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    iLevil

    Hi Gentlemen, Has anyone around here tried iLevil with iPad, please? I am looking for feedback from experience on iLevil AHRS. They post videos where they compare the accuracy of their products to Garmin and where they say they are better than Stratus. I don’t know iLevil and I don’t know Stratus neither. Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts.
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    iLevil

    Hi Rich. Many thanks for stopping by and for your valuable input.
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    Hi! Introduction and some questions

    Are these guys in the UK still in Europe after the BREXIT? Hi SkyrangerRich (I guess you’re upgrading to CTSWRich) and welcome to the forum. From experience with this forum, people are knowledgeable and very patient and helped me learn a lot about my CT. I am located in Lille, north of France. As you can see, nobody’s perfect I don’t know how far you are from Peterborough, but there’s a guy over there who works resin and fiber and who knows CT planes inside out. If you’re in that area maybe you can get him have a look at your CT. Congrats for your CTSW !
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    A Good Day

    Contrats to the young pilot and to the proud parents !! What an excellent start of the new year
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    2019

    Ladies and Gentlemen, May I catch the chance of this message to wish all of you height, interesting perspectives, and nice flights for this new year and the many years to come. May 2019 offer you everything nice you deserve. My wishes go to you fellow pilots, as well as your families and all those who are Dear to you. Happy New Year.
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    Firewall coating

    Hi all,, A quick question: are your firewalls coated with a firewall part as described in this document I just bumped in (Page 13): Fire Wall Protecting_2.pdf By the way mine is not coated, reason I’m asking. Is it necessary to apply such coating? Mandatory? Anyone knows where I can get one?
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    Firewall coating

    @Roger Lee: Many thanks for your prompt reply, as usual.
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    Carb Heat Issue

    Please check page 5-2 in the following file (looks like a link): Maintenance and Inspection Procedures Manual.pdf
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    Brake stuck

    Will be looking for 5606. Many thanks to all for your time and thoughtful advice. Any recommendations/directions on fluid purge will be mostly appreciated.
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    Brake stuck

    Hi All, This has been happening more and more often recently: when I release the brake, the left wheel remains stuck. Any thoughts?
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    Brake stuck

    @Anticept, many thanks for stopping by and for the valuable clarification.
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    Brake stuck

    DOT or 5606? Here are recommendations from Beringer, a leader in Brake Systems. http://www.beringer-aero.com/en/products/brake-fluids-33.htm
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    Brake stuck

    Hi Roger Lee. Many thanks for your prompt reply and for offering to guide me by phone. -Why did you disconnect the brake line and loose your fluid if you just replaced the pads? —Because I removed the wheel and took it to a friend’s place who has the right tools to release the piston. -All other CT's use the red 5606 brake fluid. Unless you know different on yours using a DOT fluid will eat the brake lines and rubber parts inside the master cylinder.—Didn’t know about 5606 and didn’t know DOT fluid would damage rubber parts of the piston. DOT is the only fluid I know. Any link to 5606, please?  -If you need help before you flush the system give me a call for an easy guide — I very much appreciate your kind thought. I guess it won’t be easy given the time difference as I am in France. Yeah I know, nobody is perfect Again thanks for your valuable help.
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    Brake stuck

    I hope you’re all well. A Quick update to this thread: ended up removing the wheel as suggested by you guys and it was by far the best option to access everything easily. The brake pad was quitte thin at one end and the piston was stuck. Replaced the pads. Can upload pics if that can help someone else. Now I am going to put the wheel back and refill brake fluid. Any recommendation on fluid grade (DOT3, DOT4, DOT5), please ? My CT2K is from 2003.
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    Brake stuck

    From what I noticed our A&Ps care for certified aircraft and are not queen on looking at ultralights. I will be more than glad if I can find one A&P who would be nice enough to check my pads. Will let you know. Thanks to all of you for your valuable contributions, Gentlemen. Kind Regards.
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    Brake stuck

    If they have to be one on each side of the disk there would be a little problem given the disk is fixed to the rim with those four scews you see on the picture on the outside of the disk. Weird, hein?
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    Sexier Pedals

    Thanks for the good catch. The match was definitely not on purpose. I was looking for something that could add stiffness and that prevents feet from slipping, but now that you pointed the match I like it even more !
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    Sexier Pedals

    Hi All. Just wondering if someone has fitted anything on those rudder pedals we have on CTs, I mean anything that covers those boring sticks and that can look a little sexier.
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    Brake stuck

    Sourds silly question (I am sure you will confirm): how many pads are there per wheel? Logic would say 2, but looking closer down I am less sure
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    Brake stuck

    Abiding by the advice and not flying my machine any more since it got severly stuck. Still unable to know which screws to unscrew to get the pads out. Would someone be able to look at those pictures again and and circle the screws or highlight them in some way, please ?
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    Brake stuck

    Thanks a lot for those interesting details. When you suggest to «unscrew the two screws that hold the pads in place», are these two screws visible on the pictures I uploaded? Today I was with another fellow pilot talking next my CT and I understood from him that all I need would be a screw driver to insert between the pad and the rotor and push the pad back until there is enough space for the new and thicker pads to get in, the old pads would drop by itself and I would be able to put the new pads in place and that would be it. Is this another correct approach?
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    Brake stuck

    Still looking for a source to gent these pads. does the wheel have to come out in order to access the pads?
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    Brake stuck

    Thanks again guys for your various contribution. Now I know the brakes are Marc. when I run a search on Marc+Brakes, I don't seem to find something that makes sense and that is linked to aircraft brakes. Should you know of a link that points to where I can purchase those pads, please feel free to share, and if you want to share your recommendations, the steps, dos and donts to replace the pads, that will be mostly welcome. Editing to say that I have come across this link:
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    Brake stuck

    Does any one have experience with these brakes? There is nothing written on them
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    Sexier Pedals

    I Know it’s been a long while since we exchanged a bit of humor on this topic,,, just wanted to update you on what I fitted on my pedals. Did that for both pilot and passenger sides. Not bad, hein? I like it.
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