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  1. As a relatively new owner (less than 2-years), I bought my CTLS with 30-hours on it, I need some basic info. What the latest firmware for Skyview Classic? I checked out Flight Design's website and there are no longer any links for firmware.
  2. BACKGROUND: Twin Skyview installation with Dynon transponder.I THOUGHT IT WAS SOLVED WITH A BIGGER GROUND PLAIN - BUT NOW, SUDDENLY, SAME ISSUE! It all started with my Transponder getting its two-year IFR certification. Suddenly, a few weeks after that, towers kept telling me my transponder is weak or intermittent. This went on for months. Some days it worked flawlessly, other days not. By the way, whenever controllers say transponder is not working, the Skyview would show a green "transponder on"(no X). However, on the map display, it would say "No TIS" (trafic). Mind you, everything checked out for certification (in my hangar). And I checked all connections. So, in an effort to fix it, I installed a very large ground plane (see photo). After that everything worked for more than a month! Then, once again, the screen showed "No TIS" and controllers told me my transponder was intermittent!I am going crazy! Any ideas? Has this ever happened to anyone else? And why does it show "No TIS" whenever transponder is not working, yet the transponder shows "On and working" on the main PDF?
  3. Thanks. Do you know if that is the exact one that is in our planes? I thought the range is 0 to 15 psi
  4. By the way ... that sender (shown in the photo) does not appear in any of the service, maintenance or parts manuals. There is no reference anywhere to that part or part number. After searching Dynon and Rotax boards and various support forums, I found that erratic fuel pressure is a common issue with "VDO" sending units (like in the one in my plane). Apparently, the senders are unreliable. Dynon (and Rotax) recommend switching to the Dynon Avionics P/N 101690-000 (AKA, Kavlico Fluid Pressure, 0-15 PSI – P/N 101690-000). Here's a pic: You also can select this specific probe in the skyview setup menu. My only concern now ... how to go from a two wire sender to a three wire?
  5. The entire fuel system checks out. I located the fuel pressure sending unit (pictured here). I figure the most expedient way to deal with momentary spikes and erratic readings is to replace it. I don't think the actual pressure is deviating because the engine runs perfectly, throughout all of the abnormal readings.
  6. I know of the many things that can cause drops in fuel pressure, but what is confusing is that mine spikes momentarily.
  7. ON THE TOPIC OF FUEL PRESSURE ... I noticed, more than a few times, my red engine warning light would go on for a second and my oil pressure would spike. The engine ran completely fine during this momentary situation. Then tonight, while flying, the fuel pressure gauge went nuts - but only for 5-seconds. Pressure went up to 12 then down to 3, the back up and back down. It happened very quickly and erratically. The engine never missed a beat. It was rock-steady. I landed and am trying to figure it out. My gascolator (lowest point for fuel draining) does not have a screen in it - never did. The main fuel filter is behind the panel where the ignition switch is attached. It is a very small inline filter. I have 160 hours and it has never been changed. Another note ... the fuel pressure gauge does not technically have a red line on the high pressure end. But it does trigger the red engine light when it goes above 6. Any ideas?
  8. I found out about that link right after I posted the question! Thanks
  9. Since the last time I posted, I have installed the SV-GPS-2020 and also adjusted the settings in the Skyview. Now a very simple question. How do you test to see if everything is operating correctly. How do I know the system is transmitting ADS-B Out data? I was flying last night in Denver and thought I'd ask Centennial Tower (KAPA). "Centennial Tower, Light Sport 888MM just had ADS-B Out installed. Can you tell me if you're reading our ADS-B transmission and aircraft data?" "Ahh, Light Sport 8MM, we do not see ADS-B data in here. All I can tell you is that your Mode C is telling me you're at 6-thousand, 8-hundred feet, and you're in the traffic pattern." What am I missing? Will towers and centers eventually have receiving equipment to see all of this data we are being required to transmit? And, how did you test your installation?
  10. I have a 2011 CTLS (129 hours). I always have more fuel in Pilot's side (left) wing tank, by about 6 gallons. They never equalize while sitting in the hangar. BTW, while on the topic of fuel, how many fuel filters do we have? And where are they located? The manuals are not clear (for me). I found one in-line filter between the fuel shut-off valve and the firewall (behind lower switch panel). As always, I appreciate any insights! Tom P. S. - Love this site. Well informed owners!
  11. Andy, What settings do you have to adjust? Tom
  12. One other question, can we simply have our avionics shop remove the SV-GPS-250 and replace it with the SV-GPS-2020? They seem to have the exact connections.
  13. I read the following in my Skyview Manual. Does it mean that those of use with the integrated SV-XPNDR-26X module and the SV-XPNDR-261 already have ADB-B out capability with some minor firmware upgrades? Or do we still need the SV-GPS-2020? FROM MY MANUAL: ADS-B OUT Transmissions If SkyView has a valid GPS signal and a SV-XPNDR-26X module is installed and working, it automatically provides ADS-B output at the appropriate integrity level for the GPS signal being used. ADS-B OUT transmissions that meet the 2020 FAA ADS-B equipment mandate require that a compliant GPS be provided to a capable ADS-B device (such as the SV-XPNDR-261). For this purpose, a dedicated serial input is provided on the SV-XPNDR-26X module that allows an appropriate GPS receiver serial output to be connected directly to the SV-XPNDR-26X. When an SV-XPNDR-261 is connected to a suitable GPS source and is running the latest version of transponder software, the SV-XPNDR-261’s ADS-B transmissions can attain the integrity level necessary to meet the FAA’s 2020 ADS-B equipment mandate. Refer to the SkyView System Installation Guide for more details about connectivity and information on updating the firmware on the SV-XPNDR-261 for this compliance. Note that only the SV-XPNDR-261 is capable of meeting the 2020 ADS-B Out mandate because of power transmission requirements that the FAA ADS-B rules imposes on ADS-B transmitter devices.
  14. I have a CTLS, with twin Dynon Skyviews with hidden (built-in) Transponder functionality. QUESTION: What is the factory approving for "ADS-B" Out compliance? Is the uAvionix skyBeacon being used by anyone? Is it compatible with Dynon Skyview? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Tom
  15. I searched the forums with no luck ... so perhaps someone can point me in the right direction. In the cargo compartment of the CTLS, there are two clear plastic dividers (one on each side of the center flight control section) shielding controls from items stowed in the cargo area. I am in need of the left (PILOT SIDE) divider. I have a call into CTLS USA, but was curious if anyone has ever ordered one as I can't find it in the Parts & Assembly Manual. Thanks for any info!
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