, safety issues, service or maintenance issues, parts and assembly performance, incidences and warranty claims which may assist in the safe operation of our aircraft and the use of this manual. Electronic versions are also available by request.
- TL Form 1000: Aircraft Warranty
- TL Form 1001: Aircraft / Part / Assembly/ Incident Safety Feed Back
- TL Form 1002: Aircraft POH or Maintenance Area Feed Back
- TL Form 1004: Example of Aircraft Warranty Claim
- TL Form 1005: Customer Contact or Comment Form
- TL Form ASTM 2384 (337): Major Repair or Alteration Approval
Please copy the form and complete all sections; then scan and email it to us or return a hard copy to the address below.
You will receive a confirmation of the receipt and status of your comments within 48 hours.
Send the completed form to:
TL Ultralight, sro Customer Service
8222 Remount Road
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Email: [email protected]
FLIGHT, OPERATING & MAINTENANCE DOWNLOADS
Sting S3 & StingSport
The Rotax Owners Assistance Network maintains the up-to-date listing of downloadable manuals. Accessing them is simple. Go to www.rotax-owner.com and click on the “Support” drop-down menu (see detail image below). Click on “Engine Manuals” and you’ll see the appropriate page. Be sure to download the manual that pertains to your particular engine.
This Service Instruction from Rotax, dated April 16, 2015, covers lubricants, coolants and fuels approved for operation of the 912 and 914 series engines.
*IMPORTANT* Do not rely solely upon the Rotax Service Instruction linked above, as Rotax periodically issues new and revised Service Instructions, which are available at Rotax-Owner.Com. Always check for new or revised Service Bulletins at Rotax-Owner.Com.
Notices to Owners
TL-Ultralight s.r.o. performs a continued operational safety monitoring program for the TL-2000 Sting and TL-3000 Sirius in accordance with ASTM Designation FF2295-03TL and, from time to time, issues notices of corrective action for aircraft airworthiness. The notices are labeled and prioritized as follows:
- “Safety Alert” for notifications that require immediate action.
- “Service Bulletin” for notifications that do not require immediate action but do recommend future action.
- “Notification” for notifications that do not necessarily recommend future action but are primarily for promulgation of continued airworthiness information.
Notices are listed below by date of issuance, beginning with the most recent. All files are in PDF format.
Safety Alert: Mandatory Addition of Safety Cables to Existing Parachute Retention Lines
Service Bulletin: Annually inspect pitot static hose system and replace as needed to avoid erroneous airspeed readings.
Service Notice: Clarifies possible confusion regarding maximum flap speed limits in aircraft equipped with Flybox flap controllers.
Service Notice: Establishes procedures regarding problems with the use of auto fuel with alcohol additives.
Service Bulletin: establishes procedures for use of the revised fuel pumps described in Rotax SERVICE BULLETIN SB-912-63UL dated 2013-08-21.
Establishes service intervals (TBO) for all WoodComp fixed and adjustable or variable pitch propellers.
Service Notification: establishes procedures for the inspection of the horizontal stabilizer connections.
Service Notification: Clarifications to Service Bulletin SB061511.
Service Bulletin: Establishes schedule for inspection & replacement of 5-year lifetime limited rubber components.
Service Bulletin: Establishes procedures for the GRS repack/reversion process. All TL-2000 aircraft include installation of the Galaxy Aircraft Recovery System (GRS) ballistic recovery system.
Service Bulletin: Applies to all TL-Ultralight, TL-2000, StingSport and Sting S3 aircraft.
Safety Alert : Applies to all TL-Ultralight, TL-2000 and TL-3000 aircraft.
Service Bulletin : Applies to all StingSport and Sting S3 aircraft.
Service Bulletin: Rocket recall applies to selected aircraft. Contact SportairUSA for additional information.
Notification: Applies to all StingSport and Sting S3 aircraft.
Service Bulletin: Applies to TL-Ultralight TL 2000 StingSport aircraft with serial numbers TLUSA161 and below.
Safety Alert: Revised – now applies only to TL-Ultralight TL 2000 StingSport aircraft with serial numbers TLUSA161 and below. The inspection procedure is illustrated in “How To Inspect The Nose Gear Strut.”
Notification: Applies to Rotax engines equipped with asymmetric air filters.
This information is from the Rotax Owner Assistance Network.
SI-916 i-001 / SI-915 i-001R1
SI-912 i-001R6 / SI-912-016R11
Selection of suitable operating fluids for ROTAX® Engine Type 916 iSc B, 915 i A/B (Series), 912 i (Series), 912 and 914
(This SI revises SI-912 i-001R5/SI-915 i-001/SI-912-016R10 and SI-914-019R10 dated 20 December 2017)
How To Repair Landing Gear Struts
StingSport owner Richard DeHaven is back with a deep dive into the TL-2000’s landing gear struts.
