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  1. 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
  2. Shawn and All SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum Members I duplicated the download files problem noted by Shawn above and got a Cryptic Error Message, File Not Found, ...., and I have contacted IPS Technical Support. The initial IPS Tech Support response was a suggestion to remove CACHE packing errors, which was performed, but this action did not solve the download problem. Their Next response was that they would get back to me via email within 48 hours. Might be a bug related to one of the new Security Upgrades recently installed ? or ........ ? If the problem can be duplicated, it can be fixed. Stay Tuned Dave Sorry, there is a problem File not found Error code: 3D161/G
  3. WmInce you are correct sir you will need at least ONE character in the final Edited Post. try entering a Period symbol, a . and that is all that will show in the final Edited (Almost totally deleted) Post. One more Click. D
  4. WmInce i understand the request, but the last time I checked with our Website supplier DELETION of a prior Member's post was not included in the new Version 4.2.3. However, EVERYONE can EDIT their own existing "OLD" posts, and one way to "Delete" the post is to Edit your old Post so that there is ZERO Material left in the post remaining. "select all", "cut" (delete) the typing selected, and delete any attached pictures you no longer like (click the little "trash can" Icon on top of the picture list at the bottom of the EDIT area) and EVERYTHING -- all typing and images and links, etc., in that post can be simply removed by the original SCFLIER who generated the post. This takes a few more clicks, but it removes the essence of a prior post. Same effect as a "one click Delete". Of course SCFLIER "Sally Jones" can NOT EDIT the post That was originally entered by SCFLIER "James Smith".... An example with fictitious names of course...apologies to any Real SCFLIER Members with the last names "Jones" and "Smith". The SCFLIER POSTS "belong" to the SCFLIER Member that generated them and they can be Edited ONLY by the original Member person who entered that particular post. Of course the Admin can delete any posts that may be objectionable in some way but we never have had that problem here.... Any SCFLIER Member can EDIT their old posts if you want to correct an error or delete all comments you entered, or if you change your mind about what you may have typed, or if you want to add new information later....it is also YOUR CHOICE if you want to click the "Show that the message has been edited" choice box - this will flag the Edited post as NEW to all Members, or a Member can just manually type into the original post during your Post EDIT, some words like ".....I edited this post on June 5, 2017 because of ......" this way avoids boring everyone with some detail editing that you may want to do, perhaps to correct a spelling error ??? or change something perhaps not worth NOTIFYING ALL SCFLIER Members about, via their "Blue dots and Blue stars symbols" the next time they log in ...... Lots of choices..... Regards D
  5. FYI and for your "preparation" to all SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum Members I will be upgrading the SCFLIER Forum IPS Software to the latest Version 4.2.3 which is now available as of yesterday, and advertised by our Website Software Support Company to provide new features, fix additional small issues and repair security issues found by other IPS forum customers. If you have any Material on the SCFLIER Forum that is NOT Backed up somewhere by you in a Personal Backup Drive, you may want to take action today to protect that material as you may see fit. I expect minimal problems with this 4.2.3 SCFLIER Website Software Upgrade, but being Prepared may be wise. The 4.2.3 Upgrade should occur tomorrow, Thursday Afternoon, about 20:00 Zulu time, on 8/31/2017. There may be some downtime with the SCFLIER Forum not accessible during the Upgrade. Enjoy Dave
  6. Experimental CRUZ E-LSA Rotax Engine Exhaust Wrap

    This gallery includes examples of Wrapping the four Rotax 912ULS Engine's exhaust pipes with Temperature Insulating Wrap in order to REDUCE 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.
