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    Charlie Tango got published

    You've spent a lot of time and take risks to get these shots. Glad to see your unique and beautiful photos are getting published.
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    Exhaust issues with Rotax

    Good looking repair Andy. Those pipes will still be functional after the CT is gone! Bad area to have this break. It's near the battery, regulator & solenoid.
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    Humphreys close up for Mike

    I was in my late '50's and let a bunch of 30 year old fellow engineers talk me into going with them. I was running at the time and in good shape. Backpack with tent was 30 lbs. Won't forget looking up the mile high walls, wondering if I'd be able to get back to my car. Lucky it was in December. Can't imagine going this vertical distance scaling rock walls!
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    Circuit Breaker labeled ADI, what is it?

    Here is the ADI. I had the TruTrak "ADI" installed in my CT at one time. Here's the PDF for this. This was an interesting instrument. It is coupled to the digital output from a GPS to provide "track". In my case, it was coupled to my Garmin 495. The intent for this was to have one simple instrument that would provide basic critical direction and attitude input to a pilot who doesn't have instrument training If anyone is interested in buying this, I'll be glad to make it a good deal. TruTrak ADI Install and Userguide.pdf
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    Humphreys close up for Mike

    Mike, I'm impressed. Should have realized there were climbers among the fliers on this forum. Beside your flying stories, you must have some good climbing stories to tell. My only experience "hiking among rocks" was to hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon for an overnite in my tent in Bright Angel campground about 12 years ago. It was beautiful country for this flat-lander from Michigan.
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    Humphreys close up for Mike

    Super shots. Do climbers venture here? If so, I would imagine that these photos would be highly useful to them for planning routes?
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    I'm also with Chris Wolbert @ Aviation Resources - same as Roger & Andy. My insurance for my 2006 CTSW with $90K hull is $1070 for the coming year.
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    Replacement screws/bolts

    Right with Roger's reply. The rubber washer is bad news. Form the inside and outside washers to fully conform to the surface of the wheel pant so they sandwich the material. Torque the bolt to firmly compress the washers. I rounded the edges of the washers to make sure they don't eat into the wheel pant. Keep the bolt tight by application of a small dab of loctite and check to make sure bolt is tight occasionally.
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    Replacement screws/bolts

    I had to repair my wheel pants due to them breaking where the old bolts and rubber washers were. I form fitted stainless washers for the wheel pants after fiber glass repairing the pants. To do this, buy 1" stainless "fender" washers at ACE. Then drill the washers to accept the 6mm bolt. Hammer form to "cup" the washers to match the pant surface. Convex on the outer washer and concave on the inner. File all sharp edges of the washers to a smooth rounded edge. These then hold the wheel pant from moving and cover a wide surface of the pant. Throw away the rubber washers. These are the reason my pants failed. This system has worked now for 5 years with no degradation at attachment points of the pants.
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    Crossover carb. balance tube/hose

    Good idea to add some small tie wraps to cinch the vent hose where it attaches to the carb nipple. This prevents it from coming detached. My original hose was too stiff to cinch so I spliced in a soft new hose to the stiff part on each side that goes thru the box. The soft new hose is now securely cinched at the carbs. Also, add a tie wrap to the vent hose where it enters the airbox on each side of the air box. This prevents it from shifting side to side and to keep it centered inside the box.
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    I would suggest that the following affects flutter when approaching Vne (not official, just personal observations): -Vibration inputs from engine and/or propellor wash across the tail -Tightness (i.e., absence of play) of control rods and linkages and hinges of the elavator and elevator trim. -Stiffness of structure which the trim hinges are fastened to. -Whether the elevator trim is "full span" or "partial span".
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    Flight Design Configurator

