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  1. Doug G.

    Sinking Floats

    Hello all, I have been in a conversation on a Facebook group where an individual claims to have received 17 bad (sinking) brand new floats for 912 Bing carbs. I know there was an issue that led to an exchange and the required weighing of floats on inspection, but has anyone heard of an issue with newly purchased floats? Thanks
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    Foreflight W&B Template?

    As is coolant, right?
  3. And add an endorsement for night flight. Oh, and get Canada to let us fly there!
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    TRANSPONDER PROBLEMS

    You undoubtedly have the Dynon transponder. I would first check the antenna connections at the transponder and antenna. Another possibility is the connections to the Dynon panels - the transponder is connected to both. Or, it may be in the transponder itself. If you are not an LSRM-A and comfortable with electronics it would be best to take it to an electronics shop.
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    Skyview Classic

    I called FDUSA and was told that since it was a replacement and no modifications were necessary it did not need an MOA. I guess I would advise you to make the same call just to cover the bases.
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    Skyview Classic

    Digiflight has an upgrade deal to their Vizion 380 - a drop in replacement for the Digiflight II - which will interface with Skyview. It works very well after a lot of trouble shooting that found the harness they sent me (it was supposed to be plug and play, basically) was mis-connected, at least for my plane. After going back and forth between Digiflight and Dynon I finally decided to start tracing wires and found that one wire went to a receive port rather than a transmit port on the serial bus on the Dynon displays. Swapped pins and all was well. I agree, it would be nice to have the Dynon setup, but that gets very pricey as a retrofit.
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    CTSW Weight & Balance

    I have this and it is excellent for calculating W & B for a flight. I use it all the time. Thanks. what I would be interested in is a spreadsheet for the W&B and equipment list for the onboard aircraft records. Having changed some of the avionics recently, I would like to have a nicer printed copy of this info. Arian sent me a sheet and the equipment list is okay, but the W&B doesn’t seem correct in its calculations.
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    CTSW Weight & Balance

    Thanks for this Steve. If so one has the same for a CTLS, I would be interested. PM me please.
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    Tail tie down strap

    Mike, do you tie the wings down too? I was thinking it might be possible foe a quartering cross wind to lift one wing.
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    IFly 740 question

    It can all come from the Dynon with the right setup. The Dynon GPS 2020 antenna provides the info to the displays. (Skyview in my case). All my track info and positioning comes from connection to the Dynon display via serial port connections.
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    Wash Wax All products

    I don’t know the entire situation yet, but I have a bubble behind the stall strip along the first rib on the right wing of my 2010 CTLS. It is not soft and I can see the cross hatching of the carbon fiber mat. There are no visible holes and it does not seem to be fuel related. I hope to get the plane to Paul in Estherville, IA after I complete my annual. He is talking to FD USA to get input, but I have not heard anything back yet. (The plane is hangared.)
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    2018 CTLsi GT - 3 screen Dynon

    I have installed Dynon in and out. The weather display was slightly better with XM and more info was available. The upcoming refinements to Ads-B In will close much of the gap. The bigger factor for me was the XM subscription cost. YMMV
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    Fuel filter

    I’m going to play “devil’s advocate” here. If I know that my fuel flow has been consistent over the past three years (and the filter has been checked during that time, can I make any assumptions about the condition of the filter? It would seem that I could. I will check it anyway, but I would not expect to find anything of consequence.
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    Fuel filter

    Which, of course, is what common sense says, but does common sense hold up in the eyes of the law or the FAA? FD should fix the MM. Thanks, Roger. Yeah, I know I said I was done, but I thought it was common sense to make one more comment.
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    Fuel filter

    The problem with this discussion is that the MM is not clear and all of us are interpreting it as if it is. It does not define when it is talking about the metal filter and when it is talking about the metal one. We are all interpreting what we see by saying that one part or other does or does not apply based, not on what it says, but what we think it should. It should not work that way. I will do 100 hr checks, but I don’t actually see it saying that clearly states that. I think all that can be said has been. I’m done.
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    Fuel filter

    Now you are just trying to prove the unprovable. If I take your word on this I need to go out an buy a plastic filter, put it behind the panel so I can inspect the filter (C9997813G) when I remove the panel? That part is by SB no longer a part of my plane...NA by part number. lol
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    Fuel filter

    Which comes back around to what I have been questioning all along...what do you do with the ambiguity? Do you replace the metal filter every 200 hours? (He asked once again.) The item in 6.4.3 was obviously written when all you needed to do was look at the filter, not disassemble it. When you are dealing with avionics, flaps or the starter switch do you follow the filter inspection procedure? It is not good to have a legally enforceable document with such vagueness.
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    Fuel filter

    Sorry...Arian got autocorrected.
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    Fuel filter

    So here is where I end up. I agree with both of you because there is no clarity here. FD has done a poor job of revising documents over the years. I cannot, without some sort of strange logic gymnastics get the checklist, MM instructions and the SB to make any sort of sense. There are about three different ways you can approach this. The most conservative would be to inspect at 100h and replace the metal filter at 200h. We need input from FD. Maybe a maintenance difficulty report...if they don’t end up in a black hole. That would put the ball legally in their court. Arian could also be asked, but without something in writing it is unlikely to have legal standing. IMO FWIW
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    Fuel filter

    I seem to be missing something here. The MM says to "Change fuel filter behind lower instrument panel at least every 200 hrs." The SB 2.7 says, "Maintenance intervals of the new fuel filter are as required by your maintenance manual for the initial fuel filter with plastic housing." As I read those, the metal filter is to be "changed" every 200 hours, not just inspected or cleaned. Is that how you read it Tom? Is there a superseding SB I am missing?
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    Fuel filter

    Tom, I am trying to understand how you are making this decision. Isn't there a 100hr./annual checkbox for the wing pull/inspection? Do you go by that, or is that every 600 hours? Or, do you only check to see that it has been done less than 600 hours ago? The MM says every 200 hours next to those checkboxes for the filter, right? Why is that number there? Do you replace the metal filter at 200 hours? Thanks, Doug
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    Fuel filter

    My very simple point was that it is in the CTLS checklist. Earlier you said that it wasn't.
  23. Doug G.

    Fuel filter

    It is also in the CTLS list. As is the 200 hours. 3.9 item 13 on the checklist
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    Fuel filter

    Exactly! I keep the lists so if I ever sell the plane (unlikely) the new owner will know it all.
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