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  2. Buckaroo

    Getting to the fuel filter?

    I’m glad they’re seldom a problem with that location! Its going to be interesting to see if my ride will start tomorrow after the ice trick early this morning allowed her to run all day!🤔
  3. ZZ Top

    Garmin files suit against uAvionix

    Bill, thanks for sharing. Plan on ordering the tail adsb for one of my planes.
  4. Roger Lee

    Getting to the fuel filter?

    I move all of them on the first hose change to up behind the EFIS. If people can't get to it easily they tend to never check them. Behind the EFIS you pop the panel, use a screwdriver and it's in your hand.
  5. procharger

    Two More Failed Ignition Modules

    No I have not. You can ground them to any part of the engine it will be fine
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  8. WmInce

    Max rpm or?

    Unless you have a yaw damper, eh? By the way, there are some Sling's out there, that are equipped with a yaw damper. Sling experts have advised it is absolutely unneccessary. The 2-axis autopilot is fine, just as most other light sport installations.
  9. Runtoeat

    Two More Failed Ignition Modules

    Procharger, I have considered doing as you recommend but I am so paranoid about blowing up a module that my plan would be to make a grounded fixture for left and right side which the 2 plugs on each side would be screwed into. Have you ever tried to start the engine on just one module?
  10. procharger

    Getting to the fuel filter?

    Knuckle buster . If you half to check it put some heat on the hoses before you try to remove them. Hair dryer or heat gun be careful.
  11. procharger

    Two More Failed Ignition Modules

    Just pull all your plugs and use cable ties to make sure plugs are grounded turn lights down and start checking fire on each plug done this many times when I had some problems will not hurt a thing, long as you ground them good works like a charm. Maybe a lawsuit would change there minds?? on price of the dam things. Get a ZX14 KAW you want have to put it on your bench😀
  12. Runtoeat

    Two More Failed Ignition Modules

    Andy, I went back and read your comments on sending your modules to Lockwood. The failure of a module to shut down isn't something I would think of and it's a good example of why it is best to let the experts test the modules. Perhaps I'm a good case for someone who thinks his modules are OK but in reality, they may have some issues. I'd like to see if a owner like me, who isn't an expert, might be able to do some basic diagnosis of the modules. I'd also like to determine if trying to start the engine with a single module requires a rpm that is beyond the capability of the starter as Joe at Lockwood indicates. And, I'll be curious if the engine shuts down if I am able to get it started! My Conditional inspection is coming up and I should get a chance to try to do the single module start then.
  13. Tom Baker

    Max rpm or?

    The same thing happens with our autopilot. People often call it a 3 axis autopilot when it is actually a 2 axis autopilot. Their understanding of what the term 3 axis means in incorrect.
  14. Tom Baker

    She won’t start?

    The normal thing is that you ice them and it starts, and it will continue to start like normal the rest of the day. Come back and try it tomorrow or next week and see what happens. That will be the true test.
  15. Buckaroo

    She won’t start?

    Ok back from the hanger. Went back with a big bright flashlight and saw this: If you look between the heat wraps you’ll see a tiny white disconnected wire. That should go on the upper shrink wrap and is probably a wire to eliminate radio interference etc. I put that back in place and iced the ignitions. Walla she starts. Let the system go back to room temp and she still starts ever time. I waited two hours and she starts. Question: When I uncoupled the main connection from the ignition to fix the wire did something happen that now cures the problem? Who knows I guess but since she is starting normally should I leave it alone?
  16. WmInce

    Max rpm or?

    Excellent point Tom. Big difference between the two systems. For our light sport application, I opine controllable pitch is more appropriate. Besides providing pitch selection, it is probably lighter, less expensive and requires less maintenance (no governor).
  17. Roger Lee

    Max rpm or?

    Good point. variable pitch vs constant speed.
  18. Tom Baker

    Max rpm or?

    That is why in my opinion it is very important to use the correct terminology. Some people think if it is controlable pitch it is constant speed, but that is not the case as you know. if the propeller is just controlable pitch and not a constant speed then Roger's advice was on point.
  19. Tom Baker

    Max rpm or?

    If the coarse pitch stop is reached then yes the RPM will go up from there. That being said it likely won't reach the stop, and the RPM would remain at 5200. As Corey suggested look to the Rotax Operators Manual or your Airplane operating Instructions for guidance.
  20. Tom Baker

    Getting to the fuel filter?

    A quick check for the fuel filter is a flow test at the gascolator quick drain. It should drain a cup of fuel in 10 to 12 seconds.
  21. Ed Cesnalis

    Max rpm or?

    In today's very light aircraft world one might say 'constant speed' when he means only the pitch is adjustable in flight.
  22. Big Les

    Max rpm or?

    So what you’re saying is if 5200rpm is set with a WOT, then it won’t labor, it will just reach its coarsest, then if that maximum pitch is reached then the rpm will increase?
  23. Roger Lee

    Getting to the fuel filter?

    I have only seen one fuel filter ever in a CT that had any real amount of debris in the fuel filter and even then it didn't affect the fuel flow. I guarantee this isn't a fuel filter issue because it has the wrong symptoms, but you can check it if you want. The only way this could be a clogged fuel filter is if you have been dumping garbage fuel in your tanks. My guess is you haven't. The non Rotax AI's are going to lead you down the wrong path. This isn't a Continental or Lycoming. It's either down behind the lower center panel back near the firewall and if someone was smart they relocated it up behind the EFIS on the pilot side. If it's behind the center panel it's a royal PITA to get to, remove and re-install.
  24. Tom Baker

    Max rpm or?

    Roger, you evidently don't understand how a constant speed prop work. What you say works for a simple controlable pitch prop, but not constant speed. With constant speed a governor senses the RPM of the engine and varies the blade pitch angle to maintain that RPM. If you have 5200 selected and move the throttle to WOT the blade angle will increase to maintain 5200 RPM. The only way it will go any higher is if the propeller reaches its maximum pitch stop.
  25. Big Les

    Max rpm or?

    Ok, got it. So WOT, if running at 5500rpm is acceptable at all altitudes, but maybe not the fuel flow !
  26. Buckaroo

    Getting to the fuel filter?

    As you know my non starting motor is, thanks to this board, directing me to check the battery and ignition system. The couple non Rotax Ai’s at the airport are suggesting I check the fuel system especially the gas filter. So I don’t sound too stupid how the hell does one get to the fuel filter to at least see it and while at it inspect it? Ive looked through the manuals but the directions are vague! 😊
  27. Buckaroo

    She won’t start?

    Ice test today soon! I’ll advise as to the results. Thanks for getting me here to perform the test.
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