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  1. 11th Annual CT/LSA Fly-in, Page AZ Oct 17-21

    Robin Sullivan and John Sullivan, Santa Paula, California, CTSW N156CT, are attending the Page event only, arriving Oct. 17. Our reservations have been made at the Clarion. Our email to use for contact is be4ifly@gmail.com.
  2. No audio XM music

    Although I show that am receiving the music data from XM Sirius through my Garmin XM 30A antenna, and the data is showing on my Garmin 496 XM music channel screen, there is no audio coming into my Zulu headsets. Used to work fine. In the settings for music it seems everything is turned on and has not been changed since it was working. Recently we had a autopilot connected to the Garmin 496 - could that has fouled the audio for XM music? Our comm is an SL40, if that makes any difference in troubleshooting.
  3. Garmin 496 with xm weather not getting TFRs

    I have a Garmin 496 GPS with XM Weather. Lately we have noticed that we are not receiving TFRs on the screen. We have always had TFRs pop up on the screen before. Have I accidentally change a setting? Anyone know what might be the problem? Thanks, Robin
  4. Garmin 496 with xm weather not getting TFRs

    We do have a subscription. I called them and somehow our Xm antenna had lost their signal. They refreshed it and now the TFRs are popping up again. So if anyone loses your XM weather or radio, just call SiriusXM, and they will refresh the signal to your antenna and things should be fine again.
  5. Updates for Garmin 496

    How often should I download updates to my 496? And what is the current update from Garmin for the 496? Thanks.
  6. Has anyone come across whether or not my GTX330 can be retrofitted or upgraded by Garmin to comply with ADSB-Out? Or any other company that provides an upgrade or retrofit to the GTX330. I already have XM weather and traffic on my Garmin 496, so undecided if I need to bother with ADSB-In. Thoughts?
  7. Rudder trim wheel

    Hi. Noticed recently that when I trim the rudder all the way to the right with the rudder trim wheel, the trim indicator inside the plane does not go past neutral and seems to just be real loose beyond that point. I checked what was happening outside with the actual rudder when I roll the rudder trim wheel all the way to the right, and the actual rudder seems to stay in the neutral position as well. Then I rolled the rudder trim wheel all the way to the left, and the indicator moved all the way to the left inside the plane and the actual rudder also moves left. Hmmmmm. So it seems I have no right rudder trim to speak of. Hmmm. Any thoughts what is going on here? Thanks, Robin
  8. Rudder trim wheel

    Thanks all.
  9. Radio background noise - SL40

    Hi Was flying the other day and started getting a background hollow sound in my headset during radio calls when pushing the push to talk button. It is a Garmin SL40. The noise is heard in both the pilot and passenger headsets. I did a radio check in the air and on the ground, and my transmissions are being heard clearly, although one person said they were hearing some noise in the background too. I am hearing other airplane transmissions without this added noise. Just this irritating background noise when I transmit. Tried the squelch, but did not make a difference. Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks! Robin
  10. Radio background noise - SL40

    Thanks all.
  11. Radio background noise - SL40

    Thanks. Will check the ground.
  12. Radio background noise - SL40

    Hi Roger, do you have a good contact number or person for this issue so I don't have to wind my way through the entire Garmin world? Robin
  13. Rudder trim wheel

    Hi Roger. I can move the indicator to the right with my fingers, then it just sits there when I move the wheel to the left towards neutral.. Robin
  14. Radio background noise - SL40

    Thanks Roger. I will contact Garmin. This is a new thing. Never had this trouble before. Although the radio is about seven years old now. Robin
  15. We were having problems with our TruTrak and it went back to TruTrak for repair. TT did a complete over haul of the unit, including install of a new "mother board" in the unit. We have now had it reinstalled in our CTSW. Question. It is ready to fly "out of the box" or do I need to "calibrate" or set it up some how before using it in flight. If so, what might that entail? PS: TruTrak was excellent in its service and efficiency in solving our problems and getting the unit back to us quickly.
  16. TruTrak Digiflight II VS Calibration

    Thanks for all the great replies! Really appreciate it.
  17. Airspeed Calibration Chart

    Does any body know if the CTSW has an airspeed calibration chart? Even a airspeed calibration chart for the CTLS would be good.
  18. Airspeed Calibration Chart

    Perfect! Thanks!
  19. extra ignition keys for CTSW

    Does anybody has any idea how to get some extra ignition keys that are cheaper than the $36.00 that Flight Design is charging per key?
  20. OSHKOSH 2013

    I will be flying my CTSW to Osh for the first time this year. I am concerned as to parking. I know I will be in the General Parking area. I don't think I can pick parking if I read the Notam right. Will be arriving July 28, the day before it starts. Is the grass ok for our small low airplanes? Also any hints as to tie-downs, plane covers and just general securing of the CT while there. I'll be there 5 days.
  21. Oshkosh Airventure 2013

    I am planning on flying my CTSW to Oshkosh from Southern California this year. Are they any other CT Fliers planning on doing the same? And has anyone done this flight from the West Coast and what route(s) did you use.
  22. CTSW flaps don't deploy

    Recently, when I deploy the flaps at 15, 30, 40 they don't go down, and the flap digital indicator just keep flashing. I am at the proper speed or below when I deploy the flaps. Strangely, however, if I quickly move the flaps switch up to -6 and then quickly down to 15 or 30, then they deploy normally. Also, when I test all flaps positions on the ground while doing my preflight checklist, the flaps deploy normally and work fine. The issue only happens in the air. My mechanic already pulled the panel and said all contacts were being made. What's up?
  23. CTSW flaps don't deploy

    Thanks for the suggestions. I will try them all and see what happens....
  24. Oshkosh Airventure 2013

    Thanks for info. I know I have to plan day to day, but its good you have made the trip successfully many times. Is there a favorite place you like to park your CT when you get there? Or do they just tell you where to park and that is that?
  25. Matco Brakes

    We have decided to install Matco Brakes on our 2007 CTSW. What is the best way to proceed with this project, ie, how much are the parts and labor, where to get, and who is the best person to install. I understand that the wheels are changed out as well when the brakes are changed; which is what we want, as we had have three stock CTSW rims fail in the 4.5 years we have owned the airplane.