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    Mount iPad to glare shield?

    Thanks guys. Sounds like I can go with either the RAM suction cup or yoke clamp.
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    Mount iPad to glare shield?

    I'm afraid a suction cup mount wouldn't hold or my iPad would get knocked off if the door was inadvertently opened. Have you tried such an arrangement?
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    Mount iPad to glare shield?

    I've been using a knee board mount for my iPad but would like to mount it to the glare shield for more convenient viewing. Does anyone have a suggested mounting hardware arrangement? i'm considering buying a RAM yoke mount and clamp it to the glare shield but wonder if others have tried this. I'm thinking I'll mount it in front of my Garmin 496. Any help?
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    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    John-Olav & Tim, I've made reservations for my brother, Kurt Carlson, and I at Clarion for Page only Wed - Sun. Ted & Kurt Carlson CTsw N536CT Nashville, TN 615-495-1445 tjcarlson@bellsouth.net
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    10th Annual Page CT and Light Sport Fly-in

    Ted & Martha Carlson are planning to fly out again from Tennessee.
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    9th Annual Page, AZ CT and Light Sport Fly-In

    Ted & Martha Carlson have made reservations for Oct 12 - 16. CTsw N536CT 615-495-1445
  7. My co-owner, Chad, and his wife were landing at Panama City Beach this past Wednesday after flying our CTsw down from Tennessee when the engine quit on final just as they passed over the runway threshold. After a quick attempt at a restart they thankfully made an uneventful landing and rolled to a stop. The engine would not start to taxi off the runway even though there were about 4.5 gallons of fuel remaining - all in the right wing. Fuel ran freely out the sump drain when Chad checked, but the engine still would not start until the plane was towed to the ramp and the left wing tank was refueled. A technician checked the tank vent tubes and the engine's fuel plumbing but found nothing amiss. Chad did an extended run-up followed by a solo trip around the pattern before they headed home today. Chad encountered no further problems getting home but observed again that 14 gallons were used from the left tank and only 3 from the right. The winds at altitude were light and variable, requiring no rudder or aileron trim - the ball of the turn indicator stayed pretty much centered. How many others have encountered a similar issue? Ted Carlson
  8. My 2007 CTsw's right aileron has unsightly water damage. Does anyone know who might have a salvageable aileron they would sell me?
  9. Yippee! I removed the tape around the wings and the noise is GONE! Thanks to all of you. Ted
  10. OK, thanks a lot guys. I'll remove the tape from the wing root and re-tape the trim tab and see if that works.
  11. Somehow I don't think that's it - but of course I'll check. Whistling is probably the wrong word to describe the sound. It's more of a high frequency vibration, like something barely touching against a running motor. However the frequency doesn't seem to correspond with engine RPM, but stays constant with only the loudness varying with airspeed.
  12. A whistling noise has developed in my '07 CTsw over the past few months whenever I go above about 105 kts. It sounds kind of like a banjo string vibrating in the wind. The noise varies somewhat with changes in angle of attack. Anyone had this problem? Damaged gap tape around the wings was suggested as a cause but the tape looks to be intact - slightly sunken in, but no holes through it. I checked for something that might be rubbing or chafing the inside of the cowling but found nothing. I even removed the tie-wraps around the air filter and added a few extra tie-wraps to secure wiring that might vibrate - but no help.
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    Hole in muffler

    I have attempted to attach a picture I took today of my muffler. I hope it is visible.
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    Hole in muffler

    My 07 CTsw slowly got noisier over the past few months and then got real loud. When I opened the cowling I found a chunk of metal - about 2" X 6" - missing from the front right of the muffler. My wife and I flew it 40 miles home. There were no abnormal instrument readings other than a somewhat lower than normal left cylinder head temp. Is this normal wear and tear? Do I just replace the muffler or is there something else I should check?
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    Tom, I believe I can answer your question about why the ALT light doesn't stay on when the rectifier switches the Hobbs into the circuit by drawing on my memory of basic electronics from the Air Force. The reason is because of the much lower resistance of the bulb compared to the Hobbs. Direct current follows Ohms law (Volts = Current X Resistance), behaving like water flowing through a hose: Water pressure is like voltage, the water flow rate is like amperage and pinched places in the hose are like load resistors. Think of a hose with two pinched places - one just slightly pinched (the bulb) and the other very nearly choking off the hose (the Hobbs). The water pressure drops drastically as it passes through the Hobbs but only very slightly through the bulb. These drops in water pressure are analogous to the voltage drops across the bulb and Hobbs. The same current passes through both the bulb and Hobbs and its value depends on the total circuit resistance and the applied voltage. If the Hobbs has ten times the resistance of the bulb then much less current flows when the Hobbs is added into the circuit and only about a tenth of the applied voltage is dropped across the bulb. A 12v bulb that glows brightly when it's the only circuit resistance will fade out when the current drops precipitously. So Flight Design picked a bulb with the right filament characteristics so that it glows when it's the only circuit element but doesn't get hot enough to glow when the Hobbs resistance is added into the circuit. Does that make sense?