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Tom Baker

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  1. Burping the engine and visually checking the oil in the tank is the only way to know. Most don't need oil between changes.
  2. When I calibrate tanks I use a line clamp on one of the fuel lines where it comes out of the door post to block the transfer of fuel.
  3. I think it is around $79 including MRA for your airplane.
  4. Reminds me of the hot hazy summer day I met a Pitts almost head on. My heading was 179°. and his must have been 001°. I don't know if he saw me, but I didn't see him until he was passing about 100 feet off my left wing.
  5. I haven't flown at night with both, but my thought is the LED is less focussed. The LED is a quick drop in replacement. In my opinion the lower power use is worth the lower illumination.
  6. The electric pitch trim has been the norm for a while now on the CTLSi.
  7. Yes! The limit is a sport pilot limit not a light sport airplane limit.
  8. Check with Coppercity here on the forum. They are in AZ, and do a lot of training in the CTLS. They must have a DPE.
  9. Last October the FAA removed geographical restrictions from DPE's. Instead of spending money to learn everything in a Cessna you might consider bringing in a DPE from another location. A couple lessons in a Cessna would just about pay for airfare.
  10. All SLSA if properly equipped can be certified IFR. SLSA Built after a certain point in 2010 are prohibited from flight in IMC. SLSA built before that point it is up to the manufacturer.
  11. To the best of my knowledge all of the CTLS's have the night lighting package. They all came standard with the Dynon, which should have the battery back up which is a ASTM requirement for night flight that is beyond the CFR 91.205 requirement. My old CTLS was a container mate to one in Iowa, that was used for IFR training and flown in IMC conditions. I think it was Iowa Flight training. You might look them up and give them a call about operating the early CTLS in IMC. As for LOA's, Flight Design has been pretty good about issuing LOA's. Unless you are making an unreasonable request I don't think it will be a problem.
  12. Should be a 3.5mm plug, if it has an input.
  13. Andy, CTLS. The change came with the wind tunnel testing and the fences. I suspect it is to keep air from escaping the gap.
  14. The AoA in the Dynon is only as acurate asthe person who calibrated it was. I have seen some that were close, and others that were not. I would not trust it to fly the airplane.
  15. The Dynon records anytime the engine is running. The analog records when the alternator is supplying power to the airplane. The difference you see between the two comes from the cumulative time from when the engine is started until the alternator switch is turned on. Or if you forget to turn on the alternator switch when doing your checklist.
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