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by PhilipRueker
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Avionics & Electrical Systems
Topic: VP-X or not ...
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: VP-X or not ...

Okay . . . thanks Phil! Just to clarify, does that mean there is built-in electrical protection for flaps and trim from GAD 27? Is GAD 27 protected by VP-X? Yes, correct, it provides the electrical position control and runaway protection for the flaps and trim and also interconnects with the Garmin...
by PhilipRueker
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Avionics & Electrical Systems
Topic: VP-X or not ...
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: VP-X or not ...

I seem to recall . . . there is an issue with the electric flap circuitry, regarding VPX and the flaps. According to Adam, at Midwest Panel Builders. Perhaps someone could chime in with more detailed information. Not an issue, but a feature of the VP-X that won't be used. The VP-X, aside from repla...
by PhilipRueker
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Avionics & Electrical Systems
Topic: VP-X or not ...
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: VP-X or not ...

You will probably find almost as many opinions as you can find on priming the metal parts on the topic. I do know that Evan Brunye has installed the VPX in his TSi and the factory in South Africa has also done a build with a VPX already, so there are some Slings with the VPX in-use/in-build. As for ...
by PhilipRueker
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Sling TSi
Topic: Tow bar?
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Tow bar?

I think I remember Barry from Torrance mentioning a towbar, might be easiest to ask them if/what brand their are using.
by PhilipRueker
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grass strips?
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Grass strips?

One con might be that you may have to take off the wheel pants more regularly to inspect and make sure you don't have grass trapped in them.

Maybe it's an issue, maybe it's not, worst case, you could always decide not to fly with the wheel pants and lose a bit of performance.
by PhilipRueker
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Priming & Painting
Topic: Prime?
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Prime?

Evan, Just for my clarification, so when you are mating the stainless steel and the aluminum you'll need to put a touch of corrosion protection on the rivet? Thanks - Brian Yes that would be the idea. You can read the Service Bulletin 0014 , which asks to replace some rivets on the wings with stain...
by PhilipRueker
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Safety, Maintenance & Inspections
Topic: Online EAA Webinar: Keeping your Rotax Alive - Sept. 9th
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Online EAA Webinar: Keeping your Rotax Alive - Sept. 9th

Hi all, EAA is hosting another webinar that could be interesting for us Sling Builders: Keeping your Rotax Alive Wed, Sept 9, 2020 7 - 8:30 p.m. CDT Presenter: Prof. H. Paul Shuch Like most aviation maintenance technicians, Prof. H. Paul Shuch cut his teeth on Lycoming and Continental engines. In th...
by PhilipRueker
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Safety, Maintenance & Inspections
Topic: Service Bulletin #0018 - Insufficient swaging of oval sleeves on the rudder cables [All Models]
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Service Bulletin #0018 - Insufficient swaging of oval sleeves on the rudder cables [All Models]

SERVICE BULLETIN #0018 INSUFFICIENT SWAGING OF OVAL SLEEVES ON THE RUDDER CABLE RELEASE DATE: 2020/07/28 EFFECTIVE DATE: 2020/07/28 SUBJECT: Insufficient swaging of oval sleeves on the rudder MODELS AFFECTED: All Sling Aircraft – Manufactured before effective date 2020/07/28 COMPLIANCE TIME: At the ...
by PhilipRueker
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Sling Photos & Videos
Topic: Jean and Matt with another ceiling test of the Sling TSi all the way up to 30,000 feet
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Jean and Matt with another ceiling test of the Sling TSi all the way up to 30,000 feet

Jean and Matt did another ceiling test in the Sling TSi and they managed to push it all the way up to FL30 aka 30,000 feet high.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N13 ... /KTOA/KTOA