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Roger Lee

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  1. he only got pale. Reach over and shut the engine off and watch them cry.
  2. The mechanical pump has rarely ever failed. If it were to totally fail it fails open. Yes gravity feed makes a huge difference and no the engine will not quit. You may only be able to get 4900 - 5000 rpm out of it before it wants to cough, but you can still fly wherever you want. The engine will run just fine below the 2.2 psi minimum. I know this because I tested the system just for this.
  3. Tighten the 5 main grounds, squeeze the fuel pressure gauge connectors with a pair of pliers to make them tighter and if these fail replace the sender. Most likely has some old fuel clogging up the tiny hole in the sender.
  4. 50 knots at 30 & 40 for me to. At this speed I can land in 1K ft. and less all day long. If you try to shave every last knot off one day you may be posting picks here of your smashed gear. There isn't enough to be gained by trying to shave a few knots off.
  5. If for any reason my computer runs a bit slower than normal I run CCleaner (free download) and clean all history & cookies from begining of time ( it won't hurt your passwords). I also run Malware Bytes and Rouge Killer once every two weeks. I never have computer problems or any malware. These items keep my computer fast and clean. Learned these easy and simple tricks from CT4Me. If you've never used a cleaner then you probably have thousands of cookies and trackers on your computer. I let Microsoft Essentials and Malware Bytes run in the background all the time for security. p.s. I never ever open any email or attachment if I don't know what it is or did not go personally looking for something on a secure site. Opening an attachment gives your computer permission to allow whatever is in the attachment access to your computer. Now days Ransom Ware is a major issue and you could lose everything on your system.
  6. I CTLSi crashed a few days ago (pilot error) as it veered off the runway and hit a hole which caused it to be totaled. No injuries. This was at some airport around Las Vegas.
  7. https://www.fox5vegas.com/boulder-city-plane-crash/image_62b02b36-7139-11e9-b204-f3df0e316117.html
  8. https://bouldercityreview.com/news/news-briefs-may-9-52190/
  9. Replace the engine compartment fuel filter and then inspect the gascolator screen. That should take care of your problem.
  10. You are propped well at 5600 and I would leave it alone. If you coarsen the prop you will lose some fuel economy and climb. Eco mode usually starts above 5300 rpm. You can stay under 5300 rpm to cruise for best fuel economy or cruise at 5400 and go a couple knots faster, but burn a lot more fuel. Enjoy it the way it is. It is setup properly.
  11. Hi Ed, What was your flap setting when the wind pushed you over?
  12. New place to fly this year. Just north of Mexican Hat town which is just north of Monument Valley is Valley of the Gods. It's a must see.. Just north of Mexican Hat.
  13. 15-20 minutes is only to pop the cute out.
  14. Ed, Your serial number on Woodstock is 05-12-05 which means it is a Dec. of 2005 aircraft build. I didn't have some of the upgrades as the later mid 2006 and later CT's had.
  15. Hi Ed, The tail / rudder is bigger than your old plane. The Neuform prop will definitely give you better climb than your Warp. The main gear is thicker than yours. The 2007 and your have differences.
  16. You're not going to know what to do with it. LOL You'll have better climb and cruise and more info at your finger tips. A bigger rudder, larger panel, stronger nose strut, stronger main gear and AP.
  17. The shut down screech is normal and usually will go away in time. Make sure you're using the correct oil. The wrong oils can cause this. My CT had it for a while then went away.
  18. Those are ground wires. Put them under the head of the screw at the ignition module.
  19. Hi Tom, "Roger, I am Rotax trained, and know how to do an oil change." I wasn't being derogatory about you just making a comment for some that may not know and that's why I posted the video link. It was more for the original poster. Sorry if you took it wrong it wasn't my intention.
  20. Depending on the type of oil and OAT and engine block temp the oil pressure can many times be any where from 65 - 80 psi, but should come back down to normal as it warms up. This can also be influenced by the type of oil pressure plug screw, oil pressure spring and whether you have the ball bearing or the mushroom style oil pressure regulator.
  21. I have used all 3 liters of oil for 20 years and never been over filled. You must burp the engine before you drain the oil (this is taught in class and on the videos) to get as much of the crankcase oil back to the tank. If you fail to do this then yes the system can get over filled because of the left over oil in the crankcase. Remember that the oil filter is empty and that will take some of the oil. We teach in all our classes to use all 3 liters which should only put it up to the top of the flat area. If you only use 3 quarts that usually puts you right around the half way mark on the stick. If you watch the video from Rotax Owner shown below it says approximately 3 liters. The flat area on the stick used to be lower, but Rotax was worried about some of the older oils foaming and then introducing air into the system. So they raised the level on the stick by 30% to make sure you were always only getting oil and no foam. If you ever do over fill the tank can handle a little extra and is of no concern, but there is a point that too much will just cause it to come out the vent tube when the engine starts. The difference in oil volume between the lowest flat part and the upper flat part of the stick is .95 pint. https://www.rotax-owner.com/en/videos-topmenu/expanded-video-instructions/39-exp-si-27-010
  22. Hi Tom, Years ago I ask 3 insurance companies if I bought a plane for $80K if I could insure it for $100K. They all said no. If you could do this what would prevent all of us from committing insurance fraud by falsely marking up your planes value and then totaling it and making more money than you spent.
  23. My friend at my field has a red Swift. I think a CT will perform better on a hot day at your elevation. It will cost less to maintain and it doesn't have 50-60 year old parts.
  24. You can only insure your aircraft for what you paid for it. You have the option of reducing its value, but that may also be a can of worms your don't want to open.
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