Everything About Sting Sport LSA Brakes
StingSport owner Richard DeHaven shares everything he learned about maintaining the brakes on his much-loved 2005 StingSport.
How To Install Co-Pilot Side Toe Brakes
Describes the procedure to install the co-pilot side toe brake kit.
How To Install A Lap Belt Retainer
Illustrates the illustration of a simple elastic strap to retain the lap belt in flight.
How To Replace The Nose Wheel Snubber
The procedure for replacing the nose wheel snubber is illustrated. The nose wheel snubber dampens freewheeling of the nose gear.
How To Replace The Wingtip Lights
Removing and replacing the wingtip cover and the position, strobe and landing/taxi lights is illustrated in this how-to.
How To Remove/Replace The Wings
Removing and replacing the wings is illustrated in this how-to.
How To Replace The Aileron Linkage Cover
This how-to illustrates a procedure for replacing the aileron linkage cover (one on each wing).
How To Replace The Nose Gear Strut
This how-to illustrates a procedure for replacing the nose gear strut. See also Notice ID TL111507.
How To Inspect The Nose Gear Strut
This how-to illustrates a procedure for inspecting the nose gear strut. See also Notice ID TL091507-Rev1 and Notice ID TL111507.
How To Adjust The Elevator Trim Cable
The elevator trim cable is adjustable to provide for more nose up or nose down trim.
How To Replace The GRS Window Grommet
Replacing the GRS window and its rubber grommet is simple but it can be a little tricky. Here’s the procedure to follow.
How To Provide Eye Protection For VOR/ILS Antennae
If you plan to install the Garmin SL30 Nav/Comm, follow this simple preventive procedure to protect the eyes of ground crew from the projecting VOR/ILS antennae.
How To Create A Relief Bypass In The Oil Breather Tube
A simple procedure to create a relief bypass in the oil breather tube.
How To Adjust The Rudder Pedals
The rudder pedals may be adjusted fore and aft to accommodate the leg lengths of individual pilots.
How To Adjust The Brake Pedals
The fore and aft angle of the brake pedals can be adjusted to help avoid riding the brakes.
How To Bend Trim Tabs
Adjusting the trim tabs is simple, when using this simple method to avoid uneven bending.
How To Remove The Cabin Heater Muff
We have received requests for information on how to remove the cabin heater muff in order to boost the cooling of the Rotax engine for hot weather flying. This is a fairly simple procedure that you may want to consider as the weather warms up.
For a comprehensive listing of equipment and suppliers, click on the “Downloads” tab, above, and download the “Master Equipment List.” The following links will open the Web sites of suppliers of OEM equipment most often used in Sting and Sirius LSAs.
Emergency locator transmitter (ELT)
Seat restraint & airbag
Forged carbon propeller
Electronic flight information system (EFIS); engine monitoring system (EMS)
Galaxy High Technology s.r.o.
Ballistic recovery system (whole-plane parachute)
Grand Rapids Technologies
Electronic flight information system (EFIS); engine information system (EIS)
GPS; avionics; primary flight display (PFD); multi-function display (MFD)
Kodiak Research, Ltd
Distributor of Rotax aircraft engines
Automatic noise reduction (ANR) headset
Rotax Owner Assistance Network (ROAN)
Owner support for Rotax aircraft engines
Carburetor de-icing system
ForeSight EVS enhanced vision system
Manufacturer of StingSport and Sirius aircraft
TruTrak Flight Systems
Electronic flight information system (EFIS); engine monitoring system (EMS); attitude direction indicator (ADI); pictorial turn and bank indicator (T&B); autopilot
Wood composite propeller
Zaon Flight Systems
PCAS collision avoidance system (traffic awareness)
Mandatory Safety Alert
A MANDATORY Safety Alert Notice to Owners has been issued for the addition of two new 6mm safety cables from the airframe to the GRS parachute system.
Installation is required in all TL-2000 StingSport and Sting S3 aircraft.
Without compliance with this Safety Alert 171228 the GRS parachute system is not airworthy and may fail during activation.
Download the details by clicking the following link:
Safety Alert: Mandatory Addition of Safety Cables to Existing Parachute Retention Lines
Call Us: (501) 228-7777
For Service, Maintenance & Repair
SportairUSA is the leading service and maintenance facility for the TL-2000 Sting and TL-3000 Sirius, having more than 15 years of experience with these aircraft. We are also the distributor for Galaxy Rescue Systems, with expertise in maintenance and replacement of their whole plane parachutes. We maintain and service ROTAX aircraft engines and recreational aircraft of all types. We also sell, install and maintain all brands of avionics.
SportairUSA has decided not to renew our distributorship agreement with the manufacturer, TL-Ultralight, s.r.o., in order to focus on the Savage line of hyper-STOL aircraft from Zlin Aviation.
Our 25,000 square foot assembly and maintenance center is located at KORK North Little Rock Municipal Airport, North Little Rock, Arkansas, where we have been for more than 20 years.