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    Use the old one as a pattern and cut a new one out of 2mm or .090 plexiglass. If you don't have the old one use a piece of poster board to make a template. It is likely made to match the airplane anyway.
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    CTSW luggage door - green safety / retention line

    1/16" Paracord. The stuff on the LS has a white core with a black sheaf around it. On the LS they also use a short piece of it for the trim indicator. I had to replace a cracked trim indicator pulley, and the cord for the trim indicator was frayed. I used a piece from the baggage door and then replaced the baggage door when my replacement cord arrived.
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    CTSW luggage door - green safety / retention line

    I bought some recently, but it is black. Send me your address and I'll put enough in an envelope to do both sides and mail it to you.
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    90° hose options?

    I heard some people are using the regular 17mm coolant hose and placing a spring inside for the 90° hose. Anyone out there using this method? The last 90° hose I put on I had trouble with it not sealing up. Tom
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    90° hose options?

    Good for you. I had at least 2 90 degree hoses that I got from Lockwood that required the new clamps. With the hose cut to fit and the old clamps you could literally slide the hose off the fitting over the bead.
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    90° hose options?

    Roger, the original post was from 2012. Rotax has changed back to a thicker wall hose. No more need fore the new smaller clamp from Rotax.
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    market analysis

    The lower numbers the past few years was a supply issue, not a market issue. It is hard to sell airplanes if you have no airplanes to sell.
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    Another oil temp question?

    I think you are right. Someone was confusing coolant temp with oil temp.
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    Door Lever Guide Plate

    My guess is that they were CNC cut, and the holes will be the same, as long as it is from the same vintage.
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    Another oil temp question?

    Roger, maybe you missed this earlier, but I am still waiting on that link when you get time.
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    Another oil temp question?

    Roger, the current Rotax Operating Instructions state 266°F with no notation about which coolant you are using. I did a quick look and didn't find the SB you were referring to, could you please post a link?
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    Another oil temp question?

    OK, so I picked up the wrong engine from the operators manual. The max oil temp for the 912 ULS is 266°F.
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    Another oil temp question?

    According to Rotax's operating instructions max oil temp is 285°, with the top of the normal being 245°.
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    IFR Training, Checkride, and Use

    Corey, I just did recurrent for service and maintenance, not heavy.
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    IFR Training, Checkride, and Use

    You might want to talk to Tim Busch at Iowa Flight Training. He has a CTLS that he uses for instrument flight training, or at least he used to, and he has flown it IFR.
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    Fuel starvation

    Ben, you have a 5 gallon mark for each tank. Half way from that mark to the bottom on each side would give you about 5 gallons total. Personally I would want to be on the ground at that point, or at the very least descending to land. If you only have fuel showing on one side I would plan on being on the ground when it hits that 5 gallon mark.
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    Fuel starvation

    I think the lowest I have landed with was 5-6 gallons, and that was in the CTLS. I had fuel evenly distributed between both tanks. With the CTLS, because of the inner tank baffles and flapper valve I think you could run it lower if you keep a close eye on making sure there is fuel in both tanks. That being said for a new pilot in the CT I would want an hour, maybe 2 for reserve. The correct answer for the checkride is, the regulations say I need 30 minutes, but in this airplane I would at least double that.
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    Junkers Chute / Harnesses CT2k

    I am not a engineer, but I am a aircraft mechanic. I think if done correctly you will not lose any strength.
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    Chute Harness Replacement

    Great minds think a like. I said the same thing as Mike in the for sale thread. BTW I don't think it would be any weaker provided it is done correctly.
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    Junkers Chute / Harnesses CT2k

    This is just a thought, but could you lengthen the straps by adding a section to what is already installed?
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    Fuel pressure question?

    I have checked the fuel flow meter on several different CT's when draining fuel. The flow rate is normally between 18 and 22 GPH. It takes about 15 minutes to fill a 5 gallon jug.
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    Heater control Removal

    Which one do you need, set screw type or crimp? The cable is 1mm. The crimps are 1/16" copper aircraft cable stops. You can but an aluminum stop at the hardware store, but you will need to drill it out for the cable to pas through it twice like the original. you will not need to drill out the copper stops. Aircraft Spruce number for the stop is 04-00899 . For the screw type check your local hobby shop. A 1/16" Dubro EZ Connector will work. Cut the pin off and file it smooth.
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    Fuel starvation

    It is less of an issue with the CTLS because of the baffle and flapper valve. It tends to keep more fuel inboard than with the CTSW. The issue is the tanks are long and thin. The best way to visualize it is to take a bottle of water that is a little less than half full. Lay it on its side. Imagine the fuel pick up being located in the bottom corner of the bottle. Now tip the bottle towards the cap. See how the water runs away from the imaginary fuel pick up? When comparing the ratio of the tank to the bottle on it side the bottle 3/1, the tank is closer to 9/1. The bigger the ratio the easier it is to move the fuel away from the pick up.
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    Top of Climb Calculation Question

    I doubt the examiner will want you to go that deep, but if you choose you can just figure the time to climb to altitude at that airspeed, and add a couple minutes at the higher fuel burn for a little safety margin. Anything you do to add a safety margin to your planning the examiner will like.
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    Foreflight W&B Template?

    You will have a hard time finding a 5 gallon fuel can that will fit in the CTLS baggage, unless it is collapsible. I don't think I would want to carry the fuel with me, but this would work for trips to the gas station. https://www.airframesalaska.com/Liquid-Containment-Bag-p/5.2bag.htm