  7. The Current Active, Validated Members with Log-In Privileges on the SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum is now 280 SCFLIER Forum Members as of 8/24/2017 !!! WELCOME to all the new SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum members !!! Please feel free to join in the fun, Post information about your SportCruiser/PiperSport/PS-28 LSA Aircraft, or ask questions about the aircraft, Rotax Engine, or post pictures of your airplane and flying adventures in the "Members Gallery". For our Newest SCFLIER Members, there are only THREE Rules: 1) Respect other Forum Members Opinions. It's OK to Disagree, and sometimes very informative and useful to Disagree, or to post a Different Opposing Opinion, but it is NOT OK to be Rude or Offensive or Judgmental about one individual's opinion. On the SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum, we have Women and Men, Pilots at all levels from USA Sport Pilots to Airline ATP Pilots to Military Combat Experienced Pilots, SportCruiser/PS-28/PiperSport Aircraft Owners, Prospective new SportCruiser Owners, a few "competing LSA Aircraft owners" like the Flight Design CT and Van's Aircraft RV-12 LSA who are interested in our Rotax engine experiences, and maybe ??? UPGRADING ??? Someday ??? to a SportCruiser...., and we have USA Certified A&P Airframe and PowerPlant Mechanics, Light Sport LSRM-A Rotax Trained Instructors and Repairmen, FAA Designated Pilot Examiners, FAA Designated Airworthiness Representatives, Certified Flight Instructors, Business Men and Women, Math Majors, Engineers, History Majors, Lawyers, Teachers, Doctors, Software Engineers, Dentists, Business Consultants, Aircraft SalesPeople, Business Owners of All Types, Acrobatic (not in the SportCruiser) Pilots, Glider Pilots, Pilots that operate off of 9000 ft long 150 ft wide concrete paved runways, Pilots that operate out of narrow 2000 ft grass airstrips and even a few that fly their SportCruiser from a short dirt airstrip, Pilots that live in Cool Climates, Hot Climates, England, Brazil, Ireland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada, the USA from California to Texas to Georgia to Wisconsin to Florida to Massachusetts to New Hampshire, and more Countries WorldWide, all interested in the Awesome SportCruiser line of Light Sport Aircraft. A Wide Range of backgrounds, flying skills, and experiences. 2) Most Forum Members want to remain "ANONYMOUS" on this Internet Forum available "anywhere by anybody" via Google and other Internet Search Tools. So unless you know for a fact ahead of time that another member is OK with you posting their personal information such as their full name, home address, aircraft tail number, home airport, family member names, etc., please Don't Post Other Forum Member's Personal Information on this Forum. Some Members are perfectly OK with any and all Information about them being available on the World Wide Web, and some Members Post all kinds of Personal Information here, and that is a choice for everyone to make, but MOST ALL other Members are NOT Comfortable with their Personal Information being posted on the Web. So, Please Respect Everyone's Privacy. Remember, Every time you place a Post on the SCFLIER Forum, it is immediately available to 280 WorldWide SCFLIER Forum Members..... 3) Have Fun !- it's all about Information Exchange and LEARNING new information on our Favorite Awesome SportCruiser Line of Light Sport Aircraft, and we all learn from more members "Participating" in the Information Exchange. If we all follow Rules 1) and 2) above, More Members can feel comfortable about Rule Number 3), Posting THEIR Opinions, New Ideas, Suggestions for SportCruiser LSA Aircraft Improvements, and pictures/videos/posting stories of their Awesome SportCruiser Flying Experiences. any questions, suggestions, complaints - Forum Members can email me direct at scflieradm@yahoo.com Enjoy the SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum ! Dave SCFLIER Admin
  8. ADS-B IN WEATHER with Comparisons to XM Weather

    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.
  9. FYI Some data on where the current " Participating* " SCFLIER Members are from: Texas, USA: 16, 27 % Not Publicly Telling: 13, 22 % Florida, USA: 7, 12 % California, USA: 4, 7 % United Kingdom: 3, 5 % Arizona, USA: 2, 3.4 % Australia: 2 Georgia, USA: 2 Ohio, USA: 2 New Jersey, USA: 2 Connecticut, USA: 1, 1.7 % Massachusetts, USA: 1 "East Coast", USA: 1 New Hampshire, USA: 1 The Netherlands: 1 Canada: 1 59 SCFLIER Members are "Participating" out of a total of 274 Active Members as of 7/31/2017 * A SCFLIER Forum Member is "Participating" if they have entered at least 4 total Posts on SCFLIER as of 7/31/2017. Dave
  10. Bob OK. Great. Thanks again for making this Raffle Interesting I have already generated the first 15 "Next In-Line" Runner Up potential GDL-39 3D winners from my original Random Number sequence. I'll email the first person "In-Line" now and report back when I find the new GDL-39 3D "Re-Winner". Surely there are SOME "Participating" SCFLIERs that don't already OWN a GDL-39 ADS-B IN Traffic and Weather Receiver .... Lots of fun D
  11. Oshkosh 2017 EAA Recap awesome !!! D
