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About sandpiper

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  • Birthday 09/15/1944

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    Independence, OR
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    flying, travel in motor home, EAA, building my RV-12, airplanes and helicopters in general, automobiles, rifle and pistol shooting
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  1. CTLS K&N Air Filter model #

    I was gonna put mine in the sun to dry today but didn't know how to get to 5000 Ft so I could find it.
  2. 2007 CTSW $63,900 Off Market!!

    If you decide not to go with your FAA guy for conversion to E-LSA, there is a DAR in my airpark that can do it. It would cost you expenses plus his fee. He would probably fly over in his RV-7. Let me know if you want his contact information.
  3. Rotax 16 hour class question??

    Just remember anyone, including a trunk monkey, can do work on an experimental aircraft. But, unless you built it EAB (experimental, amateur built) you will need the 16 hour course and the appropriate FAA certificate to sign off inspections on an E-LSA but only if it's yours. If EAB you don't need the 16 hour course but you still need a FAA certificate to sign off inspections and that only works for the original builder. If you didn't build the EAB the "anyone can work on it" still applies but an A&P would be required to sign off inspections. For S-LSA you need the 3 week course then you can work on and sign off inspections on any S-LSA. Being an A&P works too. And, what Andy says about just because you can, doesn't mean you should, is right on. About 7 years ago a cylinder head cost about $2K, probably a lot more now. So, screw up a valve job and you could have a major expense.
  4. 2007 CTSW $63,900 Off Market!!

    If you do sell, maybe basicmed then go with a "certificated" plane. Or, as has been suggested, get your LSRM-A, take some Rotax courses, and do your own. Or, go experimental and then you only need the 16 hour course - plus some Rotax courses for good measure. My LSRM-A may have cost $4K but with 10 years of ownership it has more than paid for itself. Plus you gain confidence by knowing your plane better and you know exactly what was done to it each time it is worked on.
  5. Climb speeds

    It's been many years since I looked this up in my manual and posted it on my panel. Best rate at minus 6 in my manual is 86 KIAS. At zero it is 78 KIAS. I use 85 and 75 to keep it simple. I usually cruise climb at 90 to 100 KIAS, like Andy, especially if cooling is a concern.
  6. Turbo CT over the Alps!

    155 KTAS. Isn't TAS ( and not indicated AS ) the airspeed that determines an overspeed with possible flutter and breakup resulting? There is a good article about that on the Van's RV site. I know my CTSW has a 145 KIAS redline so I would assume that I should not exceed 145 KTAS. Anyway, this is an area of flight in which I have no experience. Maybe some of you high flyers or technophobes could chime in.
  7. Low-hour CTLS/CTLSi wanted

    I would think that composite repairs will add weight. The more extensive the repair, the more weight is likely added. I have no experience to back this up. Comments Corey?
  8. Look Ma, No Doors!

    Here's what I have on my 2007 CTSW.
  9. High oil pressure warning during flight

    As Roger said, VDO.
  10. Need Matco Part Number

    I put Matco on my 2007 with Tundra years ago. No complication, never regretted it.
  11. Prayers needed for Bob Corey

    Like Roger, I met Bob at the LSA school in California. We hung out together and my wife and I later visited Bob and Cathy at their home in Kentucky. My prayers and thoughts are with Bob and Cathy.
  12. 496 upgrade

    I didn't but should have.
  13. New Spark Plugs?

    What is the story about the new $22 spark plugs and the $40 boots? Is this a mandatory switch? The boots would be a one time $320 switch but at $22 per plug I sure won't be throwing away plugs every 100 hours! They look just like the NGK's we have been using which were about $3.00 each.
  14. 496 upgrade

    I do like it. I had the iFly so decided to put it to use. Originally I was going to sell it. If you are going to use the iPad for traffic/weather, what are you going to do with the 660?