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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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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!
  5. 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!
  6. 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
  7. (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/
  8. 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
  9. That’s it! See the secondary road they built to bypass the tourists stopping in the dam.
  10. Spectacular pics! Congrats on getting that bird to it’s new home!!
  11. I have a 1 year old PC310 I’d be happy to sell after installing an Earth-X last month. $80 plus shipping.
  12. That quickly rules that out.
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