    About $140K USD. This was about the cost for a CTLS with dual Dynon, autopilot, tundra tire, glide slope/localizer with Garmin 496/327/SL30, lumbar seats in 2008. Not sure how the VAT and export paperwork add to this?
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    Believe me Roger. Whatever was used for tape defied all solvents and rubbing compounds. I tried the hard core stuff because I didn't want to scrape it. I ended up slightly softening it enough that I could remove with a razor blade. The Bolus leave very little residue that can be easily removed.
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    Flight Design Configurator

    Played with this a little for Super Sport (CTSW fuselage). Interesting. Guess the "slipper clutch" is optional on 912ULS engine in this package.
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    Flaps for Landing

    We've arrived at my power off slowly descending tight turn from downwind to over the numbers and touch down with full flaps.
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    If Bolus tape residue, this is easy to remove as Roger says. Personally, I use rubbing alcohol for this and to remove exhaust gas stains on the bottom of the fuselage. My 2006 CTSW had been taped at the joint of the ventral fin and fuselage with a tape that left residue that was crusty and could not be just wiped off. I used Goof Off, MEK, alcohol, acetone. Nothing seem to dissolve the residue. Finally, after soaking overnite with acetone, I was able to scrape off the residue with a razor blade, being careful not to scratch the surface.
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    Exhaust Departed in Flight

    I'd recommend that this joint be designed with a "marman clamp". Both the muffler flange and the exhaust pipe have flared ends and the clamp which is used is a "U" section which compresses both flares together when it is tightened. This was developed for a long lasting and almost leak free joint for gas flow systems. Very secure but if breaks are occurring at low hours, perhaps even this won't be foolproof. That exhaust pipe must really be dancing around when looked at with modal analysis. https://www.ebay.com/i/262837735762?chn=ps
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    Flaps for Landing

    A good cautionary point. Can't be repeated enough.
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    Exhaust Departed in Flight

    Hi Tip. Hadn't heard of your type of breakage. Weird that this would break @ 50 hrs. Maybe it had a crack when bent and formed? Do you have a clamped or welded pipe?
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    Exhaust Departed in Flight

    Tom, after reading your comments I went back and took a closer look at the pictures. I now see a clamp and it appears that there is maybe a part of the outlet pipe that is still clamped to the muffler. Hard to tell but it appears that the outlet pipe has fractured a few inches out from the muffler and the end of it has fallen out and away from the CT? This is a much different failure mode than anything I've seen. I have no experience with CTLSi other than the one which my friend owns. To my knowledge he has had no failures like this but he will want to check his outlet pipe after seeing this forum entry!
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    Exhaust Departed in Flight

    I have seen the face of the end of the muffler in the area of outlet pipe develop cracks which would have resulted in losing the pipe if this had not been detected and repaired. The outlet pipe is a long arm which develops large forces where it connects to the muffler when it responds to engine vibrations. Some CT's have a reinforcing brace welded between the outlet pipe and muffler face to dampen vibration of the outlet pipe and prevent the pipe from flexing the face. Some CT's have the outlet positioned away from the center area of the end further towards the outside where the stiffer area resists cracking caused by flex. You are not the only one to experience this. If I'm not mistaken, I believe that there is at least one thread on this forum where this is discussed.
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    Float bowl pins

    From the inside. Roger....are the pins a part that can be purchased?
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    Engine leaking oil after oil change

    Haven't used Aeroshell and wasn't aware this comes in liter bottles. Thanks for educating me. I'm still using Mobil 4T and Amsoil motorsycle synthetic in quarts.
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    Engine leaking oil after oil change

    Andy, you meant that you added "3 full quarts" of oil, not "3 full liters" as your post states. Correct? Not sure why you overfilled? I've used your procedure for my oil changes with no problems. I do try to "sneak up" on the top of the dipstick flat when filling though. Add some oil from the 3rd quart, burp, repeat until at the top of the flat. Ed's idea to use a turkey baster is a good one. I would do a run up after I think the level is correct to make sure.
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    Hanging with the Peeps

    Thanks for the picture Roger. Good to see some faces of those who frequent this forum.