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Doug G.

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About Doug G.

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    Master Star Fighter
  • Birthday 11/15/1949

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    Fargo, ND
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    Aviation history through WWII, American history, creative writing, EAA esp. Young Eagles

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  1. Climbing at -6 degrees vs 0 degrees?

    A couple of years ago I flew over the ND Badlands. I started out at 3500' on what was a 90 + degree day on the ground. I decided to climb to find the "air conditioning." That ended up being 7500'. I used the autopilot to set a climb and was almost immediately hit with the "more elevator" trim signal. I added trim until I began to lose significant airspeed. I then switched to 0 flaps and climbed well eventually leveling off at 7500 and returning to -6 in cooler air. I am sorry I cannot recall either the DA or my rate of climb at the time.
  2. Prayers needed for Bob Corey

    I don't know Bob, but my prayers and thoughts are with them. (I had a prostatectomy at Mayo Clinic Jan 24th and to this point all is clear.) Hopefully the coma is induced to allow the post surgical swelling to go down.
  3. Fuel Injection or Carbs on my next CT?

    Maybe wait for the Roush conversion. 😎 Seriously though for me the question would be do you want to do your own work on the engine. If not I see no issue (except a bit more weight) and some advantages to the Si. I think the major issues have been dealt with.
  4. Garmin/Trutrak digiflight IIvs question/problem

    Not me. Dynon's GPS-2020. As I said.
  5. Garmin/Trutrak digiflight IIvs question/problem

    I have installed a Vizion and started having the same problem. Hmm...I am seeing a bit theme here. It will hold track do an hour and then start to wander off and eventually say it no longer has gps. I am using the signal from Dynon's 2020 GPS antenna/receiver through Skyview.
  6. CTLS Damaged on Landing This Morning

    And yet inflammable is OK. (Or should that be okay?) 😀
  7. CTLS Damaged on Landing This Morning

    Yes, glad for no injuries. Depending on engine damage, total cost, some specific damage spots, and insurance coverage; it may be repairable. I had a low speed flip in a ditch without damage to myself and not a lot of damage tothe plane, but the spar box at the wing root was damaged and FD would not fix it. The insurance company paid and sold the airframe.
  8. Low Speed / High Flaps Landing

    I think most here would agree that although basic techniques are the same the characteristics of the CTs are somewhat unique. One of the reasons for this is visual. (Few other LSAs give you a view where you don't see the nose of the plane, for one example.) Another is that CTs have flaperons where the ailerons droop with the flaps, and, they have a stabilator with no horizontal stabilizer. Three axis trim is another uncommon feature as is a steerable nose wheel with non-differential braking. All planes are not the same. I am curious about your moniker and what brings you to this site?
  9. E-LSA and Insurance

    Yes, one of the pilot requirements is liability insurance, although I have seen no specific amount required. I've always had insurance so didn't think about it. The EAA coverage is suppplemental.
  10. E-LSA and Insurance

    EAA national provides $1M insurance for young Eagle flights.
  11. Common causes of Vibration

    This does not make sense to me. This is a discussion forum. Some of the info posted on this forum does not make sense to me. If it is relevant I still check other sources or make contact with the poster to better understand. Nothing here is officially Flight Design or Rotax approved. If that is what you are looking for you need to look elsewhere. Having said that there is a wealth of excellent info from excellent people here. They have helped a lot of people who use good judgement.
  12. New Spark Plugs?

    Yeah, I saw that too. The wires and boots are not mandatory, and I have not seen anything about Royal required plugs, although it would not surprise me to have them say that since the NGKs say they are not for aviation use. Remnds me of drug costs in the US vs. Canada. $176 vs. $24 for what seem to be the same plugs.
  13. Fuel tank leak on CTLS

    That sounds like a tank leak. The pin was just where it showed up.
  14. Idle is low I hope?

    Rotax Owner strongly suggests 1800 rpm. I had mine at 2000 and thought "what difference will 200 rpm make?" but I ended up high on a couple of approaches. I suppose it changed what I was used to. It is back at 1800 now and the landings are what I expect. I would also suggest rotaxowner.com membership. A lot of good info there.
  15. I've been asked for a race! I need advice!

    Now if you can find some pylons like Red Bull you could sell tickets!