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  1. johngpilot

    Looking for late '08-09 CTLS

    Congratulations Kevin, don't forget to review the change of ownership page on the Flight Design USA web site so you can update the information http://flightdesignusa.com/support/owner/
  2. Thanks for the replies. I don't think I have the right data for them it was a bit of a longshot to actually get some documents but I appreciate your help.
  3. If any of you have done commercial certificate training using the CTLS I have been asked to show some evidence that this has been accomplished. The request from our India contact was: If any one can provide this as a scan of the logbook entry, it would be helpful. jgilmore@flightdesignUSA.com Thanks
  4. johngpilot

    Join Flight Design at LSA EXPO

    The Americas version of the CTLSi above is $163,700
  5. johngpilot

    Duluth back to Arizona

    gotta love FIKI! I have a friend with an SR22 and says it works very well for us in the North and those trying to leave..
  6. johngpilot

    Dynon releases 7.0 Is it Ok for FD?

    NO NO NO ....
  7. johngpilot

    CTLS price increases

    i think it is fixed now...
  8. johngpilot

    CTLS price increases

    Here is section 5.1.6 of the CTLSi flight manual and the Influence of Altitude on Engine Performance:
  9. johngpilot

    Rotax warranty

    Flight Design actually extends this Warranty on new CTLS aircraft ( Started with airplanes ordered in the Spring of 2012 ) to 3 yrs or 500 hRS Flight Design USA XP Warranty Policy “Spinner to Tail” Spring 2012 __________________________________________________________________________ This policy document explains and details the Flight Design USA XP warranty and return policies. The Warranty starts from the date of the aircraft delivery to first retail customer: To obtain warranty service the Warranty registration card that was delivered with the plane in the front of the aircraft logbook and the Flight Design Owner Delivery Checklist must be been filled out and sent to Flight Design USA for activation. All warranty coverage is managed by and via the Flight Design Sales outlet responsible for the customer delivery. Warranty repairs done without prior approval may not be covered. The Warranty is on the aircraft and is transferable. The 5 year structural warranty will start at delivery or no later than the first anniversary of the aircraft production date. After the 6th year there will be no warranty even if the first retail customer has less than 5 years coverage. · What the factory warranty covers — All parts produced and supplied by Flight Design GmbH (Germany). When parts are determined as defective, they will be replaced by the selling Distributor or Service Center selected by that distributor under this “Spinner-to-Tail” warranty protection for 3 years. The spinner to tail covers up to 5 years for the composite airframe structural items. Cosmetics and normal wear are not covered. · 3 year replacement/repair coverage of: § Flight Design-installed avionics and autopilot § Propeller § Rotax standard engine warranty coverage of 18 months or 200 hours is extended to 3 years or 500 hours, whichever occurs first. § Rotax Service Bulletins will be handled according to Rotax coverage, and are excluded from the XP Warranty. · What the factory warranty does NOT cover — Any and all replacement parts bought from any vendor other than Flight Design GmbH. In addition, non-covered items include: Tires, tire tubes, and batteries which are subject to owner-operator variable use. · Normal service items excluded are brake pads, brake rotors, batteries, tires, oil, oil and air filters, lights and other consumables. · Cosmetic defects are covered for the first year only. · Warranty for exterior paint, graphic appliqués and other cosmetic items are one year. · This warranty does not apply to normal wear and tear or in instances of neglect or abuse. Who does the warranty work— Warranty-related work must be done at an authorized Flight Design service center unless special arrangements are otherwise made in advance in writing by the distributor-dealer who sold the plane or Flight Design USA. NOTE: Warranty serviced performed by organizations other than Flight Design distributors, dealers or service centers may be approved for qualified shops and technicians but payment for services or provision of replacement parts will only be authorized if requested in advance and after Flight Design USA issues a written authorization specifying limits of reimbursement. Applicable warranty period— The XP warranty period starts when a Flight Design airplane is delivered to the first owner and expires thirty (36) months from delivery date. Structural items are covered for an additional 24 months. All warranty must be preceded by submission of the Warranty Registration Card and Delivery Checklist by the distributor or dealer. To begin a warranty claim — Warranty claims must follow these steps: 1— Assure a Warranty Registration Card and Owner Delivery Checklist has been fully completed and submitted to Flight Design USA. 2— A customer seeking warranty service must first contact the originating Flight Design distributor, dealer, or service center. 3— Distributor or dealer will determine if the request qualifies for a warranty claim. 4— Distributor or dealer will submit a Flight Design Warranty application form to Flight Design USA for a warranty replacement authorization before beginning any work or informing the customer of such approval. Process after authorization from Flight Design USA — 1— A credit card must be supplied from either the customer or the distributor prior to parts being shipped or parts will not be shipped. Once a verified credit card is received, the replacement part is shipped to the customer. 2— The correctly filled out warranty form and defective part (if requested) must be returned back to Flight Design USA within 30 days for a credit or invoice applied to customer’s credit card. 3— Parts will be shipped from Flight Design USA ground DHL or UPS only. If the customer, distributor, dealer, or service center requests faster delivery the requesting party will be billed the difference between the ground shipping charge and the more costly shipping method chosen. 4— The Dealer or Distributor is responsible for getting the return authorization, filling out the warranty form and sending the defective part back to Flight Design USA. FLIGHT DESIGN USA P.O Box 325 S.Woodstock, CT. 06267 TEL. (860)-963-7272 FAX. (860)-963-7152 email fstar@rcn.com
  10. johngpilot

    Took my dad flying tonight!

    One of my happiest memories was sitting at a small airport in IL waiting for a Thunderstorm to pass so my Dad and I could finish our trip to see the Indianapolis 500 in 1978. I still remember him and know you will remember this trip with your Dad as well.
  11. johngpilot

    Looking for CTsw flight Instructor in Chicago

    I used to teach at Clow before the apartments were there and know the CTsw will be a great neighbor given its quiet performance. Too bad I now live 500 miles away. Good luck with the training.
  12. johngpilot

    Tool Kit

    I had a flat tire on a ferry flight and had to improvise by using a 6 foot ladder to hold the wing so the tire was off the ground. The issue I had was finding something to pad the bottom of the wing so if you wrap all these tools in a soft/padded bag you could use it to keep the bottom of the wing from getting scratched. Might as well use it all!
  13. johngpilot

    Look what I found in my hangar...

    Andy go to the flightdesignUSA.com web site and contact us button to register/advise FD of the updated ownership. One of the requirements of the ASTM is to notify the FAA but Also the manufacturer. here is the link to the web page Also here is more info.. Congratulations
  14. johngpilot

    Air Conditioned CTLS to be at Oshkosh

    We offered it to them to display in the FD booth or possibly in a CTLS that will be parked at the FDUSA booth so I last I heard it was going to be there.