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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. Andrew, Let’s go as a flight of two next year or the year after. October is a tough time for me as I have the kids those weeks every year. But maybe the dates will slide a bit or the kids vacation will change. Kent
  2. Oh yes! I had this happen last year. Same sound, same source. I removed the tape and now fly without it.
  3. Thanks. The Insta 360 One X erases the stick on the fly, so to speak.
  4. Did another Hudson River flight, this one just an hour before sunset last night. I think the results came out nice.
  5. I have the ball mounts on the left (iPad) and right (Garmin 796) on my CTsw. Flight Design USA did the work and provided the MRA a few annuals ago. Check with Arian there.
  6. I can’t find the one we removed. Let me look a little harder for it. Kent
  7. I did that. They came back fine. They lasted another few months and then wouldn’t start during the annual. So I picked up new ones, with soft start, and they’ve been great. Mines a 2006 also.
  8. Mine is the Earth-X 680C with battery box and warning light installed. Arian at FD USA installed it and provided an MRA for the paperwork.
  9. Hi Duane, Yeah, I should have been more accurate. 50-55 knots. In the round out, if the runway is long, adding a small amount of power until touchdown makes the flare timing a bit easier. Eventually you’ll have the timing down to do all landings at idle. Also, the nose throws people off. Best advice (as mentioned elsewhere in the forum, is to put the airplane on a taxi line with the tail and nosewheel directly in the line and then sit in it and note where the nose is when the airplane is straight. Sitting in the left seat requires the nose to be yawed more to the right than you would think. Kent
  10. Hey, I used to fly out of Pullman. Best advice, don’t be too fast. Approach at 50-55 with flaps 30. Some like 15 flaps. To slow down, plan to pull the power to idle at mid-field instead of abeam the numbers. Save flaps 40 for when you’re really comfortable to the point of getting bored. It’s not too bad, but good to get used to 30 before messing with 40. Good luck!
  11. Just a shout out to AGLyme who nailed it today. Eastern Connecticut to Fon du Lac in 8 hours and 4 minutes. All in one day in his CTLSi. Made it look easy, I tell you!Congrats, buddy!
  12. 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
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