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Duane Jefts

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About Duane Jefts

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  • Birthday 08/31/1945

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    Tucson, Az and Lake St Louis, MO
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    golf, tennis, table tennis, softball, grandkids, travel.
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  1. Glide Ratio

    How about the most viewed?
  2. Glide Ratio

    I think the primary thing that affects your glide in an emergency, is your ability to de clutter your mind and calmly make immediate and decisive decisions and - Oh Yes - fly the plane. This can be practiced to the point that if it happens, your confidence/experience level makes the glide and landing a routine experience. Like US Air landing in the Hudson River. We used to practice that scenario annually at TWA and American.
  3. Camping via CT?

    Flew all over Alaska for a month with Camping/Survival gear. I recommend very light backpacks and I packed most everything in plastic garbage bags. They are very light and conforms to the baggage compartment. You can even put them in the baggage comp first (empty) and then put your stuff in, then tie them closed and tie down. I would keep all your emergency/survival equipment behind the seats. Easy to reach when you are hanging from a tree.
  4. Dynon Autopilot "hunting" in azmuth

    Bill, right after Walt put the topic on the forum, I called him and gave him my history with the same problem. I fixed it in flight by adjusting the sensitivity on the autopilot servo's. Walt has all my input. Have not heard back so maybe it is a non issue with him now.
  5. Andy, I am in town and was out to SUS yesterday helping a friend with his new 182 learn his plane.


    Would love to have breakfast.  I'm in Lake St Louis, where are you?  We could find somewhere in the middle.

  6. 2018 CTLsi GT - 3 screen Dynon

    xm weather is OK but I prefer Dynon. Bigger screen for display and overlay and very easy to use. Also no additional subscription cost involved. That being said, when I go on long trips, I activate XM weather. Kenny Rogers is very easy listening as well.
  7. 2018 CTLsi GT - 3 screen Dynon

    All Dynon is probably cheaper than having the Garmin 796 plus no update costs. I like it.
  8. New Pilot - Jumping Left on Takeoff

    Yup, More right rudder.
  9. Low Fuel Pressure

    Not really sure if this helps but Larry's CTLSi has operated out of Arizona in really hot conditions and high altitudes and has had zero problems. The difference may be solved with fuel injection? Thoughts?
  10. If you want the fuel to stay where you put it, just build a little ramp lift for the low side. Should not take much.
  11. Upgraded RV-12 Kit

    Fly on Tuesday but what year John?
  12. Landing on ice - 70° crosswind

    Let's see now ?? Landing on ice to get to your vacation home!! My idea of getting to a vacation home is landing on a beach or lake that is not frozen. Seriously, sounds like a lot of fun landing on the backwater. Enjoy your winter get away. I used to live in Mich so Tucson is my idea of a winter get away.
  13. CTLS vs CTSW

    I fly a CTLSi and a C-172 all the time. I compare them as a sports car vs grandma's station wagon. Both handle turbulence well but the Cessna may not feel as "rough" as the CT. The CT is clearly more fun to fly, goes faster, uses far less fuel, has better visibility, has longer legs, easier to hangar, way better panel, and the cute factor is way up there. The CT does not carry 4 people.
  14. Landing on ice - 70° crosswind

    I always thought landing on ice was a lot of fun. I taught it as the "hocky puck" theory. Does not matter which way you are pointed, you are going to "slide" in the direction of your energy at touchdown. Brakes won't work and rudder won't work, only positive thrust will get you back on track. This should stimulate some discussion.
  15. FAA Alaska Cameras

    There are Flight Service Stations (FSS) at many of the remote airports in Alaska and they can bring those cameras right up on their display. Anyone flying to Alaska should definitely stop in at the nearest FSS as they have a wealth of local knowledge and give excellent weather briefings.