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  1. In the CTLS Maintenance Manual "Shock Absorber Inspection" it states to push down on the propeller and release sharply. The nose is supposed to return to the original setting. How much force is required to push the nose down. Mine seems quite stiff and only moves a small amount. Is this normal? My plane is a 2008 model with 700 hrs.
  2. We have a 2011 CTLS based at KRDU equipped with Dynon avionics EFIS-D100, EMS-D120, Trutrak Flight Systems FD autopilot and a Garmin 696 GPS.
  3. I have a 2008 CTLS that was converted to MATCO main wheels and brakes a year ago. I just recently started having a problem that first started with a strong shimmy in the right main landing gear. After some hours spent with a flashlight and mirror, I determined that there was about 1/16" gap between the brake pad that was closest to the tire, and the brake disk. An A & P examined the wheel, told me that both brake pads should ride on the disk, and then figured out that both left and right main wheels did not have the axle nuts properly tightened, since the wheels would spin rather freely when jacked off the garage floor. He tightened them to specs, and that got rid of the shimmy. However, there is still a much smaller but still noticeable vibration and a some apparent brake squeal at landing speeds, most of which goes away at taxi speeds. The brakes otherwise work well, and don't pull to one side or the other at landing or taxi speeds. I spent some more hours today using flashlight and mirror with that right main wheel jacked about 1/2" off the hangar floor, and eventually decided that the disk on that right wheel was rotating true with the wheel (there was no runout or vibration that I could see by spinning the wheel), but the brake cylinder itself was not square with the brake disk. Looking closer at the brake disk, I observed that the surface of the disk that faced away from the tire was more heavily worn/polished on the outer part of its circumference, and the surface that faced the tire was more heavily worn/polished on the inner part of its circumference. I did some measurements using a steel rule, and it appeared to me that the brake cylinder was about 1/32" out of parallel with the disk. Could that be the source of the vibration? Can it be fixed or adjusted, or do I need to replace some parts? Should I be investigating the bolts that attach the wheel assembly to the landing gear? Or could it be something else altogether that I am not thinking of?
  4. I live near Charlotte NC and would like to find a CFI who trains in a CTLS airplane. I hope to purchase one in the near future and have primarily had experience in low wing airplanes.
  5. Does anyone have a ctls close to Lexington, Ky? It looks like the best fit for me (6'5" , 250 lbs) but would like to actually sit in one. I will be in the market at some point. Thanks, Steve
  6. Hi everyone, Been lurking for awhile and recently decided that a CTLS would fit my needs almost perfectly (two people, VFR for fun, usually < 500 nm, want modern safety features). I'm of course posting looking for any interesting leads but I also have a few questions which maybe folks could help with: What sort of pre-buy do people normally do for a CTLS? Any recommendations on people or outfits to contact? Can anyone recommend a CFI around San Jose that has CTLS experience? I expect insurance will want a checkout + a few hours minimum. Almost all of my flight hours are in a Diamond Katana or a Citabria so I suspect it will be an easy transition. Are there any gotchas to look for? I see some models that have had a landing gear replaced but the consensus here seems to be that's not a big deal. Anything else I should be on the lookout for? I see some CTLS on the market with the D100 and some with the Skyview. People who have used both, is the Skyview worth a premium? Any owners can you post your empty weight and/or useful load? I think I'm fine here but I'd love to get an idea what real world numbers people have. For my search I'd probably like to stay under $100k so I think that rules out a CTLSi. There are a few 2009-2011 CTLS on Barnstormers right now that I will probably follow up on but if anyone has other possibilities I would love to hear about them. Thanks for the help!
  7. Will be spending the next week in San Jose on business. Have some spare time and would like to get some instruction in a CTLS with a CFI. is anybody on this board aware of a flight school in the Bay Area with a CTLS in their fleet. Thank you in advance.
  8. Hello, I am looking for CTLS, I live in Spain, so better if CT is in Europe. My email is salvavidal@gmail.com and my phone +34 678 672 714.
  9. Private Pilot searching for a CTLS. Cash purchase. Message here or email PilotguyPa28@yahoo.com Prefer private sale. Thanks in advance!
  10. Hello Everyone. I am in the process of purchasing Darryl Swenson's CTLS And I was looking for someone in the Arizona or Washington area to fly it BACK with me so I can get some time in it as well. Please email me djtoddb@yahoo.com. Thanks.
  11. 2008 CTLS meticulously maintained. Rotax 912 100 hp 793 hours TT w/gearbox inspection at 600 hours. Dual Dynon 7" displays w/ Garmin 696 GPS slaved to a TruTrak Digiflight II Autopilot w/alt hold/vert. spd. Garmin SL-40 Comm and GTX-327 Mode C XPDR. Integrated Garmin GDL39 3D ADS-B Receiver. PS Engineering Intercom. This beautiful airplane comes with Tannis engine heater system and Bullyhawk Softitart Module installed. Rotax rubber replacement and chute repack accomplished. Annual will be accomplished in July 2016 or sooner if pending sale. $94,500. Contact Lee Barnhill 301-609-0660.
  12. We have paid our CTLSi in 2013, we have contract and still have no aircraft delivered two years after, and virtually we have no information or follow-up: the Flight Design management (Germany) is almost unreachable by phone or by email and when they finally reply it is to keep telling us the aircraft cell is soon delivered from Ukraine and they postpone the delivery date (twice by addendum to the contract). We fear a bankrupt due to the massive investments and the delay of the C4 certification. Any one with similar recent experience with the CTLSi assembled in Germany??? Many thanks for your comments and posts.
  13. Greetings, CT Fliers! Anyone know where I could rent a CTLS near St. Louis, MO? I currently fly "regular" GA planes (Archers, Arrows, etc.), but would like to get checked out in a CTLS. I'm looking towards retirement in a few years and I'm thinking that a CTLS would be a good choice for my wife & I to tour the country in our leisure time
  14. 214 downloads

    Detailed information about the CTLS aircraft
  15. lqlocal

    New Video N909KM

    Yesterday I had the honor of taking up Captain Steve Young. While I just acquired my CTLS in July 2013 and have flight time of just over 65 hours with my CT, Captain Steve has 28,000 with United Airlines. We mounted his Go Pro on the wing and took her up. Enjoy! Chris B
  16. Join us for our 4th Annual Fly-In from Tamiami Airport (Miami) to Puerto Rico. We'll be making two comfortable stops in Exuma, Bahamas and Provo, Turks & Caicos Islands before landing in Puerto Rico. Lots of events and activties programmed for the week in PR. During the week we will be visiting as a group the Dutch Isand of St. Eustatius (TNCE). For additional info: http://www.aopa.org/...uerto-Rico.aspx
  17. I have a gentleman who has cash for a slightly used CTLS and wants to spend no more than 130,000 including taxes. Call or email me with any leads you might have. Thanks! Ron Cassero 707 523-2800 rcassero@sonomajetcenter.com Also, if there are airplanes to shy away from, this is good to know too! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
  18. From the album: CT flying

    Flying over my GF's ranch
  19. GravityKnight

    Buzzing the GF

    From the album: CT flying

    Flying over my GF's ranch
  20. From the album: N764AC (Hawthorne CA, KHHR)

    Nice day out, just going for a joy ride... Turning base for landing on runway 22 at Catalina Island.
  21. Adam

    N764AC is Born!

    From the album: N764AC (Hawthorne CA, KHHR)

    This is a 912ULS (not the fuel injected version). Does show the new high output lithium battery option.
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