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Flying Bozo

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About Flying Bozo

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  • Birthday 04/03/1936

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    Cottonwood, Arizona
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    Places to fly and fly ins
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  1. Flying Bozo

    Snow birding in Kingman Az?

    OK I will call if we make another trip to Kingman in the next several weeks. Larry
  2. Flying Bozo

    Snow birding in Kingman Az?

    I am in Cottonwood, and flew my CTSW to Kingman two weeks ago with some friends for brunch. You will like the restaurant there. Sounds like you don't have your CT in Kingman. Larry
  3. Flying Bozo

    Blue LED

    Also if you look back to my 2013 posting there are more comments and pictures posted there. Larry
  4. Flying Bozo

    Blue LED

    No there is no 3-d printing project needed. Those are not blue LEDs they are the colorless ones in that give away light at Harbor Frieght. If you don't get one for free I think they are $3.99 each or so. Remove the board and put velcro on the back of the board and on the wing and stick the thing behind the fuel tube. Of course there is a little matter of powering them which takes 3 triple A batteries. Battery boxes are available on line for three tripl A batteries and on the box is a switch. There is asmall modification on the circut board array to disable the single light and only light up the array. Larry
  5. Flying Bozo

    Blue LED

    Refer to my post of June 2013 for an alternate approach. The original light in the sight tube is almost totally worthless, There is a simple solution and I posted pictures of it and described. Look up fuel site tubes and scroll down to my post. I reattached one of the pictures here. Larry Flying Bozo
  6. Flying Bozo

    Fuel Sight Tubes

    Simple push button LED array from Harbor Freight flashlight velcro behind sight tube. You won't have to change the sight tubes as often. Larry
  7. Flying Bozo

    What is that gunk in my carburetor bowl?

    Having had my share of questionable stuff in the carb bowls i have come to the conclusion that it has to have come from somewhere between the outlet of the fuel pump and the carb. Anything happening before the fuel pump cant get through the fuel pump filter but after the fuel pump there is no more filtering that goes on. Check the fuel hose on the outlet of the fuel pump. I can't explain what the stuff is that was in your float bowls but must have come from the plumbing downstream from the fuel pump. I am not an expert on the system like some of the mechanics on the forum but that is my take on the issue, for what its worth. Larry
  8. A poor mechanic blames his tools. That said, every plane that I have been associated with has it's own characteristics and all were always bad mouthed in some form or another by opinionated people who were not skilled enough to know while at the same time were praised by others. So it goes!!
  9. One year ago you wrote:

    "My CTSW has some areas under the wings where they are not smooth, and look slightly wavy or bulged.  I have tested, and all these areas are just as hard and solid as the surrounding areas.  I'm assuming they are simply normal imperfections for hand finished composites, and that fuel damage would be softer and/or discolored.  Is that correct?"

    Can you give me an update on the present condition of your wings now a year later? I happen to have a similar problem and am wondering how yours is doing.

    Larry  (Flying Bozo)

  10. Flying Bozo

    912 AD

    Looks like if your plane was built before June of 2016 it does not apply. Larry
  11. Flying Bozo

    CTLS landing for beginners

    CTSW...some feedback on this flap issue by the community would be appreciated. Has anyone noticed that at 30 flap setting on landing it is infinitely easier to keep the nose wheel from slamming down compared to 15 degrees of flap? I realize that this outcome is contrary to logic of what the flaps do and the speed difference at touch down but nevertheless that is the conclusion that I have come to. I can keep the nose gear off the ground for a significantly longer time during rollout also. So lets hear the opinions on this because as I said this appears to be contrary to the logic of what is happening. Larry
  12. Flying Bozo

    Alternator light

    Dick, My light behaved exactly like yours. Even a little higher RPM does not make it go out....but all the time is is charging. Yes it seems like more than an isolated incident. I don't think I ever went to 4000 RPM though. OH well, I guess for now we have to just put up with it. I sure hope it does not decided to fail the voltage regulator when I am out of town with it. Larry
  13. Flying Bozo

    Alternator light

    Hi Procharger, and thanks for the comment. I guess this is one of those things isn't it"? It is comforting to hear that your problem has been going on for such a long time and at leaset gives me some peace of mind. After all the comments and especially Dick's and yours I am going to ignore it unless the problem changes. So thanks for weighing in, all this has been very helpful. Larry
  14. Flying Bozo

    Alternator light

    Eric, this is a 2006 CTSW like the one Dick Harrison has. Dick thanks for checking it out. You have the exact same problem to a tee that I have..I mean exactly. So I called Lockwood this morning and talked to Dean. Very helpful but the final decision was that it is a mystery. If regulator was bad then it would not be something that would only happen under those particular circumstances. He suggested a wire to the light might be frayed and grounding out but we sort of dismissed that since it would also do so later in the flight or later in the day So as of this minute, no conclusions. He thought it it is charging then the regulator is OK so the battery is getting charges so probably keep flying it. He did also suggest that it might be good to reset the 6 pin spade terminal on the regulator, although he sort of dismissed that since it only happens once after first start up. Maybe a piece of black electrical tape over the light HUH??? LOL Larry
  15. Flying Bozo

    Alternator light

    Wow thanks a lot to all of you who took the time to offer suggestions. I will check out the possible remedies that were outlined and see what happens. Dick sounds like he has the exact same thing as I do so I will anxiously await his testing and reply. Thanks again, I will follow up when I know something more. I didn't realize that others were having the same problems. Larry
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