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  3. I wish you all the luck with this. I did just that, all their work for them, and got nothing. If the tide is changing as CSA then maybe you'll see different results. It's sort of putting the cart before the horse with the wiring modifications you did and then asking for an LOA. I'm sure there are some are screaming "you legally can't do that", but it's done right? And thanks for the details as to what you did and how you accomplished your ADS-B out. I remember the GTX-328 (european version of he 327) in the Remos I first trained in. I wouldn't think the 330 to 330ES would require an LOA since it is still the same equipment, but the wiring is another story. I am aware of the configuration of the transponder, I went through almost all the same when I installed the 327 in my plane. I had to configure it to accept the altitude encoder data from the Dynon D-100, the GPS data from my Aera 660 and also ran the extra RS-232 data out for my ADS-B box. My old transponder had a parallel grey code converter that I was able to remove when I installed the 327. It was the same for the GTR-200 COM I installed also. Data from the Aera 660 had to be fed into it and configured. All those Garmin gadgets have huge configuration menus to navigate and setup properly. They are not "plug and play". Once configured they are AWESOME. All that said, I'm glad you got what you needed in the end and the rebate is on the way. I'm working on my ADS-B out right now, The GDL-82 with my GTX-327. I hope I get the response of "the check is in the mail" one day soon.
  4. Excellent comments Shawn -thank you. I'll detail my situation a bit more as others here might benefit from our dialog. So far, my ADS-B journey has ended up very well as the FAA Rebate site tells me "the check is in the mail". As you found on the FAA site, I have a 2008 SC, GNS430W & GTX330. The factory standard in 2008 was a Garmin 328 transponder however we had heard about ADS-B regs and 'extended squitter' so we paid a bit more for an option to get the GTX330, which is "chip up-gradable" to ES. Because I have a GNS430W, Nav/Com it can provide "position source" to the transponder. I removed (very easy) the transponder and had my local radio guy send it off to Garmin for ES upgrade. As you noted, that was $1300 to Garmin. Got the GTX330 back and it's now a GTX330 ES with the addition of a board. So far so good. I needed to add one serial (RS-232) line from the GNS430W to the GTX330 ES so that the transponder could use the 430 as it's position source. My radio guy created a 12 inch two wire line, with a molex connector in the center. The molex connector allowed me to "cross-over" the "out" from the GTX330ES to the "in" of the GNS430W maintaining wire color coding consistency for a future radio guy to know what's going on. By using the molex as a cross connect, the "Ins" are blue/white and the "outs" are white on both units. While only one serial data line is required, we wired two just for future capacity. Seemed like the right thing to do. I took the wire from my radio guy and took apart the SC panel myself, adding in the new serial connect between the two units. I'm an LSRM/A and love doing as much as I can myself. My radio guy was glad he didn't have to sit in the SC and doing panel wiring. Now, having the GTX330ES "serial in" pin of the transponder wired to one of the "icarus position serial out" pins (I think that's right) of the GNS43W, we were ready to configure both units to know about each other. Other things that had to happen: GNS430 system software version was v3.x and GPS software also old, and it had to be brought up to 5.x for ADS-B. My local radio guy didn't have the proper update chip so l flew to another shop and had them update my GNS430W System & GPS software to 5.4 (latest from Garmin). $75 for one hour. The config of the two units was the hardest part and I'll take a TON of pictures of the config screens for my documentation later. Now, as you probably know, this gives me 'out' compliance only - which will meet the 2020 mandate. The FAA doesn't seem to care that I did very little work and upgraded existing systems - I'll believe it when the $500 check clears. For "in", my plan is to continue to use my Stratus and iPad/Foreflight combination. I've used that for trips to Oshkosh from CA and other cross-country jaunts. I will likely buy a Stratus II before Osh 2018. I love traffic and weather via Foreflight and it's easier to deal with vs the 430W screen. I'm preparing an LOA request for the factory as I expect to need one due to added wiring in the panel. From experience, if you completely write the LOA for them - you have a good chance they'll sign and return. The key is make it simple for them to help! Thanks again for your tips & comments. Dave 2008 SC
  5. Exterior Placards and N Number View File This is a zip file that contains the exterior placards and 12" N number in an Adobe Illustrator file format for your local vinyl shop to cut and/or print and cut. All the placards have a drop shadow so they can be made in your two trim colors. The N number is also 2 color but with an outline as it is easier to read. The default colors are black and red to easily see the distinction. Simply change the font colors and drop shadow or outline to your trim colors and have them cut or printed. Submitter ShawnM Submitted 02/29/2016 Category Other Downloads  
  6. SportCruiser W&B Spreadsheet for iPad Mini - View File This is my custom variation of the W&B spreadsheet on the US Sport Aircraft website. I have edited that version to include the landing CG and also format it to fit on the iPad mini. This Excel spreadsheet specific for the SportCruiser. Again, the layout and size is also specific for the iPad mini using the Microsoft Excel free app that can be found in the app store. Here is a link to the free app. The app is free and you do not need to register or sign in to any Microsoft account to use it. Once you unzip the spreadsheet you can upload it to your Apple iCloud Drive and access it directly from the Excel app. Once you open the app, click on the View tab and turn off "Formula Bar" and "Grid Lines". Then click More Options and uncheck "Headings". This will maximize the screen size and layout and make the spreadsheet very easy to read and use. To enter data simply double click any of the green boxes and enter your data. The other cells on both sheets are locked to prevent any errors. There is no password for the sheets so you can unlock and modify if you need to in the Excel desktop software. If you have any questions or find any errors please let me know. I also have a PiperSport version, email if you want that version instead. Submitter ShawnM Submitted 09/21/2015 Category Other Downloads  
  7. Shawn's SportCruiser Checklist (custom) View File This is my custom SportCruiser checklist. This is for a Dynon legacy glass panel but can easily be modified to any SportCruiser. It's a Word document and easily editable. It is formatted for my printer but can also be formatted for yours. Meaning, when tri-folded the front and back vertical lines will line up. After it's folded I simply trim off the excess so it can be folded backwards or forwards so the page I need is facing front. When tri-folded it easily fits in the center console. It will also fit on any kneepad if you use one. I then save it as a PDF and upload it to Adobe Acrobat on my iPhone and iPad so I always have a backup on hand if needed. I also upload a copy to ForeFlight's "documents" section. If you have any questions or find any errors please let me know. Submitter ShawnM Submitted 01/07/2018 Category Checklist Examples  
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    This is my custom SportCruiser checklist. This is for a Dynon legacy glass panel but can easily be modified to any SportCruiser. It's a Word document and easily editable. It is formatted for my printer but can also be formatted for yours. Meaning, when tri-folded the front and back vertical lines will line up. After it's folded I simply trim off the excess so it can be folded backwards or forwards so the page I need is facing front. When tri-folded it easily fits in the center console. It will also fit on any kneepad if you use one. I then save it as a PDF and upload it to Adobe Acrobat on my iPhone and iPad so I always have a backup on hand if needed. I also upload a copy to ForeFlight's "documents" section. If you have any questions or find any errors please let me know.
  9. as of today, 12/29/2017, the number of Active, Validated SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum Members with Log-In Privileges is now 307 SCFLIER Forum Members !!! Awesome ! PARTICIPATION From ALL SCFLIER Forum Members is key to knowledge transfer about our aircraft and Learning more about the incredible PS-28/SportCruiser/PiperSport Light Sport Aircraft ! HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! Dave SCFLIER Admin
  10. Hi Crusader16. I am one of the pilots that flew into Sulphur Springs.

