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  1. You would think that since wing pulling is a regular/periodic maintenance requirement on the CTLS, that there would be a detailed set of instructions, with diagrams, or even videos to reference!
  2. While flying today, I noticed a message that said, "TIS NOT AVAILABLE". A little while after that, the tower said my transponder signal dropped out and they could not read me. Back at the hangar, while troubleshooting, I noticed the transponder antenna had been snapped off or fell off! The small round base connect to the internal BNC connector was still attached. QUESTION: I want to replace the broken monopole antenna but want to be sure I get the right one that will work with my Dynon's ADB-Out and still receive TIS (traffic information). Ideas? Or maybe a better question is ... should I simply abandon the TIS-a system and utilize ADSb-in. I have a 2011 CTLS, with twin Dynon displays and installed an SV-GPS-2020 antenna to give me ADSB-OUT compliance. Works great. What is involved in getting ADSB-in to display on the Dynon map?
  3. So, I started this thread and did a bunch of research since. This is something I have not yet seen posted here about CTLS and Rotax ... so here goes ... Basically owners on on their own to maintain their CTLS planes and Rotax engines. Oh yes, we all say ... get an AP to help out. Yes, that's a good idea IF YOU CAN FIND ONE. Most shops will not touch light sports (CTLS included), and they will not touch Rotax engines. Why? They'll site insurance, liability, factory support, etc. Bottom line: You better like doing your own maintenance and begging APs for sign-offs if you buy one. BTW, I have had no difficulties so far. But as our planes get older, this must be addressed.
  4. With every plane I've owned, the manufacturer maintains a list of approved, or at the very least "friendly" repair and maintenance facilities who are familiar with he brand. Is there such a list for CTLS aircraft? I've been lucky to have no major problems and I have been able to handle all maintenance with the help of an AP friend. But even he said a shop familiar with the aircraft would be useful to have in the event I need some heavy maintenance or technical assistance unique to CTLS. Of course, I would settle for separate lists of Rotax shops and CTLS shops. Any ideas?
  5. I read one of Roger Lee's posts, in another thread, about the positioning of the fuel pressure sender and the problems it causes. I have since removed the sender, cleaned it, relocated it, higher than fuel feel ... and it now works perfectly. Your advice was right on!
  6. I read on one of your posts about the positioning of the fuel pressure sender and the problems it causes. I have since removed the sender, cleaned it, relocated it, higher than fuel feel ... and it now works perfectly.

    Of all the people who posted on this topic, your advice was right on! Thanks

    1. Ken


      where did you end up mounting the pressure sensor?

  7. I find this thread interesting because my 2011 CTLS recently had a High Fuel Pressure alarm, when the Dynon showed my fuel pressure going up to 8.2 to 8.4, then back to normal. It was quite intermittent. I should mention the engine ran flawlessly during the entire time. Since, this happened after run-up, during taxi for takeoff, I decided not to fly. Interestingly, this comes after several hours of trouble-free flying. However, last year, I had multiple fuel pressure alarms for Low Fuel Pressure! I changed out the sending unit thinking that was the problem. I used the old-style "VDO" sending units. At the time I replaced that sender, I was told there is an updated sender? Could that be my problem? I know I am covering a lot of ground here, but any answers my fellow CTers may have will be much appreciated!
  8. Just did my annual with no major issues. BUT upon my first flight afterwards, I noticed a minor loss of continual power. In other words, my Rotax 912ULS was simply not turning as fast and as powerful as it did just prior to the annual. As soon as I took off I noticed my climb-out was a bit flat. My top RPM (with full power) was around 4750 to 4780. I usually get above 4900rpm with full power and when I level off, I can easily exceed the 5000 rpm if I desired. There were no major issues with the annual ... as I performed all of the following regarding the engine: BTW ... total time: 180 Compression GREAT ... 79/80 all around K&N air filter cleaned (with K&N kit) Spark plugs cleaned and gapped to factory specs Fuel flow test was perfect - both wings Gascolator screen checked and cleaned - no debris or sediment found If anything, I expected the engine to hum perfectly! But it seems to be a bit sluggish. Why oh why? I seriously doubt there is a major problem because the engine runs so smoothly. There are no misses, no weird noises or any unusual vibrations. There are two observations to consider but not sure if they mean anything. On my Dynon EGT digital gauges, two cylinders are monitored: #1 (left side of engine) and #2 (right side of engine). OBSERVATION ONE: #2 shows a slightly lower EGT, by around 100-degrees. OBSERVATION TWO: I am using 91-octane, 10% ethanol blend, that is about a year old (but the plane flew just fine before annual) I would appreciate any thoughts you may have! Tom
  9. By the way, what is the duration between repacks with the factory installed BRS system?
  10. What would be really nice, is if someone ever did an instructional video on removing the replacing the wings!
  11. I believe the "key" word here is "training". When my son got his rating, he was allowed to use the CTLS, all the way up to, the CFI's "dress rehearsal" (around 3-hours), for his written recommendation for the check-ride. For that "recommendation" and the check-ride, we needed to rent a IFR certified plane.
  12. Just on caveat to this ... after you install the 2020 Antenna, go into "set up" and select "SV-GPS-2020" as your "SERIAL IN DEVICE" (see image) for Port 5. Then you must update your transponder firmware to version 2.6 or later (see image)
  13. As a relatively new owner (less than 2-years), I bought my CTLS with 30-hours on it, I need some basic info. What the latest firmware for Skyview Classic? I checked out Flight Design's website and there are no longer any links for firmware.
  14. Thanks. Do you know if that is the exact one that is in our planes? I thought the range is 0 to 15 psi
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