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    912 ignition modules

    Got it - thanks.
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    912 ignition modules

    Ok - didn't know that - thanks
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    912 ignition modules

    Thanks - we’ll fire one of our existing units off for a refurb to work with the replacement, which should be better as it wires in for a soft start.
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    912 ignition modules

    The purpose of the battery boost was to spin the engine a bit faster at startup. It seemed to work most of the time, but putting a hot towel over the modules definitely worked - engine always fires first spin
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    912 ignition modules

    Thanks - we’ve tracked some down and will purchase ... appreciate the advice
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    912 ignition modules

    Hi Roger and Corey - thanks for your replies - much appreciated. The aircraft has a near-new Odyssey battery that's kept on trickle when not in use. We'll do more tests before purchasing new modules. This problem has only started this year and we've never had a similar issue before, even as the old battery was nearing the end of its life. What we know does work is to place a hot towel over the modules during the walk-around. Once the modules are warm, it fires immediately. The alternative way to start is, as I mentioned, is to connect a boost battery. The engine spins well and fast even when the modules aren't firing up.
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    912 ignition modules

    Our 912 ignition modules are tired. They need to be warmed up for first flight of the day, or have a battery boost. The prices are horrendous. Does anyone have any ideas on where the best deals are for these items?
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    Flight Design Merchandise?

    Does anyone have an equivalent colour match for the Woeropur lacquer white that's used on the SWs? It's code is 77547. We can't get the product in Australia.
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    Choosing Tires, requesting opinions

    We have a different problem! Our nose wheel tyre has warn generally very well with a little scuffing on the port side, which we put down to lateral take-off load (we could be wrong, but we've checked alignment). However, we've noticed some serious distortion to the starboard rim and we've grounded the aircraft for replacement. The issue is that there is an inherent weakness in spun aluminium which led me to think about replacement. Is there a suitable wheel that's LSA approved?
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    Belly Cam

    As a matter of interest, and I know it's getting a bit off the subject, but what speed are you doing your 40* flap settings at? Also, curious to know if anyone adds speed for landing in gusty conditions.
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    Belly Cam

    That's what it looked like. I've been using using 60kts @ 15º flaps for longer runways to narrow the X-wind vector. Seems to work really well. Only time I'm using other settings now is 40º for short-field, but at the recommended, lower landing speed. I find 30º landings quite quirky for some reason. Thanks for the footage ... really useful to see that stuff.
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    Belly Cam

    Really nice landing. What was the landing speed flap setting. Looks like 15º
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    Belly Cam

    With my head hanging under the belly of the plane, it looked like very little flair ... what flap setting were you using?
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    On The Fence About Coolant

    We're experiencing high exhaust gas temperatures on takeoff on hot days. We've put larger jets in to increase the fuel load for cooling but this doesn't seem to have made much difference. I've noticed that the cowl on our CTsw partially shrouds the radiator and I suspect there's little air flow across it. Our temperatures here on the west coast of Australia can be very high. We're running Evans coolant and may have to consider switching back to a traditional coolant mix. The problem may be that Evans does run hotter and is not as good a conductor. One of the concerns is that while we know the red line is higher, a concern is the amount of heat stress it puts on the engine and the impact on its metallurgy.
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    Tundra wheels and matco brakes

    Hi Is the Matco/Desser system a factory-approved mod?