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  4. Update ! as of 1/29/2019  the number of Active, Validated SCFLIER SportCruiser Members with Log-In Privileges is now  387 SCFLIER Forum Members !
  5. And we are happy to have you here. Welcome to the forum, Johnathan. . . . 😊
  6. Hi Johnathan. I’m happy you found this forum. There is no better source for SportCruiser information on the web. You’ll find more in-depth answers to a lot of things you and I have already discussed, and you’ll find answers to questions you may not have even thought of yet. Happy to see people like you here to help grow this wonderful resource. Talk with you soon! - Josh Scheid
  7. WOW Jonathan!!! First WELCOME to the forum and Congrats on all the big accomplishments. I have a son 29 who has a moderate stuttering issue. I'm going to get him into the headsets asap after watching your video. Maybe he'll make all the calls as fluent as you! If so, I'll make him my Communications Flight Officer! 😁
  8. Welcome to the forum, Jonathan! I See you flew a Remos previously? I trained in a Remos and liked that aircraft. Glad you’re here and flying a Sportcruiser!
  9. Welcome Johnathan and what an amazing story. A big congratulations to you. Looking forward to reading more about your CFI adventures. Your "Light Sport Man" title is a play on Florida's very own "Light Sport Girl". Margaretta is in Orlando and her goal is to get more people involved in aviation by offering free discovery flights. She flies a 2009 SportCruiser.
  10. Happy to have you here. I see that you are flying my old plane N907LS at the flight school.
  11. Hey Everyone, My name is Johnathan Smith but I am in the news as LightSport Man (https://www.lightsportman.com/lightsport-man-story/). I would like to say hello to everyone.. I am now working as a CFI going all my flying in a SC so I would love to network and talk with other pilots. I am in Arizona but my main airport is Glendale (KGEU). Also some good reading is: The sky's the limit for pilot who overcame stuttering to fly https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/glendale-contributor/2016/12/15/skys-limit-pilot-who-overcame-stuttering-fly/94361014/ I would love it if everyone can please read my story and maybe following on the internet.. thanks and looking forward to meeting everyone.. Email: LightSportMan@Gmail.com

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  12. Same from me, Todd... Welcome! Jump on in, water’s warm! 😉😁
  13. Yes, welcome to the forum Todd. Glad you found the plane you wanted and I certainly feel your pain in a lengthy search. I spent over a year looking for the right plane. There's lots to take in here on the forum so enjoy the journey. Do you have plans to install the GTX-335 soon?
  14. Welcome to the SportCruiser forum Todd ! feel free to “jump in” and join the discussions ! Dave
  15. I’ve been reading over the forum on ADS B and thought I’d take a minute to introduce myself. My first flight ever was in my instructors Piper sport. I was hooked. Looked for two year and eventually found the perfect fit and bought the same type I took lessons in. I look forward to hanging in the background and reading over your posts. Thanks to those who have taken the time to put all this great info out there! Todd Wichita, KS ”Air capital of the world “
  16. Welcome James and I "fourth" all that, beautiful plane and thanks for sharing. I'm in Clearwater Florida so "somewhat" close. I've been up to Douglas Georgia for lunch but that's not even close to where you are up in the north end of Georgia. The Carling switches (or similar) you have are very nice and can be custom etched for anything but they do take up a lot of real estate.The mounting panels they offer also make for a clean install. I considered them for a while but decided to stick with switch/breakers for some added safety without the need for even more circuit breakers. I like the carbon fiber look of the panel as well and also thought about doing this but with a gray color to match the interior a little more and make the instrument pop a little. Beautiful plan and great work. Are you happy with the Jabiru engine? Any issues?
  17. Welcome James! Agreed with Dave and Deltafox on what a beautiful aircraft you have there! You're not too far from Florida, and there's a lot of general aviation (and Sportcruiser) activity there.
