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  2. Roger Lee

    Mogas Octane

    50.2 liters is 13.2 gallons. Whether you put in 1/4 oz of Decalin or the 1/2 oz Decalin is fine. Putting in the full 1/2 oz won't hurt a thing. Both the Decalin and auto fuel will help delete the leading affects of the 100LL.
  3. Jacques

    Mogas Octane

    back on the subject having half tank of Mogas and putting half tank of Avgaz ..with the recommended ratio of Decalin. This will make the total fuel dilute the Decalin by half the ratio. should I put more Decalin ? I think NOT,,,,, but i want an expert advise thanks
  4. The only time I had a problem with this is when I didn’t put the strap through the clamp correctly. I am 205 lbs and was 215 when I got the plane. (Another 1.5 gal of fuel for MTOW.😎)
  5. Crow makes a great harness that fits perfectly in the CT with a couple of buckle options. I installed these in my CTLS and I love them, much better than the stock harness. Total cost was $174 for a pair with shipping
  6. Yesterday
  7. BravoFoxtrot

    Question on Matco nose wheel

    I see Desser has that tire listed: https://www.desser.com/Aircraft-Tires-and-Tubes/400-6-8-Ply-AERO-CLASSIC-PREMIUM-TT-TUBELESS-14X4-AERO-CLASS-DTR1285.asp Looks like a heavy duty tire. Will be interesting to hear your impressions after you have flown it a few hours.
  8. A month old and works great. Bought before Garmin decided to honor my warranty and replace my GDL-39. So now it’s redundant. Save! Just 425 + free shipping in the US. PM me if interested.
  9. Roger Lee

    service life

    Same question and answer you got on the Rotax forum by Rob. The TCu and ECU do not have a service life-limit.As long as they pass the overhaul tests they go back into service.The ECU bench test is described in the 912iS or 915iS Heavy Maintenance Manual chapter 76-10-00The TCU bench test is described in the 912/914 Heavy Maintenance Manual chapter 76-00-00
  10. Roger Lee

    General stats from Garmin PIlot

    Ed, Being an analytical realist like I am I would ask this of myself. Why do you care about stats at this stage and all these years? You know where you fly, how you fly and how fast. What's it doing for you that you can't live without? Would it affect how, why , when and where you fly?
  11. Warmi

    General stats from Garmin PIlot

    I love the stats as well .. Mine are very similar to yours except of course the max altitude hehe Why would you need a new transponder to keep the Garmin Pilot ? I assume you are currently using a GDL 39 device for ADSB in so that doesn't need to change at all.
  12. The wife and I just had our first baby this year, and we used to travel via RV for months at a time. I ended up selling the RV for the CTLS a few years back and we loved the CTLS for our constant trips together when it was just the two of us, however now that we have a family of 3 its either upgrade to a 4 seat plane or back to a RV. Its been an incredible plane, I've loved every minute, and I'm sad to say I'm actually considering this sale. 2011 Flight Design CTLS. 330 hours TT. great condition, no damage history. Dual 10” Dynon Skyview screens. ADS-B In & Out, Synthetic Vision. Garmin GTR 225 radio, Led light, Lithium ion battery. Annual completed 4/18. Parachute repack completed in 2017. 5 year hose replacement completed in 2017. Maintained by Eric Swisher of Copper City Aviation and Roger Lee in Arizona. Please text or call 801.803.1019 Includes cover, engine blanket, and window shades. $105,000 https://www.barnstormers.com/ad_manager/preview.php?ID=1427113
  13. Life is short, eat dessert

  14. david

    service life

    hi,This is regarding recent SI-912-022 for Rotax BRP storage of genuine parts.what is service life of Rotax Engine Control Unit (ECU) and Turbo Control Unit TCU?what is the functional testing/bench testing of these components that we can consider that the units is working is okay ?.
  15. I use Garmin Pilot and love that it logs my flights and shows stats that I wouldn't normally know. On my photo flights I generally max above 13,000'. 145kts max ground speed. 105kts avg ground speed etc. Is it worth the expensive Garmin Transponder so I can keep Garmin Pilot going with ADSB?
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  17. Runtoeat

