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  1. The key word is should. Seeing that the pin is press fit it can be pulled off to one side by tightening the nut while the other side is still loose.
  2. The pin is a press fit, but I have seen them slide before.
  3. try this code for IACRA, SP-GEN-AP
  4. It is called a spherical bearing.
  5. I use a crescent wrench for help in removing the bales. I set the slot so it just fits over the bale. Place it near the bottom of the bowl and twist.
  6. I would check with FDUSA or Airtime Aviation in Tulsa
  7. https://flightdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/SB-ASTM-CTSW-02.pdf
  8. Looking at the wing design, how the ailerons are attached, and the design of the gap, I am of the opinion that the design is supposed to have airflow between the gap. Closing that off could lead to poor stall characteristics and poor handling. If you do choose to close the gap be very cautious when test flying the airplane.
  9. The video and Flying Monkey's advice are for the CTSW. From the picture it looks like you have a CTLS. Popping the carb out of the carb socket doesn't get you where you want to be. For the CTLS I normally partially remove the drip tray. Remove the 2 screws holding it on and kind of twist it out of the way. Don't try to remove the tubing. Be careful, because the trays can be damaged. Like the others have said it is most likely a gasket, but it could be that the float valve is not shutting off the fuel like it should. Also worth noting is that in my opinion it is a good idea to shut the fuel valve when you park for the night.
  10. The pictures are from a CTSW. Completely differentinstalation design. There is a safety directive to inspect the gear legs on the CTSW, and the loose bushings should have been caught during the inspection. Or maybe they were damamged from someone with a heavy hand doing the inspection.
  11. If it is a CTSW make sure to reinstall the screw that goes though the leg fairing. If you don't it can slide down and out of place.
  12. The most current Rotax operators manual shows .5 bar, or 7.26 PSI for fuel pumps with serial number 11-0036 and after, That would be the new style fuel pump. 5.8 PSI was for the old style pump.
  13. What are the limits set for on the Dynon? If you have the new style fuel pump, the the upper limit for fuel pressure is 7.2 PSI. The old fuel pumps were lower. The limits in the Dynon should have been changed when the pump was changed, but often time they were not. In most cases the new pump will work okay with the old settings, but occasionally the pressure will go higher. I would change the top of the green to 6.5, yellow from 6.6 to 7.1, and set the red line at 7.2. On the bottom end 2.2 is the minimum, and it did not change.
  14. You should not be using a tug of any kind. In fact it should be placarded against using a tug. https://flightdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/SB-ASTM-CTLS-06.pdf The Frankenstein bolts as the Germans call them are intended to be used with a hand tow bar only for steering.
  15. I pinched a tube, maybe 2 when I put a set of Matco wheels on a CTSW. The pinch was so good that I didn't find it until I unmounted the tire to rotate it for wear. When I took the tube out there were little football shaped pieces of rubber cut from the tube. When I found the first one pinched I then unmounted the other to find it also pinched. So that was 2 on one airplane. The only other time I have pinched a tube was on a Piper Warrior, and it was because I reused the tube. Tubes stretch over time, and if you pull one out of a tire and try to put in in a new tire it will bunch up because it is to large for the space.
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