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  1. Welcome TRC! Glad you made it over to SC Flier forum! Sorry to read of the medical issue in the past. Hopefully the aeromedical doctors can work to clear, or get your a special issuance for a PPL. And very good that you're checking ahead of time. I think you're in a good part of the country for LSA and flying in general. And certainly surrounded by plenty of airports to fly to. I'm envious as there's more aviation activities on the East Coast than there are out on the West Coast. (And things are generally cheaper too!)
  2. You'll have to tell me more about how much you like Leeward Air Ranch, Stan! Some beautiful homes there and I am starting to think about places for me to go for my retirement in about 10-13 years. (I have to put my 14 year old son through college first...ouch.)
  3. Ditto with MikeOmaha - Shawn's on point with his advice. I changed to E-LSA when I got my plane to the West Coast. Most definitely use recommended DARs as some are more expensive than others. I would wait until your are E-LSA to select your method of ADS-B compliance. CSA's approved solution is the bare minimum and they chose that solution to make it easy for them, not for you. You really do want the full ADS-B In/Out solution. Shawn's recommended Aera 660/GDL-82/GDL-39 3D (or now GDL-52) will give you a full puck around your plane and you'll hear the audible announcements of tra
  4. Welcome, Joe! Good luck on the training and let us know how it's coming along! The Piper Sport/Sportcruiser is a spectacular aircraft to fly, and I'm sure you'll enjoy training in it! Keep an eye on Barnstormers, Controller, or Trade-a-Plane for available aircraft. You can also reach out to Patrick Arnzen at Thrust Flight as he was the former distributor, knows the plane inside and out, and has a very good connection to aircraft for sale. One thing for sure - you're on the better side of the country as there seems to be a lot more Sportcruisers/Piper Sport aircraft on the Eastern
  5. Thank you Dave and Dave! I thought it was my browser. Was thrilled to check in and see the familiar icons and this thread. Much appreciated!
  6. Shawn, as usual, is correct. N85PB is airframe 08SC115, which was previously registered as N797BS. It was involved in an off field landing in Casa Grande, Arizona in 2009. (https://www.planecrashmap.com/plane/az/N797BS/) Apparently the canopy was not locked down and an emergency off field landing was made near the wind sock where the left wing struck a scrub tree and partially separated the wing and broke the canopy glass.
  7. Hi Jose, Welcome to the forum! I'm not sure what "problems" the first gen Sportcruisers (or pre-2010 CZAW Sportcruisers) have? I know that they are lighter (more useful load) and have some winglet and elevator differences versus newer Sportcruisers (2010 and up.) The older Sportcruisers also had the 1st generation nose gear, but if the owner followed the Service Bulletins, that should have been replaced with a 3rd generation nose gear. Other than a few issues trying to comply with factory Service Bulletins (due to minor differences in construction), the early Sportcruisers are awesome.
  8. Hi Sue, welcome! I hope you are doing well and not affected by the fires or the smoke in NorCal. This is an awesome forum to find out more about the Sportcruiser, and the forum members are very helpful. Please ask any questions you may have! I'm in SoCal, but we have a few members in the Northern California region. But will definitely drop a line to say "hello" if flying up that way, or if we ever arrange a West Coast get together (whether a fly-in at a restaurant, or at one of the various aircraft shows).
  9. Dave, thank you for pushing on the forum software team to get the changes made. Hopefully we won't need to resurrect any topics after 12 years!
  10. I logged this is AM and it was the old look. Just logged in now and got the new look! Liking it, and very much appreciate all the hard work to keep this forum going, Dave! 😁
  11. Outstanding - good to try and fly aircraft before you buy. But Shawn summed it up very well... early (CZAW) built aircraft are a little different than the 2010+ Sportcruisers. Main thing is weight. I have an early 2008 Sportcruiser without the parachute, but I have a good amount of useful load. I'm based out of KFUL. I'll drop you a line if I ever get out to KGEU. Summer and Monsoon season isn't the time to fly cross country to Arizona, but I may try to do it over the winter. Or in February for the Copper State Fly-In (https://www.copperstate.org)
  12. Welcome to the forum! You'll learn LOTS about the Sportcruiser here. I too trained in a Remos GX. Pretty docile plane and a good training platform. I enjoyed flying it, but the Sportcruiser is just more fun in my opinion. And it certainly has better endurance (carries more fuel) and has much more useful baggage compartment (but make sure you check the Service Bulletin on revised W&B) That discovery flight will be a deal clincher. Well, maybe sitting in one was the deal clincher. But most certainly flying one will be. I loved how responsive the Sportcruiser was over the Re
  13. Outstanding!!! Considering there's about 600 Sportcruisers, we've got (hopefully) most of the owners on this forum! Way to go!
  14. There is a trick to resizing images for iPhone, and it's free. Here's a link on how to do that: https://macmost.com/how-to-resize-photos-with-a-shortcut-on-your-iphone-or-ipad.html I too ran into a limit, so I deleted my large images by going to each post I made that had an image. That gave me some breathing room. I then setup this shortcut to "Resize Image" as part of my shortcuts. It puts the resized image into a folder on iCloud Drive (where I wanted to put it, you can pick where you put yours) and that made resizing and uploading photos much easier to the forum.
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