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  1. I have never seen anyone talk about swapping out the remote unit battery. I recently replaced both the ELT transmitter and the remote unit batteries with Mar 2029 expiration dated batteries. Cheers.
  2. For a fuel line having different barb diameters on the same fuel line is not the preferred method. The below fittings are a good example for the CTSW fuel line which runs from the straight firewall pass through fitting to the gascolator. The 7.5 mm (.298 in. diameter) fuel hose fits nicely at the firewall but is very snug at the gascolator. The gates 5/16" (.313 diameter) fit nice at the gascolator but is loose at the firewall. How about just making all the barb diameters one size and then use Teflon hoses per Rotax SI-912-022 ? No more 5 year rubber replacements just yearly or 100 hour inspections of the hoses. DABAero
  3. EngDavidj, I have looked at the same configuration you have in your CTSW in another similarly configured CTSW and came to the same conclusion that you did. Two fuel filters is not always better than one (for "this" configuration, with these filters). Which is definitely not obvious during a first look. Using the screen out of the FD filter as shown below it looks like it is equivalent to a 250 micron screen that would let particles smaller than .010 inch diameter pass the filter. For the gascolator, the screen is listed as 125 micron which would only let particles less than .005 inch diameter pass. So a gascolator would catch all the particles that the inline filter would catch but, due to the much larger screen area of the gascolator compared to the inline filter it would catch the same debris as the inline filter and still be open when the inline filter would be blocked. Other benefits: three less joints which could leak, and much easier to maintain every year. Since the airplane I worked on was an SLSA it was completed per design. Looks like your Experimental certification would allow you to improve the design (And yes redesigning a fuel system is not something to take lightly!) Thanks for your post. DABAero
  4. Animosity2K, Pulling the left wing and checking the pins on the wing root and the matching bearing and bushing on the fuselage seems appropriate. The tap testing on the wing tip is not an area that has significant loads and that area will probably just need to be cosmetically touched up. Also, you can do non-destructive testing (NDT) of the the wing root pins by, magnifying glass, dye penetrant inspection or another method. Honestly I think you hurt you pride more than your airplane! The wing removal procedure starts on page 39 of the maintenance manual (MM). Below is a picture showing the pins on the wing root. V/r, dabaero
  5. dabaero

    Engine removal

    It is very impressive all of the work you have completed on your engine mount! I think the engine mount is made from ST37 which is the same as SAE1013. ST37 is a low carbon steel which is not heat treatable... looking forward to your updates.
  6. Skunkworks85, If the stabilator on your aircraft still has cutouts at the balance weights for the trim tab SI-ASTM-CTSW-04 rev. 00 dated 30 Nov. 2009 should be reviewed for compliance. Let me know if you need the SI. V/R, DabAero
  7. Can you provide more information on why the nose strut is stronger on a 2007 versus a 2006? Thanks.
  8. ls6pilot If I can find the instrument panels I took off of my aircraft ( just moved houses) you can have the one I removed. The only concern I would have is the interchangeability of the panels between aircraft. Dave
  9. You might also check with Arizona Air Salvage 602-354-7405. Previously they had a damaged CTLS.
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