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  2. Sorry to rehash this post, But it seems this is affecting more than just 1 aircraft. Took this video today. The flutter starts around the 35 sec mark and becomes the most prominent at around the 42 sec mark and is done after I slow back down at the 53 sec mark. This is a shallow dive at full throttle with onset around 125 KIAS and the worst at 130 KIAS. I have had it happen before at 117 KIAS. So it is not consistent, I believe it has something to do with loading and density altitude for when it happens. FlyingMonkeys CTSW is Serial Number 7-06-14 Mine is 7-08-19 I guess I will be calling FD Monday.....
  3. I have been in contact with Rainbow Aviation & EAA chapter 13 about E-LSA repairman class, their site showed interest in Detroit area this year, but no classes were scheduled. Short story is we arranged to open a new class to be hosted by chapter 13 at their hanger on Ray Community airport 57D, on June 20/21. Rainbow opened the registration yesterday, link follows: https://rainbowaviation.com/?product=detroit-mi-june-20-21-2020-repairman-inspection-airplane Classes always fill up, if anyone is interested would be nice to have other CT Flier fella's in the class. Darrell
  4. ibjet

    Engine removal

    Ordered the (self sealing/ dual wall) heat shrink tubing already. Amazon is so awesome!
  5. ibjet

    Engine removal

    I removed the choke cables today, I just cut the fat part of the plastic hose that overlaps the choke tube/elbow. That plastic is a special heat shrink sleeve, so I will have to remove the whole thing and find something to replace it. They are self sealing (a bit of goop comes out the ends), so I will find something similar (like self sealing heat shrink wire splices, etc).
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  7. Don, or anybody else here on the forum, do you know if your extension would fit the same on a 2011 CTLS? I haven’t been flying mine much and haven’t done the ADSB Out thing yet. Now my friend wants to rent the plane, so we need to get compliant. I like this tailbdacon solution. If your extension fits a CTLS, I would pay you are somebody else here to print me one. Thx All.
  8. Pulled the top and bottom cowlings off and reviewed all hose clamps. I saw no obvious dripping, other than where the rubber hose meets the coolant reservoir. The clamp is a spring clamp, no tightening. The two materials are rubber and plastic. While leaving the bottom cowling off, Put rags on the ground to hopefully provide a "tell" where the drip is coming from. It may just be the rubber hose meeting the plastic reservoir (bottle.)
  9. ibjet

    ET's photos

    Pic on CT related items
  10. Don't. Just remove the two screws holding on the carb dome, and remove the choke and throttle levers from the carb body. Don't let the choke wedge against the two stop posts when taking them off, those are really fragile. Once you do that, carefully lift off the carb domes, complete with the dangling throttle and choke cables. You can dismount the carbs from the engine if you need more wiggle room to lift the domes. Doing it this way makes resync a lot easier too.
  11. ibjet

    Engine removal

    Just got back into my engine removal (been in Hawaii, good excuse aye). Can someone tell me how to remove the choke cable? The tube (see white arrow in pic) is threaded into the top of the carburetor (I guess???). I know I just need to pull the cable out of the tube but can't figure how to do that (normally you would just pull the cable housing out of the tube, but it does not want to pull out (there is a heavy plastic sleeve over the end of the tube. Thx, ET
  12. Last week
  13. Other advantages of the plastic extension is low delectric constant material and it extends farther aft for better signal field of view (gps). Not sure if the rudder is partially blocking signal from above without extension, but definitely could be possible. Adsb signal from ground stations should be fine except when directly “nose on” aspect. I have over 100 hours with the Tailbeacon extension with no anomalies. Thanks. Best, TargheeDon
  14. Will do Andy. I love your video's and used them to prepare for my short field landings.
  15. I should also remind everyone: male sure the entire aileron and flap control system is being properly lubricated. CTs have interlinked flaps and ailerons. They're flapperons in many ways. Poorly lubricated ailerons will have an effect on the flaps, though it probably isn't terribly significant.
  16. Also remember to clean those parts best you can. You are not supposed to mix greases. They may interact and destroy lubricating properties. Especially don't mix greases with different thickening agents. It completely changes, and not always immediately.
  17. It was standard 33. 33MS/64 was out of my price range. The big point, again, is the synthetic base. Greases with clay thickeners actually separate under high pressure and don't reintegrate very well, which is probably one reason why grease reapplication is so common, it's probably a carry over. Lithium based greases are significantly less prone to that problem. There's other types of greases too, but a Lithium or moly grease is fine. I actually switched to using lithium based grease for the nosewheel assembly too, it lasts significantly longer. This became my go to for pretty much all my grease applications except the jack screw but it works pretty well for that too (tried it before switching to moly) . https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/exxongreaseshc-100.php
  18. Congrats. Get out and fly as much as you can, be conservative with your personal limits, and you'll have a blast!
  19. All of the CTSW's I have seen had the restriction jet in the return line. I think the accumulator maybe was dual purpose. It allowed them to splice the inlet line to the fuel pump to the gascolator. The engines were delivered with a fuel line that was to short to reach the gascolator, and it also had a metric flared fitting on the end.
  20. Thanks for the write up Corey. Maybe at my next annual over the winter I will screw up my courage (pun intended) to do this maintenance. I definitely worry about losing a bunch of (I'm sure very expensive) tiny parts, or getting something wrong on the reassembly.
  21. Looks like there are/were two Aeroshell 33 greases. One version is a synthetic lithium grease that is used on most places on an airframe, the other is Aeroshell 33MS (now called Aeroshell 64) which contains molybdenum. I assume it is the last grease or similar that you prefer?
  22. And probably not needed anymore with the new fuel pumps. Funny enough, those accumulators are on the *intake* side of the fuel pump. I cannot remember if CTSWs used the fuel return restrictor. I know some aircraft models out there did not and it creates issues.
  23. It's a jack screw that internally has a pretty decent load on it. The moly grease is what I put in both the gearbox and the jackscrew. This is also why I said don't cheap out. The carrier grease is important too. I am not sure why this works, because I can still clearly see the grease on the jackscrew (though barely), I just know that the moly grease I use lasts a long time. Aeroshell 33 is another that I have used. I have also learned that non synthetic greases are terrible for this application. I ended up having to regrease less than 6 months later when I tried one of the single digit aeroshell greases, can't remember which. The grease did not stay in place at all. I started using moly because this is also what is used in a lot of other jackscrew applications in airlines.
  24. Excellent write up - Thanks! What are you seeing with the "old" grease when you open the gear box up? Is the oil separating from the Moly? Does it seem to be hardening? Moly is a great product for high shear force applications, but I have heard it might not be the best product where the device is only used occasionally. Just curious if there is something else that would work better for this application.
  25. It is the fuel system pressure accumulator. It dampens out the pressure fluctuations coming from your fuel pump so that your pressure gauge reads a steady value.
  26. cdarza


    OMG you found the golden egg !!!! LOL kidding aside - seriously, what is that ??? Should have a contest for best answers; Fuel Warmer for added horsepower ?
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