Some comparisons of NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, formed in 1915, the predecessor to NASA - formed in 1958) ... NACA Submerged Inlet Ducts for Airplanes, designed to provide maximum smooth air flow into new (1945) buried fuselage Jet Engines (and Later Cooling Air for a multitude of purposes) with Minimum aircraft Drag.
Both the existing "NACA Ducts" on the CRUZ LSA and also "NACA Ducts" on other airplanes, Cessna 210, Mooney M20, Cirrus, more.. are shown for comparison.
Some shots of the Bristell TDO and a flush rivet version. 2015 Sport Cruiser detail shots. Metal fuel caps replace plastic ones, nice but non-locking. Interior headset holder and night light. No performance changes.
This gallery includes examples of Wrapping the four Rotax 912ULS Engine's exhaust pipes with Temperature Insulating Wrap in order to
the temperatures seen under the Engine Cowling
for potentially improved, More Reliable, Cooler Under Engine Cowling Operation, especially in Hot Climate Areas.
Note - Installing Rotax Exhaust Pipe Wrap on a S-LSA CRUZ production SportCruiser/PiperSport may invalidate your S-LSA Special Airworthiness Certificate in the USA FAA Regulated airspace. A Czech Sport Aircraft Letter of Authorization (LOA) may be required for your specific Tail Number Aircraft.
Consult your particular aircraft's Operating Limitations (issued by the FAA DAR along with the Special Airworthiness Certificate), and consult your A&P, LSRM, and Aviation Attorney for details and legality specific to YOUR Aircraft.
pictures showing ADS-B "IN" weather examples, received In-Flight via a Stratus II ADS-B IN Receiver, and displaying the ADS-B IN Weather data on an iPAD running ForeFlight.
Also, some 696 display comparisons of ADS-B IN weather (GDL-39) to XM Satellite Weather, both displayed on a Garmin 696.
The latest images in this album are ADS-B IN Weather provided from a Garmin GDL-39R ADS-B IN DataLink Receiver, connected to a Garmin 696 GPS Map display. E-LSA.
pictures of "ADS-B IN" Traffic displays: 696 Navworx TIS-B and GDL-39 TIS-B, ForeFlight iPad....
Earlier traffic pictures displayed on the Garmin 696 were being fed TIS-B traffic from a Navworx ADS600-B TSO Certified P/N 200-0112 Universal Access Transceiver providing the ADS-B OUT function, with an internal TSO Certified WAAS GPS Position Source.
Later pictures on the Garmin 696 were being fed TIS-B traffic from a Garmin GDL-39 R (Garmin Data Link 39 Remote Mount), with the same Navworx ADS600-B UAT providing the ADS-B OUT function, with an internal TSO Certified WAAS GPS Position Source.
ForeFlight iPad ScreenShots are being Fed ADS-B IN TIS-B Traffic from a Stratus 2 ADS-B IN Receiver, with the Navworx ADS600-B also "Participating", providing valid ADS-B OUT transmissions to the ADS-B Ground Towers.
a collection of pictures, block diagrams, and wiring interconnect diagrams, plus POH supplement info for installation of the NavWorx ADS600-B P/N 200-0112 ADS-B OUT/IN UAT Universal Access Transceiver, running at 978 Mhz.
This NavWorx ADS-B OUT/IN UAT had one Letter of Authorization in place with Czech Sport Aircraft for an S-LSA CRUZ aircraft with the older Dynon D-100/120 glass panels and the Garmin 696 GPS Map display (for ADS-B OUT via 978 MHz UAT, and ADS-B IN Navworx TIS-B fed 696 Traffic display)
A selection of Glide Ring photos from ForeFlight, with a conservative assumption of a 9.0 to 1.0 Glide Ratio at 60 KIAS Best Glide, in various AGL altitude and terrain scenarios. ForeFlight uses winds aloft and the terrain below the aircraft along with the assumed Glide Ratio and Best Glide Speed to estimate a light green colored "glide possible" ring around the current aircraft position.
Note that images 20-22 had an unusually strong headwind approaching 50 knots.
pictures showing USA FAA Experimental E-LSA markings on an S-LSA Special Light Sport Aircraft that was converted to Experimental E-LSA and airworthiness certificates and aircraft inspection approved by an FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative (FAA DAR)