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  1. cdarza

    CTSW flying @ 22 below zero!

    Spectacular as usual - quite surreal
  2. cdarza

    Mactan Cebu to Sicogon Is

    This trip was just way too awesome, i had to share some photos. Kites and kiteboard all ready to go.
  3. cdarza

    Decals & Pin-striping

    Originals have lasted great over 12 years however some are starting to fade. I wouldnt mind replacing them at this point to get a fresh look.
  4. If anyone is flying solo and wants a passenger, i would love to hitch a ride and pay for expenses.
  5. cdarza

    EGT question for the experts?

    So i finally installed 2 egt probes and my readings show 1100 and 1200. @5000rpm. Most of you have mentioned 1400 is better. Am i ok in the 1200 range or what could be wrong.? (note the probes were installed correctly 3.9 inches from flange) Roger mentioned the lower temps indicate a rich setting. So if i adjusted the pin to a leaner setting would that also increase my oil temp?
  6. cdarza

    Dynon slow startup

    update on this. I got it fixed by Dynon last August 2018. I don't what the fix was but it did work until now, Jan 2019. Sadly, problem has comeback. My last flight the EFIS was totally dead but I still went for a quick flight. Around an hour into the flight the EFIS decided to power up. Unit is going back to Dynon for a check up. I guess I might be looking for the skyview in the near future. Can anyone start me off with basic dynon Skyview equipment. They list the 7" at around $2600 but do I need other stuff or can I use what was connected to the D100?
  7. cdarza

    want to buy CTLS

    The typos created a chuckle or two
  8. cdarza

    No fuel crossfeed.

    Yup same happens on my 2006 CTSW. I pay a lot of attention to flying with the ball centered and this minimizes the uneven fuel. And when I park anywhere with almost full fuel, I do my best to estimate the wings being level - otherwise if not level, fuel pours out the filler gas cap that is lower. (Which is clear indication fuel is being transferred from the other, higher, tank) And as mentioned on this forum before, when in flight and if you are low on fuel on one side, fly out of trim to transfer fuel to the other side. Fuel follows the ball. Note this process can take 15 to 30 mins to have any considerable effect. It doesn't happen in just a few minutes. (I only mention this because thats what I thought before lol).
  9. cdarza

    batteries again

    thank you - probably too late but will try
  10. cdarza

    Lubing the stabilator cable

    Your detailed descriptions and pictures are also very much appreciated. I sure hope i dont have to do what you are doing but if i do, you are already helping tremendously.
  11. cdarza

    EGT question for the experts?

    Can i re ask my question though ..... if say you have CHT in the RED and EGT is showing normal...(same cylinder) can one assume the CHT might be a faulty reading or does cht and egt readings have no correlation at all to each other. I will also add then in reverse, if EGT is in the RED, and CHT is normal can we assume a possible faulty egt reading.
  12. cdarza

    batteries again

    I have recently been using a CTEK MXS 5.0 (test and charger) Thus far i am happy with it. Although, i really dont use it much as i usually fly weekly and no need for the charge. On my CTSW the 12v cig lighter is live even with the master switch OFF thus i always have my 12 v fuse popped in the off position just incase i have some parasitic drain. (this happened recently when my (faulty) cigarette usb adapter plug was left in the receptacle and drained and killed the battery completely.) I tried recovering the battery but it just wouldnt take the charge anymore.
  13. cdarza

    Stick Shake

    I will edit my post on this re possible stress marks. What I thought might be possible stress marks turned out to be just the paint (or at least it seems that way.) I sanded down the area and it is now smooth with no signs of any marks on the metal. I still find it strange how the marks or paint scratches appeared in that particular area. Note the original post with a actual noticeable crack was not mine. That one surely needed welding. or replacement.
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    Stick Shake

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    Stick Shake

    The stick shake was at cruise speed roughly 105kts ias straight and level, AutoPilot OFF, I was not holding the stick to show how much it moves by itself. When holding stick it does tone it down but not much. Then again, it is really not that noticeable, when your up there and everything is so nice and smooth you sometimes notice these little things that normally are ignored.