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  1. Life is short . . . stay awake for it! *Brought to you by the makers of Caribou Coffee. πŸ˜ƒ
  2. Wow! Membership has almost doubled, just since I have been here . . . and I’m a newbie. Hope it keeps growing and we get more participation.
  3. And we are happy to have you here. Welcome to the forum, Johnathan. . . . 😊
  4. That comes from a professional mechanic. And I might add, a damn good one at that. This is the reason why some people, especially first time buyers, won't even consider looking at an "Experimental." That is a fact. I was in that camp myself and know plenty of others who felt the same way. It stems from fear. Fear of bad maintenance, poor build quality and in general, just getting burned. There is some history to each one of those scenarios. That is why I have always had the opinion, and still do, that going "experimental," does have the drawback of reducing the market for the airplane, even if it is perfectly sound. Some people just won't bite. That withstanding, if one is diligent, properly informed, does their homework and has some professional help, I see nothing wrong with the purchase of an experimental. There are some fine ones out there, for sure. In some cases, they are better built and more well equipped than production aircraft.
  5. Congratulations on your new airplane ttabs. Have fun and keep it safe!
  6. Sounds like debris in the carburetors. Suggest you drop the bowls and inspect for foreign objects. Very simple to do. See the YouTube video on how to do that. If carbs are free of debris, then perhaps they need to be resynchronized. There is a Rotax video on that also.
  7. Correct. My feeble attempt at a little humor failed miserably. i just hate that about me.
  8. Wow! . . . . somebody really needs to re-arrange their priorities.
  9. For a Bristell, that empty weight is actually pretty good. Throw in BRS and fuel injection and that makes a big difference in weight. Think fuel. I love the Bristell. 51 inches of shoulder room can't be beat, by any other LSA. My CT has is close, with 49 inches.
  10. Is your Bristell equipped with a BRS? Can you share with us the published "empty weight" of your airplane? Some of us may want to buy one.
  11. Again, that does not sound right. Regardsing S-LSA, there has to be fleet accountability. In the above scenario, who submits the LOA, and who is the receiver of the LOA? Once an alteration is initially installed by BRM, how does the factory track which S-LSA's, in their fleet, have which alterations? If no accurate (and up to date) records are tracked, on individual airframes, how would the NTSB determine, if an S-LSA had proper and approved equipment installed, during an accident investigation?
  12. That does not seem right. LOA's are serial number specific to each airplane in a manufacturers fleet. If there is a "blanket" LOA, an MRA (Manufacturer Request for Alteration) still has to be submitted for each indvidual airplane. If approved by the manufacturer, then an LOA is issued, with approval and installation instructions/limitations.
  13. Dave, Thanks for the prompt reply. And also, thanks for all you do for us (Karen too!). The same vender (Envision Power Services) provides service to the CT Flier Forum (http://ctflier.com/). This forum looks very much like their forum. With a few exceptions. Over there, they provide the ability to delete posts with a simple "Options" then "delete" button. I just find it odd it is not available to us here.
  14. The above is not true, at least, that has been my experience. After following your directions, when I attempt to delete text in a previous post I made, I am presented with a dialog box that says, "You can't submit empty content here. Please enter some content and try again." That is contrary to what you stated above.
  15. Don't know if it will be included, but sure would like to see the ability to delete our own posts.
  16. Correct Shawn, on both of your assertions. 3 LOA's; Dynon Skyview D-700's, Matco brakes + wheels, and an Artex ELT. Flight Design has been really good in working with us. Very reasonable and very prompt. After submitting MRA's (manufacture request for alteration), the LOA's were approved and sent back in a week. So far for me, support has been good.
  17. Not so. I already have 3 LOA's, with my S-LSA. Whoever passed that on to you must have been pretty wise, eh? You won't know how true that claim is . . . until you sell your aircraft. Seriously, good luck with that.
  18. One upgrade I wouldn't mind having though, is replacing my G396 with the Garmin Aera 660. That''s a great little unit that fits nicely in the same spot where the G396 sits. It seems like it is just a smaller version of the G796, at about half the cost. All that withstanding, the only thing I really use my G396 for is backup GPS position and a constant page displaying NST airports. It works very well.
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