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About Odowneyeng

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  • Birthday 08/14/1946

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    N298CT. CTSW 2006. ILM Wilmington NC
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    Aviation and Sailing
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  1. You may want to consider the Rotax 15 year TBO. There are two contradictory Letters from the FAA on the subject, because Flight Design defers to Rotax manuals on these time limiting issues. That was my take away on the subject. Hopefully I am wrong. They are a very good engine and super efficient.
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    BRS Repack

    I replaced Parachute & Rocket Motor last July. It was straight forward following the Instructions. Rocket Motor Assy. Shipped Unassembled due to it being explosive. One must be home to sign for it. A bench vice is a must for assembly. You will need A&P or LSRM-A to do the installation. The instructions are good.
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    My wall and shop didn't make it through Christmas

    Sorry for you inconvenience Roger. Her Insurance is totally responsible. All the Best in the New Year.
  4. I have used two 15watt solar panels screwed to my Hanger roof, feeding a regulator. Got at Harbor Freight Aviation. For cable I used about 20ft. of 12 ga. Landscaping lighting wire. Connected to planes battery. Never out of power even through a hurricane.
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    Airplane Taxes

    Huricane Florence took care of my Airplane Tax problem here in NC. When you add the Towns take to the County’s it was over 1% of value per year. I was not aware of this tax before I moved to NC from NY. I am not replacing until I move to an Aviation Friendly State. Any suggestions? This sh%t really got under my skin.
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    Airplane Cover

    I put new Bruce wings and fuselage cover on my Dakota. They fell apart after 2 years. Sent fuselage cover back for repair, but it fell apart anyway also 3 months later. Then I bought from Planecovers Maryland, still in good condition after 5 years. They use Sumbrella. I believe he has retired from the business. They were the best.
  7. I have taken the Flight Design check flights with John Hurst and I must say he is a very capable instructor. He was a tremendous help to me. Thanks John
  8. Congratulations, keep the speed up, greasy side down. Altitude is your friend.
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    Hurricane Florence

    Insurance Adjuster checked a bunch of planes here. Verified my CTSW was a write off. Even the yoke was frozen. Water was 53”
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    Hurricane Florence

    Thanks y’all Heading up there in the morning to take a gander.interstate 40 closed so l plan on driving 3 hours to cover what is normally a 45min trip. The pond at the back of my house only went up an extra 12 in. Sun & Fun is just around the corner. Think of all those shining flying machines
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    Hurricane Florence

    My home fared out very good. No so good for my CTSW
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    Garmin files suit against uAvionix

    I have always held Garmin in hight esteem. I hope the CEO steps out of his Ivory Tower and have his a... kissing lawyers do something good to protect the companies image. Getting a patent is a matter of having high priced lawyers have their way with underpaid self serving people at the patent office. Garmin should be bigger than this. Just saying!
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    FAA Action Against Sensenich

    Think Flint Michigan and it’s water issues. The leaders and their managers told their customers “TRUST US” Let’s have faith in their nice Lawyers. Were Sesenich serious they would never have allowed even part of their name to be used after spinning off that station. Its like a backyard mechanic Calling himself Lycomming. Note,The CEO of Sensenich did not put his name to the NOTICE. Sorry how do I figure, which is the real Sensenich
  14. My CFII is retired from the FAA. He explained the issues of giving Check Rides in Planes other than those from his own school. (1) If he gave a check ride in a students plane and then at a later date the student had an accident. He would be one of the first to be contacted by FAA. He would be asked to explain if and how he checked that planes paperwork for all ADs compliance and inspections done and if they were up to date. If he missed something he is in for a hefty fine. (2) Last mechanic to work on it, would be next to have his feet put to the fire For him it is better to go with a known in house Aircraft. He enjoys flying my CTSW He has no more issues with LSAs than certified aircraft. If individual cracked up his own plane later, the CFII is off the hook. That has happened I know. He can say I gave the review or check ride in my own plane, End of Questioning. And that my friends is how it was explained to me.
  15. Just take check ride in a Skyhawks. No shortage of examiners. I take my Flight Reviews in Local schools Skyhawks for that reason. good luck Keep the greasy side down