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About Bill3558

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    Hendersonville, NC
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  1. Yessir, some cold air comes thru those wing root openings. I duct taped them over.
  2. Thanks. I’ll look into it.
  3. Mine went dark too. I cleaned the electrical connections and it booted up, but it was still almost black. Got into the manual and learned how to turn up the screen brightness and it came right up.
  4. Jealous. Got my transition trading in one. Love the electric trim. your gonna love it.
  5. Wing spar inspection? Got a link for that? I couldn’t find anything on FD website. I recently had an annual, it never came up.
  6. I have the same problem. In a perfect world there would be an electric trim kit that was certified and could be purchased from FD.
  7. I too mostly fly by feel. Recently I flew out of my field with winds southerly, which means big trees to clear on departure. I took off, 15 flaps, full fuel, I see those trees coming at me. Over the trees I glance at my airspeed and I’m at 38 knots. I didn’t realize how much I was pulling. Today I recalibrated my audio stall warning and did some stall practice at altitude. Tried to duplicate conditions 3000 agl. Full power stall was down in the 20s Indicated and even then it was with a gentle event. Still learning.
  8. Excellent video, thank you for the demonstration.
  9. More please. Like the little slip.
  10. I flew my CTLS from Hendersonville (0A7) to Mount Pleasant (KLRO) near Charleston. 200 miles each way. Came back today. Had 118 knots TAS at 5100 rpm but headwinds slowed me down. What’s amazing to me is I bought no fuel. Over 400 miles and I landed with 13 gallons on board. What a great little airplane.
  11. I had same problem with my 2008 CTLS. Flaps worked fine till you got to 30 degrees or more, then flashing lights and flaps would twitch slightly up and down. recalibration fixed it.
  12. Congratulations! It’s a good airplane. I did a 200 mile cross country today. Fun the whole way.
  13. Anyone know where I can get a FDCT hat, tee shirt whatever?
  14. Thank you. I didn’t know. I will not worry about it.
  15. Do you guys with CTLS ever be flying long in level flight and have your stick bump a little? I took my hand off and the stick periodically bumps slightly fore and aft. I just wonder what’s that about.
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