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  1. I am curious Tom how do you detect potentially slight bend gear leg that is not visible to the naked eye ? And also if the leg is made of carbon fiber ( as opposed to metal ) is it possible for it to bend or is it more that in this cAse the actual attachment assembly gets dislocated , say during a hard landing , and the net effects is the same even though carbon fiber is not supposed to bend .. I am asking cause my Sting is leaning about 2 inches to one side and I can’t find anything suspitious with the gear ( nor I had any seriously hard landings ) but again, I bought it slightly ( 150 hours ) used so it is hard to say
  2. I remember reading that FlyingMonkey’s CTSW was somewhat leaning to one side permanently ... he may have some advice on what to look for in the long run and if it makes much difference. but I am wondering what’s the underlying cause... a hard landing or just some more benign reason..
  3. Upgraded RV-12 Kit

    You got to fly something in the meantime ... 2 years voluntarily without a plane seems bordering on cruel and unusual punishment.
  4. Upgraded RV-12 Kit

    You are a brave man. I cannot imagine having enough time with my daily job to attempt to do this sort of thing - at least not in a time frame that I would consider reasonable ( translate ... before I lost my interest in the project hehe)
  5. iFly 740b Install

    Pretty much all of AHRS equipped ADSB devices are only ADSB-in... Garmin , iLevil , Stratux ( https://www.amazon.com/Stratux-Receiver-Aviation-Weather-Traffic/dp/B071HMQY19/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_107_tr_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=9N1H3B1YVW1ZWN35GCPK) The only other combo I know that does both In&out and has AHRS is Stratus - http://www.appareo.com/stratus/. but it only works with Foreflight ( the ADSB-in part + AHRS)
  6. iFly 740b Install

    I wouldn’t rely too heavy on so called synthetic vision .... It is a height map derived out of satellite scans and thus prone to all sorts of errors with values interpolated from various sources to cover for missing spots. You never know when you gonna hit a spot that is an interpolated patch and can be off by a few hundred feet.
  7. CTLS vs CTSW

    So for LSA planes , power loading is pretty much always the same ( assuming all of them are using Rotax 912ULS - which is pretty much the case 90% of time .) Wing loading varies based on the wing surface area but , still, not that much difference - all of LSA planes need to stall at a pretty low air speed which means none of them can have heavy wing loading values. So the only real difference is how aerodynamically clean varius LSA are ...
  8. Meet Cora

    If my plane were to be as reliable as all my cars have been over last 15 years ... can’t get better than that and no FAA or any other agency to worry about.
  9. iFly 740b Install

    Maybe I am missing something but I thought that iFly devices were only supporting your basic scanned sectionals which, to me, are pretty much waste of computing capabilities offered by the underlying hardware. Vector maps are the main reason I stick with Garmin devices ( and I really don’t like Garmin as a company to begin with )
  10. Oh I agree ... that’s the very reason I got myself the Sting LSA , because I wanted a modern , almost new, aircraft for a decent price. I am just curious how much of the market was due to various medical related issues - the LSA market was pretty small to begin with so it is interesting to see how things gonna unfold going forward.
  11. It sold pretty fast - I guess the LSA market is still decently strong ... even with the basic med rule out.
  12. Cold Weather Roughness?

    Been lurking on this site a bit ( mostly hanging out at sportpilottalk.com) but .. last week I was flying my Sting at 10 F and couldn’t notice any difference in terms of engine. Week before it was down to 3 F ( with wind chills well in negatives) , my damn canopy cracked a bit ( which I presume was in part due to extreme cold and some bumpiness .) My oil temps were around 165 or so cause I had to go slow and run low rpm ( 4800-5000 or so ) due to bumpy air but the engine was just as smooth as ever.