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DocRon

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About DocRon

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  • Birthday 08/02/1949

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    Camp Verde, Arizona
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    Aviation, Intelligence Community, Genealogy.
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  1. Fuel Injection or Carbs on my next CT?

    Hi Bill, Free to use Dynon's upgrades. E-mail me: ron@loretel.net.
  2. Fuel Injection or Carbs on my next CT?

    We just bought a 2014 CTLSi last month (after having a 2008 for seven years.) The increase in fuel economy is fantastic and it starts like a car. We only have 25 hours on it but no complaints at all. We also love the Dynon 10" screens. The biggest headache was getting the screens unlocked so we could upgrade the software from version 6.X to 15.2. That took some "doing" but we're happy now.
  3. Oshkosh 2017

    Sorry we missed you all while there. Jan and I volunteer at the Museum doing check-in and ticket sales each year. I'm told that next year Flight Design will be represented there, so maybe we will cross paths. Meanwhile, waiting for Page in October! Last month we bought a 2014 CTLSi. Love the fuel economy with the fuel injected engine.
  4. CTLS Damaged on Landing This Morning

    This was my plane for seven years. I sold it to my friend and she had just recently soloed. It's very sad to see this but, fortunately, she is OK. I will definitely spend time with her about this and let her know that "stuff happens" and not to give up.
  5. Thanks very much, Paul. I agree, Arian is a big help. I've got it straightened out now and loaded v15.2.
  6. Eric, What Arian sent me were two <1kb files with each serial number embedded. Tried this twice and neither set of files worked. Haven't heard from him this week.
  7. Arian at Flight Design is trying to help me with this. He has sent me two sets of Unlock codes but neither will work, so far. We'll try again next week. Since we need at least version 14.xx to be 2020 compliant something would appear to have to be done in the near future.
  8. Hi Everyone, I realize this thread is old, but of concern to me. This week I bought a 2014 CTLSi and learned that I cannot upgrade the software in the Skyview screens. I'm stuck in version 6. Have any of you figured out how to crack this code to allow updating the software? Regards, Ron
  9. I am left-handed and have seven years in my CTLS. I am completely comfortable being in the left-seat. I did have have about 12 hours in the right seat and it just doesn't feel right, especially landing. I guess over time one gets better at right seat flying. Airline pilots do.
  10. WANT TO BUY

    2009-2012 CTLS • •Low Time, NO Damage History, Current Logs, Always Hangared. Prefer One-Owner, a privately owned aircraft, not through Dealers or Brokers. • Contact Ron Kreienkamp• ron@loretel.net.
  11. Hello All, I lived in northern Minnesota for five years with my CT and flew down to -20F (but only once...) I found that taking a piece of white foam rubber and cutting it a bit larger than the air intake hole worked very well and I didn't have to fool with tape. Easy in--easy out. I cut several different sizes to match the requirements of several temperature ranges. It worked very well.
  12. 10th Annual Page CT and Light Sport Fly-in

    Reserved and ready to go
  13. I can't say this as precisely as some of the previous commentators have done, but let me explain it my way. I was having the same problem with my 2008 CTLS. My mechanic decided to place the aircraft on a (nearly) perfectly level piece of concrete. Then he took a six-foot bar level and placed it as level as possible, spread between each wing root. The bubble was centered in the level. Then we turned on the Master switch and observed the ball in the EFIS; It was NOT centered. He concluded that the entire instrument panel and housing was not installed level. With a precise digital level he concluded that the EFIS screen was not level by about (I think I remember correctly) 2.5 degrees. Instead of trying to re-level the entire instrument housing, he merely leveled the EFIS screen. The finished project shows the EFIS tilting so little you can just barely notice, but the ball was then centered on level ground. This all implied that the aircraft, with the ball centered, was previously flying slightly sideways causing the fuel vents on one side to be a bit more pressurized than on the other wing (so I was told.) Anyway, since that time both fuel tanks keep about the same levels; problem solved.
  14. I agree. When it comes to personal protection I don't see anything wrong with a little overkill.
  15. With the new day...

    Congratulations! Hope to see you in Page, AZ next month. Personally, I cannot financially justify owning my CT with annuals, gas, maintenance, etc, etc. But, consider the intangibles such as always having your plane when you want it, no soda cans or candy wrappers left inside, being sure how much gas is left in the tanks, and not having to worry about what the other flyer(s) did to the aircraft during previous flights such as hard landings or overstressing. These things are priceless. More than worth the cost of ownership. (Didn't have a test pilot for my honeymoon, no one flys my plane either )
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