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  1. 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.
  2. 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  
  3. 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  
  4. 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.
  6. 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.......
  7. 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.
  8. I did just that this morning. Beautiful morning for a local flight. Thanks for looking into this Dave.
  9. Thanks Dave for looking into this. I'm sure it's a simple fix but wanted to make you aware. The download link may be pointing to an old location since the latest upgrade we had.
  10. I'm having an issue today, 9/25/17, with downloading files from the forum. Can anyone else download any of the files or do you get an error? I need to update two of my files and wanted to download the version I have online but can't. In fact I can't download ANY of the files online. I sent a message to Dave to let him know.
  11. I guess I didn't read the "fine" print that stated that you had to be a resident of Texas to win the raffle. Congrats Beachcomber. You'll love the GDL unit and what it can do. Having weather while in route is the best!.
  12. Awesome gesture Bob, this is a great device and hopefully someone who doesn't have one will win this.
  13. 6 months ago I would have been jealous but not anymore. 1 week, that's incredible! Kudos to you and FD. So glad to hear that some LSA manufacturers actually provide service AFTER the sale.
  14. Thanks Bob for all your info and updates. I hope you had a great time there. Safe travels home.
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