Roger Lee

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About Roger Lee

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  • Birthday 10/15/1953

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    Tucson, AZ
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  1. You may get it fixed and maybe not. Worked on many of these.
  2. I do know who it is and she's a new pilot. Nice lady. Sad this happened.
  3. Yes and No sealer required.
  4. Possible corrosion and or lose wire.
  5. Was it a woman pilot?
  6. Have you put a wrench on the battery terminals? Put a wrench on all the other grounds in the engine compartment. There are 4. They may be hand tight, but wrench lose.
  7. Use the muffler for a better ground. The metal bracket may have paint on it and the engine a direct ground.
  8. The only thing I have is CTSW engine mounts, door lift struts for both the SW and LS, front suspension pins and the polyurethane front suspension dampeners and 22K capacitors.
  9. A weeping valve cover is fairly common. Some can be stopped and some not. There is a large "O" ring for the seal. You can try to torque it again to 90" lbs, but I doubt it will work. I have tried up to 110"lbs and still didn't work. I have tried at time 4 different "O" rings without success. I have lightly sanded the valve cove edges with no success. It have applied Loctite 598 with no success. You might get lucky and one of these may work, but may not. I see a number of CT's come in with this tiny oil mark on the left outside of the cowl. This is a very minute amount of oil and looks worse than it is due to the higher velocity wind spreading it. When you put your oil in did you put in 3 liters of Aero Shell or 3 qts. Of something else. 3 liters is about 8 oz. more than 3 qts. It should be liters and of course this also is filling an empty oil filter. Don't second guess the oil amount at the oil change. Always use the full 3 liters of Aero Shell. An oil level check with a gurgle can lie to you. Just keep an eye on it. I get calls on this every so often on a Rotax engine. If you are really using or leaking that 1/2 qt. every 25 hrs. it will leave a mess all over the belly of the plane.
  10. 1/2 qt. loss in 25 hrs. is big and would be all over the bottom of your plane. You may have a valve cover ooze, but is usually just that an ooze. My bet is you gurgled oil check is lying to you. Happens to many people.
  11. Rain into a fuel vent isn't much of a concern because fuel off gases with a positive pressure and the internal shape of the tube isn't conducive for that and It especially isn't a concern with ethanol auto fuel. What you should be more concerned about is the rain combined with the wind speed will chip the paint around the edges of your windshield and erode the leading edge of the prop. Light drizzle doesn't seem to be an issue, but larger rain drops will chip paint around the wndshield.
  12. HI Andy, It really isn't retrofittable. You have what you have for a pitot tube. You haven't crashed yet so why do you think you need one? If you have to hear alarms to know you are going to stall you've already made mistakes that should never have happened and evidently haven't happened.
  13. You aren't tearing anything apart it just isn't good over the long term. Balance grasshopper, balance for long life.
  14. I agree with Eric (Coppercity). He has more time training in a CTSW and CTLS than most in the US, over 2000 hrs. and he produces good students and pilots. Start with easier situations and work your way up. Several CT's have been crushed by high time pilots jumping into a CT and trying to take on too much, think they are a toy or want full flap and stall speed first flights. Tom also said to avoid bad situations. This can included too advanced high coordinated landings and or weather. you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by taking your time.
  15. The take away here is to start with the easiest to learn setup. Then progress into ALL flap and speed configurations. Never allow yourself to be a ridged thinker. You see by the post that there are many ways to land. Practice them all after you learned and are proficient with the most common and easiest. As you progress you will see that some here like lots of flaps all the time and slow speeds. Some use all flap settings at different times and don't worry about a few knots of speed. It all works and has been for 13-14 years. There are more than 1800 CT's worldwide and 365 or so in the US. They all have their opinions and likes and dislikes. From reading all the likes and dislikes it should be obvious that there is NO ONE WAY, but a range of speeds and flaps. llearn and practice them all to put in your mental toolbox. The pilot that only knows 1-2 ways shorts himself because when the crap hits the fan it is usually anything, but 1 way. Learning more than one way will also serve you well in really high winds at 30+. Learning 1-2 ways will just get you in trouble. The CT will land in any configuration. I always practiced in all flaps, at different speeds, different rpms and with no engine at all. Learn it all then anything is normal and nothing will throw you a curve.