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  1. FlyingMonkey

    Landing on Grass Over Trees

    My pleasure! I think many who have not tested their limits in a CT might be reluctant to do so, and I want to show them there is nothing to fear. The CT is a very capable grass and short-field airplane. I fly around a lot with others piloting STOL taildragger airplanes, and I can get in and out of 90% of the places they go, even with my small non-tundra tires. These airplane are pretty good at just about everything you can do VFR.
  2. FlyingMonkey

    Landing on Grass Over Trees

    I like everything except the alerts. When you get a traffic or obstacle alert, a box pops up that covers the map so you can’t see the threat until you tap “acknowledge”. A freaking stupid interface decision. I have mentioned it to Adventure Pilot.
  3. FlyingMonkey

    Landing on Grass Over Trees

    Hey all... Went up this morning and did some landing practice at my favorite grass strip, Aerie (1GA9). The runway is about 1950ft long. The more challenging landing direction is from the Southeast, with ~60ft trees pretty close the approach end. Between the trees and the runway is a soft vegetable garden, so if you land short you will quickly be upside down. The trick is to get close to the trees and then get down quickly but not in the garden. It's a fun place to practice grass landings, approaches with obstacles, and relatively short field operations all at once. The good thing is that the runway is plenty long for a CT so you're not in big trouble if you don't get it right, and there is a very good go around from this end. In the video you can hear my buddy commenting; we were both flying and making commentary on each other's landings. https://youtu.be/y5PHKyAPH84 EDIT: I have posted this video before, but here's the landing from the other end of the runway for another view. This direction has a road right before the end of the runway, and you have to pretty much fly through the front yard of the neighbor across the street (he actually likes watching the airplanes go by)... https://youtu.be/d49dR1wECvA?t=65 The technique I use at both ends is the same: minimum airspeed (48-52kt), 30° flaps, add power as needed to maintain altitude, and slip if needed to get down faster.
  4. FlyingMonkey

    Glider tape question?

    Black on Yellow...TIGER!!!
  5. FlyingMonkey

    Glider tape question?

    I'm with Roger, I'll take tape over open gaps any day.
  6. FlyingMonkey

    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Or late spring, when the weather has died down a bit, but before the Southeast becomes a pilot cooker.
  7. FlyingMonkey

    CTSW heavy landing gear

    Marc or Matco wheels/brakes? Price?
  8. FlyingMonkey

    11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Between the marginal weather and a badly infected ingrown toe nail that required some minor surgery, I am not going to be able to make it this year. Sorry guys, I'll catch up with you next year!
  9. FlyingMonkey

    912 ignition modules

    Mine did same, it will start happening more frequently....
  10. FlyingMonkey

    over shooting 6500 Rpm

    Seems like it to me. I think there is a language barrier keeping us from getting the complete story...
  11. FlyingMonkey

    over shooting 6500 Rpm

    How did you get it to 6500rpm? Starting it without a prop attached, or one adjusted fully flat?
  12. FlyingMonkey

    market analysis

    Unless I'm mistaken, there is no night portion of a checkride. The only requirement is for night flight training, there is no demonstration of proficiency required.
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    If you stay within the g-limits of the airframe limits (+4/-2 for us), it should be okay since the aircraft is designed around those limits. But because of increased airflow over the surfaces, it will take much less control deflection to hit those limits, and any unexpected condition like gusts could cause the airframe to exceed the limits. If I need to go that fast for some reason like testing or practicing an emergency descent, I do it only in smooth air and I usually stop 5kt shy of Vne (140kt) and try to avoid maneuvering as much as possible. I do agree with Ed that just banking with no stick back pressure should be safe, and the resulting turn should be extremely mild.
  14. FlyingMonkey

    market analysis

    I mentioned differences in checkride, but point taken.
  15. FlyingMonkey

    912 ignition modules

    Yeah, a lot depends on how much you like your wife...