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  2. Duane Jefts

    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Friday report. Finally the perfect weather we have all experienced in the past. Sunny and smooth flights all day. We all flew to Canyon lands Airport by Moab, Utah and took a break, then on to Carbon County airport at Price, Utah and had a fantastic lunch at the Main Street Cafe. Then back to Page. Will post some pictures. The scenery was fantastic over Canyonlands and all along the way. Flying airplane is Darryl's Diamond 40. Ground Picture is Ron and Jan and Mike at Carbon County. Water pictures are of Lake Powell.
  3. Roger Lee

    Replacement screws/bolts

    You can buy most of our hardware at Ace Aviation except for the 3mm button head screws. They have all the metric you need.
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  5. Tom Baker

    Crossover carb. balance tube/hose

    I know, I have experienced a vent tube coming unhooked. However the title says balance tube hose. Not really sure how it could come unhooked, but the engine would run rough under that condition as well.
  6. Anticept

    Tire pressure

    I've started running a bead of rubber cement around our rims. Just a little on the top and bottom (1/5th of circumference each, not the full circumference). Even with low tire pressure, they do NOT rotate, and I've not seen a tube turn yet. It works well enough that breaking the bead takes a little more work. I've got a bead breaker and it's not that difficult, doing it by hand might be a bit harder.
  7. Ed Cesnalis

    Crossover carb. balance tube/hose

    when my vent line was coming off I knew it in an instant thanks to this forum. WOT where I do everything but approach and land it runs great but throttle back to descend and it gets quite rough, enough where I would leaven the throttle mostly open for the descent.
  8. Tom Baker

    Crossover carb. balance tube/hose

    Do you really mean the crossover balance tube, or do you mean the vent line that goes to the airbox?
  9. JLang

    Crossover carb. balance tube/hose

    This has happened several times to me (I have an old post about it: http://ctflier.com/topic/4362-engine-smooth-only-with-carb-heat/?tab=comments#comment-64534). The first time the vent tube slipped off for me it happened over Lake Michigan with my new-to-flying wife, and I didn’t know what it was. Felt like the engine was going to shake off the plane until I pulled carb heat back out. At my wife’s very large eyes, I lied, “no worries, happens all the time.” After finding the cause (with help from the forum) and reattaching the tube, it happened several more times, until I finally added some tape to the joint in addition to the zip tie.
  10. procharger

    Crossover carb. balance tube/hose

    I found out yesterday how bad the engine runs with tube off carb. its runs badly didn't know it would be that bad, anyone else had this happen?
  11. Duane Jefts

    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Flew to Monument Valley today with Mike and Darryl and Carol. First picture is Lake Powell on the way, second is Darryl and Carol landing at Monument Valley then a picture of them and then a couple pictures of the iconic valley. Last three pictures of Lake Powell on the way back. Weather very nice here now. Cooler than normal but easy flying. Ron and Jan did Marble Canyon and Lee flew the lake. Will know more at dinner tonight. Arches National Park and Canyon Lands tomorrow.
  12. Roger Lee

    Tire pressure

    This part of the manual is old and hasn't ever been updated. Keep 29 psi in the front and have just a couple of psi leak out and you may turn a tire and pull the stem out of the tube. It has happened to many.
  13. Roger Lee

    Tire pressure

    I agree. I do 35 with the nose wheel and small 4.00-6 tires. The 6.00-6 mains we use 26-27 psi around here. The reason is the weight they can support over the 4.00-6. The 4.00-6 6 ply can support 660 lbs for each tire vs the 6.00-6 can support around 1760 each. Putting 35 in a 6.00-6 makes it one hard stiff tire. The little lower pressure in the larger 6.00-6 6 plys gives you a little cushion to if you plunk it down.
  14. Roger Lee

    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    So the runway terminates in the lake now? LOL
  15. Olav

    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Finally the wx looks like it cleared up there. Breaking up in northern New Mexico finally also. Albuquerque had three days of high wind, low ceilings, and rain/snow showers. Worst October I have seen here in my 36 years living here. Next year in Page!!!
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  17. Tip

    Replacement screws/bolts

    Fastenal is a good place to buy small quantities.
  18. Tom Baker

    Tire pressure

    35 PSI all around. 29 worked with the old flimsy tires, but not with what most are running now.
  19. Tom Baker

    Replacement screws/bolts

    M6x25 https://www.mcmaster.com/91292a138
  20. Ben2k9

    Tire pressure

    Manual says 28psi. At this pressure tires sag a little at the bottom. Is this the right pressure?
  21. CT4ME

    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    And, as we all know.... it's worth the wait!
  22. WmInce

    Replacement screws/bolts

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  23. Doug G.

    Replacement screws/bolts

    A Parts Manual from FD helps a lot with this sort of thing.
  24. AGLyme

    Landing on Grass Over Trees

    Thanks Ed...
  25. Ed Cesnalis

    Landing on Grass Over Trees

    There is more than one. They range from chop and drop a-beam the numbers (coasting in with landing flaps at 55kts) to flying it on with minimum flaps. 2 big speeds to worry about, 100kts for zero flaps, good idea to get this before entering a slow pattern. 80kts for 15* flaps and you want this on downwind so you can deploy flaps at will. My CT is happy flying a 300' pattern like a part 103 ultra light. A big stable approach means little or nothing to me.
  26. AGLyme

    Landing on Grass Over Trees

    The CT arrives end of next week. Woodstock is assembling and achieving FAA signoff within the next month or so and I will soon commence transition training. The CT has a lot of "pros" after a lot of research... one of them is the CT is no stranger to grass fields as evidenced by its European heritage. I re-learned (after a 36 years break from flying) how to fly in a Cub and landing on a grass field is a blast. Naturally the Cub's flying characteristics are world's different than the CT's. One of the "cons" of the CT is the more fragile/thin stance (under 6') landing gear -- compared to say a 152/172 and a Cub's... I am looking forward to mastering the landing techniques revealed in your vids Andy. I ordered the Tundra tires (effectively the same tires used on a Cherokee Six) so I could more easily land in grass fields, and, help cushion the inevitable bad asphalt landings inherent in learning how to perfect landings. I realize this question has been brought up many times over the years on this forum... but is there a definitive real world answer to the following question for the CTLS model? (assuming max weight, standard wind conditions): Optimum Downwind speed/ how much and when flaps? Optimum Base speed/how much and when flaps? Optimum Final speed/how much and when flaps? I have learned the hard way that if I don't achieve a routine on the above, everything else goes to hell especially when working with a Class D Controller on landing. Thanks to the CTFlier veterans, we newbies are learning a ton here. Andrew
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