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    Odyssey Battery PC310 Cheap

    Worth a look: https://www.demon-tweeks.com/us/odyssey-extreme-racing-8-battery-pc310-odypc310/ Says they do ship to the US. Go to the delivery page and select country. From $2.33 to $31.02. Seems too good to be true?
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    Header heat insulation?

    Go to just about any auto parts store or performance shop such as Summit Racing Equipment. Buy 2" wide by at least 15' long. This is the minimum length that will cover all 4 pipes. I started mine at the top , made one wrap, then used a SS hose clamp to hold it. You then continue down with about a 3/8" overlap until you reach the muffler. Use another SS hose clamp to keep the wrap from unraveling and then use the same procedure to wrap the other 3 pipes. Take your time and you should have no trouble doing this. I think it helps keep the heat under the cowling down and may increase the heat that goes to the cabin.
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    Prop Issue -- Cosmetic or Serious?

    The only references I can find is that in 2011 FDUSA started doing them for about $400. By 2014 they had farmed it out to someone else and a very nice looking prop took 3 weeks and about $1,300 for a 1,000 hour inspection. Probably best to contact FD and get it straight from them. BTW, the standard inspection on these props has been extended to 2,000 hours.
  4. Sorry, but I am not near the CT so I can't take any photos. I know when I was having trouble I looked for something that would work better. I found that the existing buckle was pretty aggressive. About the only thing that looked like it would work better was a ratchet strap. Before I ordered one, someone suggested to recheck the way the strap was routed. As I recall the buckle was against the seat, such that it was possible to lean back in the seat and push against the lever on the buckle. By routing the strap so that the buckle was toward the baggage compartment and clear of any pinch points, the problem was fixed. Hope this helps.
  5. My back of seat strap used to slip as well. I also rethreaded it and it now holds every time without the need to tie a knot in it.
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    Question on Matco nose wheel

    I see Desser has that tire listed: https://www.desser.com/Aircraft-Tires-and-Tubes/400-6-8-Ply-AERO-CLASSIC-PREMIUM-TT-TUBELESS-14X4-AERO-CLASS-DTR1285.asp Looks like a heavy duty tire. Will be interesting to hear your impressions after you have flown it a few hours.
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    Question on Matco nose wheel

    Got it. Thanks!
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    Question on Matco nose wheel

    They say it should be used with spacer WHLA23SL, but doesn't say (or show) where this is used.
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    Question on Matco nose wheel

    Try the link below, but if it doesn't work go to Matco and search for NW40CT. www.matcomfg.com/NW40CTINSTALL-idv-3922-19.html
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    New CT In The Skies Over CT (as in Connecticut)

    Well, If I had a vote I would not have an anonymous option on this forum. History has indicated it can lead to paths that are not productive. My 2 cents worth.
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    New CT In The Skies Over CT (as in Connecticut)

    I had not realized there was a vote, but since I have enjoyed reading about your journey, you now have a couple of up votes.
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    New Aero Classis 4.00-6 Tire @ Desser

    The one I find for that size has a SKU 400-6 6ply and says it is a 4 Wide-Rib design. Do you have a SKU for the 2 Rib version?
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    New Floats from MS

    That Aviation Consumer article that Roger posted is a real eyeopener. There should be lessons for everyone in there. Thanks for sharing.
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    Charlie Tango got published

    Congratulations! Your photos are always terrific. We appreciate your sharing with us.
  15. Great writeup! Thanks for sharing this procedure.
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    Replacement screws/bolts

    Thanks, I appreciate the reply.
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    Replacement screws/bolts

    Ok, thanks.
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    Replacement screws/bolts

    Do I understand you correctly? You fitted a SS washer to the inside and outside of the wheel pant? Did you use something else to fill the gap where the rubber washer used to be? Did you stay with a 6X20mm bolt, or use something else?
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    Stratux RXWX Mount

    FlyingMonkey said: "to mount to the top two screws of the compass mount." If one had a LS, you have the option of putting this on the hat shelf. On the SW, real estate is even more limited. I thought this was a clever solution to the problem that just never occurred to me. I guess that shows how often I look at my compass!
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    Air speed gauge

    Is this an UMA instrument? If so all I can suggest is to check the lines to be sure they are not kinked or have water in them (long shot I know). Otherwise I think it will have to be sent back to them for repair. I would guess $50-75.
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    Marc Ingegno Brake Parts

    FYI, just heard back from 1MotoShop and they do not have the Goldfren 905AD brake pads or Goldfren 400-520 rotors in stock and no plans in the near future to stock those items.
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    ...or mount iPad to in center console?

    There would seem to be new listings coming out every week or so. I would recommend you continue to educate yourself on these aircraft, decide exactly what you are looking for, and when the right plane at the right price comes along, jump on it. Don't know if you have seen this ad, but a year newer, a little newer avionics, ADS-B in/out, similar hours and maintenance, but I don't see an AP. https://www.barnstormers.com/cat.php?mode=search Not endorsing or trying to talk you out of the other CT, just giving an example. Ultimately this is your decision to make.
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    ...or mount iPad to in center console?

    Buying an airplane and then investing in electronics to update the panel is usually not a good deal. Decide what it is you really want and include that in the purchase price calculation. You may be better off finding an aircraft that already has that equipment installed. Another thing to consider is if you are going to be flying in an area where ADS-B is needed, to either purchase an aircraft with that already installed, or plan on installing it soon after purchasing the plane.
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    ...or mount iPad to in center console?

    Try this link: https://fly.garmin.com/fly-garmin/support/pricing
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    ...or mount iPad to in center console?

    But your point is still valid. It would take MANY years to pay back the investment of installing the iFly when the difference in subscriptions is ($150-70) $80.