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  1. This is definitely a factor. My 2007 CTSW (-12 flaps) will show 120 knots at 4800rpm, yet even with a slight tailwind I won't be covering the ground at this speed. I think my ASI is at least 10% over-reading, at least at high speed. I'd like to fix it.
  2. Really, really good advice here. Thanks all. Plan is to get 10L cans, I've got a battery powered quick syphon. Only other thing I'm thinking about is one of the quick jugs that dirt bikes use (e.g. https://www.24mx.co.uk/twenty-rapid-fuel-jug-10l?gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=CjwKCAjw583nBRBwEiwA7MKvoG7izKilSAhDp-XM2mpcj1aGLgcj6a6yOOSSVnhPF8z41rnABH7HdBoCLmUQAvD_BwE )
  3. Hi, In a couple of weeks I'm off to spend 10 days touring in my CTSW. Vast majority of strips I visit will be grass with no fuel facilities, so I'll be filling from cans. My previous aircraft had a filler cap in the side of the fuselage at hip height, so it was just like filling a car. Spout on a steel can and pour it in. I'm not going to be able to lift and hold my 20L (5 gallons?) cans at wing height. If I buy a bunch of plastic 10L cans, do you think they'd be ok sat on the wing with a siphon to transfer the fuel (maybe a piece neoprene to protect from scratches)? I don't want to damage the wings by putting weight on them if they won't take it. Thanks.
  4. Interesting that insurance costs are very similar on this side of the pond. 2006 CTSW valued at £55,000 ($70,000) paying £1200 ($1500). That's with me starting with zero hours on type. Was expecting it to be significantly cheaper in the U.S, as it seems much more General Aviation friendly.
  5. Good article here by a chap who flew Manchester (UK) to Canada and back in his CTSW. http://www.microlightflying.org.uk/canada01/
  6. Hi all. I've owned my 2006 CTSW for 4 months. Previous owner handed me a single fuel dipstick, marked with a big L on the top. (Blank on the other side) This and the line in the POH about having a specific dipstick per side made me think I should have two, or a double sided stick. Contacted Flight Design and they've sent me a new single dipstick. It's very different to my old one, is anodised black and doesn't have a side marking on it. Do you have different dipsticks for each side of your CTSW? Thanks.
  7. Can't see the second link (blocked to European traffic) but it's good to see how well the cabin structure has held up. And interesting that the flaps appear to have dropped to vertical.
  8. Have you got aux in on your headset? I've got both Bluetooth and a 3.5mm audio input on my Lightspeeds.
  9. Hi, it's "CT Flyers", don't think it's specifically for UK, but is certainly predominantly UK folks. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1938950586142430/?ref=share
  10. Hi, Received this on a UK CT Facebook group, thought I'd post it here for general info and in case anyone else has a similar question in the future: "Hi Richard There are springs in the luggage compartment to make small corrections to the roll trim. a little more tension on the left spring should correct the roll" Haven't tried it yet, but will do during the week.
  11. Thanks for the replies all. I definitely don't have rudder or aileron trim. As Tom says, there's every chance it was left off for weight saving to get it into our Microlight category. I've emailed Flight Design and asked if it's available as a retro fit. Yes, I noticed it when flying solo, but 90% of my flying is solo (normally in a squadron of EV97s, Eurofox and C42s). There just be some adjustment in the aileron system somewhere. Will call the UK Flight Design rep on Monday.
  12. Weird. Wonder if it was an option that the original buyer of mine didn't select? Any idea how to adjust the roll trim on an aircraft without trim adjusters?
  13. Thanks Ed, but unless I'm looking in completely the wrong places, the only trim wheel I have is for the stabilator. Serial is 06-10-01 There's nothing on the rear cockpit bulkhead, which I believe is where the rudder trim would be, and nothing behind the little moulded in pocket on the centre console which is where I think the aileron trim wheel is?
  14. Hi, My CT has a tendency to gently roll left wing down when cruising straight and level, not a lot, but enough that you can't take your hand off the stick. It's a late 2006 build and I don't think has the aileron trim that later aircraft have. How do I adjust the ailerons to dial out the roll? Thanks
  15. I've got a 2006 CTSW, would like to avoid stab flutter! I'm what way was the vibration noticable? Through the stick, or entire airframe? Can you see this extra bulkhead with the stab attached to the aircraft? Thanks.
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