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Roger Lee

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    do I need to filter mogas?

    I haven't for 20 years. You have filters in your fuel system. If auto fuel isn't clogging up all our millions of cars I don't think it will bother our engine. Some do like to filter all their fuel and that's okay. It's a personal preference. Your gas station has in line filters.
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    90F in Tucson today

    I went out this morning in shorts and thought it was going to be 90F today. Guess I might need a jacket. This is going to make cutting grass today a bit different. LOL 20190222_073641.mp4
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    90F in Tucson today

    Hi Ed, You need to cut your grass to. When that melts you'll need to have your Kayak ready. Still snowing here. 6 hrs worth and about 5 " worth. Don't usually see that here. May end up being a record. Many AZ Hwys are shut down.
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    No Cabin Heat-SOLVED!

    Like a computer cooling fan. The reason they went to the diffuser was everyone complained about burnt toes.
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    No Cabin Heat-SOLVED!

    If the mushroom got that hot then you have a hose off or the feet outlets are misaligned. It leaves the mushroom interior via hose out the top of the mushroom or out the sides by your feet.
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    ELSA possible fuel flow fix???

    " If the a/c is balanced properly it will use fuel evenly from both tanks." Not true in REAL life even in the GA world with FLAT tanks. There are too many influencing factors that would need to be just right and any one of them that are off including the pilot can cause an imbalance in fuel flow. This has been around for many decades and is not a new issue involving aircraft with flat tanks.
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    Brakes

    It may be the calipers and the "O" ring and or dirt on the caliper puck may need changing. Not hard to do. Have Matco send you a new "O" ring and then flush the brake lines.
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    Clacking Brakes on taxi and landing

    I have an assistant.
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    Sticky brakes on 2007 CTSW?

    If they got wet in that kind of cold they could have ice.
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    Sticky brakes on 2007 CTSW?

    Then they may be worn too thin and on rivets or you may have a brake fluid contaminated pad or one that's been overheated. Time to take a look.
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    Clacking Brakes on taxi and landing

    Some noise may be present and could be normal, BUT you absolutely need to check the pad wear and look for any abnormalities around the caliper and pad area. You can do this with the wheel pant on. Use a flashlight and look up under the rear portion of the wheel pant you'll you'll be able to see the pads. You can lift the plane by the wing and then spin the wheel and see if you see anything odd while looking up under the rear of the wheel pant.
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    Sticky brakes on 2007 CTSW?

    Need so more info. Do you have Matco's or Marc brakes? It they are Matco's have you worn the pads down to the rivets? If they are Marc's are the pads too thin and now the puck isn't is sticking out too far and isn't releasing enough and or you rubbing on the metal part of the pad?
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    Coolant thermostat

    Sorry Al. I didn't read the main topic heading.
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    Coolant thermostat

    Oil or coolant? Perma Cool. You can probably find what you need on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Perma-Cool-1070-Remote-Oil-Thermostat/dp/B003N88PA8/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1550360066&sr=8-4-fkmr1&keywords=Perma-Cool+Remote+Mount+Oil+Thermostats+1071
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    RV-12 current draw on power reduction

    Normal and especially so if you have all your lights and instruments on. The Dynon reads faster than the system can keep up. It won't hurt anything.
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    Decals & Pin-striping

    I friend in my hangar that had a CTSW took 3 days to remove his decals. His nephew in Denver produced a whole new set. Came out nice. It's an art all by itself to apply those decals without wrinkles.
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    Altimeter Check

    Without saying too much the CT will fly WAY above 15K so long as it's propped right.
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    Going Experimental

    And this is exactly why everyone should talk to the examiner and read their new paperwork. There is no US wide standard and different examiners write different things.
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    Going Experimental

    Food for thought, Remember to take a close look at your new operating limitations. There is usually a sentence that says you must comply will all Mfg's time limited parts replacement. Maybe you should ask the examiner about this. That means rubber replacement or any other item that Rotax or FD has as a time limited part. You don't get to choose whether to comply or not. This would probably mean TBO to.
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    500fpm, 60 knots, 15 degrees flaps

    55-60 for 15 and I prefer 60. It keeps an margin of safety. 50 is too close to having an error moment you may not recover from. It can be done, but why push the limits. Nobody is 100% so why test the day you're not. I have never understood why pilots want to be on the edge and not keep a margin of error and safety built in. We see too many crashes that are caused by doing things too close to the limit.
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    ELSA possible fuel flow fix???

    You new guys have to quit chasing the fuel flow from tank to tank issue. This is a design of flat fuel tanks. It happens in the GA world to. It is also a function of an instrument console not being perfect in the cockpit and the instruments not perfect in the console. Fuel valves are not a fix and have caused more crashes than having a tank drain faster than the other. It just isn't hard to pay attention to your fuel and not trying to cut fuel to the last mile. If you run out of fuel in a tank it isn't a system failure it's a pilot failure.
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    2007 CTSW front gear question.

    Like Tom said the spring was worse and allowed the front end to wear too fast. Use the silicone and that's fine. The grease wouldn't hurt it though. How do I know. I have them Mfg'ed.
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    ELSA possible fuel flow fix???

    I with the others. Leave well enough alone.
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    2007 CTSW front gear question.

    I don't put a gob of grease on, but I do apply a tiny amount so they won't bind up and can more freely while installing them and when they are under tension while using the aircraft.
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