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  1. Bing 64 issues

    Great discussion in the future, please post carburetor issues down under “MAINTENANCE Issues and Answers” subtopic “ROTAX Engine” near the bottom of the SCFLIER categories. when I get back from travel to a “real computer” not a phone, I will move this entire topic under “Maintenance / Rotax Engine” thanks D Admin
  2. I agree with Shawn’s summary of “what airplane traffic will I see” if my airplane is equipped with ADS-B OUT (“Participating” in the Next Gen USA FAA ATC system) and also equipped with ADS-B IN Traffic Receiving equipment with the following additional assumptions: 1) my fully equipped ADS-B OUT and IN aircraft is within Range of the FAA’s ADS-B ground transmission radio towers, and NOT blocked by hilly terrain. 2) my ADS-B IN Traffic receiver is a DUAL BAND (978 MHz UAT as well as 1090 MHz Extended Squitter) ADS-B IN Traffic receiver. I believe thise assumptions are important to consider because: 1) in hilly terrain, or remote mountainous terrain perhaps in the western USA or especially Alaska, RECEPTION of ALL ADS-B IN Traffic data will NOT be possible until YOUR aircraft CLIMBS to a suitable ADS-B IN RECEIVING altitude, typically 2000 to 3000 ft AGL. 2) some aircraft equipped with ONLY First Generation ADS-B IN Single Band Traffic receivers (example - the first gen SKYVIEW ADS-B IN traffic receiver) will NOT be able to see ALL AIRBORNE Traffic targets, even if these Targets are equipped with ADS-B OUT running on the more typical, More common 1090 MHz ES ADS-B OUT transmission frequency, UNLESS their ADS-B IN receiver is CAPABLE of receiving on BOTH 978 MHz and 1090 MHz. Important Note - DUAL band ADS-B IN Traffic receivers can see “Air to Air” ADS-B OUT traffic transmissions on BOTH 1090 MHz and 978 MHz, and don’t always need to “connect” with the FAA Ground radio towers to see local airborne traffic. 3) YES, the USA FAA Ground Radio towers will RETRANSMIT All Traffic targets to ADS-B OUT and IN EQUIPPED AIRCRAFT that are in range of, and not blocked by terrain from the FAA ground radio stations And when these targets TRANSMIT on 1090 MHz “Airborne” the FAA Ground towers WILL RETRANSMIT these 1090 MHz ADS-B OUT Traffic position signals onto your single band receiver’s 978 MHz (UAT only) receiving equipment frequency, but your aircraft is ONLY Capable of “Seeing” these Retransmitted ADSB-R 978 MHz signals WHEN you are in range of and NOT blocked by terrain from the FAA ADS-B Radio towers, EVEN IF youir aircraft is fully “Participating” — I.e., Equipped with ADS-B OUT equipment. 4) an easy scenario to understand all of this. I was in hilly terrain, entering the downwind of a county airport. I had ADS-B OUT equipment running on my aircraft. I saw ZERO local traffic on my single band 978 MHz Traffic receiver. I was “announcing” my Traffic Pattern position on the CTAF. As I turned Base to Final, I HEARD a King Air aircraft announce on CTAF ”KingAir N123XYZ NOW Direct-IN ON FINAL ” to the same runway I was turning Base to Final towards. The KING AIR WAS transmitting on 1090 MHz ADS-B. (I talked to the KingAir Pilot on the ground after we easily deconflicted the Landing sequence on the Radio and both aircraft landed safely) BUT my SINGLE band ADS-B IN Traffic RECEIVING equipment was NOT in range of the FAA ground radio towers and I was low enough - in the pattern in hilly terrain- where my single band equipment could NOT see any FAA “Retransmission” (ADSB-R) of the King Air’s 1090 MHz ADS-B OUT signals over to my 978 MHz only Traffic equipment, nor could my 978 MHz ONLY ADS-B IN equipment see “Air to Air” the King Air’s 1090 MHz ADS-B OUT transmissions. . Lessons Learned : 1) I have since upgraded from a Single Band Traffic ADS-B IN Receiver to a DUAL Band 978/1090 MHZ GARMIN GDL-39 ADS-B IN Traffic Receiver. 2) Pilot owners of first gen SKYVIEW ADS-B IN receivers should UPGRADE to the newest SKYVIEW DUAL Band equipment, or ALSO ADD a Garmin GDL39 ADS-B IN Dual Band 978/1090 MHz Traffic Receiver feeding their Garmin 796 GPS MAP Display via Bluetooth, and 3) ALL PILOTS should be aware that if they fly in Hilly, Remote Terrain, those very good FAA ADS-B Ground Radio stations’ TRAFFIC signals may NOT be RECEIVABLE by your ADS-B OUT equipped aircraft , even while flying “only” Down at Traffic Pattern Altitude, .....EXACTLY A Flying condition where ALL Traffic data is needed for Flight Safety and Safe Separation. Finally, 4) “See and Avoid” and USING effective “Pilot Controlled Airport” Radio Com Announcements in the traffic pattern Are ALWAYS good ideas to USE. d
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Oshkosh 2017 EAA Recap awesome !!! D
  15. 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