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by CFIDave
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 Ground Speed Challenge
Replies: 11
Views: 927

Re: DA40 Ground Speed Challenge

OK, here's one from a friend of mine located 2 hangars down with a DA40NG N970DA serial 40.NC007. He decided to go skiing in Colorado and flew his then-new DA40NG all the way there and back home to the Washington, DC area in January/February 2018. On his way back eastbound he went up to 13,000 feet ...
by CFIDave
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Annuals CheckList & AMM - How to validate required checks?
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Annuals CheckList & AMM - How to validate required checks?

Gary: Very few A&Ps/IAs follow all of the steps "recommended" in Chapter 5 of the AMM, since (in the US) they're only legally required to follow the Airworthiness Limitations items in Chapter 4 (that have all been reviewed and approved by the FAA). Instead A&Ps/IAs use their judgement combined with ...
by CFIDave
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Aspen IMC 2-LOC & Missed -- in the Simulator
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Aspen IMC 2-LOC & Missed -- in the Simulator

Again, nice video. My only comment is about your airspeed reduction before beginning the descent and going missed: you slowed to 80 knots. On a G1000 NXi-equipped DA62 with ESP (Electronic Stability and Protection) like mine, you'd get a bright yellow AIRSPEED warning annunciation in the PFD at that...
by CFIDave
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: DA62 NXi Pending Approvals
Replies: 9
Views: 1284

Re: DA62 NXi Pending Approvals

Some good news for DA62 owners: G1000 NXi Phase I (this includes all NXi DA62s delivered to date): Garmin software version 1373.03 is now available that will permit replacement of your GTX335R with a GTX345R with ADS-B IN traffic and weather. This is not quite "plug and play" for hardware, as it req...
by CFIDave
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 193
Views: 22609

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

Diamond Canada completed Phase II NXi certification for the DA40NG (May 2019), DA62 (March 20, 2020), and DA40-180 (expected March 31, 2020 -- Diamond has restarted Lycoming DA40 production). Furthermore Diamond Austria completed Phase II NXi certification for the DA42-VI (and has been delivering it...
by CFIDave
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Corona Sim - Aspen IMC 1-Departure & Hold
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Corona Sim - Aspen IMC 1-Departure & Hold

Wayne: Here are the steps to input a user-defined holding pattern based on a Waypoint (user-defined or in the database). You can also define a hold based on your current position. Creating a user-defined hold at an active flight plan waypoint: 1) Press the FPL Key to display the ‘FPL - Active Flight...
by CFIDave
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Corona Sim - Aspen IMC 1-Departure & Hold
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Corona Sim - Aspen IMC 1-Departure & Hold

Wayne: FYI, the Legacy G1000 (not NXi) you're flying (if a real DA62) runs GDU 15 software that includes user-defined holding patterns that can be autopilot-coupled. So you didn't have to fly the hold "old school" by setting the inbound course manually. It would be interesting to see if the X-Plane ...
by CFIDave
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Which update bundle should I get from Garmin?
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Which update bundle should I get from Garmin?

Lou: As you discovered the difference between Onepak vs. PilotPak bundles is whether NavData is supplied by Garmin vs. Jeppesen. Jepp charges a premium. You won't lose SVT and TAWS if you don't subscribe/update to the latest terrain or obstacle databases -- your G1000 will just display terrain and o...
by CFIDave
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Austro
Topic: AVweb’s DA40 NG Flight Trial & Austro Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: AVweb’s DA40 NG Flight Trial & Austro Engine

Until watching this video and listening to Jared's explanation, I never realized that Austro purposely programmed a dip in engine RPM when manually switching between ECU A vs. ECU B during the run-up -- as feedback to let the pilot know that ECU switching actually took place. One minor technicality ...
by CFIDave
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: DA-20 is no longer offered
Replies: 9
Views: 1932

Re: DA-20 is no longer offered

Diamond restarted DA20 production in Canada (the DA20-C1 model with Continental IO-240 125HP engine), with assembly in London, Ontario based on parts being shipped from Diamond's China factory. However like everything else, this may be affected by the virus.