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About KentWien

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  • Birthday 01/27/1969

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    Poughkeepsie, NY
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    Paragliding, CTsw flying, R/C plane/helis and even flying for work.
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  1. I've been wanting to update the GNC 255XL in my CTsw for some time now. I already have the GTR 345, so changing out the GPS/COM would be fantastic. Agreed, it's pricey though. https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/689774
  2. (Edit: oops, should have read the posts above before responding. ) As I read this, it appears the FAA clarified that it is a non-issue for us? https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/faa-clarifies-ads-b-preflights-ga-is-exempt/
  3. I’ve flown over that a bunch, albeit at 28-39k feet. So it was cool to see the detail you managed to get. It’s called the Ivanpah Solar Farm: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivanpah_Solar_Power_Facility
  4. That’s it! See the secondary road they built to bypass the tourists stopping in the dam.
  5. Spectacular pics! Congrats on getting that bird to it’s new home!!
  6. I have a 1 year old PC310 I’d be happy to sell after installing an Earth-X last month. $80 plus shipping.
  7. That quickly rules that out.
  8. Previous owner of my airplane had this issue when running auto fuel with ethanol in it on hot days. I haven’t had it happen with ethanol free fuel or the occasional 100LL though.
  9. Yeah, exactly. That drove me crazy. The new ones meet in the middle and haven’t slid off my shoulders, even when loosened. Those seats look COMFORTABLE! Kent
  10. Just sharing the MRA for others to piggyback on if they're interested, and if they have an S-LSA that requires one.
  11. I've been unhappy with the shoulder harnesses on the CTsw as they loosen up constantly. So I worked with Barrington Black at Schroth, and we came up with a great replacement set of belts that Arian at Flight Design USA has approved for an MRA. They were right at $1000 for a pair of the rotary buckle versions and while I didn't price it out, the automotive seatbelt flap release version might be $600 a pair. I had been quoted $1800 for the rotary version from Aircraft Belts, Inc. They are set up so you pull the lap belt up to tighten instead of down like the stock belts, which was always a challenge in the CT. They offer a ton of colors for the belts and the buckle. The part number will change based on your color choices, but if you want exactly what is depicted, call Barrington and give him these part numbers: 4-01-KY0223REVA 4-01-KY5223REVA After you give them the order, you need to fill out a form or two to become a customer and to set up a payment method. This was the more frustrating part, but it's worth it. The belts take 8 weeks to be delivered, but could be expedited for a fee to cut that time in half. The fee was around $400, so I was forced to be patient. The belts don't loosen, they are comfortable and fit nicely. I'm extremely happy with them. They are adjustable at the mounting position, so you have some leeway when you install them. I had to shorten the straps about 4" or so. Very easy to do. After installing, contact Arian to get the MRA for your paperwork, which is $65. Here's the USA contact for Schroth: Barrington Black| Senior Application Engineer SCHROTH Safety Products LLC 1371 SW 8th St. #3 | Pompano Beach, FL 33069 (O)+1.954.642.5051 Ext. 336|(F) +1.954.784.3179 barrington.black@us.schroth.com Kent
  12. Pretty much! CTsl or CT super sport depending on who you ask. https://www.google.com/amp/s/generalaviationnews.com/2019/01/21/flight-design-ct-super-sport-injection-takes-off-in-north-america/amp/ I’d love to have one. Kent
  13. YES!!!! This is SO great! What a cool thing to share with each other! You shared the flight and he shared the joy! Kent
  14. I use a small step stool. Put the hose into the tank (after grounding the can to exhaust). Ten turns per gallon. Then just stop short of what I measured with the sticks and slowly fill the rest to top it off. Works well. Hose easily reaches the top of the wing with the tanks on the ground. I can get 11.5 gallons or maybe a bit more into a can and still have room to spare. I use the “PureGas” app to find local gas stations that sell non-ethanol fuel, although I wouldn’t hesitate to use ethanol 91 or above fuel.
  15. Does the 15 year TBO recommendation also apply to the 912iS? I can’t seem to find any info online regarding that. Thanks! Kent
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