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by CFIDave
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Going to OSHkosh 2019???
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Going to OSHkosh 2019???

Will be there all week, working at the Diamond exhibit about 1/2-time. Got a late start on getting a hotel room, so had to settle for nearby Appleton instead of Oshkosh. Tried to get a rental car in Appleton (where we parked our DA62 last year), but most rental agencies are sold-out and I refused to...
by CFIDave
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Hangar Furniture
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: Hangar Furniture

I'm really envious of those of you who can put down a rug or have furniture in your hangar. My hangar unfortunately floods every time there's a heavy rainstorm, since the blacktop ramp outside the door is actually higher in elevation than the concrete hangar floor. So everything in the hangar has to...
by CFIDave
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA-40 checkride help
Replies: 28
Views: 1240

Re: DA-40 checkride help

Curt: Be prepared to fly a VOR approach, ILS/LOC approach, and RNAV approach, with or without vertical guidance, and with or without using the autopilot. With your plane, make sure you know how VNAV works, as well as autoswitching of the HSI source from GPS to localizer on an ILS. Before flying, dis...
by CFIDave
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: G1000 and GIA63W WAAS Upgrade Issue (mid-2019 update)
Replies: 33
Views: 1124

Re: G1000 and GIA63W WAAS Upgrade Issue (mid-2019 update)

IIRC in 2008 a few of the last new Thielert DA42 TDIs produced in Austria came with WAAS and GFC 700. Which is why the legacy G1000 software that supports this configuration already exists. (This may be how Colin got his DA42 TDI upgraded.)
by CFIDave
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: G1000 and GIA63W WAAS Upgrade Issue (mid-2019 update)
Replies: 33
Views: 1124

Re: G1000 and GIA63W WAAS Upgrade Issue (mid-2019 update)

Installation of GIA63Ws (soon to become available on the used market because of NXi upgrades by other owners) does not require help from Diamond, it doesn't require any new software development on the part of Garmin, and it doesn't require any additional certification of hardware or software for DA4...
by CFIDave
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: G1000 and GIA63W WAAS Upgrade Issue (mid-2019 update)
Replies: 33
Views: 1124

Re: G1000 and GIA63W WAAS Upgrade Issue (mid-2019 update)

I wouldn't hold out much hope of GIA63Ws becoming available. That would require Garmin taking them in trade, checking, repairing as necessary, and certifying them as airworthy, before selling them to current GIA63 users. I could be wrong, but I just don't see that happening. I don't see why Garmin ...
by CFIDave
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: G1000 and GIA63W WAAS Upgrade Issue (mid-2019 update)
Replies: 33
Views: 1124

Re: G1000 and GIA63W WAAS Upgrade Issue (mid-2019 update)

G1000 NXi Phase I (introduced in 2017) G1000 NXi Phase II (introduced in late 2018) Nice resume but unfortunately not addressing OP's concerns. Please re-read the last sentence I posted above describing a new source of GIA63Ws: Legacy G1000 and NXi Phase I aircraft owners (like me) replacing their ...
by CFIDave
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: G1000 and GIA63W WAAS Upgrade Issue (mid-2019 update)
Replies: 33
Views: 1124

Re: G1000 and GIA63W WAAS Upgrade Issue (mid-2019 update)

I also suggest we continue this discussion elsewhere in the pre-existing petition sign-up thread. But just to clarify using Garmin's NXi terminology that applies to all airframes, not just Diamonds: G1000 NXi Phase I (introduced in 2017) - Improved 1X50-series PFD and MFD screens with new processors...
by CFIDave
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Backup SD cards for your Aspen, Garmin etc
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Backup SD cards for your Aspen, Garmin etc

To echo Dave's comments... there is no need for anything special with regards to the SD card side for either NXi or the "regular" G1000. So long as they are regular 8GB or less SD cards they generally work fine in all slots on all G1000 installations.* (*There is no advantage to using SDXC or anyth...
by CFIDave
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Does each engine have an 2 ECUs
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Does each engine have an 2 ECUs

To clarify, there is one FADEC for each engine. Contained within the FADEC is a pair of redundant ECUs. Maybe I'm a stickler for terminology, but FADEC is just the type of control provided by each of the the engine's ECUs A and B. An Austro or Continental diesel engine has a single Electronic Engin...