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  1. BTW... both Foreflight and Wingx have these built-in... 'makes doing the corridors super easy
  2. Looking for CFI in Washington

    Congratulations! And Welcome to the forum! I see Aircore Aviation in Arlington is a FD service center and involved with several LSA brands... maybe they have some names? Darryl Swenson, until recently a CT Flier, lives in Friday Harbor.... maybe he's got a connection? https://www.facebook.com/darryl.swenson.7
  3. In light of the new, clarified, ADS/B information that just came out regarding LSA and experimental aircraft, I thought there should be a current thread with information on new, lower cost, ADS/B solutions. Competition should kick in here soon. NavWorx has a unit that might be an answer for many of us. Their ADS600-EXP is only $699. They told me it would display traffic on my 696 at the same time it provides traffic and weather information to WingX (via wifi) on the iPad. Using my existing Garmin GTX330. http://www.navworx.com/index.php more info: http://www.navworx.com/navworx_store/Experimental_Aircraft_Transceivers/ADS600_EXP.html
  4. Loose Throttle Control

  5. CTLS vs CTSW

    Re: Crosswind. In my two SWs, I've landed a few times with direct crosswinds 19G25, 25G34, 15G20, 17G28. Also 28G38 down the runway. I would not seek out these conditions for fun, but it's good to know the CT can handle it. I don't think there should be much difference between the CTSW and the CTLS,
  6. CT & LSA in China

    And, here's Dan's expanded article about AeroJones and the CT in the Asia-Pacific area... https://www.bydanjohnson.com/ctls-flying-high-in-asia-pacific-as-aerojones-gains-full-approval/
  7. CT & LSA in China

    Very nice video from Dan Johnson showing parts of his recent trip to China, to help promote Sport Aviation. The CT plays a big part, and is shown throughout the video. Nice shots of AeroJones production facilities.
  8. Favorite weather app for planning?

    I use usairnet too, but also http://www.weather.gov/forecastmaps and also windy.com Windy has a complex interface, but lots of info and aviation-specific features
  9. Mine have been great, since these:
  10. C4 project is alive!

    From Sport Expo 2018.... https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Sport-Expo-Flight-Design-Reviving-the-C4-230217-1.html Audio podcast 8+ minutes, with Peghiny talking about the status of the company and the C4 project https://www.avweb.com/podcast/Podcast-Flight-Design-General-Aviation-Revives-C4-230218-1.html
  11. Ballistic Recovery System

    WooHoo! Shoot a Barbie into orbit next July 4th???
  12. Dan Bernath RIP

    A fairly comprehensive account of the incident and DB's checkered history... http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2018/01/vans-rv-12-n262ws-world-adventure.html
  13. Dan Bernath RIP

    So much to say but, as mom said "if you can't say something nice..." https://www.news-press.com/story/news/2018/01/24/fort-myers-man-identified-pilot-who-killed-bonita-springs-plane-crash/1061153001/ http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=77345 Check out the tower communications here, he drove ATC crazy: https://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/victim-of-fatal-bonita-springs-plane-crash-identified
  14. AOPA article 12/21/17

    Nice video with recent (Jan '18) status information. Tom Peghiny and the new FD CEO Lars Joerges.
  15. 2018 LSA EXPO - Where's FD

    They are at N308
  16. KLA-100 gets first cert

    The KLA-100 has passed cert in S.Korea and on it's way to eventual ASTM certification, and sales around the World. Vessel also hinted at a project using the airframe as a drone for "public service" https://www.bydanjohnson.com/vessels-kla-100-wins-approval-south-korean-aviation-authorities/
  17. It's a Beauty! What is the useful load?
  18. Flaps Issue

    Cold weax has definitely affected my flap operation, not that it gets cold here much. But when it gets down below 40, my flaps definitely growl and move slower. I'm guessing the extra air pressure needed to add more flaps, just makes it worse.
  19. The Beacon is out there as another choice... http://aviation.levil.com/beacon-978.html
  20. Merry Christmas & Happy 2017!

    The Best Ever Holidays to all.... and a great 2018, 19, & 20!!!
  21. Website error 500 for anything flightdesign.com
  22. From the FDUSA website... Airtime Aviation just received 2 more new CTLSi aircraft, the "2020 Edition", from Germany... http://flightdesignusa.com/2017/07/two-new-ctlsi-2020-edition-arriving-at-airtime/
  23. BRS deployment from unrecoverable spin

    From Reddit... I have a bit of inside knowledge on this one. I know the pilot involved (he is a New Zealander) and first saw this footage on his cellphone after he took the SD card out of the GoPro and plugged it in. The incident was in China and the aircraft is a Chinese built Sportscruiser LSA. He was doing the test flying for the factory over there. He told me that he had spun this aircraft many times before and had no issues, but this time it just wouldn’t recover no matter what he did. He also said he held off deploying the BRS because he wanted to make sure he wasn’t going to land in a nearby swamp. Yes, he got a sore head from the canopy, but that was all the injuries he received. The damage to the aircraft was minor and it was flying again later that week. He is a highly experienced aviator having been an airline pilot, owned his own flying school where he was chief instructor, and been the test pilot for numerous homebuilts and new designs including the “Kahu” gyrocopter and “Furio” fixed wing kit aircraft. (Both NZ designs). He has been an airshow pilot for many years, displaying those Kiwi designed machines as well as doing an act as “Darkhorse 16” in a Hughes 500 chopper. He also does the “stolen aircraft” schtick in a Cessna 152 Aerobat. If he says the aircraft wouldn’t recover, then I would believe him over any armchair experts watching the video of a video on Reddit. I’m not sure how this video got made public but it has, so I thought I’d better put my 2 cents in before the knocking machine gets too much momentum.