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  1. bseager

    having Flap problems? check this out!

    Thank you Roger for this tip, we tried this yesterday on my 2006 CTSW that had been experiencing unexplained flap deployment issues. As we squeezed the board flap operation became intermittent. Interesting to see the broader maintenance issues emerge as the fleet ages, first ignition modules and now flaps.
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    CT2K advice required

    After years of debate on landing the CT the analogy to a good golf swing really resonates with me. Great post.
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    I'm off to Fast Eddie land

    You mean a good steak dinner might push Charlie Tango to a 15 degree landing? Sorry, but in all seriousness I really have enjoyed the debate about landing and flying our CT's and I will be sorry to see the debates stop. We all learn and try new things when we see different ideas presented in a positive, spirited and constructive manner. I also happened to really enjoy the NASA debates, just stop taking things so seriously.
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    Newbee with landing flap questions.

    I just have to chime in and say how much I agree with Roger on this one. Asking a pilot who is new to the CT to immediately attempt full flap landings is asking for bent gear and total loss of confidence. I learned to fly on the CT and my instructor was smart enough to start with 0 flap landings and we progressed through to full flaps as comfort and confidence levels rose. After flying Diamond aircraft (along with my CTSW) over the last 10 years you realize the CT is a different animal when it comes to landing and needs to be treated carefully until you are really familiar with it.
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    Marc brake fade

    650 hours on my 2006 CTSW with no issues at all with my Marc's
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    USA registration question

    Thanks for the clarification Jacques. It is interesting that the US LSA regulations were initially based on the Canadian Ultralight rules, but they didn't keep the best parts; no speed limit and variable pitch or constant speed props. I agree with Doug that crossing the border should be a much easier process than it is.
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    USA registration question

    I believe this issue is reciprocal. The US will not allow any Canadian pilot to fly into the US unless they hold a Private license or higher.
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    Vbrs

    The issue is related to mutual recognition of a Private license or higher. I have a Private and can fly my CT into the US but if I just had the Ultra Light Permit I could not. I believe it is related to both countries recognizing a standard of training associated with the Private license and the associated medical that validates it. I would love to see Canada adopt the US LSA medical requirement and eventually head the same direction with the Private. It will be interesting to see howTransport Canada reacts once the US has a bunch of Private pilots without current medicals wanting to cross the border.
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    Vbrs

    Jacques, is your airspeed indicator red line at 145 knots as well? Seems like if the aircraft was potentially destined for the US for sale the POH has the lower Vne
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    Vbrs

    [quote name="Eagle Wings" How did you go that fast? Were you descending? Yes in a shallow dive
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    Vbrs

    I have always been confused about the variation in Vne, I have a 2006 CTSW here in Canada which has a POH Vne listed as 162 knots. I believe it is the exact same airframe as the CTSW's in the US, just operated under Canadian Advanced Ultralight regulations that limit max weight to 1232 lbs. The only difference is we have no speed or altitude limitations and can reflex flaps to -12 and have a constant speed prop. Can anyone explain the Vne difference? Should give comfort to you all that the real Vne is 162 knots and I have flown it that fast and nothing fell off.
  12. bseager

    Tannis Engine Heater

    The light bulb and blanket treatment worked great for my CTSW over a winter in the Canadian Rockies. Never had an issue starting even in -20 temps.
  13. bseager

    Has NASA lost its way?

    I recently attended one of Dr. Moore's talks on this subject. I found him to be intelligent, well spoken and credible. If you want to refute his points on the science we are all ears.
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    Has NASA lost its way?

    Have a look at this link to a talk given by the Founder of Greenpeace on Climate Change, most interesting http://technocracy.news/index.php/2015/10/30/former-president-of-greenpeace-scientifically-rips-climate-change-to-shreds/
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    Has NASA lost its way?

    I think CT_MATT is on the right track. Climate change has been occurring continuously over those long 4.5 billion years often violently. Too assume man is unduly influencing the long term climate change for the planet is unreasonable and smacks of hubris. Why do we think our 75 years on the planet is when the catastrophic changes will be set in motion, it is ridiculous but is typical of our need find a cause and to matter in the big scheme of things. Historic periods of vulcanism played havoc with the planet's climate far more than all the greenhouse gases we could ever hope to emit. Short term climate change is wildly unpredictable and the best advice for us is to ensure resiliency in design of our infrastructure, agricultural practices and yes, aircraft design.
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