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by CFIDave
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: GWX70 Weather Radar
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Re: GWX70 Weather Radar

(the Legacy G1000 with GWX68 won't do that) Sure it will. :D (G1000 ver. >=14) Thanks for that -- I'll have to add the radar map overlay feature to the G1000 Evolution document that attempts to track all of the features that were added to each new software version: https://www.diamondaviators.net/f...
by CFIDave
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: GWX70 Weather Radar
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Re: GWX70 Weather Radar

A cool feature of the GWX70 with G1000 NXi is that you can overlay the radar return on top of your MFD moving map (the Legacy G1000 with GWX68 won't do that; on pre-NXi planes you have to use a dedicated weather radar MFD page without a map) So just for fun when flying VFR in the Bahamas I put the r...
by CFIDave
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: GWX70 Weather Radar
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Re: GWX70 Weather Radar

Not really spot on to the original topic, but seems we have radar experts here. I have been wondering what the real differences to GWX75 are. Currently Diamond offers only GWX70 for their planes and what I heard GWX75 is still "years" away from certification to DA62 for example. I hate when the tec...
by CFIDave
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: GWX70 Weather Radar
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Re: GWX70 Weather Radar

The official Garmin document "Garmin G1000 Pilot’s Guide for the Diamond DA62" http://static.garmin.com/pumac/190-01896-01_a.pdf provides some of the best guidance I've ever seen for airborne radar in general and is a superb reference for your GWX70. Read the whole chapter, starting on page 351, ab...
by CFIDave
Wed May 27, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: DA62 - HF Radio and/or CPDLC
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: DA62 - HF Radio and/or CPDLC

Back in 2013 when we ferried my DA42-VI across the north Atlantic, the Diamond ferry pilot who accompanied me temporarily rigged an HF radio into our G1000 audio panel. I do recall it included a 24V to 12V inverter. However, I don't know the details of the installation.
by CFIDave
Mon May 25, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Masks? HAZMAT suits? Free-flowing vents?
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Masks? HAZMAT suits? Free-flowing vents?

2. So you slip your microphone in between mask and mouth? I always have trouble with my mask fogging my glasses. I fly with progressive sunglasses so they're not really optional. How do you address fogging? Boom microphone attached to headset goes on the outside of the mask. You can still talk and ...
by CFIDave
Mon May 25, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Masks? HAZMAT suits? Free-flowing vents?
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Masks? HAZMAT suits? Free-flowing vents?

When I've given sales demo flights with one other pilot onboard, I require the following: 1. Each pilot wears his/her own headset. 2. Both pilots wear masks full time. 3. Open fresh air vents all the way, so pilots don't breathe each other's "exhaust" (yes, this makes a DA40 cockpit noisy). Don't us...
by CFIDave
Mon May 25, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: New Owner - advice on configuration
Replies: 30
Views: 1018

Re: New Owner - advice on configuration

Something else to take into consideration: Iridium is an ancient satellite system that was originally designed 30 years ago for narrowband circuit-switched voice communications. So to make it support Garmin's weather data service, voice-grade modems (analogous to what many of us used years ago over ...
by CFIDave
Sun May 24, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Flaps and crosswind landings in the DA42
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Flaps and crosswind landings in the DA42

ememic99 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 7:04 pm
I always land with full flaps. Up to max demonstrated crosswind.
Agreed (in DA42 and DA62)
by CFIDave
Sun May 24, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: New Owner - advice on configuration
Replies: 30
Views: 1018

Re: New Owner - advice on configuration

I would strongly recommend air conditioning on a DA62 to preserve resale value in such a luxurious aircraft. But you won't miss having a GCU 476 keypad hidden away in the center console (I keep forgetting that we even have it) -- especially now that the FlightStream 510 lets you more easily enter fl...