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by CFIDave
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: New Waste Gate Controller AD for AE300
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: New Waste Gate Controller AD for AE300

See attached letter that is now in my maintenance log which says it is a terminating action. That's great news -- the FAA just needs to update its online AD database to reflect this. I just had the AD performed on both engines of my DA62 last month, and for the first couple of flights afterwards ev...
by CFIDave
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Max Takeoff RPM
Replies: 12
Views: 168

Re: Max Takeoff RPM

The IO-360 puts out 180 hp at 2700 RPM, but IIRC only 160 hp at 2500. So being able to generate only 2600 RPM on takeoff may rob you of about 10 hp.

I would suggest the issue is likely to be a faulty or misadjusted prop governor.
by CFIDave
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 KAP 140 NAV to APR transition question
Replies: 25
Views: 3918

Re: G1000 KAP 140 NAV to APR transition question

I don't know that it applies to the G1000, but I would assume so: Is the approach Loaded or is it Activated ? It needs to be the latter to fly it. I almost NEVER "activate" the approach, since that always creates a direct path to the Initial Approach Fix (IAF) -- which is rarely flown. Instead, it'...
by CFIDave
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: DA50 base MSRP Guesstimate
Replies: 23
Views: 758

Re: DA50 base MSRP Guesstimate

This said, I find the DA50 hopelessly ugly, the ugliest plane Diamond ever presented. But that's just a matter of personal taste I suppose... It's not soooo ugly in live but as you said it's matter of personal taste. What bothers more is insisting on (really ugly) center stick for DA62 and DA50. Al...
by CFIDave
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: DA50 base MSRP Guesstimate
Replies: 23
Views: 758

Re: DA50 base MSRP Guesstimate

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by CFIDave
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: DA50 base MSRP Guesstimate
Replies: 23
Views: 758

Re: DA50 base MSRP Guesstimate

I would very much like to see the DA50 succeed, but I am a bit worried that it may be over priced particularly if it out prices a DA62. Cessna came out with the TTx which was supposed to compete with the SR22, in fact I believe it out performed the SR22 and the SR22T in speed, had a nice Garmin avi...
by CFIDave
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Position of front seats
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Position of front seats

What year DA40 did he sit it? I was under the impression that the older, steam gauge models, had a taller panel. If this is true and he sat in the older model, the newer G1000 panel may afford more room? Dave, any input, is this true? Curt Yes, some early steam gauge (2002?) DA40s had even less leg...
by CFIDave
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: DA50 base MSRP Guesstimate
Replies: 23
Views: 758

Re: DA50 base MSRP Guesstimate

Do you think the base MRSP will be more than or less than that of a SR22 of $629,900 or even the SR22T of $729,900? I would guess the DA50 base MSRP will be more than the SR22T due to the retractable gear, greater interior space (a real 5-seater), and perhaps greater performance. You can also compa...
by CFIDave
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Position of front seats
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Position of front seats

Sadly there's no way to help someone whose legs won't fit under the instrument panel of the DA40. The seat positions can't be moved fore or aft (and seat recline on newer XLT or NG models won't help with this issue). Your very tall friend will need a DA62 (or eventually DA50 with the same front cabi...
by CFIDave
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA42 engine out emergency at KTOA yesterday.
Replies: 16
Views: 771

Re: DA42 engine out emergency at KTOA yesterday.

Just out of curiosity, are the propellers on a DA 42 counter rotating? Mercedes (for Austro engines) doesn't build engines that turn the wrong direction, although theoretically Austro could have designed a different gearbox that turns a prop in the opposite direction. The good news is that with suc...