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    CTSW vs. Legend 600

    In the interest of safety You may want to consider a seaplane rather than some ugly after thought mounted on floats. i have been looking at the Seamax from Brazil. From a safety standpoint, should one forget to raise the gear when landing on water, it is not a killer and safe to do. You are sure going to slow down surprisingly fast. Its a simple matter of designing this safety feature in the first place. Do that in any other plane and it will bite you. Think Safety First and Good Luck with your search
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    Boeing Buys Foreflight

    Been using FlyQ for years and am happy with it. when I delay renewing the price comes down. WingX is free if for VFR only.
  3. 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.
  6. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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

    My home fared out very good. No so good for my CTSW
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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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    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
  16. 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.
  17. 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
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    A couple questions

    Try using CRC. Sorry no ideas on springs. Regarding tire, I would remove tube and put on a vulcanize patch https://www.amazon.com/CRC-Plastic-Multi-Purpose-Precision-Lubricant/dp/B0013J41KW
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    headset hanger

    Spar pins
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    Financial Ownership Maintenance Schedule

    Sorry Jail is spelled Gaol on the otheside of the big pond.
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    Financial Ownership Maintenance Schedule

    Just sent my BRS back for repack and New rocket this time. Price $2180 + $150 for shipping. Remember the empty rocket tube must also be returned. NOT THE ROCKET. unless you want to go to Gaol.
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    bought one, delivery in the Fall...

    Wonderful flying up North. Many airfields have restaurants which are lacking in NC. Flew many a night flight into Godspeed CT and Fishers Island. Made me change to Boom Beam Landing Lights. Good Luck AG Keep the greasy side down
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    I’m going Elsa and need direction please!

    Thanks Andy that makes me feel better. Have a quick recovery from your shoulder surgery. Tore my rotator cup six years ago. Had the micro surgery. Never looked back. Do the exercises they give you and you will get that arm over your head in eight weeks to the day. My doctor said don’t lift anything more than a glass of brandy. He is a fellow Irishman.
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    I’m going Elsa and need direction please!

    While taking the LSRM course another student from Florida who works on many FDs made that assertion. He informed us that a Taxiing Plane Rear Ended a CTSW. He also stated that FD would not supply the needed parts to effect the repairs. Those are the only details I have. I understand Support means being able to supply replacement parts, such as a Rudder and Elevator.
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    I’m going Elsa and need direction please!

    I may have post in the wrong place first. But here goes again, hoping for better luck Hi Andy I have read many of your informative posts on CTFlier. Due to FD no longer supporting the CTSW, I am also at a point where I would like to take my CTSW to ESLA. I understand you done well on your Operating Limitations etc. Perhaps you could send me a copy of yours and any tips you may have for me. I live near ILM in NC so I guess one would have to use a DAR in this area. Last Friday I earned my LSRM-A license at Blue Ridge Community College VA. We met Edsel Ford (no kidding) there, when he addressed our class. He is the FAAs top guru on SLSAs and ELSAs. He is the one I understand who writes the rules. He informed us that if one took an SLSA to ELSA and at a later time when you were selling it you can return it to SLSA by a simple endorsement if everything was returned to original SLSA standards. That was news to me. Thanks in advance Oliver Downey LSRM-A Odowneyeng@gmail.com (516) 817-4299