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  1. KentWien

    Stereo or Mono in CTLS?

    As I remember, I tried stereo and it only came through on one side. So I selected mono and it works perfect.
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    Not getting rid of me so easily

    Great to hear!
  3. I’m excited about it. Panel mounted airbags standard is a first for any airplane. And an electric option? Yes!
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    3D Printed (FDM) Cabin Plugs

    Nice bird, Andrew! i got to play with the triple HDX displays on Andrews airplane when he gave me a ride back home and I just have to say... WOW! I was surprised at how crisp everything looked and just how intuitive the Dynon setup was. Such a nice flying plane, too! Kent
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    3D Printed (FDM) Cabin Plugs

    The sad part is, that was the first time I flew a CT as I had to get 2 hours of time in it solo for insurance purposes. Five years later, I bought the plane from my friend Russell Croman and have now flown it for 200 hours and I still can’t land it as well as I did that day! Glad he got proof in the form of video. Kent
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    3D Printed (FDM) Cabin Plugs

    I’m happy you posted about your project, and I’m looking forward to getting mine. Wait until he sees the price for a new set of seatbelts I’ve found. But that’s for a later post... Kent
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    retracing the route of 1919 transcontinental air race

    This is great! I’ll be following along via instagram and Facebook and YouTube (don’t want to miss a thing!) Kent
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    How much are you guys spending on ADSB parts?

    I did a Garmin 345 WAAS with antenna and had it professionally installed. Total was $7450. I absolutely love it. Works well with multiple ForeFlight devices and Garmin Pilot and Garmin 796 all at the same time.
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    3D Printed (FDM) Cabin Plugs

    Once they’re verified, I’m in for a set! Kent
  10. KentWien

    CTSW Keys Kraus & Naimer

    Cool tip!
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    3D Printed (FDM) Cabin Plugs

    I’d pay $80.
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    Baggage space CTLS

    On a CTsw, it's tough. I managed with a smaller roll-aboard once and then switched to some nice LL Bean duffle bags.
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    Anyone have a CT here in Utah?

    Hi Andreas, Sure hope you find someone to fly with. I’d love to, but I’m a ways away from you (New York). Two things you might want to pass on to any instructor you fly with: Flight Training Supplement: http://documents.flightdesignusa.com/flight_training_supplement.pdf Aircraft Operating Instructions: http://documents.flightdesignusa.com/SW-POH.pdf Great reading. Don’t give up, it’s an amazing airplane with fantastic performance and efficiency. Kent
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    First Passenger... new pilot, new plane

    That’s fantastic! I was just there a few days ago for lunch. Love the pic! Kent
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    do I need to filter mogas?

    Hi EFB. I also get 94UL from there. Nice people. But it has been hard to pass up the ethanol free fuel for under $3 in my area at the local gas station. (To find ethanol free fuel, use the app PureGas)
  16. Thanks AG! That was when I was doing the 2 hours of familiarization flying before I could take anyone with me for insurance purposes. Funny thing... I don’t think I’ve ever been able to land that well since! Kent
  17. I have been using PlanePerfect cleaning supplies. Their belly cleaner is absolutely amazing. Just spray on and wipe off like it’s dust. It used to be a chore. https://planeperfect.us/products/bbb
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    Decals & Pin-striping

    I think so. It was a year ago, and I had the annual done as well, so it all mixes together.
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    Decals & Pin-striping

    Mine was $1700 for the removal and reapplication.
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    Decals & Pin-striping

    It was a sign shop that did the work. They do mostly cars and vans. Came out absolutely perfect. I had them do the N-numbers black with a silver shadow to match the scheme. Really like how that turned out.
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    Decals & Pin-striping

    I had the cowling repainted due to some chipped paint. But the old scheme had three stripes that would need to be replaced. Rather than try try to match those up, I asked Arian about doing the new scheme. Kent
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    Decals & Pin-striping

    Yep, Buckaroo that’s mine! They buffed out the white and there is NO difference in the areas that had the old decals. So happy with the results and Flight Design USA’s Tom and Arian.
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    CTSW flying @ 22 below zero!

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    500fpm, 60 knots, 15 degrees flaps

    Or even try midfield for idle. For me, any later and I have to extend downwind farther than I’d like.
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    Wanted to buy CTLS

    You seem to be on the right track. I don’t think you’ll see any change in the CT market if the gross weight goes up, and here’s why: Take a look at any airplane out there. Which one would you really want to own if it were in the light sport category? For me, I just can’t find anything that’s as efficient, has the useful load, is fully depreciated and costs so little to operate. Went out for an hour today loitering around some scenic mountains before coming home to do landings with my girlfriend. Total fuel cost for an hour, mostly at 3 gallons an hour: $12. Cheapest way to enjoy the evening.