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  3. I know we have different perspectives on landing techniques on this forum. different techniques are preferred by different people. here is my own. I hope it will help other newbies. landing technique pattern distance on downwind: about 0.75nm to runway cut power abeam the numbers. completely. (on my airplane, idle us about 1800rpm.) all landings are basically power-off landings. 15 degrees of flaps soon after, before turning base. on base, speed will bleed to about 60 knots to about 500fpm descent rate recommended for all airplanes: not one 90 degree turn to final, but two 45 degree turns to final. side-slipping works, but not as well as in airplanes with a fatter side profile. energy management is more important in a ctsw. about 60 knots over the threshold about 55 knots typical landing speed --- note: this is never really true slow flight until the very end. keep eyes firmly on the ground through the left side window. (in other planes, I look over the noise down to the runway end to judge altitude and continually hold off the airplane. not in this one.) just hold off the runway. if too fast, you may flare twice. power to smooth the flare is usually not necessary. just keep your eyes firmly on the ground through the side window. don't yank the stick, just fly the airplane with soft inputs. the ctsw is very responsive even to very soft touch, esp in ground effect. when wheels touch down, immediately relax the stick. holding the stick back will make the airplane do bunny hops. yes, the ctsw can fly at 40 knots! if need be, very slight stick pressure forward to keep the airplane on the ground 30 degree flaps or lower speeds are possible, but not necessary. other observations the CTSW is very light. almost twitchy, halfway between an airplane and a helicopter. this can be a problem for pilots coming from other airplanes. it takes getting used to. even after having gotten used to this, it is *very* difficult to be perfect on the speeds. every little wind gust makes a difference and can throw the airplane off (or even around). I live in a mountainous region, with constant sudden draft reversals and wind gusts. the ctsw would have been a better airplane for my region if it had had less wing. its wing loading is super-low. I know the LSA requirement is 45 knots stall speed. the FDCT could have sawed off some wing to up the stall speed in exchange for less sensitivity IMHO. add one category on turbulence. what is light chop for a standard 4-seater can easily become moderate turbulence for the ctsw. I would not fly it into known moderate turbulence, which can become severe turbulence for a ctsw. the airplane is also rudder sensitive. some linkage to ailerons would have made it more pleasant. the ctsw has more than enough control surface to deal with wind of any kind...as long as it is steady and expected. (stalling the airplane is also more unpleasant because one really has to point the nose far towards the moon to make it happen. it's hard to get a CTSW into a stall...heck, we ditzed around near-stall at what our speed indicator claimed was 35 knots airspeed. of course, any wing gust near a stall is then double nasty.) the ctsw is a wonderful fun flier. however, it does require adjustment. safe and easy for me to fly in normal weather, but not a good flier into known turbulence. more other observations the rotax powerplant is wonderful, but it overheats on the ground in hot weather. (strangely, only two of my four cylinders.) I updated to the lithium battery. highly recommended. the overhead window is stupid. who wants to be fried by the sun? the cockpit visibility and size is great.
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  5. got no tunes in my new CT yet, good things our intercoms have a karaoke feature
  6. OK Sling Pilot, BTW it is listed as 14 gallons and not 15.. Suits me just fine and have had it for the last 6 years. I can't do the permanent one in the pickup because I use that truck for other things. Good luck. Important to get the Trick Flow pump from Summit because that puts out enough pressure to kick off the handle. Larry
  7. I have a 45 gallon in my pick up. Often I fill 1/2 way.
  8. Thanks FB! Yes, that’s what I figured after looking at your setup. I’ve seen the tanks online, but never with an electric pump. You’re looks factory built, nice work. I’ve looked at metal ones with hand pumps and ones converted to electric, they hold 30 gallons. Problem is, still having to fill them with cans, as they are too heavy to move from my vehicle to the hanger. I was leaning towards putting a transfer tank in my pickup bed, with an electric pump, ut that’s way more tank than I need. The fuel could go stale before I use it. So, the 15 gallon fits the bill, perfect size. Thanks.
