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  1. I do the same, but with the bolts installed from behind and the nuts towards the engine access to the nuts for torqueing is not ideal.
  2. There you go. I remember Roger saying he ask Flight Design. Like I said, because of the design once you are tight on the bushing it really doesn't make much difference. Besides torque should really be set on the nut, not the head of the bolt. That makes these difficult to torque properly.
  3. At about :50 in the video you posted the Cirrus call traffic in sight, and tower tells him to follow the traffic, cleared to land.
  4. The Cirrus was supposed to be landing on 17R. He shouldn't have crossed the center line of 17R, and definitely shouldn't have been anywhere close to 17L. My guess is that he was watching the Cessna head turned Right, and lost his positional awareness.
  5. There are two different vent window installations. Mecaplex is one, and I don't remember the name of the other. I ran into this when I needed to replace one a couple years back. One uses the metal leaf, the other uses a coil spring with blocks.
  6. I don't think there is a published number from Flight Design. For that size bolt/nut 40nm or 29.5ft/lb would be about right. Honestly once it is tight on the metal bushing inside the Fiat silent blocks that is all you really need. You certainly don't need to torque it so much as to deform the bushing.
  7. What's worse is that it is $783 just for the hose by itself.😬
  8. The difference is in how much power the engine is producing. There is more to power than just RPM, you also must factor in manifold pressure. Throttle wide open at 5200 RPM will produce more power that half throttle at 5200 RPM. I don't mind running less than 5200 RPM, this was just the power setting I chose that day. When I reduced the throttle the EGT started to climb. First having the prop under pitched would easily exceed 5500 RPM with full throttle. The airplane that I am basing my experience on would turn more than 5800 RPM full throttle level flight, and with the power reduced to 5200 the EGT would climb into the yellow. Once the prop was pitched to achieve 5500 or slightly higher at full throttle level flight the EGT was no longer an issue.
  9. Leading Edge Airfoils has the hose in stock, but better yet when I was looking I came across this. https://www.leadingedgeairfoils.com/flexible-retrofit-kit.html It has everything you need plus a couple extra items, plus it is less expensive. It also shows in stock at CPS for the same price.
  10. Because the Bing carburetor tends to run leaner in the mid range, and that is where you wind up trying to keep the RPM around 5200. If the prop is under pitched.
  11. Since we are dealing with the propeller pitch being fixed throughout the flight range we have to choose between to much pitch for take off or to little pitch for max throttle level flight. If you set the prop pitch to get 5200 on take off you will go well above redline when you level off and accelerate. Setting the prop pitch so it doesn't go above redline keeps the RPM lower than 5200. Most with a CT choose to compromise. with a setting that will allow the RPM to go into the yellow with full throttle in level flight, and be slightly lower than 5200 on climb out. I'm not sure about the 912iS, but the carbureted engine on a CT the EGT will run hot with cruise power settings if the prop is under pitched.
  12. For removal I slit the hose, for installation I use a little silicone spray. I don't like having the hot coil from the heat gun around the fuel.
  13. $33.96 from Leading Edge. That is less than anyplace else from a quick Google search from the part you listed.
  14. The brake caliper should run true to the disk and wheel. If someone shimmed in the wrong place that could cause it to be off, the other possibility is a bent axle. I have never seen that with the Matco wheels, but I have seen it with the Marc. Take the wheel pants off and look at it from the front to see if the wheel is canted in at the top. Normally vibration either comes from a bent or warped disk or an bad or out of balance tire. I think you will need to take things further apart that just jacking the airplane and spinning the wheel.
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