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About FlyRatz

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    Master Crew Member
  • Birthday 11/30/1962

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    Stuttgart, Germany
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    Piloting CTSW
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  1. Turbo CT over the Alps!

    At the same trip: Threesixty over Siena/Italy:
  2. Turbo CT over the Alps!

    I was in the area at August, 25th. Unfortunately not in a CT but in a Bristell. This time my sweetpea enjoyed the trip. Mostly she doesn't like to pass the mountains and closes her eyes, when the rocks/clouds/birds/flies come closer Ausflug-Toskana 2017.kmz
  3. Rotax Radiator Cap

    Tip: Check for the Motorbike Yamaha RD 350. It has the same cap. Recently I bought this one: https://www.moto-deluxe.de/verschleissteile/motorteile/kuehler/4915/kuehlerdeckel-kuehlwasser-kuehler-deckel-fuer-rieju-mrt
  4. Another fuel tube question?

    Hi fellows, there is much said about fuel transferring from one side to the other and I agree with all of you. There is only one thing unmentioned in the discussion: The air vent tubes on top of the filler caps have a little hat, which is cut at an specific angle. This is to steal a little air pressure from the outside air and to pressurize the tank a little bit in flight. If the two vent tubes are not aligned, one pressurizes its tank a little bit more than the other which induces unintended fuel flow. On one of our club CTSWs, which had always the tendency to move fuel from one side to the other, I found, that the cut angles of the vent tube hats were different. We then compared the filler caps of two CTSWs and found, that the cut angles are all different. After filing the hats to have all the same angle and to align them correct to the wind, the tendency to transfer fuel has gone away. Maybe this helps you.
  5. light or heavy gear

    It is the heavier enforced strut.
  6. Where to get an engine frame?

    FlightDesign-USA had a frame on stock and so it was easy to decide to order it there. Thanks to the ladies and gentlemen in Woodstock for their support! btw: This is the animal requested. It differs from the Rotax-frame significantly.
  7. Where to get an engine frame?

    Hi Anticept, thank you for your efforts. Unfortunately the Rotax frame does not fit to the CTSW. I falled into the same trap and ordered the frame from Rotax. But this frame looks different than the CTSW-frame and does not (nearly) fit the T-Frame. In the meantime I got an answer from customer care. They want to have a prepayment of 50% and they tell me, that it will take apoprox. 4 weeks to produce/deliver. I doubt, this is trustworthy and fear to pay the prepayment only for waiting endlessly... Today I am going to ask FlightDesign-USA if they have this part on stock and are willing to send me one. Markus
  8. Hi guys, as you might know, I am a german user and believe it or not, I have difficulties in getting spare parts. One of our CTSWs had a hard landing and now, the engine frames and the front wheel assembly are bent. I got the big engine frame and the front wheel assembly from our local dealer. But the small engine frame (KA5010200) is not available here. Do you have an idea, whom to ask for this part? I already sent a mail to customercare. But I doubt, that I will get response in time. Let's see what happens. Greetz Markus
  9. Towing gliders

    In Germany glider towing with ultralights is very popular. There are a number of CTs, which are equipped with tow-hitches. So is our D-MQCT which tows a 650 kg doubleseater out of our 2000 ft field quite well. With such a doubleseater we get a climbrate of 300 ft/min.
  10. Has NASA lost its way?

    Some say that this is impossible at all. If you understand everything, you will understand how you understand everything. At this point you will enter an infinite loop and propably your brain will explode and vanish in a logical cloud. Because of this, some very intelligent beings say, that science at all is a step in the wrong direction :D
  11. Lubricating

    Grrrr, Inox MX3 seems to be unavailable in Germany. Shipping from USA is about € 20.-
  12. Lubricating

    I think you are right! Lubricating the plastic bearings is not a good practice. I am changing my checklists for inspections at that point immediately. This is what I found in the Maintenance Manual for the CTSW under chapter Inspect the bearings (С9997022 Spherical Bearing EGLM) for play. Do not lubricate them with anything. If play exceeds 5 256 ” / 0.5 mm, replace the bearing (С9997022 Spherical Bearing EGLM). For bearing installation use Loctite 480. Thanks for the enlightment :-) Markus
  13. Thank you guys for your answer. Unfortunately the software company I asked first is not willing to explain......(although I am on duty for them!) To check, if I understand you right, I try it with my own words: It asks for the registration of the aircraft which contains the equipment I have a workorder for and if the registration has changed in its lifetime, I need to enter the registration which has been active at the time my equipment has been installed in that aircraft.*) *) For simplification I replaced "aircraft or equipment" with aircraft (root ancestor) and equipment (the animal with the workorder). Thanks again. It's good to know to have some helping friends at the other side of the big water. Markus
  14. Lubricating

    This one was outworn. The ball moved freely in axial direction between 1 mm and 2 mm. n.b. This is the source to buy the bearings: http://www.igus.de/wpck/2492/igubal_Gelenklager_EGLM_mm
  15. Grounding

    Some technical pictures relating to grounding issues