Tom Baker

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  1. I don't really think the carb heat on the CTSW is hot enough to make much of a mixture change.
  2. One other thing you might check. Remove the 3" ducts from the rear of the carbs and reach in and feel if the slide is moving up and down smoothly. I know of a couple cases where the slide had a residue on it that was causing it to stick.
  3. I don't have video, but I landed on one is Missouri that was fun. You flew downwind on one side, because they might shoot at you on the other. The runway was on the bend of a river. You lost sight of the runway on down wind and didn't see it again until short final. You had to drop down and follow the river to the end of the 1,500 foot runway, and the runway had a bend in the middle.
  4. The "T" shaped pedal, especially when you don't have toe brakes is a classic standard shape. The only reason to change is if you need additional functionality. The pedals you showed are designed for toe brakes.
  5. That is one of my gripes with the CTLS checklist and teaching students. The checklist tells you to turn on the fuel when you start your preflight inspection, but it doesn't tell you to shut it off when you are done flying. My other big gripe is that it tells you to take the cowling off, but doesn't tell you to put it back on. I know it should be common sense, but when teaching someone to use a checklist the items need to be on the list.
  6. Even though Roger doesn't I also loosen the 2 stacks on the rear cylinders along with the front when shifting the exhaust. He is correct that the nuts are a little hard to get to.
  7. I would loosen all 4 stacks at the cylinders and shift the whole exhaust to the left. The header wrap could also be causing a little of the clearance issue.
  8. Back when I got my first CT in 2007 I sent out the carbs for the 200 hour inspection. When they came back I installed them on the airplane, and it wouldn't start. I was told to blow into the vent tube on the carb to prime the engine and see if it would start, and it did. My problem was that the starting carbs had been mismatched to the carbs. I swapped them out and everything went back to normal. I doubt this is your problem, but if you had them off it might be worth a look.
  9. The CTSW typically doesn't have a coolant thermostat, but the CTLS does. I had a customer airplane have one stick. It would overheat before you could get it into the air.
  10. My vote is a indication sensor error, possibly caused by a bad ground. That being said it needs fixed, whether it is a real cooling issue or a indication issue.
  11. Even the dog was smiling!
  12. The LS has a standard Rotax air box, Rotax part number 667355.
  13. Andy, the CTLS is different.
  14. Roger, my point on the Band-it clamps is that they need to be over something solid when they are tightened down. If you use the fuel injection clamps on the oil lines it is real easy for the Band-it to be over just hose when it is tightened. With the Oetiker clamp I am able to place the Band-it on the fitting side of the Oetiker with no chance of it squeezing off the fitting.
  15. I pretty much do the same as Roger said, except I use a Oetiker on the oil line as well. I do this so I can extend the fire sleeve all the way to the end of the hose for a nice clean installation. If you reuse the fuel injection clamps on the oil lines you need to be careful when doing the Band-it clamp. In my first round of hose changes I saw an oil line where the Band-it clamp had been tightened to much and it was off the fitting. It reduced the hose diameter significantly.