  18. Welcome. You have a beautiful airplane.
  19. James THANK YOU for “Introducing” yourself on the SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum. Welcome ! very interested in the kit built, Jabiru powered SportCruiser, your new instrument panel, and also the UK Light Aircraft rules. the pictures look great ! Awesome airplane. looks like you have the Dynon Angle of Attack probe under the left wing ? How is your static port done ? I wonder if your engine cowlings would fit a USA Experimental E-LSA SportCruiser/PiperSport ? The large round cooling air holes on front look to be just the thing to cool down a Rotax 912 engine ! Do you know where the original kit builder bought these engine cowlings ? They look very useful ! looking forward to hearing more about your SportCruiser panel Upgrades and incorporation of the GARMIN G5. Dave
  20. Hi I’m a UK (West of Scotland) PPL. 57 years old and achieved dream of my PPL 2 years ago. I bought a Jabiru 3300 engined 2012 home built SC just over a year ago. Recently updraded the steam gauges and Dynon D100/120 to the Skyview HDX, with integrated Transponder, radio, AP and intercom. Also a Guardian Avionics iPad mini powered mount. Reasonably pleased with result but going to rebuild panel again later this year. Don’t like the layout and the big switches I fitted. Planning on a second HDX, putting standard toggle switches and CB’s. Freeing up some space then in centre console as under UK LAA (similar to USA EAA) I must have backup primary instruments from alternative power/manufacturer. So a Garmin G5 is my thinking. Also looking to fit the Rotec water cooled heads https://www.rotecaerosport.com/lch to alleviate the overheating potential of the Jab. Im currently resident in Atlanta GA on a 3 yr business visa. So would love to meet SC owners in Georgia or surrounding states. Some pictures attached James
  21. Welcome! That's how it all started with me....drove to Stuart, Florida (100 miles North of my home) and went up for the first time in a 2010 PiperSport N545SC, took a few lessons, soloed, completed my checkride getting my SPL in that same bird. A few months later I purchased in to a partnership in a 2010 PiperSport 588DA. All I can say is enjoy the ride. Quirks or model specific flying characteristics? You will find them and will learn through them and always know that when in doubt, you have a forum to bounce any concerns or questions you may have. Cheers!
  22. Welcome to the SportCruiser forum FlyAgain. Everything you ever wanted to know is here for the reading. Pour yourself your favorite cocktail , sit back and take it all in. The SportCruiser is an amazing LSA with as you know sexy ramp appeal compared to other LSA's. She does have her quirks (depending on the mfg year) and so does the factory so when in doubt ask any question you might have. When you fly the SportCruiser/PiperSport the first thing you'll notice is how responsive they are compared to the old jalopy 172 you might be used to. When you move the stick the plane actually responds instantly not seconds later like a 172. And if you like technology you'll be blown away by the instrumentation, even though it only has the legacy Dynon glass. It's all you'll ever need in a glass panel. Please report back after your demo flight. Would love to hear your take on it. Welcome and enjoy.
  23. Hi folks, new here. I'm a low time PP and haven't flown in years but thinking of getting back in the game. I'm in Colorado Springs, home of Density Altitude and Wind Shear here at 6,300ft. Too many medical issues to unpack from military career and don't want to risk asking. Basic med not an option my last med cert is prior to '06. If not for all that I would find an old jalopy 172. But here I am...Iove the look of the SC and Sling 2 but have never seen a used Sling so really liking the idea of the CRUZ. Will be asking some questions on the boards on best way to "transition" and any quirks to look out for. Going up to Greeley soon to take a flight in a 2010 Piper Sport.
  24. Update ! as of 12/27/2018,   the number of Active, Validated SCFLIER SportCruiser Members with Log-In Privileges is now  379 SCFLIER Forum Members !
  25. Welcome back Izzy, not being on to disappoint I just wanna be sure all our members are informed, be it for SportCruisers or STD’s. Ironically I was wondering about you yesterday and where you had gone. I almost texted you but I was getting ready to leave as we go to Savannah each year for Christmas. I was going to reach out when I got back. Hope you are doing well and I’ll want to hear about your new gig when you have time. Have a great holiday.
  26. Glad to see on my first log in to the forum since November that Shawn is still Shawn....Love it! Welcome to the future full time resident at the Villages.....BTW Shawn is spot on.
  27. South Florida, USA = Florida Keys (Key West) 50 minute flight to the South. / Bimini (Bahamas) = 30 minutes to the Southeast / Marsh Harbour (Eastern Bahamas) 1hr plus many other destinations all within a 2 hour flight.... Oh and many more VFR flight condition days than most of the country....most of all when that nasty White stuff starts falling from the sky.
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