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  3. SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum Activated Members Update as of 9/26/2018 the number of Activated, Validated SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum Members with Log-In Privileges is now 358 SCFLIER MEMBERS
  4. Shawn yes, "misplaced discussion topics" can be moved by the Admin, but this is time consuming.... My intent is to help folks on the SCFLIER Forum "self organize" the forum, and take a little time searching for an existing topic already covering their questions, or place their new topic into an existing "best match" area of the forum so that it is easier to find information on topics, and also to minimize my time spent doing chores as your friendly SCFLIER Admin (currently about 10-15 hours spent by me each week). Today's work by your friendly Admin on the SCFLIER Forum is going to be spent updating the Website Software to the latest version just announced by our Website Software Supplier... I am always glad to help, and of course I love the SCFLIER Forum, but I would rather be flying my airplane than moving “misplaced” topics around on the forum... TIME is a limited asset. Perhaps I will have more TIME for “Admin-ing” the SCFLIER Forum another day... Dave Your Friendly SCFLIER Admin
  5. Thanks Dave, as the admin can't you simply move this discussion to the proper topic? I know this can be done on other forums I'm a member of because they also try to keep them organized. Should be a simple fix.
  6. Wayne/ShawnM Great discussion. Very useful. Glad the question has been answered and ideas suggested. However ( -- Wayne) “Forum Information and News” is NOT the best location for this type of discussion. “Forum Information and News” is intended for new SCFLIER Forum software notices and new Forum features from our SCFLIER website provider, NEWS about the SCFLIER Forum, Updated SCFLIER Monthly Activated Member counts, etc., provided by me, the SCFLIER Admin. I have changed the title of this particular Forum Topic to "Forum Information and News from the Admin" in an attempt to help other SCFLIER Forum Members understand what this topic area is intended for. Definitely not the first time that a "Random Thought" got posted here... I am Very glad that Wayne's question has been answered, but in the future for all SCFLIER Forum members, please First use the SEARCH function (magnifying glass icon at the top right ), a good way to find EXISTING discussion on a topic “already out there” on the SCFLIER Forum and help prevent us from having a constantly expanding, overlapping topic discussion outline that may make it difficult to find information quickly.... If an Existing SCFLIER Topic discussion can not be found for your question or idea with SEARCH, then please place requests for answers on new items like this in the “Random Thoughts” forum area, or, for example, if one has a Rotax carburetor question, please post your question under the “Rotax Engine” area, ... or perhaps in this particular example, a new topic could be started, called “ProPackage / ProPlus Package Questions” and this might work well if created under the “General Avionics” topic outline area or the “Dynon SOFTWARE” topic outline area ... Staying ORGANIZED in the SCFLIER forum will help other folks find and see interesting topics quickly. Efficient, quick, effective information exchange about the awesome SportCruiser/PiperSport/PS-28 LSA Aircraft is our SCFLIER Forum objective. Thanks to all and enjoy the forum Dave SCFLIER Admin See below for results of an SCFLIER Search function on "SVAP"
  7. I think what the buyer is referring to is the SVAP and the SVAP+ version that were out around that time. Obviously the SVAP+ is the top of the line version with everything and the SVAP was considered the entry level version. One just had more bells and whistles than the other but I dont know all the details of the differences. ADS-B in and out, class 1 mode S transponder, backup batteries for the panel, Garmin 796 etc. I would think your POH or checklist would state which model you own. I hope this was helpful and hope another owner of this year or even the 2014 or 2015 can elaborate a bit more for you as to the differences Wayne.
  8. A potential buyer of my 2013 Cruiser asked if it has a Pro package or a Pro Plus package. Can someone tell me what this is? THANKS!!!!
  9. ShawnM

    Battery

    So true. I buy tons of electronics components from overseas because none of them are made in America. Great movie quote, thanks ronin5573.
  10. ronin5573

    Battery

    In the great words of the infamous Lev . "Components. American components, Russian Components, ALL MADE IN TAIWAN!"
  11. ShawnM

