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  1. Buckaroo

    Another oil temp question?

    Today in Montana it was almost 100 degrees. Until today I’ve never flown the CTSW in anything over the 80’s. I was a little concerned watching the temp gauge bouncing in the 225 range almost in the yellow. To prevent a nail biter on another flight can someone enlighten me as to what would be normal and safe if she were to go into the yellow? The yellow arc is pretty large but in degrees what would be the find an airport to land numbers? Thanks everyone!👌
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    Prop balance question?

    We have a new hanger owner who is a IA who is doing mainly prop balancing. He says most aircraft owners are niave about the benefits of having their props balanced. For $200 he’ll balance your propeller. I watched today as he did two Cessna 180’s in which I heard the feedback that their ride was much smoother. I asked him about doing my FD CTSW and he said that I could very well benefit from this procedure. Thoughts???
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    Prop balance question?

    Great suggestion thanks!
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    Prop balance question?

    We have a guy that has just started doing these and business is good for him. I’ll probably get it done as well. For $200 if it is unbalanced at all should be worth it!
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    Prop balance question?

    Yes I agree but with our small blade is it worth the $200 to do it?
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    Fuel starvation

    My CTSW is a brilliant Light Sport aircraft that I really cannot find a better example. There fast, carry a lot, beautifully built, quality, pretty and roomy. Just don’t fly on less than 10 or 12 gallons of gas until you learn the idiocy’s of operating with low fuel load of say less than 12 gallons! I honestly cannot find a better machine for fun, sport, crisp handling etc. They are like a fun sports car only in the sky! Also very safe!
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    Fuel starvation

    If you indicate say zero fuel in the left tube and say 6 gallons indicated in the right tube and you make a skidding left turn you will throw fuel out to the far right end of the long flat right tank and probably see a empty right tube followed by an immediate loss of engine power. Six or even 8 gallons of usable fuel does not mean you’ll have say and hour of flying left. An uncoordinated turn can steal fuel with engine failure followed by a forced landing followed by a re-appearance of the fuel in the tube while sitting at the of field setting. Believe me I know!🤔
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    Another oil temp question?

    I’m turning 70 this December 9th. In the 70’s and 80’s as a flight instructor who enjoyed teaching I finally quit flying after 5000 hours to do a real paying job with a retirement. Then two years ago I heard about light sport with no medical. I’m a 100% disabled in country Vietnam Veteran who was convinced would never qualify for a flight physical again. Once again energized and motivated to fly again I bought a CTSW. This purchased was the Best Buy I’ve ever done thanks to this forum convincing me to settle on the FD line of planes! I’m really happy with this brilliant aircraft! Thanks everyone!
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    Another oil temp question?

    Hey this stuff is all good! I love this forum more than anyone in their wildest hallucinations could imagine! This forum has enabled me to enjoy my FD and Rotax more than you could ever imagine! Why? My concerns and questions are always sorted out by very bright informative and experienced people! Thanks everyone!
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    Another oil temp question?

    Mike you hit the nail on the head on this post! Thanks a bunch! Totally makes sense! 👌
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    Another oil temp question?

    Please elaborate how hot will you let her go!🤔
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    Another oil temp question?

    🍿🍿🍺This is goodstuff bye golly!
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    Another oil temp question?

    So back to my question that no one answered if you cruising cross country and hitting 250 what actions could one try to change the scenario? Would backing out of 5500 rpm to say 5200 help or a short climb to cooler temps or a decent keeping rpm constant at 5500 or dumping rpm??
  14. I’ve decided to go Experimental on my 2007 CTSW. Can someone please direct me as to the procedures and paperwork to do this? I remember seeing those on this forum but can’t find them. I’ll be attending the 6 classes and hopefully will then be able to take care of my plane myself. 🤓
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    Another oil temp question?

    Yes I know the archives are cool but newbees do better real time! Seldom do I post an amateur question and not find spin off questions that even Tom and Roger ending up debating. Its all good!
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    Another oil temp question?

    So if ones on a cross country and say temps are reaching the 250 mark what cooling actions should you take. I hear running slower rpm can actually lean the motor which makes it hotter! Descending makes warmer air etc.
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    Another oil temp question?

    Thanks Ed! Between the fuel psi reading zero off and on and the heat climbing well into the zero it’s comforting to hear information given like this!👌👍
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    Fuel pressure question?

    With all this discussed that we’re dealing with a gravity fed system why would there even be high psi warnings set in the gauges? Seems to be if this is a non issue having red alerts could distract pilots and scare passengers!🤔
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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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    Fuel pressure question?

    I know someone who had a leaky fuel pump on their Rotax and never knew it until finally they ran 100ll and saw the blue stains in the compartment. It was very slow but probably not a good situation corrected by the blue discovery!
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    Fuel pressure question?

    So on our FD’s is the fuel pump useless?
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    Fuel pressure question?

    This is comforting information. Again the brilliancy of this wonderful engine.
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    Fuel pressure question?

    Thanks guys I feel better now and went flying this morning. It’s funny that the gauge stated flickering at the exact part of the fligh it did it the other day and then went back to normal. With regard to the fuel system in general it’s my understanding from this mornings discussion with a Rotax owner the following. The FD is gravity fed so you will have adaquate flow to the carbs even if the fuel pump fails. True or false?? He said the fuel pump has bypass fuel capabilities. I asked why have a fuel pump anyway. He said because Rotax has universal uses in different configurations. Is this paragraph true partly true or false.
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    Fuel pressure question?

    I believe!! 😬 Ive grounded her until I find out the safety aspect of this! HELP please!
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