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by CFIDave
Sat May 25, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Inset Map
Replies: 28
Views: 536

Re: Inset Map

Having a WAAS GPS (specifically a pair of GIA63Ws) does not *directly* determine whether a Lycoming DA40 Legacy G1000 can display ADS-B IN weather or not. Even with GIA63Ws and software version .23, owners must purchase the $800 more expensive version of the GTX345R that includes a built-in WAAS pos...
by CFIDave
Sat May 25, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ForcedAeroMotive: SuperCharged DA40
Replies: 318
Views: 73674

Re: ForcedAeroMotive: SuperCharged DA40

If your G1000 files are many years old, it's probably best to subscribe to a "bundle" that includes multiple files at a discounted rate.. Garmin's PilotPak bundle (with their version of NavData) is cheaper than Jepp's bundle with Jepp NavData), so I'd suggest going with Garmin. The only database tha...
by CFIDave
Fri May 24, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Inset Map
Replies: 28
Views: 536

Re: Inset Map

Scott: here's what I think is going on: Lycoming DA40s running .23 software on their Legacy G1000s (which requires WAAS GIA63Ws) can display ADS-B IN weather as well as traffic on their G1000 displays, after installation of a GTX345R. It's then possible to select between weather sources (i.e. SXM GD...
by CFIDave
Wed May 22, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Requirement To Send Oil Sample to Austro for 100 hr Service
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Requirement To Send Oil Sample to Austro for 100 hr Service

Might be helpful to do this with gearbox oil too. If you have one go south on you, it can take our a prop governor, too (same oil). This happened to us. Thankfully it was still (barely) under warranty. Might be good to keep a closer eye on it. Sending in gearbox oil (in addition to engine oil) for ...
by CFIDave
Wed May 22, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: New Waste Gate Controller AD for AE300
Replies: 17
Views: 1407

Re: New Waste Gate Controller AD for AE300

The shop and Diamond chocked it up to a bad batch of wasteates. The replacement ones are working okay for now. Can't wait to install the mickey mouse mod. :roll: I don't think there was anything wrong with the replacement wastegates that were installed on my plane to comply with the AD; instead, on...
by CFIDave
Sun May 19, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Autopilot/Electric Trim Circuit Breaker
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: Autopilot/Electric Trim Circuit Breaker

Not that I've ever had to pull this breaker, but my DA62 (and all others I've delivered) came fitted with the red collar around the autopilot circuit breaker. Interestingly my DA42-VI didn't have it.
by CFIDave
Thu May 16, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: 1,000-lb useful load? +BRS?
Replies: 34
Views: 1035

Re: 1,000-lb useful load? +BRS?

Incidentally, the DA40s fixed seats may be good for 45g, but maybe not their occupants. Such a vertical force would certainly crush the spine, while horizontally it would break the neck, unless wearing a racing helmet with a HANS device. The point is not that the kevlar seats themselves will surviv...
by CFIDave
Tue May 14, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Requirement To Send Oil Sample to Austro for 100 hr Service
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Requirement To Send Oil Sample to Austro for 100 hr Service

As one who has owned an Austro-engine twin for 6 years (DA42-VI and now a DA62), I wouldn't bother sending oil samples to Austria, especially if Austro Engine purposely will not provide you ANY feedback on your samples. In contrast, I've been using Blackstone for years, and they provide VERY DETAILE...
by CFIDave
Tue May 14, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What is a "Stabilized Approach"? (both VFR and IFR)
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: What is a "Stabilized Approach"? (both VFR and IFR)

The problem I have with the concept of stabilized approaches as applied to small piston engine planes is that it goes contrary to the training you get when going for the single-engine Commercial pilot's license. One of the most valuable Commercial maneuvers is the "power-off 180 degree spot landing,...
by CFIDave
Mon May 13, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 408
Views: 25843

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Are my fears exaggerated, or could we end up with a generation of certified aircraft, not just from Diamond, eventually being grounded if Garmin stop manufacturing parts for the G1000? Any newer technology would have to be certified in these older airframes, which depends on the largess of the airc...