    Battery

    My first battery replacement was with a Duracell of the exact same shape and specs as your Expert Power but with a Duracell label on it. It lasted 2 years. I think they all are the exact same battery with different labels. Second battery was a UPG brand battery and it lasted about a year. I now have the Odyssey PC680 (amazing battery) and I'll report back when it dies which hopefully won't be for many years. And yes, LEGALLY, you need a LOA to change to a different battery but who gets one? Nobody. It's ridiculous that you need one and I agree. It's a "consumable". As for your coolant, Rotax approves the DEXCool 50/50 as it's what I use also but dont worry your secret's safe here. (along with your quick drain )
  12. Deltafox

    Battery

    sshhhhhhh.
  13. ronin5573

    Battery

    I just replaced mine with the The "Expert Power" branded EXP 12200 off amazon for 40 bucks. I think its the exact same one without the FGFORTE brand. When I mean its exactly the same I mean in every way. I still think its funny to think you need a loa for a battery. Imagine all the planes out there without batteries in them waiting for battery loa's. Most of the US fleet would be just sitting there. Good luck with that. Don't tell no one but I flushed that green crappy coolant they use and put dexcool 5050 in too last year.
  14. ShawnM

    Battery

    That's a lithium ion battery and if it's cracked I'd remove it from the plane immediately. If oxygen penetrates the casing it will burn very intensely and could destroy the plane or worse. I personally would never use a lithium ion battery in an aircraft but that's my personal opinion. I dont think the factory ever installed lithium batteries as I've never seen them in the IPC. Is there a log entry for that battery?
  15. wayne

    Battery

    Thanks fellows!! Mine is an Alliant Type X4- 3220000004A is model number Appreciate the input..
  16. Izzy

    Battery

    Candace Drawbeck IS the right person to contact for this request. She may not know the answer but, will greatly enjoy harassing the factory until an answer is provided. I believe...I recall...I think....that I once MAY HAVE heard of a certain SportCruiser owner that replaced the spec battery with a smaller (lighter) battery. Said battery was not only lighter and less expensive but, was also readily available in most if not all aviation. 😎
  17. ShawnM

    Battery

    Hi Wayne, what battery is in it now? Is it a FG FORTE or something else? First, legally you need a LOA to change to a different battery. Will you ever get one? No, but at least you are informed of the legal aspect of changing the battery. My next step would be to call Cruiser Aircraft and ask them what to do. Can they provide you the exact battery the factory uses? If not ask them if the new battery they'll sell you comes with an aircraft specific LOA. This will prove for an interesting conversation for sure. The last importer in Texas, US Sport Aircraft, was even selling customers a different battery than the european FG FORTE and of course no LOA was provided. The latest IPC lists the part number for a battery as 3800D078 but the "description" only reads BATTERY 12V, 20Ah. I'm not a betting man but I'm willing to wager that the factory battery does not have this part number on it. This is just my opinion but many have just replaced their battery with one of the same specs, 12v, 20Ah. They are available everywhere at your local battery stores and online. Many will also not tell you this but since a battery is considered a "consumable" they just change it with one of the same specs. I'm E-LSA so my last battery change was to a Odyssey PC680 and it was the best decision ever. Was it 2 times the cost of a normal AGM battery? Yes, but well worth it. Here's a link to the same topic and question i started over 3 years ago. It's the same question you asked and you can read those responses also and make an informed decision for yourself. Hope you found some of this helpful.
  18. Hi! I noticed battery on my newly acquired Cruiser has a crack. Any suggestion on replacement please? Best price.legalities.etc. Thanks!!!!
  19. SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum Activated Members Update as of 8/30/2018 the number of Activated, Validated SCFLIER SportCruiser Members with Log-In Privileges is now 355 SCFLIER Forum Members !!!
  20. Hi Wayne and welcome........have a look at this topic and hopefully it'll help you with your decision.
  21. Any ideas on small "ice" AC for a Cruiser? Thanks!!!
  22. Thank you for posting Ronin5573! Incredible how this show was viewed by a WORLDWIDE audience of 12million folks.
  23. Amazing numbers !! Maybe I'll look into volunteering next year so my reason to go is two fold and to be able to give back to something I'm so passionate about..
  24. Stats for the 2018 EAA airventure … keeps getting bigger and better.
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