  12. CONGRATULATIONS to "CRUSADER16" one of our "Participating" SCFLIER SportCruiser Forum members, who is the WINNER of the Garmin GDL-39 3D ADS-B IN Dual Band Traffic and Weather Receiver with AHRS ! There are lots of Options on how to Safely and Legally use a Garmin GDL-39 3D in a SportCruiser. Whether Crusader16 decides .... to stay S-LSA with their SportCruiser and use the GDL-39 3D as a PORTABLE battery powered ADS-B IN Traffic and Weather and BACKUP Attitude device, feeding a Portable Garmin Aera 660 wirelessly, using only the internal GDL-39 GPS antenna and the "stubby" GDL-39 ADS-B IN antenna, or to go Experimental E-LSA and Integrate the GDL-39 3D, aircraft powered, into an upgraded new Avionics stack on the CRUZ E-LSA panel, using both the External Belly Mount RAMI AV-74 ADS-B IN antenna and the External GPS Top Mount antenna, or if Czech Sport Aircraft issues Crusader16 a tail number specific S-LSA Letter of Authorization for fully aircraft integrated use of the GDL-39 3D, perhaps the GDL-39 3D powered by the aircraft +12 V DC power and then wirelessly feeding the GDL-39 3D ADS-B IN data link Traffic and Weather information and AHRS measurements to an Aera 660 Garmin GPS integrated into their SportCruiser panel with a new AirGizmo Aera 660 GPS panel mount, of if the GDL-39 3D is simply used on an S-LSA SportCruiser, independent of the aircraft avionics, battery powered as a portable device using only the internal GDL-39 GPS antenna and the "stubby" GDL-39 ADS-B IN antenna, with the GDL-39 3D wirelessly feeding "just" an iPad APP like Garmin Pilot or ForeFlight the Garmin GDL-39 3D is an AWESOME piece of ADS-B IN / AHRS Aircraft Electronics ! Coupled with a TBD installed "Participating" ADS-B OUT solution, and when communicating with the USA FAA Ground ADS-B Radio Towers, the GDL-39 3D can provide a COMPLETE picture of Dual Band ADS-B IN Traffic in a custom 30 Nmile, +- 3500 ft Altitude "Hockey Puck" that follows your aircraft everywhere you go. Also, the GDL-39 3D can receive "Air to Air" Dual Band (978 Mhz and 1090 Mhz) Traffic information when blocked by terrain or out of range of the USA FAA ADS-B radio towers. When communicating via DataLink to the USA FAA ADS-B radio towers, the GDL-39 3D can provide ADS-B IN FIS-B Weather information (USA Only). And finally, Worldwide, the GDL-39 3D can also provide a Backup AHRS Attitude "SynVis" display on compatible Garmin GPS devices or iPad APPs ! I will be contacting Crusader16 via email to arrange delivery of the GDL-39 3D and accessories soon. I recommend that Crusader16 contact his A&P and also a local USA FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) to determine the best allowable options for use of the GDL-39 3D so that their SportCruiser aircraft remains fully USA FAA Legal and Safe to Operate. and THANK YOU to all the "Participating" SCFLIER Members for your great input to our SCFLIER SportCruiser forum on MANY Topics of Interest about the AWESOME CSA SportCruiser/PiperSport line of Light Sport Aircraft ! Dave SCFLIER Admin
  13. On the loss of the Garmin 796 to me, that is significant. I'd rather have multiple redundant OPTIONS ON THE COCKPIT PANEL with DISPLAY CHOICES like selecting a GARMIN 796 WEATHER ONLY page, maybe satellite cloud cover or a TRAFFIC "bullseye" range ring page, or the WAYPOINT radio frequencies page, or an AIRPORT/TAXI Diagram, or.... I fly with a backup to our 696. It's the new Garmin Aera 660 that clips in to a custom mount under the glareshield directly over the 696 display when it fails. Everything fails eventually. Being prepared with backup, redundant display options IN THE PANEL is a good idea. The 796 weighs < 2 lbs with battery and mount. I'd want it in a $170k LSA I also carry an iPhone and iPad, but they aren't as nice as INSTALLED Panel mounted Garmin products which can Bluetooth to our GDL-39 R for FREE ADS-B IN TRAFFIC and WEATHER. In the cockpit panel center. Looks to me like a GARMIN Aera 660 would still fit in the new SportCruiser center panel.... D
  14. Bob Crusader16 once you get the answer on the CSA Letter of Authorization plans for ADS-B OUT and IN solutions to owners of "non SKYVIEW equipped" CRUZ S-LSA, you might ask for an update on the list of Improvements to the CRUZ LSA voted on by SCFLIER Members and a topic in SCFLIER called "What Improvements would you like to see in the SportCruiser CRUZ LSA" The list attached in the picture below was delivered to Czech Sport Aircraft last year at Oshkosh in July of 2016. The "Top 5" Improvements desired by SCFLIER Forum Voters (July 2016) for the CRUZ LSA Aircraft are: 0) High Priority for ALL USA Non-SkyView CRUZ S-LSA owners - LOAs for ADS-B OUT (and IN) equipment 1) Letter of Authorization from CSA to allow incorporation of the Dynon Angle of Attack Probe to feed D-100 and SkyView AOA Displays 2) Improved Cruise Speed and Climb Performance 3) Improved Engine Cooling on the Ground especially in Hot Climates 4) Improved Reliability of the Ducati Rectifier/Regulator, especially in Hot Conditions 5) Improved Inside Cockpit Canopy Release Handle this also might be a good time for our new SCFLIER Members to provide input to our "list of desired CRUZ LSA improvements".... Any thoughts/additions/comments from our newest SCFLIERs on your CRUZ LSA "Wish List" ? thanks Dave
  15. Pictures from the Cruiser Aircraft booth at Oshkosh 2017 from the http://www.czechsportaircraft.com/en/ and http://www.cruiseraircraft.com/en/ Websites.... any SCFLIERs on site at KOSH ? D
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