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  1. We have one at North East Flying Club and it works great for us.
  2. Do you have any recommendations for lubricating bearings and hinges ? A local engineer says engine oil is sufficient.
  3. Yes it has me confused too. Perhaps it’s unrelated and it’s coincidental. I found a camera lens cap under the stick when I opened the hatch under the seat. This must have been from the previous owner. Perhaps it had been restricting the stick movement and then dislodged, though I think it unlikely. I cant explain how the stick now has more movement.
  4. Hi guys I have a CT2k. Sometimes when I deploy flaps, I hear a creaking/knocking sound. It’s just once or twice and not constant. It doesn’t happen on the ground? Is this normal? I was wondering if it is just the airframe and if anybody else has had this ? My other question is that I recently had my pilot side left rudder pedal replaced by my engineer. This has inadvertently resulted in my stick coming back a little bit more and my stabiliser deflecting more. I’ve checked the deflections and they are good. I previously had difficulty getting a pronounced flare but it is much easier now that I can get the stick back further. My question is what has caused this change? My engineer says he didn’t adjust anything on the stabiliser.
  5. Hi I have been flying the aircraft for three months now and I feel more comfortable with the landings. I have found it best to use 15 flaps which provides the most elevator authority during the round-out and the stick is fully back. I've gotten used to the new picture at landing and I'll be avoiding rough strips!
  6. I’m pretty sure it was the axis of rotation rod. Perhaps it was done on the ground when moving it around
  7. Hi there The previous owner of my aircraft found the stabilator axis of rotation to be slightly bent so he replaced it. Can anybody explain to me how that would have happened? I have attached an image to explain which part I am referring to.
  8. thanks I have been flying an Ikarus C42 before this so perhaps I just need to adjust to the new picture. I am wondering how I will land on a runway which is slightly upsloped I have the stick full aft at landing and touch down speed is probably 45-50kts with no power on. I thought if I had a bit of power on at landing it would give the elevator more authority, but that just makes me float and float down the runway.
  9. Stalls are very mushy and is only a slow descent.
  10. Hi Guys I have recently acquired a CT2K. When I land, I seem to run out of elevator. That is to say I can’t get the nose up very high whilst flaring. It seems to happen with flaps 15,30 and 40. I have tried at 60kts and 65kts. I can get the nosewheel higher than the main wheels but just! Even with the stick all the way back. I feel like it would be easy to land nosewheel first and bounce. What am I doing wrong ? Is this normal? any wisdom would be much appreciated.
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