    My plane is the one closest to the FBO.

    My buddies and I fly together a lot ( weather permitting) of you give me your contact info, I will be happy to contact you.

  11. From the SCFLIER Admin to any potential new SCFLIER Members : Joining the SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum is easy, but it does require a short “two way communication” process between potential New SCFLIER Members and me, the SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum Admin. My SCFLIER Admin email address is scflieradm@yahoo.com some potential new SCFLIER Members may have a Spam Filter that rejects emails from “unknown” senders. Please add scflieradm@yahoo.com to your “known good email addresses” to avoid my response from your initial “Sign Up” request from being filtered out by your SPAM email rejection system. Your email address will NOT be shared with anyone by me, the SCFLIER Admin. Thanks ! Dave SCFLIER Admin
  12. Update ! as of today, 12/5/2017, the number of Active, Validated SCFLIER SportCruiser Members with Log-In Privileges is now 302 SCFLIER Forum Members !!! Awesome ! PARTICIPATION From ALL SCFLIER Members is key to knowledge transfer about our aircraft and increased enjoyment of the awesome PS-28/SportCruiser/PiperSport line Of CRUZ Light Sport Aircraft. So please post YOUR news of What you like about your CRUZ LSA, Where you fly, Airplane pictures and videos Respectful comments about other Member’s Posts, and ENJOY your SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum ! Dave SCFLIER Admin
  13. NACA Submerged Inlet Low Drag Cooling Air Ducts

