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by CFIDave
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: RAM BALL MOUNTS
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: RAM BALL MOUNTS

Weird, I’ve seen ones with no screws at all and ones with legit screws, never dummy screws before. Are you sure the nut plates aren’t there and they just ran in plastic screws as a place holder? There’s obviously a hole at least that the screw went into... As noted above, the aircraft has to be ord...
by CFIDave
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Another safe year for Diamonds
Replies: 20
Views: 963

Re: Another safe year for Diamonds

Presumably the reason Cirrus felt compelled to include all of the add-on electronic safety features is because for many years Cirrus' safety record was quantitatively worse than GA industry averages. Even with their more recent "pull early and pull often" training emphasis on using the par...
by CFIDave
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: DA42-6 Airworthiness Limitations / Engine TBO
Replies: 24
Views: 1949

Re: DA42-6 Airworthiness Limitations / Engine TBO

...How much total time for delivery does that add for the ferry flight across the pond? About 26 hrs to the London, Ontario factory where they install all of your North America stuff (Sirius/XM weather, etc.), plus whatever it takes to get it delivered to you from there. Yeah, it took 28 hours for ...
by CFIDave
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: RAM BALL MOUNTS
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: RAM BALL MOUNTS

As you discovered, just because it LOOKS like the screws are properly spaced to support a RAM mount, you can't assume that the appropriate nut plate was installed inside of the A-pillar -- unless the original owner paid extra for the "RAM Tablet Mount Provisions" option. I got lucky since ...
by CFIDave
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ADS-B FAIL intermittently
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: ADS-B FAIL intermittently

It seems like there’s not enough information in such a message. Is it ADS-B out fail, triggered by a GPS problem? Or a problem receiving ADS-B in from towers? Or some kind of integrity deal about receiving direct traffic detected by some internal software? Some other deal? My understanding is that ...
by CFIDave
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Why no flap hinge cover?
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Why no flap hinge cover?

Covers (fairings) for the aileron and inboard flap linkage levers weren't added until the DA42-VI came out -- previous DA42 TDI and DA42NG aircraft don't even have those. I'm guessing that when Diamond did all of their testing of "aerodynamic clean-ups" for the DA42-VI model, they discover...
by CFIDave
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Chapter 42 begins
Replies: 20
Views: 811

Re: Chapter 42 begins

Re: the forward CG issue with DA42NGs: Replacement of the original aluminum-block Thielert (Continental CD-135) engines with cast iron block Austro/Mercedes engines -- not only makes the plane more than 200 lbs heavier, it also substantially shifts the CG forward. As Chris noted, you may need to car...
by CFIDave
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ADS-B FAIL intermittently
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: ADS-B FAIL intermittently

I've seen this on multiple DA40s with GTX345Rs where the original avionics shop that performed the 345R install "cheaped out" on the antenna, i.e., they simply added a signal splitter to an existing GPS antenna -- rather than adding a 3rd GPS antenna or installing a new combo VHF/GPS anten...
by CFIDave
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: G1000 NXi Phase II
Replies: 28
Views: 4013

Re: G1000 NXi Phase II

Not sure what your previous aircraft was, but In the Diamond product line, 500' altitude call-outs were provided on pre-2009 Lycoming XL and XLS DA40s that came with Garmin TAWS (Terrain Awareness Warning System) -- a Garmin G1000 option that Diamond used to provide as standard on these aircraft. TA...
by CFIDave
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA62 RACC system performance
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: DA62 RACC system performance

I also have JetShades for my DA62, which almost makes the under-sized (IMHO inadequate capacity) RACC air conditioning handle summertime heat and humidity on the ground. JetShades do help keep the interior cooler -- highly recommended.