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by Rick
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: PIREP: Garmin G1000 NXI PC Trainer v20.81
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: PIREP: Garmin G1000 NXI PC Trainer v20.81

Ok, that's consistent with the previous version. You were never able to enter waypoint names, etc. using the alphanumeric keys before, either. I'm glad they kept the same keyboard shortcuts going forward.
by Rick
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: PIREP: Garmin G1000 NXI PC Trainer v20.81
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: PIREP: Garmin G1000 NXI PC Trainer v20.81

Good to know there's something out there for NXi - thanks for the good PIREP! That is disappointing if the keyboard doesn't work, though - it did in the old 12.00 version. I guess that would also mean you can't invoke the Configuration Mode on the NXi trainer - on the old version, you held the Enter...
by Rick
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Bird Strike - DA40
Replies: 35
Views: 1061

Re: Bird Strike - DA40

Jeremy, glad to hear nobody was hurt and you were able to land ok. What was it like flying your damaged DA40?
by Rick
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ALTN AMPS warning @ DA40NG
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: ALTN AMPS warning @ DA40NG

Pekka, do you have a log file from this flight? If so, you could post it to the Reports section of the DAN and see if anyone here can see anything helpful.
by Rick
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: 2000 ft. Density Altitude contributing factor?
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: 2000 ft. Density Altitude contributing factor?

Yeah, that's a head-scratcher for sure. My 1200' field spends most of the summer at DA's of 2k or above. I would think 2000' is about normal for most of the US, and just a dream for many western pilots! It sure doesn't seem worthy of mention as a 'contributing factor'... :scratch:
by Rick
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: A Taste of Autopilot on Return from Kern Valley
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: A Taste of Autopilot on Return from Kern Valley

By the way, both of us love travelling vicariously through your awesome videos, so thank you, Wayne! :thumbsup:
by Rick
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: A Taste of Autopilot on Return from Kern Valley
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: A Taste of Autopilot on Return from Kern Valley

I went down this same path with my wife a few years ago. She wanted to know 'just enough to be able to land' if she had to. We started by having her hand-fly in the practice area, turns and descents and how to trim for an airspeed. Thumb and index finger only on the stick, no death grips! After a fe...
by Rick
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Rubber strip replacement
Replies: 47
Views: 1601

Re: Rubber strip replacement

I believe Bernie is referring to the "loud vent noise" problem from the front air vents. People have found that covering one half of the air intake on each side substantially reduces the noise without diminishing much of the air flow. I have performed this mod on my DA40 and it definitely does make ...
by Rick
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Rubber strip replacement
Replies: 47
Views: 1601

Re: Rubber strip replacement

Some years back on this site there was a discussion of using "glider tape", perhaps more properly known as gap seal tape, in lieu of that seal provided by Diamond at the wing root juncture. Perhaps someone that has done that could comment on their experience. Save that, the seal strip material can ...
by Rick
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Rubber strip replacement
Replies: 47
Views: 1601

Re: Rubber strip replacement

I just found this old thread: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=4275 which may be of interest.