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Everything posted by cdarza

  1. Hoping you get back in the air soon - looking forward to more amazing shots.
  2. Sorry, being a bit lazy here and couldnt find the document stating how many hours until carb rebuild is necessary. So, 200hrs is for removal and inspection --- how many hours until a rebuild is required?
  3. OMG that is horrible news (glad not hurt) but that still hurts alot emotionally. YIKES. Hope the coverage gets you back in the air soonest.
  4. Just a quick flight to this beautiful volcano. Lovin the CT to fly up here.
  5. Late reply - All fit in the baggage - Gotta love the CT ... loads of space and more so, fantastic that the board which is quite long also fit.
  6. by this account - i must have the slowest CTSW then. Cruising @1500ft in a tropical environment is 100-105 ias kts (5100rpm) The only time i have seen anything close to 120kts is when im in a inverted spiral nose dive double twist.
  7. I bought a new prop (Sensenich) and kept the Nueform as wall decor. Cant justify the 1k inspection/repair.
  8. Nice to have a gust lock as you have shown. For a simplified version though, bungee cords work really well for me.
  9. Spectacular as usual - quite surreal
  10. This trip was just way too awesome, i had to share some photos. Kites and kiteboard all ready to go.
  11. 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.
  12. If anyone is flying solo and wants a passenger, i would love to hitch a ride and pay for expenses.
  13. 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?
  14. 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?
  15. The typos created a chuckle or two
  16. 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).
  17. thank you - probably too late but will try
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
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