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  2. Odyssey Battery PC310 Cheap

    I don't know if they can tell you the date or not, but I have ordered from these guys before. https://www.4wheelparts.com/Electrical/Odyssey-Batteries-Extreme-Powersport-Powersport-100-CCA-Top-Post-PC310.aspx?t_c=72&t_s=12&t_pt=4219&t_pn=ODYPC310
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  4. Hi Bill, i attended it in June. It's a long three weeks but well worth it in the long run. Once you have your LSRM, you can sit for you A&P in as little as 30 months.
  5. Tip, Did you attend this one at Ridge CC?
  6. Odyssey Battery PC310 Cheap

    Battery Mart sent me PC 310 last week that was manufactured 10 months ago, arrived at 12.05 volts and would not charge above 12.77 volts ( 12.84 v full charge) with a CETEK charger. Returned it for credit but lost shipping costs. Apex will not or can not tell me when batteries they ship were manufactured - only that they will be less than one year old. Historically I get less than 3 years out of the battery. Any suggestions for a "new" battery that will charge fully. prw
  7. What I learned after my first LSRM course session

    http://www.sportaviationspecialties.com/LSA_Repairman_Courses.htm Andy took this course. They are not scheduling courses but you can email them and get on a list. They will schedule a course when they get 8 commits. Rich
  8. Replacement Seat Belts

    No. The belts are quite thick so one might have to loosen the attachment points to pass the belt through. You could get a different buckle but this one allow the addition of anti-submarine 5th point if desired. They are definitely an improvement.
  9. Wingtip Repair

    It would be very beneficial if he were a participant on this forum.
  10. Wingtip Repair

    Frank taught the FD composite class I attended in Sebring. In conjunction with the class he was also doing a repair while he was there. He is an interesting guy for sure, and very talented with composites.
  11. Wingtip Repair

    So Frank Borrmann came over from Germany to do this repair. He is arguably one of the world's most experiencee and knowledgable CT composite repair guys as his company not only has extensive experience with repairing CTs, but also taught CT composite repair classed for FD corporate. He also has done prototype development for FD. I'm thinking about asking him to come over twice a year (March/October) for a couple weeks each time to do CT composite repair if there is enough demand for his services. Sid Lloyd LSRM Kestrel Aviation Services
  12. Wingtip Repair

    Exhaust pipe aft of muffler fell off in flight causing hot exhaust to damage cowling, melt coolant reservoir and damage firewall. Shows the value of good firewall coating. Will be repairing firewall and recoating with fire protectant paint.
  13. Wingtip Repair

    Check under "Incidents" forum for a photo of the aircraft and a description of the damage.
  14. Replacement Seat Belts

    Rich, Did you have to make any modifications to the belts or attachments?
  15. ADS-B Installation

    Bummer! Are you sure your ADS600-EXP has the part number that is affected by the AD? My ADS600 has a newer part number, 200-5012. Kyle Cobble (main author of the AD) told me that part number is OK. It has a different GPS chipset that does meet the ADSB requirements and sends out the correct code. You might contact Kyle, find out who that chipset manufacturer is and see if you can purchase it. Kyle was very nice to talk to. His email is: kyle.cobble@faa.gov I have not dug into all the instructions that came with mine. I do not have an avionics shop anywhere near me, so I'm going to do my best to install it myself (I have my Repairman license). Question: Did they tell you that you would need a Garman GA56 antenna? I was told they are out of production but in good supply in the used market. I plan to search on eBay, but have not done that yet. Good luck and please keep us posted! ET
  16. What I learned after my first LSRM course session

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. I live in Wilmington, NC and would like to take an LSRM course that allowes me to do condition inspections. Alass I can not find course being offered. I have worked many years with repair shops under their licenses. I will travel if need be. Again thanks for suggestions. Oliver
  17. Wing Inspection

    Perhaps using alternative hose clamps and/or special tools could make changing those tubes (without pulling the wings) a lot more palatable. How much experimentation has been done with that?
  18. Wing Inspection

    If you look John's post was from 2013. back then the material from flight design was different, and it did get hard and brittle. I remember one that when I pulled on the hose to remove it the hose easily pulled apart. The new material provided by Flight Design USA does not get hard, but it does stain terribly with auto fuel.
  19. Wing Inspection

    My personal thought is that removing wings every two years does cause wear. It has to. I tried to get them to go to every 3 years. To my knowledge no one has found any issues unless someone here has heard different. That said some people using the 91 Oct. fuel gets so much brown dye staining in the fuel sight tubes they can become a little hard to read. A flashlight will take care of that. The tubes may get stiff, but they are not bittle. I have a video here on the forum that demonstrates that. I also wish FD would have made that opening where the sight tubes are a little larger so you could get into that area easier and swap tubes without pulling the wings. I know you can get to them, but it's a royal PITA to do it.
  20. ADS-B Installation

    Navworx just went out of business. I'm the (not) proud owner of an ADS600-EXP. Now looking for alternatives. Dallas Avionics announced the new add-on module to comply with the service bulletin will not be shipped.
  21. Wing Inspection

    John, don't understand why hose from FD would degrade so fast. I used regular ACE hardware polyvinyl hose last time and it's still pliable and transparent after 1.5 years using MoGas. When you removed your wings last time, did you support the far wing with a support while removing the other wing? We found this really makes the task of removal go easy.
  22. Wing Inspection

    Just sharing my findings from my recent wing inspection. The birds seem to love moving in here. Tough to get hands in there so a vacuum hose got most of it out.
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  24. Rotax 16 hour class question??

    Yes the engine needs to be pulled for the hose change, but it isn't to hard. There isn't to much about the hose change that is difficult, but it is time consuming. There are a few special tools, but they are not to expensive.
  25. New CTs arriving from Germany

    @ct9000 Any news on when your aircraft is arriving in Australia? We've had confirmation that our aircraft is being shipped mid November! Some positive news to say the least!!
  26. Rotax 16 hour class question??

    Thanks for the info! During this early part of this winter I’ll come up with a plan. I’m waiting for a whisper in my ear to tell me what I should do. Montana is strange in that there are very little services available and people just do stuff on their own. Does a rubber change require the engine pull out a ways and if so is that hard? Is the hose change special tool required? Thanks
  27. Rotax 16 hour class question??

    If you go E-LSA and get the repairman certificate for your airplane (which just requires filling out a form), you. can do ANY work on it, including rubber change, annual, removing BRS, rebuilding the engine, or adding your own custom designed landing gear...anything. The airplane is in the experimental category and anybody can do any work on an experimental except the annual (which is why you want the repairman certificate, which allows annuals). Now, just because you can do anything doesn’t mean you should. If you need serious engine work, you should only do that yourself if you have taken the approrpiate Rotax training. But there is a lot you can do on the engine like carb rebuild and sync, hose changes, and other minor work that doesn’t require any particularly intense skills. Once you start getting into cylinders, heads, and getting into the case, you want trained people doing it.
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