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Ed Cesnalis

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  1. Ed Cesnalis

    90F in Tucson today

    very impressive Roger
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    No Cabin Heat-SOLVED!

    this has always happened to me. I have a muffin fan under my EFIS.
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    Bodie - a California ghost town

    tucked away, its a keeper I went from 220lbs to 159lbs and want you to see how lean I now am. (and how fast my CT climbs)
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    Bodie - a California ghost town

    I did descend for a better look
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    ELSA possible fuel flow fix???

    I think your right but everyone's panel is cocked and a centered ball means a slip ??? I calibrate my ball from time to time using the sight tubes because they don't lie and sometimes its right and sometimes its off a bit. I think the binnacle moves around or at least can move. Mt CT no longer favors one side, prolly the way I fly and read my ball.
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    E-scooter for the last mile

    When the right brother's first flew this E-scooter was still ten years in the future!
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    E-scooter for the last mile

    I'm ready to order a zoom stryder. Anyone already using an E-scooter?
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    Altimeter Check

    How high are you if your looking over top of the 14,000' peaks?
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    Decals & Pin-striping

    Airbox - rebuilt Sprag clutch and redo on oil line replacement due to rubber contaminated fuel system Prop replacement due to incorrect re-assembly of spinner by light sport mechanic
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    Decals & Pin-striping

    I'm just about to hit 1,000
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    Decals & Pin-striping

    At the 12 year mark I'm totally Okay with the lived in look.
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    Altimeter Check

    I've lived above 8,000' for 40 years so I'm a bit acclimated. I fly with a pulse / oximeter and it confirms that being above 12,500 for 30 minutes or less has no effect on me. I do have various O2 systems and can fly with a big bottle If I want.
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    Altimeter Check

    right, a view of both forks of the creek
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    Altimeter Check

    A CT can climb into the flight levels. In mountain wave conditions it can become impossible to prevent!
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    ELSA possible fuel flow fix???

    I find the same, transfer happens quickly and the slip seems to cost nothing. My habit is to only install fuel in one wing and the other is often empty. Its worth nothing when I start the flight with an empty tank I will have 5 gallons in the empty wing by pattern altitude without trying. The hardest part is to look frequently enough, if I only look once in a while I remain balanced easily.
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    ELSA possible fuel flow fix???

    Once again the wrong take-away. The point to agree with is that the CT will continue to fly normally if you empty only one tank. I'm not advocating that you practice it but that you have this knowledge. I comes in handy when when one is about to go dry due to imbalance. With the knowledge that it flies fine with one empty you can choose to continue to fly coordinated. Same point when I reported that there is a bit of time after both tubes go dry (or at least can be). I'm not advocating flying in this condition but if you find yourself there knowing what to expect can help.
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    CTSW flying @ 22 below zero!

    Good thing I put tape on the radiator. The cabin heater worked well enough for a window/vent open for photos.t was good enough to fly with a
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    ELSA possible fuel flow fix???

    Now the guy with the header tank is rocking the wings every few minutes because the turns in the pattern are all the same way??? You guys are way overthinking this.
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    ELSA possible fuel flow fix???

    To my mind its the prolonged unporting of the tank with remaining fuel that's the major event. I often fly with an empty tank, that alone is a non-event.
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    ELSA possible fuel flow fix???

    If you run out of fuel in a tank its a non-event. If you run out of fuel in the other tank too its a pilot failure.
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    CTSW flying @ 22 below zero!

    You probably know the last 2. Middle is Winchell and Agassiz in the North Palisades. Third is Mendenhall Couloir on Laurel Mountain above Convict Lake. 1st is Devil's Crags in Kings Canyon Middlefork. Here's 2 more of Devil's Crags and a couple of middlefork.
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    Decals & Pin-striping

    I never thought my originals would last this long
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    CTSW flying @ 22 below zero!

    my cooling isn't that good, I only need a 'scattered layer (less than 50% coverage)' thanks
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    ELSA possible fuel flow fix???

    Its possible to unport and starve the engine, I know because I did it once in a steeply banked slip photographing a high ridge. A couple of guys have done it inadvertently and landed as a result so you can do it while unaware its happening. It isn't hard to manage if it gets critical but you do have to look at the tubes so you know when your critical and keep fuel visible so you know its not outboard and unported. (this is the favor one side method)
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