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    Altimeter Check

    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.
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    Copper State Fly-In

    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.
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    Wanted to buy CTLS

    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.
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    Copper State Fly-In

    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.
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    3 Sierra Nevada Images from my CTSW

    Just excellent.
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    Approximate cost of various Mx items

    That's a lot of money to make it cute!
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    Kona, Hawaii fly in

    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.
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    Kona, Hawaii fly in

    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.
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    Kona, Hawaii fly in

    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.
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    Kona, Hawaii fly in

    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.
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    Kona, Hawaii fly in

    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.
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    uAvionix skyBeacon for ADS-B Out

    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.
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    Unequal fuel usage

    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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    Unequal fuel usage

    If the left fuel cap assembly is leaking then it would draw all the fuel out of the right wing first. I assume there is no fuel seepage on the left wing?
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    Handiflight around the world with 2 CTLS

    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=220332 So sad. I looked at both approaches into the airport and I think I saw big power lines at one end. That might have been the problem.
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    My wall and shop didn't make it through Christmas

    1966 for me. I guess that shows my age.
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    I take it we DON"T have the dates for the 2019 Page Fly-In.

    There was some discussion of moving it up a week or so in Oct. It's normally around the 12th of Oct plus or minus a little.
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    Page Fly-In 2019 - check out this place...Bar 10 Ranch

    Sounds good to me. Wonder if they are open in Oct.
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    New to Forum. New to CT Land

    Your supposed to know what I mean, not what I say or write. At least that is what my wife says.
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    New to Forum. New to CT Land

    Would recommend putting Page 2012 on your list. It's an annual fly in at Page, AZ and the scenery and friendship is as good as it gets.
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    Weight increase on our CTs?

    Law enforcement can fly at 1500 pounds so I know it must OK up to that weight.
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    Charlie Tango got published

    Long time overdue.
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    uAvionix skyBeacon for ADS-B Out

    I would call Dynon support. They have a plug and play addition that will be much less expensive.
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    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Glad you had a smooth trip home Mike and hope to see you next year at Page. Page is over for another year and for those that were able to make it, we had a great time and managed to add new destinations and experience a whole new look to the Southwest. I flew with Mike the last day on a quick tour of the Dam and Horseshoe Bend. You will not find more beautiful scenery on a 10 minute flight anywhere.
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    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Friday report. Finally the perfect weather we have all experienced in the past. Sunny and smooth flights all day. We all flew to Canyon lands Airport by Moab, Utah and took a break, then on to Carbon County airport at Price, Utah and had a fantastic lunch at the Main Street Cafe. Then back to Page. Will post some pictures. The scenery was fantastic over Canyonlands and all along the way. Flying airplane is Darryl's Diamond 40. Ground Picture is Ron and Jan and Mike at Carbon County. Water pictures are of Lake Powell.