    Question on Matco nose wheel

    Installed new Desser tire on my CT today. It took less than 1/2 oz. weight to balance the wheel.
  18. gophersd

    Plane for Sale

    This plane has 1041 total hours. The rubber replacement was done 1 year ago in May. The gearbox inspection done this last June. It is in very nice shape and located in the southern Black Hills of South Dakota. 605-430-7972
  19. Madhatter

    Stabilator bracket crack

    On the cracked bracket, it looks like it was impacting regularly with something on the corner. An indentation is worn into the corner, something maybe to investigate.
  20. cdarza

    Stabilator bracket crack

    just noticed these marks on preflight inspection ..... i know it may be difficult to see but does anyone think possible stress marks? (no visible cracks) it is slightly rough when i glide my finger back and forth on it
  21. Anticept

    No fuel crossfeed.

    I'm not sure how I had missed this topic, because this is a subject that I know about. Air and surface tension in lines is well documented. An air obstruction requires more pressure to dislocate than it takes to simply cause fluid flow in a hose.
  22. Andy A

    uAvionix skyBeacon for ADS-B Out

    I swapped out the SV-GPS-250 with the 2020 by myself. Its pretty easy. An hour job if you have a second person to help you. You'll need some metric hex keys, a wire cutter/stripper, pliers, and something to splice the wires (wire nuts). You have to take the overhead ceiling liner out to access the back side of the existing antenna. I think you have to remove 6 or so small screws to do that. Then to remove the existing antenna, you'll need to use a pair of pliers or the correct size wrench (about 10mm I believe) to hold the nut on the backside of the antenna and a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws on the outside of the airplane. I was able to remove the existing antenna by myself, but had to have a second person help me install the new one because its hard to work both sides of the screw by yourself. Its a pain in the butt to splice the wires, but there are only four, so it doesn't take very long. After that you'll need to adjust a few settings on your Skyview and your are done. No reason to do the FAA required ADSB refund test flight, because its not eligible for the refund. The guys at Dynon are pretty helpful if you have any problems.
  23. I actually think the CTLSi is the easiest airplane I have ever flown. Coming from a Cessna 310, it took a few hours to work out the landing, but other than that, all you do is give it the gas and go. In my opinion, the only thing that requires any effort is keeping the ball centered. The 310 was an easier plane to land, but I thought it was pretty easy to fly too.
  24. Runtoeat

    Question on Matco nose wheel

    Thanks Roger and Corey for verifying going easy on the toque is correct. Much easier than trying to fit correct length spacer inside the wheel. Just got the new Desser tire. Looks very different than the standard 400-6. Going to install new bearings and the new tire. I hate installing the tire/tube on the Matco flat rims. Always worried about pinching the tube. I do clamp the tires to keep the beads together to hold the tube off the rim but still........it's a PITA! My order says tire was checked for roundness and balance but no marks on tire to indicate where to line up with valve stem. Also no "chevron" on my Matco wheel for line up with valve hole. I put the rim on the balancer and found the wheel heavy spot which I'll set 180 opposite where the valve is located. Painted my own chevron showing where the rims line up
  25. MileHighCTLS

    uAvionix skyBeacon for ADS-B Out

    One other question, can we simply have our avionics shop remove the SV-GPS-250 and replace it with the SV-GPS-2020? They seem to have the exact connections.
  26. Anticept

    Question on Matco nose wheel

    Since the matco front wheels are deep groove ball bearings, I am in agreement with roger. They can take some sideload, being ball bearings, but too much will accelerate wear on the sides of the races.
  27. I think I could teach someone to fly in a Cub in almost half the time it takes in the CT because of the complexity.
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