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  1. 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
  2. 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 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.
  4. Ok I’ll bite! Please tell me about the SYNC light? 🤔
  5. Makes sense now! Thanks for the clarification!
  6. 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!
  7. 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?
  8. 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!
  16. 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!!
  17. Once again a very generous and special response! Thanks Roger you are a special kind of person!
  18. Thanks Roger! Question: My IA’s plan on this work will be to remove a hose replace that hose. He’s reluctant to strip the motor and replace. Seems like a good plan as well. Two things concern me with this project. 1. The engine few inch removal. 2. The wing removal. I can find clear directions of either. Maybe Roger could make a YouTube video!🤔😂🤗🍺
  19. That would be great Roger. We’re looking at later in October when the snow flies. I’ll call you.
  20. My plane is a 2007 CTSW with 780 hours. I will make sure I have a dremel ready and I’ll order the 90 degree piece. I don’t have much experience with the Bings. If you were me would you send them in to Lockwood or attempt to DIY? I heard the big thing on these are the float swivel brackets.
  21. Roger you are so generous to share your techniques! I owe for helping me over the last year and a half of my CT experience! I also owe several others like Tom and flyingmonkey as well. I just ordered the dremel cut off tool! With regards to the carbs should I order new parts with my plane having 780 hours on her?
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    Whoops, deleted topic Ignition!

    I know it’s kinda weird here sometimes!🤔
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    Whoops, deleted topic Ignition!

    Thanks! I’m wondering about my local Rotax experts knowledge base!🤔
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    Whoops, deleted topic Ignition!

    I’ve heard that in flight if you lose one of the electronic ignition modules the other will continue you to a close airport with just a slight rpm loss like you get during mag check. Then a person with experience with Rotax said if you lose a ignition during flight the engine will shake so bad you’ll have to land ASAP. He said only half the engine will run. Which is true? Thanks
  25. Having a no start the other day I started focusing on the electronic modules etc. While examining the modules and associated wiring I noticed the wiring bundles that the modules plug into appearing amateur in the installation. Many of the wires are too tight with zero give. In short the whole wiring job looks like a malfunction waiting to happen. Question: Can I purchase a new wiring harness that replicates the one I have? One that with a schematic will make it possible for me to start fresh with a factory wiring to connector to modules and on the other end is it doable to find all the wiring areas to the vital parts?
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