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by CFIDave
Tue May 11, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: NXI Phase 4 - DAN Owners Feature Request List
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: NXI Phase 4 - DAN Owners Feature Request List

8. There's no room in the DA62 panel for a GFC mode controller for the autopilot. What is the GFC mode controller? It's a control panel for the autopilot that replaces the GFC700 control buttons on your MFD bezel. Most airliners have one located at the very top center of the instrument panel. It us...
by CFIDave
Tue May 11, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: 100 LL Availability
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: 100 LL Availability

100LL is a "boutique" fuel produced in relatively small quantities, so it's shipped entirely by truck. The lead content would contaminate any pipeline, and would keep a pipeline from ever carrying other fuels. So the Colonial pipeline shut-down shouldn't directly affect 100LL, unless it fo...
by CFIDave
Tue May 11, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: NXI Phase 4 - DAN Owners Feature Request List
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: NXI Phase 4 - DAN Owners Feature Request List

I don't agree with these suggestions: 7. Oxygen level integrated into MFD: I prefer what we have now with separate analog gauges, since it permits the gauge at the fill port in the nose baggage compartment to match the in-cockpit gauge. I can also check the O2 level as part of my pre-flight checks w...
by CFIDave
Mon May 10, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Cockpit Organization & Kneeboards
Replies: 25
Views: 838

Re: Cockpit Organization & Kneeboards

cptndavid wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 1:47 pm
Rich , Where do I find the spreadsheet for the iPad?
David
Apple's free Numbers app opens and displays Excel spreadsheet files on the iPhone and iPad. That's what I use for my plane's W&B.
by CFIDave
Sun May 09, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Austro
Topic: MSB: oil pump replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 1550

Re: MSB: oil pump replacement

VickersPilot wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 8:04 pm
Are Diamond usually honourable about warranty claims?
In my experience, yes. The only thing that used to annoy me as the owner of a DA42-VI under warranty was that they used to require the owner to pay international shipping costs on warranty-related parts. They've since eliminated this.
by CFIDave
Sun May 09, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Austro
Topic: MSB: oil pump replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 1550

Re: MSB: oil pump replacement

Diamond/Austro knew about this fault before your warranty expired. It's not your fault they couldn't get the list of affected planes/engines correct while you were still under warranty -- when they would have had to pay for the repair. I would call Diamond customer support in Canada and plead your c...
by CFIDave
Sun May 09, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Building a new DA62 - need advice with options
Replies: 13
Views: 417

Re: Building a new DA62 - need advice with options

Changing frequencies is much easier/faster by spinning knobs on the PFD/MFD. Yeah, I wish I had knobs instead of a keypad on my telephone. I realize you're being facetious, but one of the issues I have with the DA62's GCU 476 keypad is that it's "modal" in the way you enter frequencies: Y...
by CFIDave
Sat May 08, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Building a new DA62 - need advice with options
Replies: 13
Views: 417

Re: Building a new DA62 - need advice with options

On the FS510 - how does selecting a new waypoint from the iPad work? Do you have to request a transfer of a complete new flight plan from the iPad AND then accept the new flight plan from the G1000 or is it more seamless? Whenever your Flight Plan changes on the G1000 NXi, it automatically sends th...
by CFIDave
Sat May 08, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Building a new DA62 - need advice with options
Replies: 13
Views: 417

Re: Building a new DA62 - need advice with options

I may have been the first DA62 customer to work with Bruce's almost 4 years ago -- just to get a "canopy" travel cover for the cabin. I took lots of measurements for them, and then the first cover they sent me had to be sent back so they could get the top VHF antenna pocket location correc...
by CFIDave
Sat May 08, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Building a new DA62 - need advice with options
Replies: 13
Views: 417

Re: Building a new DA62 - need advice with options

Center keypad - don't waste your (considerable) money on this. It's in an awkward position, and once you get your iPad paired/in-sync with your FlightStream 510 wireless card, it's SO much easier to edit flight plans in Foreflight rather than using the keypad -- use the iPad as your FMS keypad. Chan...