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  1. I have been getting glasses here too. What’s your favorite frame for flying? Thanks Rich
  2. Bill, Glad you are safe. This may be a stupid question but I have some rotator cuff problems in my rt shoulder and sometimes I wonder how hard it would be to pull the shoot. I guess adrenaline helps. Your comments please. Thanks.
  3. Where and what is Stick and Rudder? Might like to go. Thanks
  4. Nice strip with hogs rooting? I have 2005 ctsw with the heavier main gear. I have the bigger dresser tires with no wheel pants on the mains. Standard front tire. Fly mostly off grass. I was looking at a nice grass strip at Hird Island Georgia yesterday. It is 2300 feet long and plenty wide. Decent grass. However, wild hogs do some regular rooting leaving multiple 3- 4 inch holes. Would the larger front gear/wheel work for this or would one need a tail dragger? thanks
  5. ELSA prop change Just when I thought I was confused enough about what defines a major alteration, and what to do if one is made, I found the following paragraph in an advisory circular. (This subject of this advisory circular is certification of light sport repairmen. It includes the statement in bold below:) Major Alterations. If the aircraft is issued an ELSA certificate, a non-certificated person may perform additional maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alterations on the aircraft. If a non-certificated person performs a major alteration, as defined by § 1.1 (e.g., changing the engine to another model that increases the original engine horsepower by 10 percent or more), he or she must make a maintenance record entry and a new FAA Form 8130-6, Application for U.S. Airworthiness Certificate, and send it to the FAA Aircraft Registration Branch (AFS-750). A new FAA Form 8130-6 is required because he or she has modified the aircraft and it is no longer the same aircraft as identified on the original FAA Form 8130-6 in the aircraft’s file. A Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) or FAA aviation safety inspector (ASI) will review the change(s) and issue new operating limitations for the aircraft. The issued operating limitations may require the aircraft to be put in a flight test area for a certain number of hours until the owner/operator has flight tested the new alteration and the aircraft is proven to be safe to operate within its design envelope. When the flight-testing is complete, the test pilot should sign the aircraft off as safe-to-fly in accordance with its operating limitations. (See Appendix 1, Figure 2, Sample of a Major Alteration Entry for an Experimental Light-Sport Aircraft (ELSA)). My opinion is that if one considers the prop change to be a major repair, one should notify the FSDO and the FSDO may require some flight testing. This circular’s statement that one has to fill out a new 8130-6 blows my mind. Appreciate your thoughts. ac 65-32a.pdf
  6. I love these 30104 2X2 4-Way 52'' Lap belt W/2''H-Harness Sewn into Lap belt, Pads & Plastic Sternum Buckle Black
  7. I bought Madhatter's old v12 e-prop. Got the pitch dialed in today at 26.5. Climb out at 70 give 5400. WOT level at 3000 ft 5500. Previous Neuform was 5100 climb and 5650 WOT. Very smooth compared to my old prop which was red 2 blade Neuform. I think I will be very happy with it. Andy if you want to get together sometime before you decide to get a new prop let me know. I'm not very far away. Rich p.s. I converted to ELSA on Tuesday.
  8. I have a 2005 Elsa ctsw. The one thing I wouldn’t mind having would be rudder trim for fuel management. Anyone have any ideas about how one might add that? Thanks in advance.
  9. Installing uavionix adsb out. Is there an loa or is a mra needed? Thanks
  10. I need a new door strut. One of mine is sagging. Suspa. Anyone have specs or alternate sources?
  11. I will take Madhatter’s. (Clarification)
  12. i will take it. Will pick it up with prop.
  13. Seems stiffer than it used to be during taxi. Plan to grease front gear. Previous posts mentioned a grease fitting. I don’t see one on my 2005. Thanks
  14. I downloaded a couple of pdf files from previous posts and printed them on vinyl matte paper I got at staples. if you can’t find the pdfs. I could email them to you.
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