  9. Sure I’ll take it. PM me. Thanks.
  10. I have 3 Dynons... and guess what... they sent only 1 adaptor... I had to buy two. Easy to install...
  11. Thank you for posting...
  12. Yes, you may ask.... you have to buy the tank and hose and pump separately and then put them together. tank is a dura max tank about $125 and ZORO on line is offering a 20% discount on the first order. You will need a nozzle and hose and pump. Total should come to about $300. (12 V pump is a Trick Flow 140 from Summit Racing about $104) You have to put all together.
  13. Two weeks ago, Had my daily driver sent to spearfish South Dakota, Met up with some family, had a great weekend. N915CT is now at Toms, getting the rocket/chute serviced. Put 16 hours on it that weekend. The CT line is an amazing, underrated aircraft! Rain Shower over KRAP First night in spearfish Left at 6 am on the way back, With storms in the area, Stopped for lunch in KAIO, In line for some fuel, At 9,500 msl Mississippi flooding Mississippi 2019, Mississippi Mississippi 2019
  14. May we ask...again, how much and who makes it? I’ve seen the plastic ones before, but never with an electric pump attached.
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  16. Upon re-reading the Dynon site, I believe you're correct, which makes sense. The site says for "redundancy" you'd have to have both units equipped with an adaptor, which tells me you can have wifi with one or both units. Regardless, I'm glad to have both units equipped. I wouldn't want one unit to be jealous of the other. Sooo, I still have an extra adaptor, if anyone wants it. 😁
  17. Agreed. However, with only one installed, perhaps any WiFi download MAY only work on the unit with the adapter attached?
  18. From reading the Dynon site, you must have two adaptors if you have two Skyviews, one for each unit. Why there was one already installed is strange - I don't think that's normal. My understanding was that an adaptor isn't standard a component on a unit, it's an add-on item.
  19. Yeah, exactly. That drove me crazy. The new ones meet in the middle and haven’t slid off my shoulders, even when loosened. Those seats look COMFORTABLE! Kent
  20. If two are needed, why was there only one installed? I mean, do you really need two, if not I would purchase the extra one you have.
  21. I bought two Dynon wi-fi USB adaptors to create a wi-fi environment in my CTLS in order to upload flight plans created in ForeFlight. As you may or may not know, if your CTLS is equipped with 2 Skyviews, then you must have an adaptor in each unit for wi-fi. Upon removing my Dynons to access the USB ports in the back, I discovered there was already one adaptor installed, so all I needed was one more. Now I have an extra adaptor. Before I return the extra to Dynon, does anyone here need or want an adaptor?
  22. I had two issues with the seat belts, loosing problem and the shoulder harness falling off the shoulder. I was able to correct both but I am ELSA.
  23. Just sharing the MRA for others to piggyback on if they're interested, and if they have an S-LSA that requires one.
  24. My “CT” is often referred to as a “contraption.”. It usually comes from low lifers wingers. . . I’m okay with that though . . . it seems to get the job done.
  25. Not directly related but about 8 or so years ago there was an accident where a Sting plane went down on California during spin training killing both occupants ... they tried to pull the parachute but the pin was in so ended up just bending the pin but the relevant part was that one of the guys was 350 lbs or so ... and in the wake of that accident I saw a notice from the manufacturer that the seat limit on the Sting is 250 lbs ... so while I have not see the final report, I assume that the accident was related to the either the seat limit or the gross limit affecting spin characteristics in some way ...
  26. No , I actually like it , the contraption comment was related to the fact that it is much more complicated than my current setup ( a set of $30 cans ) and I am just wondering if additional complication is worth the convenience... and the price is a huge for/against factor as well - that’s why I asked 🙂
  27. There is likely expectation that the seat will crush ( think high sink speed ) and absorb energy in a beneficial way if within limits
  28. EB3, That hose is the one that has grounding contained in the hose.
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