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  1. Jacques

    Handiflight around the world with 2 CTLS

    « the accident has nothing to do with the power cables » the above is a translation from ORION’s statement in our french forum in Quebec. so, better wait ( and not speculate) , we will know more from him or the Facebook page. ...later... condoleances Daniel Jacques
  2. Hello Easy Flyer, I’m in the canadian ultralight ‘business’ since it started in 1983 and registered the very first Advanced Ultralight [AULA] in 1990. I wouldn’t be too concerned about a factory going belly up. Any registered AULA was first registered with a maintenance manual, ,,,,,as long as the plane ,is maintained according to that manual [ even if the mfg is gone] , the plane is still an AULA. Most of the maintenance and ADs come from the engine mfg [Rotax] ..so no problem there as for ADs for airframe....if the Mfg don’t issue them anymore, well ,you have nothing to comply with..:easy.. But in the case of a Flight Design model, if [ever] , the Mfg goes out, there are so many of them worldwhile and specially in our south neighbourg market , there WILL BE support ..... An AULA is an airplane built and maintained according to the Design Standards DS10441, and as long as it it maintained according to the Mfg(s) (airframe / engine ), it all fine. BUT, many are not,,,, and are still AULA ....on paper. In fact, some never were,,,but were declared conformed by the Mfg at the beginning. [ only a Declaration of Compliance is summitted by the Mfg....that ‘s all that Transport Canada needs to put them on the “ List of approved ...models I’m sending you a private message...... cheers by the way, there are 18 SW and 3 LS....a few ‘import’ in 2018 while there are some ‘local’ available [???]
  3. Jacques

    NEW propeller for CT

    INDEED, the E-props is NOT like the ‘others’.,,,,,,,,Roger😘
  4. Jacques

    having Flap problems? check this out!

    well..as for the flaps wiring, it is in the Maintenance Manual...which is on FDUSA web site....so http://documents.flightdesignusa.com/20090101 - CTSW LSA - MM rev. 7 - AU 010 02000_7.pdf section 4.3.2.6.4
  5. Jacques

    NEW propeller for CT

    mine is ‘Advanced Ultralight’..so,needed ‘some kind’ of permission from FD. Tom P. told me about the factory install and that the french distributor is pushing for it..as it performed just better. Performance is not just speed [not much] & climb but Moment of Inertia & vibration. having knowned this prop before ,I would have keep the 80 hp we are flying one of the best designed light planes, why not using one of the best designed propeller ? 😀😀
  6. Jacques

    having Flap problems? check this out!

    don’t see any problem with that. all the flap info is already in the ‘Download section’ .on top of this page
  7. Jacques

    NEW propeller for CT

    Hi Dick, yes,just a bolt on ..without any spacer as you order the ‘extended hub’. Everything is balanced (with spinner if ordered )at factory before shipping. The leading edge protection is incorporated in the material. Go see the video .impressive .. “Nanostrength“ they call it http://www.e-props.fr/16/blindage/nanostrength_for_epoxies.pdf and you can also ad tapes for better protection ( rain flying,floats). Madhatter,I’m glad that you are happy with the result. I will install mine in May ....looking forward to feel the difference
  8. Jacques

    Mogas Octane

    back on the subject having half tank of Mogas and putting half tank of Avgaz ..with the recommended ratio of Decalin. This will make the total fuel dilute the Decalin by half the ratio. should I put more Decalin ? I think NOT,,,,, but i want an expert advise thanks
  9. Kent, please hello to Jossi for me when you see him. great person in deed thanks
  10. Jacques

    NEW propeller for CT

    Madhatter, make sure you have the correct extended hub. and depending which spacer / spinner you have now. I had the 'usual' spinner on my Neuform ( 3 bl) and in order to keep my spinner , I bought a prop with 30mm hub extension http://www.e-props.fr/16/spacerA.php ALSO, my spinner have 'centering hole' and the Nuuform had a 'centering tube' ( see picture) IF,,you have the same spinner ( they don't in Europe) ( mine is 2005 ..so..?) just advising
  11. Jacques

    Handiflight around the world with 2 CTLS

    They will be using the same auxiliary fuel tanks used for the 2010 trip.. After crossing the Pacific, (solo) the tanks ( 3 planes ) will be ship from Chile to me in Québec, for reinstallation (August) for the Atlantic crossing . Scroll down that page https://franx.aero/sonderanfertigungen-en-1.html for info on the tanks. as for survival gear, as Orion mentionned in the first post,,,,'' The support team consists of former members of the Solar Impulse project, all volunteers. '' The Facebook page has some info on this too.
  12. Jacques

    NEW propeller for CT

    recently, I had the chance to compare a 3 blades Whirlwind 70'' and the Durandal 100 (67'') on a amphibs Kitfox 4 with 912 ULS. E-props....5600 take-off 5400 climb 5600 WOT ( 2000') Whirlwind 5300 5400 6000 same situation ( 1/2 hour later)
  13. Jacques

    NEW propeller for CT

    yep. you got it right ....1460 Euros INCLUDING DHL shipping ....+ taxes on your side. contact Larry http://evolutiontrikes.com/e-props/ There are 84 CT SW/LS/SL flying with the E-props.
  14. Jacques

    Handiflight around the world with 2 CTLS

    First leg done Bon Voyage gang... see you in August
  15. Jacques

    NEW propeller for CT

    far from that.. thinner (narrower) blades, much lighter, MUCH less inertia see pictures below
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