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Buckaroo

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  1. My tape is getting rough lately so I pulled some off the stabilator top. The rest will be replaced when I get the tape. Question: If one we’re to remove all the tape would stall speed or handling in general change significantly? I’m mainly interested in stall speed! Also has anyone tested the effect on cruise speed? Thanks
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    Glider tape question?

    I’m with you Andy! I hate the look of important things like stabs looking like tape holding things together!😱😂
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    912 ignition modules

    I can picture a complicated circuit board where expansion and contraction regains circuitry!🤔
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    912 ignition modules

    Mine wouldn’t start a couple months ago. I iced it then it started. Since that time I’ve put 26 hours on her with no problems starting.
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    Fuel pressure question?

    Today turning right from the upwind leg my fuel psi gauge dropped momentarily to 0 psi and flickered around 1 and 2 lsa just to return to its normal 3 to 4 reading in the mid green. In order for me to understand the system and feel more comfortable can folks explain this systems operations to me? 1. If the gauge drops and stays at zero will I have engine failure? 2. Gravity fed fuel to engine still requires fuel pump. 3. How does fuel pump interact with psi on Dynan?
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    912 ignition modules

    I’ll work on getting her to go solo! Lol
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    912 ignition modules

    I bought a set of those awhile back. I’ve assembled some specialty tools recommended by Roger and Tom. I guess my concern is I don’t know what I’m doing and then when done I will take my wife flying!😱😂
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    912 ignition modules

    Yes I agree! What going on now is my 5 year hose job is do. I have a IA who is willing to take on the job. I’m going to contribute 50% in this task but he and I have never tackled this before. He’s a 30 year Cont Nd Lycome Guy. He’s actually a very well respected aircraft wrench in Montana. I have the hose kit from Lockwood and November 1st we’re tackling this job. My plan is to send the carbs to Roger for rebuilding and to change all the engine rubber out. Question? Can anyone give us a simple listing of basic steps to take in the process? His idea is to cut a hose and replace a hose. There’s more involved like draining coolant, gas lines, oil lines, accress points etc. Would some of you be able to give us a simple listing of steps to take in this process? I probably will have questions along the way. Thanks everyone!
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    912 ignition modules

    Mine wouldn’t start one day. I cranked and cranked in all choke positions. She had gas and the fuel shut off was on and she has 25 gallons of gas. I figured it was a module. I was told to make sure my new Odyssey battery was good. It tested good. It’s always on a battery tender. Then I iced down the modules with a large bag of ice for 30 minutes. Then I tried to start it and it fired up immediately. That was last June and she starts every time now. Question? Is one module going out or is this just a fluke? My CTSW starts usually on the first 1/4 turn and hasn’t let me down since. Are the modules indexed to where they can fail in a certain position? My CTSW is running brilliantly with 790 hours on her!
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    REMOVING RESUDUE WHEN REPLACING TAPE

    Goof Off let it sit some wife off wet again let sit 5 minutes wipe off. Takes a little rubbing. I left tape off my stab and under fin and like the look much better!👀
  11. Someone told me there’s a solution to the need of carb balancing. That’s replacing the tubing between each carb with a larger diameter piece. Can someone please elaborate! I’m very interested and if true why isn’t it a popular mod? Thanks Buckaroo
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    Glider tape question?

    I took all the tape off mine with the exception of the wings. Looks cleaner to me! Why tape the bottoms if it makes no difference in performance? No one see’s the bottom.
  13. Ok I’ll bite! Please tell me about the SYNC light? 🤔
  14. Makes sense now! Thanks for the clarification!
  15. This is true! My thinking was earlier in my post that if a simple larger radius balance tube would eliminate the need for carb balance then why not do it! Simple as that. But now reading these posts I agree that the engineers at Rotax would of developed this early on. So with that in mind doing it the standard way in fine with me. I have come to the conclusion that modding these wonderful engines with turbo’s, zipper kits etc. is only going to get you gremlins in the end. Its fun for me to throw stuff out on this forum to hear the replies plus you learn a lot! 😁 My engine is bone stock and it’s staying that way!
  16. All the reply’s sound logical so I’m abandoning any idea of doing this! Now I hear that the ZIPPER KIT when installed eliminates the need for carb balance. Is this true and if so how does this work?
  17. Yes, but at the lower rpm’s where we operate only a small amount of time ie. idle, warm up etc. this is where the imbalance is most harmful. At higher rpm’s carb balance is not a issue unless of course they are way off. Please explain! Thanks
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    Glider tape question?

    Yes I’ve read your technique of having the tab down when applying so it relaxes when it comes up and visa versa on the bottom. Ill probably put it back after I get tired of the gap.🤔
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    Glider tape question?

    I’m really referring to the rear of the plane (stab and along the fuselage. My wings are still taped. Probably will keep that. It has nothing to do with time or money.
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    Glider tape question?

    What areas are those?
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    Glider tape question?

    I was kinda thinking the positive side of taping is to keep crap out of the holes and orifices! For me I like seeing goodness during preflight! You know linkages and hinges etc! I’m finished with tape!😁
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    Glider tape question?

    .25 % improvement is a waste of time and money plus hiding hinges and anything OEM is for me counter productive! I do see what are I think inspection ports taped. I think these should remain covered. Am I correct in those assumptions? Thanks
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    Glider tape question?

    Mike great response! I’m kind of a mechanical kind of guy who appreciates seeing hinges, wing fuselage fitting without cheap tape etc. If no tape is as effective I’m in it for the natural build fit and look. I may change my opinion from others offering their views!🤔 i tend to like to keep things OEM and simple!
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    Glider tape question?

    Do most you see use tape? I’m tempted to clean it off but not sure if it will look “gappy” without it!
  25. For the experts! My IA and I are getting ready to do the five year rubber replacement. I have my new parts fromLockwood and a invoice of those parts. Can you nice folks look my parts and tools over and advise me as to what I still need to order and have ready for the job? I know there’s some carb parts and fuel tubes etc but it would really be cool not to get stuck without a special tool or part! Thanks so much!!
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