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About Scrapman1959

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  1. Scrapman1959

    CT incident Lorraine, Ohio 11/4/18

    I will post the findings of my cracked gear leg inspection.
  2. Scrapman1959

    CT incident Lorraine, Ohio 11/4/18

    I have a cracked gear leg in my hanger from my CTLS. It’s a 2011 model. I never had any landings with this AC that I thought were a “hard” landing. Found the crack during a routine inspection. Bet that gear leg I replaced was defective as well. Does FD replace the defective ones? We paid $1500 for a new leg.
  3. Scrapman1959

    CT incident Lorraine, Ohio 11/4/18

    Anybody got any info on this one? I saw it on the NTSB site. They don’t have any preliminary etc listed.
  4. Fred, scrapman, this is 499CT. Will you be at the page flyin this October 2018? 

  5. Scrapman1959

    2018 CTLsi GT - 3 screen Dynon

    Roger, I agree the American market sometimes is not all about price? Take the Tecnam P2008 for example, is over $200K with 914 turbo, and I think it is selling well. How many CT owners would upgrade to a turbo CTLS, if they had to pay $15K more than for the same equipped 912 or 912i ? I’m assuming it would be 10 to 15 knots faster at 4K to 5k and better yet the higher you go. And yes, I have heard the argument about the turbo is a waste of money without a constant speed prop, and it’s not true. I know, I have one. There is no substitute for HP at All altitudes and especially on hot days. Sure a constant speed would make it wonderful, but being able to make full power at any altitude up to 15K and pitching your prop a little more aggressive for the altitudes you normally fly makes a difference.
  6. Scrapman1959

    Landing on ice - 70° crosswind

    We use the river house all year round. It’s only 1.5 hours by car from our real residence and a lot closer to my office, so it’s not really a vacation home as much as 2 Nd home . I will try posting a few pics when I get to a real computer.
  7. Scrapman1959

    Landing on ice - 70° crosswind

    We land on the ice in a backwater of the Mississippi where we have a vacation home. It’s a lot of fun. When the ice is bare and wet and obviously very slick, you have to throttle up to get rudder authority and turn the AC in the opposite direction to get stopped. If the ice is dry or has a bit of snow on it, it’s not a problem getting stopped at all.
  8. Scrapman1959

    Foot rest

    Pretty sweet Al!
  9. Scrapman1959

    Flight Log in Garmin 696

    Does anyone know if it is possible to “view” or “download-recorded” flights in the 696 beyond the 30 or so recorded on the screen that drops the oldest flight when a new one is logged? I want to go back and review all flights in my 2011 CTLS that came equipped with a Garmin 696. My CTLS also came with Dynon SkyView, but I don’t think that records any trips?
  10. Scrapman1959

    Broken Left Door Widow

    Sergio, what year is your CTLS and what is the empty weight with 914 turbo engine and in flight adjustable prop? Are you using the Air master prop? Can you provide us with some performance numbers at various altitudes etc? What is your fuel burn at 35” manifold and 5400 rpms?
  11. Scrapman1959

    New CTs arriving from Germany

    Curious, why you guys would buy another CTSW, but not a CTLS? Is it the difference in cruise speed? What is the consensus on the speed difference? Having flown both long distances, the CTLS certainly has advantages in comfort ( more reclined seating option) and convinience with the hat rack for storing munchies, and misc stuff you want in the cockpit with you. I guess for some the weight is an issue?
  12. Scrapman1959

    Low fuel pressure warning during climb

    Thx Guys. This is always with "cold" ( first flight of the day) engine under WOT throttle. I will continue to monitor it more closely. Wasn't sure if I should service the screen/filter?