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    Airventure 2018

    I flew in Sunday afternoon afternoon. It was a madhouse. As i was on the Fisk approach, I saw a shadow over over my left wing. A Piper flew right over me. Couldn't have been more than 20 feet. I could see the oil under his fuselage. He never saw me and he slowly turned away from me. As I approached 36 right for permission to turn base, tower had not contacted me so I called them up and then turned base after getting permission. Controller hadn't a clue as to my position. As I approached the runway at about 50 feet, the tower told a plane who was just about to land on 36L to move over to 36 R where I was about to land. Fortunately there was room for both of us. There comes a point where the airport should have been closed due to the volume of traffic. All it takes is one collision and the media would have been all over it with Airventure getting a black eye. It was a miracle that we were all able to escape with our lives and planes intact. Attaching a couple of pics one of the my tent, and the other is on the way to Oshkosh along the Chicago shore and what's left of Meigs field.
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    Thanks guys. Appreciate the input on the residue problem... I flew my CTLS to OSH from Boston this year. Camped by the plane. I hit some turbulence over the Catskill mountains and when I landed i discovered that the wing tape was peeling off. That was a surprise. I hope everyone remembers to close the fuel shut off valve after a flight. I had a bad experience after forgetting to do that. Eventually fuel leaked pass the carbs and into the cylinders and oil reservoir. What a mess!!
  3. I fly a 2008 CTLS. I'm planning on replacing the tape that covers the wing next to the fuselage However, after removing the tape there is quite a bit of sticky residue. I would appreciate some advice as to the best solvent to remove this sticky substance without harming the wing surface.
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    Shaft bearing

    Good to know. Thanks! My tail number is 665DG. Sound familiar? bought it from Dick J. I'm on cape Cod, MA. Flew it back from Tucson. Flying it to OSH. Great x country plane.
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    Shaft bearing

    Tom, Thanks for your response. I think it's gear lash. I was mistaken with my analysis. I returned to the plane and discovered that I was wrong thinking that the movement was for and aft. In fact it's rotational. by moving one blade back and forth in a rotational direction, (of course nowhere near turning the engine over), the other two move in unison. It's very slight, fraction of an inch., and I only need one finger to move the blade. What do you think...
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    Shaft bearing

    1. How does one check prop shaft bearing? 2. When moving each blade for and aft I get a slight movement. Is that normal? Neuform prop
  7. My plane sat in the hangar for a month due to bad weather. Recently I checked the fuel and noticed that there was only 1-2 gal. in left wing and 8 gal. in the right wing. When I checked fuel after the last flight they were mostly even. So somehow fuel drained to right tank while just sitting in the hangar. The wings looked level but I didn't use a carpentry level to measure. I would appreciate any suggestions as how to avoid this and what would cause this to occur. thanks....
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    Mounting of GPS antenna for ADSB in.

    I'm preparing to install the Garmin GDL 82 ADSB in for my CTLS. the installer had some questions concerning where to mount the GPS antenna. He also has some concerns whether a composite expert would be required to install the ground in the fuselage. Any suggestions would be appreciated from anyone who has upgraded to ADSB. Thanks..
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    Battery charger

    I have a Battery Minder model 2012 (Not the AGM 2012-AGM). The company web site notes that it is not for use in Light Sport Airplanes. Are they just trying to get me to buy another charger? there was no mention of this precaution when i first purchased the 2012 model. It doesn't seem to charge very well and occasionally I get a light showing dead cell. But the battery is new. When the plane has been down for a few weeks the voltage in the Dynon reads only 11.00 to 11.3. After flying it reads about 11.8. Second Question. I have a cheap BATTERY TENDER I PAID $50 for. Would that hurt the odyssey 310? It seems to charge much better. Thanks for any help.
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    Aileron trim wheel is loose.

    Thanks. I'll have a look.
  11. The aileron trim wheel has suddenly become free wheeling and doesn't seem to be connected to any cables. It's loose and turns freely on its axis... What do I need to remove to gain access and attempt fix the problem.. Second question...how to get it back on track. Appreciate any help in this matter. thanks....
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    thanks for your response, guys.....
  13. What type of lubricant would work well on the side window sliding fresh air vents?
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    Door lock problem

    I did try locking the door unlatched, but no joy there. the locking mechanism works freely when door is open, so no lubricant is needed. it's just when the tab drops down as I turn the key, it doesn't fit into the slot in the frame. The locking tab in the door is not aligned properly with the slot in the frame. I've tried pulling and pushing on the door as I attempt to lock it, but no help there.
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    Door lock problem

    Sorry i didn't explain this properly. My question is about the key lock not the pins and insert into the frame.