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About Ben2k9

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  1. Glide Ratio

    Makes sense...sort of like how autorotation in a helicopter slows down a descent
  2. 100LL questions

    Does adding Decalin allow you to go 50hrs if even at 30% avgas? Or is this just for other benefits
  3. Glide Ratio

    Mine says this also but shows best glide speed varies by weight. 78kts is with max weight. At 1100lbs 69kts is best. Anyone with the angle of attack indicator used this to find best glide speed?
  4. 100LL questions

    Based on how my plane will be used, 100LL may have to be used from time to time unfortunately. I’ve done some reading on the forum and have seen Decalin mentioned. When should Decalin be used? Only when tank is 100% avgas? Oil changes: I’ve looked in the Rotax maintenance manual and want to be sure I understand what I’m seeing. If I read it correctly, oil changes are normally every 100 hrs. If 100LL is used 30%, then this goes to 50hrs. I didn’t see it in the manual but have been told and read somewhere that using 100LL more than 50% requires an oil change every 25 hours. Am I correct on all the above assumptions? its a shame most airports are so bogged down with red tape to allow swift or mogas. It doesn’t look either will be coming to any airports around me anytime soon.
  5. Sun shade anyone?

    Very old post, but could you post a pic? Particularly of front windshield. Cooler and darker would be nice.
  6. Safety Belts - Revisted

    How many pennies did it cost?
  7. IFly 740b installed

    Yep - it worked very well. Flew from southern IL to Nashville with the autopilot following the GPS course almost the whole way
  8. IFly 740b installed

    Thanks to Tom Baker. Coupled with the SkyguardTWX ADSB in and out + AHRS. The iFly is really easy and intuitive to use.
  9. Think first and be mentally prepared

    Watching a couple of these incidents make me glad I chose an airplane with a BRS parachute.
  10. 2018 CTLsi GT - 3 screen Dynon

    Looks like ADSB weather is about to get a few upgrades... http://www.boldmethod.com/learn-to-fly/weather/faa-rolling-out-ads-b-weather-improvements-in-june/
  11. 2018 CTLsi GT - 3 screen Dynon

    Looks like they are an option. 7” will be standard equipment.
  12. 2018 CTLsi GT - 3 screen Dynon

    I think it looks great and the bigger the screen the better (to a point)
  13. Great pics. What kind of camera / set up do you use for these photos?
  14. New Pilot - Jumping Left on Takeoff

    For landings, come in pitched for about 60kts with zero power in, 15 degree flaps. If trimmed properly this is basically hands off the stick.
  15. New Pilot - Jumping Left on Takeoff

    Looks like you taught me well