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  1. Jerrycan

    I am pretty sure this topic has been discussed many a time, so please forgive my iteration. It's about refuelling from jerrycans. Are there solutions or pump kits you may recommend to refuel while keeping the jerrycan on the ground. The solution has to work on CT battery, i.e 12V.
  2. Rolls in a CT?

    My point is when lubrication oil little tank is upside down and engine ends up pumping air instead of circulating that oil, that must not be something good
  3. Jerrycan

    Hi Ed., Many thanks for your prompt reply
  4. Rolls in a CT?

    When you look at lubrication oil system of the Rotax as it is installed on the CTs and at that little tank hanging a few inches away from engine, you would think that oil has to be constantly in the bottom of the tank in order to be pumped into the engine properly. So if you roll, unless you keep the Gs on absolute positive value, the oil would tend to leave the bottom of the tank and the engine would pump air instead of oil. Sould this happen, not sure if it is so easy to bring lubrication oil back in the circuit. Standard carburator system seems to be based on gravity too (not talking about electronic injection).
  5. Landing on ice - 70° crosswind

    I have to admit some out there are privileged indeed. Never had that chance to land on ice. Must be an experience. The scenery is breathtaking.
  6. Observing turbulence being created

    Just lovely and thoughtful. Thanks for sharing.
  7. CT2K advice required

    Maybe coming a bit late to share personal experience with my 2K: high angle dive on final approach with engine idle gets you a decent flare and nose up. Increase your final approach angle little by little and adapt accordingly. Another tip: When you are floating parallel to runway at landing, at one point you will feel as if your butt is lifting off your seat, that's when the plane is stalling and going down faster than you (provided the plane is heavier of course). That is when you want to ensure your stick is coming against your belly. Have fun.
  8. Maybe many of you already came across this long ago article, if not, enjoy: https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/1999/december/flight-training-magazine/flying-by-feel
  9. Wireless Hangar Door opener

    And thé tech from Germany was ???
  10. US desert October 2017

    Hi CT4ME. Thanks for stopping by. Good to know about the CTs for rent. Who knows !
  11. US desert October 2017

    Heard about this? https://www.flightdesign.com/flight-design-airplanes-u-s-desert-oct-2017/
  12. Miserable weather prevented me from going there
  13. https://www.flightdesign.com/flight-design-avieur-showroom-autumn-fly-in-2017/
  14. Hi Mike. Many thanks for stopping by. Was planning to go before weather switched to moody. Will see how it looks like Saturday morning. Event is only a two hour flight from my place, so chances there will be a window at some point.
  15. Portable GPS

    Was browsing the GPS conversations and noticed they go back to some time ago, reason why I am seekng advice on a portable GPS nowadays. I am considering installation of one of the following which seem to be quite close to each other in terms of price: -Garmin 795 -Garmin 695 -Avmap EKP V What would the CT community out there recommed? What is the major benefit of the 3D functionality of the 795? Will it replace an artificial horizon for instance? Seen pictures of the Avmap showing a moving map and other pictures showing artificial horizon, does the Avmap do both? And can it do them on the same screen or do you have to juggle between various functionalities? Any thoughts on reliability and ease of use? Many thanks in advance
  16. Portable GPS

    Tried Air Nav Pro in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, England, and of course France where I stay and it worked fine all the way. The only thing is that you will have to pay almost every single option because the price you pay for the app is only the right to use it without ads, but For maps, databases, flight plans, 3D or anything, you will have to pay for each and everything. Also, they won't care should you need support and won't reply to your emails nor will they answer your questions. That is my experience with Air Nav Pro. I don't know the other ones.
  17. Portable GPS

    Many thanks to all for sharing your thoughts and experiences on this GPS topic. I do have an iPad with Air Nav Pro app installed. Any other apps worth your recommendation?
  18. Portable GPS

    Was browsing the GPS conversations and noticed they go back to some time ago, reason why I am seekng advice on a portable GPS nowadays. I am considering installation of one of the following which seem to be quite close to each other in terms of price: -Garmin 795 -Garmin 695 -Avmap EKP V What would the CT community out there recommed? What is the major benefit of the 3D functionality of the 795? Will it replace an artificial horizon for instance? Seen pictures of the Avmap showing a moving map and other pictures showing artificial horizon, does the Avmap do both? And can it do them on the same screen or do you have to juggle between various functionalities? Any thoughts on reliability and ease of use? Many thanks in advance
  19. Another fuel tube question?

    Came across this video and wondered if the Header Tank solution can help with the tank imbalance issue. Any thoughts? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_sVFpfxOuc
  20. This week I got my oil change done at the ULM club. The guys changed the oil, oil filter and spark plugs. I flew something like half an hour after the engine was serviced and noticed the following three points: - After the 30 minute flight I let the engine rest and then turned the propeller manually to gurgle and gauged the oil. It showed nearly one cm above Max level. Is that bad, or dangerous, or shall I leave it because it won't stay there all the time anyway? - Turning the propeller manually I also noticed there was les compssion in the way that I felt far less resistance than before the oil change. Indeed, the propeller now turns much easier and smoother manually. - Last thing I noticed was that during takeoff the engine showed way less nerve and climb rate was low compared to before. Any clues as what all that can be due to, and how best to recover the brilliant behaviour the engine had before the oil change? for information the engine has 600 hours. Many thanks for stopping by and for sharing your valuable thoughts.
  21. Lower compression after oil change

    Looks like a cool tip. Good to know. Will definitely try it. Thanks.
  22. Lower compression after oil change

    Roger Lee, many thanks for your reassuring words. My gratitude goes to all those who contributed and shared their wisdom and experience, whether it is to this question of compression or to all other questions I have asked since I joined. I have to say that I always got my questions answered. I also benefited a lot from reading other available discussions. Also, thanks to all those who cared and stopped to read.
  23. Lower compression after oil change

    Given you took the time to kndly share your thoughts, I thought I owe you this little update/feedback: Measurement of sparkplugs tightening showed they were not loose. The guys at the club did the oil change and tightened the new sparkplugs to 20 N when the engine was still warm (very warm actually) so now and when engine is cold sparkplugs show they are tightened even higher than the recommended 20N. the thought around here about compression diffrerence may be due to oil difference. The CT was bought second hand so we don't know what was the previous oil. The oil used for the change is Yacco. They used 2 litres of this one: https://www.yacco.com/product/222-avx-500-4t-sae-10w40/ and they topped up with this one: https://www.yacco.com/product/300-avx-1000-2t/
  24. Lower compression after oil change

    Gentlemen, many thanks for all your valuable contributions. Will explore the lose sparkplugs route.
  25. Lower compression after oil change

    Burped warm as well as cold and the difference with before is there in both cases and it is definitely clear.
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