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by CFIDave
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 303
Views: 17846

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

it turns out there are 2 versions of the 69A and the earlier version cannot provide the additional data from the Aviator LT subscription. When the original version of the GDL69A came out more than 10 years ago, XM Satellite Radio that also provided the GDL69A's aviation weather service in North Ame...
by CFIDave
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Corked Nose Wheel
Replies: 19
Views: 1127

Re: Corked Nose Wheel

The one thing you must remember is to straighten your trim tab on the rudder ounce you install the fin. While you may have found bending the rudder trim tab to be necessary on your particular aircraft, pilots/owners should not assume this to be the case on other DA40s. When new DA40s leave the fact...
by CFIDave
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Fuel injector SB (Austro MSB-E4-025)
Replies: 23
Views: 1336

Re: Fuel injector SB (Austro MSB-E4-025)

For owners with EASA-registered aircraft, I can't speak to requirements for additional EASA paperwork required for parts sourcing, since this doesn't affect FAA N-registered aircraft. (One more reason that a large percentage of GA aircraft operated in Europe are N-registered.) But to Emir's comment,...
by CFIDave
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Fuel injector SB (Austro MSB-E4-025)
Replies: 23
Views: 1336

Re: Fuel injector SB (Austro MSB-E4-025)

OK, what am I missing here? First, if this is just a MSB, it's not "mandatory" and can legally be ignored by the aircraft owner. Any aircraft manufacturer can issue a MSB anytime it wants to without any checks, balances, or regulatory oversight. So it's really just a recommendation by the manufactur...
by CFIDave
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Inexpensive DIY solution to GTX345R Bluetooth problem - with pics
Replies: 15
Views: 705

Re: Inexpensive DIY solution to GTX345R Bluetooth problem - with pics

Pekka: You are correct that new DA40NG aircraft delivered with "Phase 2" G1000 NXi software will support the FlightStream 510 wireless card. The FS510 makes connecting wirelessly to the GTX345R with Bluetooth unnecessary; instead, your iPad/iPhone will communicate to the G1000 NXi via Bluetooth and ...
by CFIDave
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated
Replies: 37
Views: 2270

Re: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated

Rich, your early (2002) steam-gauge Lycoming DA40 with 40-gallon tanks does not have a W&B representative of the installed base of G1000 DA40s with 50-gallon fuel tanks, let alone an Austro DA40 NG with G1000 NXi built 17 years later. And at less than 200 lbs I can turn any Lycoming DA40 on the ramp...
by CFIDave
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Vegas Visitors
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: Vegas Visitors

Please check your Private Messages
by CFIDave
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated
Replies: 37
Views: 2270

Re: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated

The 2nd diagram is not only misleading, but incorrect with respect to the empty (or full fuel) CG of a DA40NG relative to its W&B envelope. I can literally "hang on the tail" of a DA40NG with all my body weight and it's nearly impossible to lift the nose wheel off the ground. In contrast, the easies...
by CFIDave
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated
Replies: 37
Views: 2270

Re: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated

The 40 NG only carries 39 gallons maximum with its "extended range" tanks. It doesn't need to carry as much fuel because it only burns 6.5 gph at 75% power in cruise, or 8 gph at 92% maximum continuous power (MCP). The DA40 NG is far more efficient than (and different from) a Lycoming DA40 -- which ...
by CFIDave
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated
Replies: 37
Views: 2270

Re: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated

What's misleading in the overlay of different DA40 W&B envelopes is that the NG is relatively nose-heavy with the cast-iron block Austro engine. So in any typical loading scenario the loaded CG will be more forward than in a Lycoming DA40, and thus the aft CG limit doesn't become a factor for the NG...