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  2. Where would I get some replacement bolts for the bolts that secure the wheel pants? I need both the ones on the inside and main one on the outside.
  3. FlyingMonkey

    Landing on Grass Over Trees

    Hey all... Went up this morning and did some landing practice at my favorite grass strip, Aerie (1GA9). The runway is about 1950ft long. The more challenging landing direction is from the Southeast, with ~60ft trees pretty close the approach end. Between the trees and the runway is a soft vegetable garden, so if you land short you will quickly be upside down. The trick is to get close to the trees and then get down quickly but not in the garden. It's a fun place to practice grass landings, approaches with obstacles, and relatively short field operations all at once. The good thing is that the runway is plenty long for a CT so you're not in big trouble if you don't get it right, and there is a very good go around from this end. In the video you can hear my buddy commenting; we were both flying and making commentary on each other's landings. https://youtu.be/y5PHKyAPH84 EDIT: I have posted this video before, but here's the landing from the other end of the runway for another view. This direction has a road right before the end of the runway, and you have to pretty much fly through the front yard of the neighbor across the street (he actually likes watching the airplanes go by)... https://youtu.be/d49dR1wECvA?t=65 The technique I use at both ends is the same: minimum airspeed (48-52kt), 30° flaps, add power as needed to maintain altitude, and slip if needed to get down faster.
  4. Madhatter

    market analysis

    Yes, for shoulder harnesses but big $$.
  5. iaw4

    market analysis

    interesting. does anyone make airplane seatbelts that function more like car seatbelts, in that they allow extending slowly but lock on fast movement?
  6. Olav

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

    We had a fatal crash this afternoon late just a few miles from my home base, KAEG here in Albuquerque. Cessna 182 based at KAEG and on approach to the airport reported icing and power loss to the tower just before contact lost. From the overhead view from a local tv station helo, it hit slightly nose down and very hard and while the parts are all there, it is totally crumpled. Only left about a 75 - 100 foot skid mark in the dirt and ended up with the nose pointed back about 135 degrees out from the skid trail. Totally destroyed. Man and woman died on impact. Conditions here were (and continue) winds 26 gusting 35, low overcast, and intermittent mixed snow and rain showers. No ID yet but I'm sure I know who the pilot is, or at least I know of him...it's not a big airport and, as is the case for most of us at our respective home fields, we pretty much get to know each other. There will be some somberness at the Bombing Range Cafe at KAEG. And this is a sad reminder of why we cancelled the Fly-in. These unusual October conditions across the lower Four Corners created too much potential for risk. Fly safe everyone. We will start planning for the 2019 Page CT and Light Sport Fly-in. Dates to be set shortly. While these conditions and the cancellation are discouraging, flight safety is THE most important criterion in the planning. And this was the first time in 11 years that we had a weather cancellation. Odds are that "normal" October conditions (balmy, calm, clear) will be the case next year. Finally, if anyone has a problem with a cancellation at the Clarion, let me know. I spoke with the GM this afternoon and was assured that no one will be held accountable for a non-arrival under these circumstances. In fact, she had her staff calling individuals they had not heard from to find out if they want to cancel. Still, to be safe...call and cancel. Be sure to identify that you are part of the CT Pilot Group. Olav
  7. coppercity

    Andy Loves UAVionix

    Hi Sid, I have not had the opportunity to test it on a CTSW yet. It might work very well if the CTSW wingtip is fiberglass vs the carbon tip of the LS. I would ask Arian or Tom regarding the MRA, it can be installed without any modification to the wingtip and can use the existing wiring and connectors, however it is not original equipment.
  8. Madhatter

    market analysis

    Seatbelt mod., non loosening harness and it doesn't slip off your shoulders.
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  10. solarguy54

    Andy Loves UAVionix

    Does this require an MRA? Sid
  11. solarguy54

    Andy Loves UAVionix

    Roger- what's the status of uAvionix on the wingtip of a CTSW? 1. does it work? 2. does it need an MRA?
  12. mikey70

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

    Darryl and I came to Page this morning and checked into the clarion. Rain supposed to start this evening into tomorrow. Planning on staying a few days anyway.
  13. WmInce

    market analysis

    Concur. Actually . . . not a bad little airplane to begin with.
  14. Both items have been SOLD. Thank you for your interest.
  15. FlyingMonkey

    Glider tape question?

    Black on Yellow...TIGER!!!
  16. Roger Lee

    Glider tape question?

    Hi Ed, You have the perfect plane to go Zebra. White on yellow. Just add more tape over other parts of the plane to finish the look.
  17. Ed Cesnalis

    Glider tape question?

    I'm sorta forced to use yellow tape which means no Bolus for me. Its still no big deal and comes out as okay as the rest of the plane. If I let the leading edge on the wing root wear out I get a stall warning that I enjoy.
  18. iaw4

    market analysis

    I would love to see a list of the common-sense changes that make it a better airplane...
  19. FlyingMonkey

    Glider tape question?

    I'm with Roger, I'll take tape over open gaps any day.
  20. Roger Lee

    Glider tape question?

    Do a good job it looks good, smooth and almost unnoticeable. Put on correctly it doesn't crack or split. It keeps water and cold air out of the cockpit and from entering other spaces on the fuselage. Some of you don't like it because you don't know how to apply it. You use 2" tape when 1" is good for the entire plane. 2" looks ugly in most places.
  21. My Pennsylvania group (3 planes) made the flyin in 2015. We got ahead of the weather that stranded Bill and Andy for a week on the trip home. We flew from daylight till dark which is only 11 hours in October. That year, pilots for California didn’t make the flyin because of weather. Last year, our group flew to Paige the week after Labor Day and spent a week. We were tied down when a massive thunderstorm came through that blew a hanger over. You can’t predict the weather.
  22. Tom Baker

    Glider tape question?

    Ahh, CTLS. The tape is to help keep the paint from cracking on the elastic hinge. If you use Bowlus tape, and put it on with some care in the application it looks just fine. If you do a poor job of application it looks hideous.
  23. Olav

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

    Yup...your return trip is still the epic one we talk about! 😁 You definitely earned the Long Flight merit badge for that one. 😂 Here in the Southwest our spring is nothing but wind, summers are high density altitude with frequent afternoon t'storms, and then along comes October...and - usually - calm, balmy, smooth wonderful flying days. Not this year though. Every region has its particular seasonality weather to confound flying. Sure hope you can make it next year. You sure have earned a trip after being knocked out of it for 3 years now.
  24. WmInce

    market analysis

    That might just be the ticket.
  25. WmInce

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

    Concur . . . . you guys definitely made the right call. Well done! Disappointed Andy and I could not make the trip. That make 3 years in a row. During this time of year, the Gulf of Mexico turns into a constant “storm generator.” We have been bitten multiple times with poor weather emanating from the Gulf. During Hurricane Patricia, it took us a week to finally get home, to Georgia and Florida. It’s a great trip . . . when you’ve got the weather.
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