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  1. US desert October 2017

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

    Heard about this? https://www.flightdesign.com/flight-design-airplanes-u-s-desert-oct-2017/
  3. Miserable weather prevented me from going there
  4. https://www.flightdesign.com/flight-design-avieur-showroom-autumn-fly-in-2017/
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. Lower compression after oil change

    Looks like a cool tip. Good to know. Will definitely try it. Thanks.
  13. 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.
  14. 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/
  15. Lower compression after oil change

    Gentlemen, many thanks for all your valuable contributions. Will explore the lose sparkplugs route.
  16. 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.
  17. http://www.dulfu.dk/CustomerData/Files/Folders/8-pdf/158_rotax-912-servicing.pdf
  18. 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.
  19. Sexier Pedals

    Guys, you'r right about safety, nothing loose, and the like, no issue around that. I was just thinking why FD didn't try something like the following pictures, for instance, and I was asking if someone around this forum has fitted sth of their own.
  20. Sexier Pedals

    Haha,,, absolutely right, Nevrtheless, even with tractors they are achieving nice stuff sometimes
  21. Fuel tank leak on CTLS

    @ Doug, many thanks for your thought,, it throws some light. I was thinkg the dark material around the pin (when the wing got pulled back) was some gasket or a black rubber,, now with what you say I better understand. That must be the reason the shop used resin to repare that area on my CT.
  22. Fuel tank leak on CTLS

    Sorry if a late contribution. I got similar thin leak at the same area, I noticed it in March, after first flights after winter. Pulling the wing back it appeared to come from the pin that connects the wing to the fuselage. That pin is located between leading edge and wing spar. It seems to have some sorts of gasket and the thin leak came from there. It needed resin work around the pin by a dedicated shop where they said they also poured some liquid sealing inside the tank and flipped the wing around long enough to get the sealing coat all the interior of the tank.
  23. Handling turbulence questions?

    In some planes the ball can become a swift dancer during turbulance. I pesonally noticed that keeping the ball centered during turbulace was more challenging with the Coyote (from Rans) than with the CT for instance. The Zenair 601 (low wing) seems to auto-compensate. What's your experience and advice with the ball during turbulance, Gentlemen?
  24. Spinning the CT

    Not knowing how the CT recovers from a spin, I've been tempted many atime to enter it into a spin to see how easy/challenging it recovers, but the manual says something like "spinning forbidden", to which I eventually got chicken and never dared try. Has anyone out there found themselves in such a situaion, voluntarily or not, and how their CT behaved? Please share your CT spin experiences should you have met any and tell us how it recovered.
  25. Spinning the CT

    This was exactly my point: not having experienced it on the CT, what/how to do should you find yourself in spin entry configuration? Many thanks to all contributors who took the time to share their valuable knowledge and experience.
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