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by Rick
Tue Feb 13, 2024 3:57 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Rear Door departs a DA40 after takeoff
Replies: 28
Views: 2120

Re: Rear Door departs a DA40 after takeoff

I think I remember a series of such DA40 rear-door departures some years ago that prompted an AD to beef up the latching mechanism. I wonder if that AD was performed on this particular aircraft.
by Rick
Tue Feb 13, 2024 1:07 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Rear Door departs a DA40 after takeoff
Replies: 28
Views: 2120

Rear Door departs a DA40 after takeoff

I found this on LiveATC last night: https://forums.liveatc.net/atcaviation-audio-clips/diamond-da-40-diamond-star-lost-door-leaving-buffalo/ Shortly after takeoff from KBUF yesterday, a DA40 (N568CA) pilot reported he was returning to the field after his rear door departed the aircraft. The audio is...
by Rick
Tue Dec 26, 2023 6:59 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 N453DS engine fire in Utah KSPK
Replies: 8
Views: 1662

Re: DA40 N453DS engine fire in Utah KSPK

There is a thread here on LiveATC with a link to the news story and the CTAF audio from the Mayday call and subsequent landing and fire. Much credit to the pilot for keeping his cool and getting it on the ground with an engine fire.
by Rick
Tue Oct 10, 2023 7:22 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Data Card File structures
Replies: 17
Views: 9145

Re: Data Card File structures

Bringing this topic back, hopefully for comment. Garmin editor saves only in gcl format. Loaded my edited gcl onto MFD lower SD card. No CHKLIST softkey appeared. Running 0321.23 on a 2008 DA40XLS with GFC700 so it should be there. Any ideas? Do I need to rename the file to chklist.ace? I can't spe...
by Rick
Sat Mar 25, 2023 8:33 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 question
Replies: 7
Views: 904

Re: G1000 question

Also note that Synthetic Vision (SVT) is an option that must be purchased and installed, so you aren't going to find it in all Diamonds. Only one of the DA40's at our local flight school has SVT installed.
by Rick
Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:20 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Buying a first aircraft help
Replies: 27
Views: 3224

Re: Buying a first aircraft help

Good tip thanks. Have pictures indeed it does not have a VNV button. Also asked the dealer and he said he doesn't think it has it . If by "doesn't have it", you mean WAAS, then I would say $330k is definitely overpriced! If it has WAAS but just not VNV, then it may not be (depending on co...
by Rick
Fri Jan 20, 2023 2:51 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Buying a first aircraft help
Replies: 27
Views: 3224

Re: Buying a first aircraft help

The VNV button on the MFD bezel is not necessarily the determining factor for WAAS in the XL. My 2007 XL had the WAAS upgrade (so GIA63W's), but they did not upgrade the MFD so no VNV button. I agree with the others that WAAS is a big deal, both functionally and cost-wise, but I think the VNV button...
by Rick
Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:28 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Individual knobs for G1000 Displays Available
Replies: 15
Views: 3518

Re: Individual knobs for G1000 Displays Available

chocolatecake wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 9:30 pmOur ring was actually still stuck inside the old knob so I pried it out. Assume you put it inside the new knob before placing it on the shaft?
My new knob came with the ring already inside it. You need one (and only one!) ring inside the new knob.
by Rick
Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:15 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: A different 'Miracle on the Hudson' perspective...
Replies: 0
Views: 1321

A different 'Miracle on the Hudson' perspective...

Yesterday was the 14th anniversary of Sully's landing of Flight 1549 on the Hudson River. I ran across this post this morning on another aviation website I frequent and thought it was share-worthy: “He’s okay but…” - these three words have stayed with me for, well now, half my life. As a society we ...
by Rick
Mon Jan 16, 2023 1:27 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Maintenance purchasing
Replies: 4
Views: 1581

Re: Maintenance purchasing

I have bought a number of Diamond-specific parts directly from Premier Aircraft in Florida . They have some of their inventory posted online, or you can call them at 800-903-8402. They are a major Diamond Service Shop and will sell parts directly to the public. In my experience, for parts they have ...