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  1. Ben2k9

    3 Sierra Nevada Images from my CTSW

    Awesome Photos!
  2. I know it varies by location and shop rate, but what is a ballpark cost for the following: rubber repacement Parachute repack New engine installation (excluding cost of actual engine, which I understand is about $17k) Just trying to get a sense of this to calculate a reasonable reserve set-aside amount for these eventualities
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    Approximate cost of various Mx items

    I know one CT owner who had a plane that went to 2600 hours and said it was running perfectly fine even then but found a deal on another engine too good to pass up and replaced it. Anyone know of other Rotax engines going way over TBO?
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    Approximate cost of various Mx items

    The $13k includes the cost of the engine and installation?
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    Approximate cost of various Mx items

    Anyone...Bueller?
  6. I’m not sure about a sport pilot, but private pilots can certainly fly for the purpose of business travel. Maybe you’re conflating the rule about flying for hire as a private pilot?
  7. What limitation are you referring to with the furtherance of business?
  8. Seems like overkill for a VFR platform, no?
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    Cold weather flying

    I don’t yet have much experience flying in the cold with the CT. If I were going to be flying a cross country where ground temps are in the 30s and 40s, and let’s say it’s a higher humidity day, what would be the expectation for using carb ice, and do these planes do well in this environment? if cruising in this type climate, would one apply carb heat proactively, or wait until you detect some symptoms of carb icing?
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    Cold weather flying

    Thanks guys!
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    A Good Day

    Very cool!
  12. Line guys at my FBO accidentally damaged my nose wheel pant, and now they get to replace it. Where does one get a replacement? Direct from Flight Design? I emailed FD USA and they said they would contact FD, however the response time is pretty sluggish so far so I’m wondering if anyone is aware of any other avenues? Thanks
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    New wheel pant?

    Thanks - I connected with Bob and this was very helpful.
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    New wheel pant?

    Will do, thanks
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    Tires/tubes

    Where’s a good place to buy spare tires and tubes for the CT?
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    Tires/tubes

    Got a part number or something for that tube? I looked around the desser site but wasn’t sure how to find it.
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    Tires/tubes

    This is what I have right?
  18. Ok so I have the old Marc brake system. Recently had a caliper replaced. Now when I get on the brakes I’m getting pretty heavy shuddering. I’ve got the mechanic looking at it but does anyone more familiar with these have any insight as to the cause? Thanks
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    Brakes shaking

    If it was fluid that had contaminated pads would burnishing pads also potentially alleviate?
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    Brakes shaking

    All these things were checked and not a factor - anyone have any other ideas what is causing this? Shuddering increases the harder brakes are applied.
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    Wheels and brakes

    Did you switch to the Matco?
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    Brakes shaking

    Thanks guys. The brake pads are not new just one caliper was replaced
  23. Where would I get some replacement bolts for the bolts that secure the wheel pants? I need both the ones on the inside and main one on the outside.
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    Replacement screws/bolts

    1” diameter or thickness?
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