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by wolfipilot
Thu May 28, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: ?ECU failure
Replies: 36
Views: 5306

Re: ?ECU failure

Short update on the situation: we are in the lucky situation to have Diamond next to our homebase hangar, just 50 meters away, so we are in very close contact. Initially it was said that ECU fail-messages are pretty normal, nothing to be concerned about, which was a strange discussion obviously. We ...
by wolfipilot
Mon May 18, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: ?ECU failure
Replies: 36
Views: 5306

Re: ?ECU failure

Ingo, are you getting ECU fails on *both* engines, or merely both ECU's on the same engine? @Henrik: the first, on both engines. Like Dave, I don't get ECU fails either. So far only once in 260 hrs, on the left engine on my -VI, and that one was directly attributable to fuel contamination in the le...
by wolfipilot
Mon May 18, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: ?ECU failure
Replies: 36
Views: 5306

Re: ?ECU failure

Dave, thanks for your input here as well! Indeed, a single ECU fail message doesn't make me that nervous since I agree that this can be everything incl. a false indication, but the total number of 6 fails in only 100 hours is too much. We are in close contact with both, Diamond (we are based in Egel...
by wolfipilot
Mon May 18, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: ?ECU failure
Replies: 36
Views: 5306

Re: ?ECU failure

... some update and more data on that issue: we have flown 100 hours now and have encountered 6 'ECU Fails', both sides, so no regularity on one side. Diamond says: totally normal! We now have re-checked the engine data and it appears that the loss of power I wrote about above was not only a partial...
by wolfipilot
Mon May 18, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: ?ECU failure
Replies: 36
Views: 5306

Re: ?ECU failure

Hello all, we are having ECU failures every 20-25 hours now on the one or the other ECU. Typically nothing happens but the annunciator in the G1000 lights up, the last time however we encountered a certain power loss on the affected engine (LH ECU / LH engine). The read out made by Diamond the last ...
by wolfipilot
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: TDI upgrade to DA42-VI!
Replies: 27
Views: 7904

Re: TDI upgrade to DA42-VI!

There is a ton of labor involved in the TDi -> -VI conversion, though I don't remember the exact figure. So the cost of doing these conversions now, aggravated by the unavailability of the 1999 KG MTOW for converted airframes, just doesn't make sense for me now. You will wind up with an airframe ca...
by wolfipilot
Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: TDI upgrade to DA42-VI!
Replies: 27
Views: 7904

Re: TDI upgrade to DA42-VI!

Here is the promised short feedback to our brand new DA42-vi conversion: we went to LOAN for the handover approx. 5 weeks ago, so in the meantime we took the opportunity for some nice VFR- and IFR flights. The basis for our conversion was an ‘old’ Twinstar run by the 1.7 Thielert engines. The frame ...
by wolfipilot
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: FL180 and above ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1613

Re: FL180 and above ...

Interesting so see your inputs. So summarizing up I don't find any real technical concerns here to fly at FL200 for example for a shorter period, for example to avoid weather or so. Good to know.
by wolfipilot
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: FL180 and above ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1613

Re: FL180 and above ...

... wow, impressing - FL300 is not what I planned to reach, but I think it is safe to have some climb-options even at FL180. My concerns are that at FL180+ the balance and so on gets out of the limits or something like that?
by wolfipilot
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: TDI upgrade to DA42-VI!
Replies: 27
Views: 7904

Re: TDI upgrade to DA42-VI!

The wording is pretty clear on the homepage, and the same applies for what we received as an information so far: "The Upgrade to DA42-VI will contain: Additional enhancements to the DA42 NG upgrade: Garmin GFC700, new propeller blades and all aerodynamical changes to the DA42-VI version." I don't se...