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by CFIDave
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Wingtip repair
Replies: 13
Views: 589

Re: Wingtip repair

I repaired mine at Southtec Aviation (http://southtecaviation.com) See: https://www.diamondaviators.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6426 Tom I second this recommendation. Glenn and his folks at Southtec specialize in Diamonds, and have their own composite and paint shop. Remove the wingtip and send it th...
by CFIDave
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: Cool seat covers?
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Cool seat covers?

.....we just added sheepskins to our DA62. Dave, If you ordered from AeroSheep, could you tell us what color was a reasonable match to your tan leather trim? Maybe Ivory? AeroSheep sent me 5 sample colors, and I recall that Tan proved to be a perfect match for the beige/tan leather interior of our ...
by CFIDave
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: Cool seat covers?
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Cool seat covers?

Had sheepskins on my seats when I owned a DA40 for 4 years. Kept us warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer -- and made the seat cushions more comfortable year round. Sheepskins will also make it easier to get a good price for your plane if/when you decide to sell it, since the leather seats will...
by CFIDave
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Flightstream 510
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Flightstream 510

Prior to delivery of DA62.115, additional wiring was installed to accommodate the, to be installed, GTX345R ADS-B In transponder, pending certification. Yes, a new Ethernet "High Speed Data Bus" connection must be added that runs between the GTX345R transponder in the DA62 nose equipment rack, and ...
by CFIDave
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: How much fuel do you typically keep in the tanks?
Replies: 23
Views: 3695

Re: How much fuel do you typically keep in the tanks?

BRS wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:24 am
On my DA40 this only happens on the right wing. Thought mine was the only one that did this. Ha
I also meant to say right wing -- your plane is no different from others.
by CFIDave
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: How much fuel do you typically keep in the tanks?
Replies: 23
Views: 3695

Re: How much fuel do you typically keep in the tanks?

What I have noticed is if you point the fuel nozzle toward the wing tip while fueling, fuel will come out the vents. I make sure to point the fuel nozzle inboard. That's the only explanation I have for fuel coming out the vents when the tank isn’t fuel. This seems to be true on DA40s, DA42s, and DA...
by CFIDave
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 40
Views: 2797

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

Earlier models that have WAAS installed can also fly LPV and LP approaches. The issue is that it's no longer straightforward to add WAAS to the older G1000 models that don't have it. Does this mean that all of the currently affected aircraft were at one time eligible for upgrade but the owners chos...
by CFIDave
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Flightstream 510
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Flightstream 510

I understand that this is imminent along with the 345 transponder certification. The question is whether existing G1000 NXi DA62s -- all of which are currently NXi Phase I with GIA63Ws -- will have to be upgraded to G1000 NXi Phase II hardware (including GIA64Ws, GEA71B, and the new Bluetooth/3D au...
by CFIDave
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 40
Views: 2797

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

All of the aircraft should of course have LPV upgrade pathways. But are you saying that Flying did a big articles a couple years ago about the new and improved G1000 NXi and cleverly ignored the fact that it cannot fly an LPV approach? Can that really be true - and if so is it for all G1000 / G1000...
by CFIDave
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Possible Lost SD card lower MFD
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Possible Lost SD card lower MFD

The SD card cannot be larger than 4 GB. 8 GB cards will work just fine in legacy G1000 DA40s running "newer" (2009-2013 era) software. If you haven't already, update your G1000 to 0321.22 for non-WAAS G1000s, 0321.23 for WAAS G1000 DA40s. The software is free, but you'll have to pay a Garmin dealer...