    Some comparisons of NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, formed in 1915, the predecessor to NASA) 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.
  14. Upon further research I see from the FAA registry you own a 2008 SportCruiser. I also see that you have the GNS-430. Can we assume it's the non-WAAS version? Here’s a link to the FAA ADS-B website that may answer more questions you might have on the rebate and eligibility. https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/equipadsb/ The 330ES can only use the 400W or 500W series GPS for it’s “certified “ position source according to their rules. The cost to upgrade a non WAAS unit to WAAS is $3995 MSRP from Garmin. On top of the 330 to 330ES upgrade which is $1300 MSRP. Again, I can't imagine a LOA is needed to "upgrade" your existing equipment to become 2020 compliant. It'll still be the same equipment as installed by the manufacturer. It'll just be pricey that's all. Just food for thought.......
  15. Funny, I didn't think the factory was doing LOA's for ANYTHING! Sorry I couldn't resist the temptation. As for your questions for ADS-B, Oh if it were only that easy. A couple of things dbonnar.....(what year is your SportCruiser?) A GTX-330ES alone does not make you 2020 compliant. Even if you did the 330 to 330ES upgrade you still need a WAAS GPS position source to be 2020 compliant, do you have one? You would need a WAAS 430 or 530 or ANY other WAAS position source to feed that into the 330. You cannot use a 696 or 796 for your position source if this is what came in your plane. Upgrading your 330 to 330ES does qualify for the rebate. This is one of a few exceptions they are making. But without a position source you are not compliant. Also the installation must occur after the rebate reservation system was opened on September 19, 2016. I also wouldn't think you'd need a LOA for a software upgrade since you'll still have a GTX-330 as your transponder. You can still use your Stratus for IN as that isn't a requirement for the 2020 mandate, you're only required to have OUT. I hope this answered some of your questions and will point you in the right direction.
  16. Question for the group: I'm told that the factory isn't doing LOAs yet for ADS-b (as of Nov 21, 2017 anyway). I've decided to simply update my existing, factory installed Garmin GTX330 to 'ES' (extended squitter) which will make me ADS-B "OUT" compliant. For "IN", I'm already happy with Stratus/Foreflight & iPad. This quick/easy update should allow me to fly, and get the $500 FAA rebate I reserved. I'm not actually sure I require an LOA as I'm upgrading existing factory equipment. Like a software update for the Dynon units doesn't require an LOA - I'm not sure this should. Adding ES to the GTX330 is a factory chip & software - no change to airframe, engineering, weight & balance. Since the factory or their US Importer/Distributor can't provide an LOA at this time - I'm really liking the idea that maybe I don't need one for this. Any views on this?
  17. Congratulations! I knew that when I saw the 299 number you would be closely monitoring for that magical number 300. I've relied on this forum when the PiperSport I was a partner on would decide to act up on me and always found sound advise and other owners willing to share their experiences and suggestions. For being the great resource that the forum is to ALL SC owners...Thank you! Izzy
  18. EXCITING NEWS ! as of today, 11/7/2017, the number of Active, Validated SCFLIER SportCruiser Members with Log-In Privileges is now 300 SCFLIER Forum Members !!! Awesome ! D
  19. Lots of interest in joining the SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum this week. Two new members already activated today, and four more are in “validating “, expected to be activated soon. With six new SCFLIER members this week, , that would push the total Count of Active, Validated Members with Log-In Privileges on the SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum to 299 SCFLIER Forum Members as of 11/3/2017 !!! WELCOME to all the new SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum members ! Please join in the fun, and please Participate !!! In the SportCruiser Forum because Participation Is the Best Way to Learn More about the Awesome CRUZ TYPE SportCruiser PiperSport PS-28 LSA ! Any comments, complaints, suggestions, ...... please email me direct at scflieradm@yahoo.com regards and enjoy the SCFLIER Forum Dave Admin
  20. This is a great event. We generally get well over 100 aircraft.
  21. You are all invited to our annual Fly-In on the 4th of November 2017. There will be lots of BBQ and fun. See the attached flyer. Flying in Flyer.pdf
  22. i wonder if you could tell me the prop settings for a woodkomp classic prop for my sport cruiser to max  out cruise and provide safe wot attakeoff rpm.

    thanks

     

     

  23. Today's Count of Active, Validated Members with Log-In Privileges on the SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum is now 293 SCFLIER Forum Members as of 10/14/2017 !!! WELCOME to all the new SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum members ! Please join in the fun, and Participate in your SportCruiser Forum, the best way to Learn More about the SportCruiser/PiperSport/PS-28 CRUZ Type of Awesome Light Sport Aircraft ! Any comments, complaints, suggestions, ...... please email me direct at scflieradm@yahoo.com regards and enjoy the SCFLIER Forum Dave Admin
  24. I did just that this morning. Beautiful morning for a local flight. Thanks for looking into this Dave.
  25. We are currently experiencing some "Gateway Timeout" and "Forum Access Unavailable" SCFLIER Forum Website problems emanating from the IPS Website Developer/Maintainer's Software house. I have been issuing IPS Support Requests and getting feedback of "We (IPS) Are Working On it" so, to all SCFLIER Forum Members, Please standby or, maybe even go fly your SPORTCRUISER ! and enjoy the freedom to fly an Airplane !!! while IPS works through their SW issues thanks Dave SCFLIER Forum Admin and Keeper of the Complaint File
  26. To All SCFLIERS IPS has fixed the Unable to Download Files Problem Dave
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