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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. Later CTsw models could be ordered with the ‘mushroom’ instrument panel, as my 2006 was.
  2. KentWien

    Port Clinton 2019

    Ooh, sounds fun if I have the time off.
  3. I scoffed a bit about the autopilot when I first discovered the CT. Now I absolutely love it. It’s nice to be able to do inflight planning using ForeFlight on very long cross country trips. I made it back from Seattle to NY in a day and a half, and this just wouldn’t have been possible if I were hand flying the entire time. Damage history, if properly fixed is usually a landing gear replacement or firewall repair after a hard landing. Mine had that in thenlogbook and it hasn’t been an issue for me or the previous owner. Take a look at how high off the ground each Wong is to see if a gear leg is bent. I measure this with my forehead. (Super precise, I know.) take into account when the next hose replacement will be, and plan $3000 or so for that. It’s needed every 5 years. If also want to know where it had it’s maintenance done. Lockwood or Flight Design USA or Roger Lee? If so, you know it’s a good airplane. I actually prefer the round dial cockpit, but that’s a preference thing. The CTsw is such a great value, you can’t go too wrong. Have fun and let us know when you’ve picked one up! Kent
  4. This has been a great thread. You’ve documented your discoveries well. Agree with everything youve come across while learning the plane. I love mine! Lers meet up! Kent
  5. KentWien

    Passenger Foot Rest

    I assume this will work for a CTsw? If so, I’d like one. Kent
  6. KentWien

    BRS 1350HS Rocket Kit

    Thank you for the tip. I’m doing mine in February. How was the turnaround, time-wise? kent
  7. KentWien

    Best Aviation Magazine for Sport Pilots?

    General Aviation News is free through the Issu app, among other lesser known magazines. CTsw is such a good value.
  8. CTsw with small tires: 100 kts indicated/4400 rpm/3.7 gph 122 kts indicated/5400rpm/6.3 gph (WOT) And then a super leisure setting: 93 knots/4200 rpm/3.2 gph. I’d love to have a CTsw with a 912is in it. All figures at 1500’ density altitude (32 degrees) with two people on board and full fuel.
  9. I’ll go get some exact figures for you...
  10. Great post, Andrew. It’s fun seeing the experience through your eyes. I’m looking forward to hearing your WOT fuel burn number. Let me know what you get at 5,000 rpm, also. Kent CTsw ‘VHS edition’ (looking to upgrade to Betamax though).
  11. Thanks Andrew. The Manhattan pics were taken by fellow CT owner Jossi who lives in NY. He was in his Diamond DA-40 this time, since he’s getting a new engine in his CTsw (you may have seen his airplane in Woodstock). He’s a wonderful guy and a good friend to meet up with for lunch anywhere. I’m sure you’ll meet him. Kent
  12. Welcome Andrew! It’s nice to have another enthusiastic CT owner in the area. Let’s go flying to lunch! Yesterday we did the Manhattan tour, this time with two of us. Kent in Poughkeepsie (POU)
  13. KentWien

    CTsw Detailed Model from FDM

    I’d love to pick one up and do it in the Jubilee scheme.
  14. Ordered a Factory Direct Model of my CTsw at Oshkosh. Just got it and had to share. The detail in the cockpit is insane. I left my headset on the floor in one of the pics I sent them and they recreated that, along with the side mounted iPad and Garmin 796. Very happy with the results. https://www.factorydirectmodels.com
  15. KentWien

    NEW propeller for CT

    We use the e-props on paramotors (powered paragliders) with a nice improvement over the other carbon props out there.