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  1. Thanks Anticept. So yours did the same thing before you dissasembled and regreased it? I am not mechannically inclined, and that sounds beyond my abbilities.
  2. Thank you all for the assitance! Based upon your comments, I think I may have found the problem. I found two issues so far. The ground wire on the solenoid was defiinitley lose. I cleaned it and made sure it was tightened. Also, I took the rectifier/regulator harness connector off and the plugs inside seemed to be corroded, as I saw a white residue inside and around the plugs. I sprayed WD40 in the plug and scubbed it with a soft nylon brush. After spraying it out with compressed air, I plugged it back in. After a short initial test flight, my low voltage alarm has not sounded. As soon as I get some good VFR weather I will be doing some more test flights to ensure the problem has been corrected. I have attached a pic of the solenoid and lose ground wire that I found. I am keeping my fingers crossed, but I am extremley thankful I sought assitance here instead of buying a new battery right away like I had planned.
  3. As I was flying pattern work today my Dynon D100 announced "Current Low" and my Generator Light came on about 1 hour or so into my flight. I saw the amps were in the yellow, but the volts were still in the green. I turned off my landing light and it the light went out. As I contined to fly the pattern the announcement came on again during takeoff and climb, and the amps again dropped. I turned off my landing light but the warning and light continued this time then finally went off, but my amps appeared low, just above yellow. Does this mean I need a new battery or is this possibly something worse? I keep my battery on a trickle charge in the hanger when I am not flying. I had no problems starting the plane today, but that may have been because I keep it on the charger. It is definitley unnerving to have the warning lights on in flight and see the amps in the yellow and red. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  4. The exact same thing happens to my 2009 CTLS, exatly as you described it. Happens almost every time on the first flap movement of the day on the ground. I have also tried the Inox with no success. I have been perplexed for months. Ill keep an eye on this thread. If you find anything out please let me know, and I will do the same.
  5. Over the past few flights, my oil temp has been flucuating, really fast and by quite a bit. It would move over 50 to 60 degrees plus in a split second, and kept going back and forth. I landed at an airport when I first saw it, and after taking off again it quit. It of course started up again on my next flight the next day. Thanks to this forum I think I fixed it, with no expensive mechanic bills! I conducted research on this forum and saw there was previous recomendations that this was caused by grounding issue. So today I removed the grounds on the engine, cleaned them up, and put them back on, making sure they were tight I went up flying and the oil temp was right on! No more jumping around. Today was the 1st flight out of the last 3 where it didnt happen. I just wanted to bring this up in case anyone has this issue in the future, and say a big thank you to this forum and its posters once again! Aaron
  6. Thanks Roger! Always providing great info, I appeciate all your knowledge and experience. It makes us all better and safer.
  7. Yes, I washed my plane once and thats where it came in, on the side of my plane where the holes are for the flaps. Both my hat racks were covered in water.
  8. Yes, these post are correct. I utilize flight following all the time. FOXTROT DELTA CHARLIE TANGO is the aircraft type that they can enter in their system.
  9. Hello all, I am having the same issue with the flaps on my 2009 CTLS each time I do a preflight. During each preflight, I push in the battery breaker and lower the flaps to 35 to conduct the visual inspection. The flaps lower extremley slow, and the flap motor doesnt sound smooth like normal, but somewhat strained. After they eventually get lowered, I can raise them back up and start to lower them again, and they will beging to operate as normal. Then for the rest of the flight, they work normal. This occurs everytime, but only when I operate the flaps for the 1st time of the day. Has this occured to anyone else, or does anyone have and ideals on what this may be? Thanks in Advance, Aaron
  10. Sorry you are having that problem. I dont understand why they do that. My DPE got in my CTLS on checkride day and it was the first time he had seen one. He was good with me sending him the POH before hand to look at. Good luck. (Im out central/eastern side of the country).
  11. I bought some Compsiclean wash to wash my aircraft with. I then placed a small amount of the Compsiclean wash in a spray bottle and then filled the spray bottle with water. After shaking it up, I use that to clean the bugs off of my plane with. It works great!
  12. I recently purchased the Light Speed Zulu 3 headsets. The Lightspeeds have a dip switch, and the instruction manual advises to set the dip switch to stereo or mono, based on whichever audio your aircraft has. I read the POH and I can not locate anything about which one the 2009 CTLS may have. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Stereo or mono on the Lightspeed dip switch?
  13. I would like s pair of the clear fuel covers as well. PM or email me on how you want me to pay. Aparsons07@gmail.com. Aaron
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