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Duane Jefts

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  1. The dynon's do not have a fuel gauge. The skyview does have the ability to program takeoff fuel and then compute the fuel burn but that is only a computation. The system has nothing in the tank to measure what is actually there. You can have a leak or missing fuel cap and you will only know it by watching the fuel sight tubes.
  2. There was some discussion some time ago about checking that the parachute cords were attached in the right place. Apparently some were not looped through the connector pin. If you search this site you may be able to find those discussions.
  3. Relieved here in Tucson. Must have periodic pictures of the mountains.
  4. Copper City Aviation in Bisbee Arizona. You will not find a better instructor and he owns a CTLS.
  5. Andy, we had lunch last summer if you recall.  I am Duane Jefts. I am bringing my cessna 172 to St Louis for the summer, May to Sept.  I have called the airport authority at KSUS but they want to rent a hangar with a 12 month contract. 

    Do you know of anyone with Hangar space for rent at KSUS or other STL airport area? I have called Creve Couer and Smartt field without any luck.

    Thanks for your time.

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    2. andyb


      If you'd like me to get the phone numbers of the hangars that are for sale, I'm happy to get that for you.  Just let me know if you need that.


    3. Duane Jefts

      Duane Jefts

      Only if it is convenient.  It might be helpful.  Thanks for offering.

    4. andyb



      I went to the airport to take a look, and drove by all the hangars there.  There were three signs, seeming to market two hangars, both with the same phone number: (314)504-0136.  I'd also place a call to Millionaire, as they own some hangars as well.

      Good luck!


  6. Very nice photo's. Keep em coming.
  7. Snow does not look white in the first couple photo's. Are you using a a filter or are atmospheric conditions doing this?
  8. Unless you have a fuel injected engine. Fuel pump quits in a CTLSi - engine quits - unless second fuel pump is on.
  9. Plastic garbage bags work really well and don't add much to the weight.
  10. I would think they did a toxicology report. Hard to explain his behavior since they did not find anything definitive in their post accident report. Thanks for posting.
  11. Still got in 18 holes of golf.
  12. You can still mow the lawn - right after you shovel the snow!
  13. Service Ceiling | Definition of Service Ceiling by Merriam ... www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/service ceiling Service ceiling definition is - the altitude at which under standard air conditions a particular aircraft can no longer rise at a rate greater than a small designated rate (such as 100 feet per minute). Some of the planes I have flown show the service ceiling at the altitude at which you can no longer maintain a climb rate of 300fpm. I imagine each plane has a different definition but it is usually based on the max altitude that you can maintain some predetermined climb rate.
  14. The 10 inch skyview is really good. To convert to ADS-B it is only a different antenna - $600 from Dynon. The skyview systems I have seen have a Dynon autopilot operated from the screen soft keys. Also map updates are free as opposed to Garmin equipment where you have to pay for a subscription. The skyview system shows TFR's and weather among many other things. I highly recommend the skyview system.
  15. Roger Lee and I plan on being there Friday morning around 0840 for breakfast and a look about. Would be good to see you again.
  16. Anyone besides myself going to Copper State Fly-In at Buckeye Airport, AZ? It's Feb 7,8, & 9 and the airport is just west of Phoenix. https://www.copperstate.org/flying-in/ Hope to see you there.
  17. That's a lot of money to make it cute!
  18. Also took pictures of the Arizona Memorial and Punchbowl National Cemetery. Two places I recommend everyone visit. The Arizona is still leaking oil after all these years.
  19. Flew over them and they looked like they were being used but I don't know the condition. The beach looked nice so even a tent would be good. There was lots of folks on that beach. I did take a picture of Waikiki Beach and there were many folks there as well.
  20. Kalaeloa will always be Barbers Point to me as I was stationed there in the late 60's and the Coast Guard station is still there. My brother Larry and his son Jonathan have hangar's there. I believe there is one other CT in the Islands based in Kona on the Island of Hawaii. I'm not sure why some airports don't have the ICAO identifier. It must be the IATA code identification system - international vs local designations. Picture of Barbers point Coast Guard Air Station from last week.
  21. Flew from Barbers Point on Oahu to North shore Molokai, then North shore Maui, then over to the big Island and on down to Kona. Light winds and few white caps on the Ocean today. It was easy to see the whales. Flight was made in the famous CTLS 413F. The gathering consisted of Larry Jefts, Darryl Swenson, Carol Merrifield and Duane Jefts all of which made the Page Fly In this last October. The weather was perfect.
  22. Short notice but 3 members will attend the CT fly in at the Kona, Hawaii airport tomorrow Jan 16 at around noon. For those of you that can not make it I will post a situation report. Safe flying.
  23. You need to go into the menu and change the approptriate port setting to 2020 and then go into the transponder menu and change it to 2020. Mine was on port 5. The choice will be on the screen. Don't try this in the Hangar, you need a GPS signal for it to find the appropriate settings. Not very difficult.
  24. I would not only look at the fuel cap but the fuel cap assembly. Sometimes the epoxy erodes around that assembly and fuel leaks out and that could create a low pressure on that side pulling fuel from the opposite wing. That assembly is only glued in. I had the whole assembly depart the aircraft and it emptied all the fuel from the opposite wing due to the low pressure over the wing pulling it out. Kind of a far reach I know but it is worth a look.
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