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  1. Tom Baker


    The GDL 82 will work well for the out. It requires installation of a GPS antenna with WAAS GPS receiver built in. A tray to mount the GDL 82, and wiring. For in a Garmin GDL39. Overall the installation is not too hard, but does take some time.
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    What are these three wires for?

    Ground wires. Stack them all together under the head of the bolt/screw.
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    NeuForm Propeller in Rain

    You will have more issues with the paint on the edge of the windshield.
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    high oil temperature reading at startup

    Being high is one thing pegging is another. If it is pegging it is most likely a bad spot on the sender. I have tested several sending units by measuring resistance under different pressures. Many of them have bad spots through the range as pressure changes.
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    Too much oil a bad thing?

    Roger, I am Rotax trained, and know how to do an oil change. I know to burp the engine before draining the oil. Back when I was using oil packaged in quart bottles 3 bottles put it right at the top of the mark. With the liter bottles it is always slightly above the flat on the dipstick. Not enough to cause any issues, but above the flat none the less.
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    Hull Coverage - do you have too much?

    Insuring for more than you paid, and over insuring are 2 different things. Since I have been in aviation I have bought many airplanes, that have been insured for more than the purchase price, but the actual value has always been more than the insured value. The only airplanes I have ever had that was insured for more than they were worth were bought new. As the values dropped the insured valu didn't drop as fast.
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    Too much oil a bad thing?

    Another thing is unless you have a very sick engine, even if the oil is not on the top of the flat on the dipstick you will not run out of oil on a flight. A second thought is if they service the engine with all 3 liters of oil at a change it will likely put the oil over full on the dipstick, and it will stay that way for many hours of operation. A third thought maybe you should not have oil available for everyone to add when they go flying. Probably the best solution. this way you can track real oil consumption.
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    Too much oil a bad thing?

    No harm to the engine, but it can make the airplane belly oily.
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    high oil temperature reading at startup

    The title says temperature, the post says pressure. If it is pressure replace the sending unit. There is a bad spot on the wiper.
  10. Tom Baker

    Hull Coverage - do you have too much?

    That is not true!
  11. Tom Baker

    Replace my CTSW with a CTSW or a Globe Swift?

    The way I have heard you speak about taildraggers, especially at your airport I think it is a silly question. I don't think a Swift would be a good choice under your conditions.
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    Aileron Trimming with no Aileron Trim

    Hey guys, remember he is from across the pond, and the airplane may be a different version than was delivered in the US. I wouldn't be surprised if that was omitted in the light weight UL model. Are you by yourself when it rolls left wing down? How does it do with a passenger? The CT is a small airplane, and even small changes in weight will cause trim issues. I have a friend with a small airplane that with 2 people on board in smooth air and the airplane trimmed out, they can maneuver simply by moving their heads around from climbs and dives to turns,
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    The New F-Series Has Been Officially Announced

    They were already in the type certification business before the financial problems. It was likely a factor in the problems, but not the only factor.
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    The New F-Series Has Been Officially Announced

    When it gets here I bet the performance will be better than most would expect with their 140 HP engine. That 140 HP figure is a ready to install engine. The typical Lycoming offerings at 160 HP will be close to the 140 HP figure when install in an airframe, so about the same power at sea level. Plus the Rotax will maintain its HP at altitude, where the others will drop off.
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    Carbs Rebuilt

    I normally inspect, clean, replace gaskets, diaphragms, and float needles at the 5 year rubber replacement regardless of time. For the parts that are being replaced calendar age is often the critical factor compared to hours in service.