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About cdarza

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  1. Signed, Sealed and Delivered.

    Congratulations!! - i can see the joy in receiving your new toy and what a awesome aircraft it is !
  2. Wheel pants vibration

    Old topic revisited - for the CTSW Tundra Wheel Pants ; are your wheels pants rock solid in flight or do you get a little shudder? I estimate mine shudder at least a few mm and usually it is not that noticeable but am curious if i should be trying something to get them to not shudder at all. (noted as Roger mentioned that it is normal for them to move a bit - but does anyone have rock solid wheel pants?)
  3. Ignition Switch / Source

    Update: Took me awhile to get the new starter solenoid. Finally replaced and the engine is starting perfectly (i don't get that no start click anymore)
  4. 912 ignition modules

    What would they do to refurbish the unit ? I am not a mechanical / electrical genius so please, if possible, try to keep any answer simple.
  5. Wing Inspection

    Just sharing my findings from my recent wing inspection. The birds seem to love moving in here. Tough to get hands in there so a vacuum hose got most of it out.
  6. 2007 CTSW $63,900 Off Market!!

    Seeing those aircraft pictures is gonna make me have a workout today. Off the polish and detail mine today. Looks great !! How can you even consider selling ? (kidding) I know service is not easily available. Hope something comes up that allows you to keep her.
  7. CTSW fuel dipstick - where to purchase?

    Made one out of wood. So much easier to see the fuel level reading
  8. 10th Annual Page CT and Light Sport Fly-in

    Woah Spectacular !! thanks for sharing the pics. Wishing yall a great time. I will have to make that trip someday.
  9. Rotax Service Bulletin

    Not sure that post was complete as i dont see any information or link.
  10. Landing at 12,000'

    Spectacular !! Where is that exactly please?
  11. Carb Debris (a new source...)

    Could you clarify for me where this water might be coming from? That may be a duh question as the answer is most probably the tanks/fuel correct? However, I have never ever seen a droplet or any dirt ever in the gascolator. So can I assume then that the source of water or dirt is somewhere past that stage? I use the aircraft almost every weekend and the fuel I use is 100 octane No ethanol (Petron Blaze 100) which I thought was a better fuel being it had no ethanol - Should I switch to with ethanol? I guess I shall be checking the carb bowls monthly from now on.
  12. Ignition Switch / Source

    Is it possible the solenoid is 'in the process' of failing. Sometimes the engine starts and sometimes it is just the click - no start. Thus, if i bridge the terminals i might not get the start indicating solenoid is fine, but after repeated attempts i might actually get a start. Is that possible? On a related topic, I had my master switch fail on me but it wasnt the one time only. If i turned the switch off and then back on again i would get power. This happened multiple times until the switch finally failed completely. Not sure if this might be the same case with the solenoid. I have the solenoid on order so i guess that would be my best confirmation when i replace it.
  13. Carb Debris (a new source...)

    Right and Left Carb Bowls 8 months and 50 hours since last checked. (These were new bowls 8 months ago that already have corrosion). My last pair was replaced also due to corrosion. The black specs that look like rubber are actually pcs of dirt.
  14. Ignition Switch / Source

    Oh i don't have the expertise on this. I am just assuming the battery is ok based on the age (1yr) and the fact that i charged it. Not sure about other tests but will gladly read up on any suggested methods of checking battery capacity.
  15. Ignition Switch / Source

    I went ahead and bought the solenoid (OUCH) as i don't want to get stranded at another airport. Thanks for all the suggestions on what to look for. All checked including making sure good battery / ground wire etc and found nothing, so i am leaning towards the bad solenoid.