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by Karl
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Fuel Quantity Measuring Device
Replies: 18
Views: 702

Re: Fuel Quantity Measuring Device

Its usually hidden in the secret store below the baggage bay floor.
by Karl
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: 600h visit on DV20
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Re: 600h visit on DV20

You can download the Maintenance Manual here and take a look.

http://support.diamond-air.at/dv20_amm_ ... 73ab0.html
by Karl
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Worn upper rudder hinge pin
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Worn upper rudder hinge pin

I don't remember every having to change the pin, and most of our aircraft are approaching 9000 hrs.
We usually just change the bearing.
by Karl
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Rudder cables - yet again
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Rudder cables - yet again

I had my rudder cables replaced at 5 years - in 2007. With the new deal for on-condition replacement I figured I didn't need to do it again. But I just decided to check that the cables are stainless steel and discovered they are not. Who would do that :scratch: Answer - well I know who did it (not ...
by Karl
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Required Maintenance at 100 Hours
Replies: 15
Views: 2149

Re: Required Maintenance at 100 Hours

Ron: You are correct that a US N-registered plane operating under Part 91 is only required to be serviced under the Chapter 4 "Airworthiness Limitations" of the AMM. Chapter 5 maintenance items are all optional at the discretion of the owner. Hi Dave, I understand that the Chapter 5 items are not l...
by Karl
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Broken rudder pedal/brake bracket
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: Broken rudder pedal/brake bracket

Pretty thin to be standing on The broken part is actually the lower hinge/mount for the brake cylinder. The rudder would still work normally assuming the broken part did not jam against anything. I don't think standing on the brakes while doing spin recovery is going to help much anyway. :lol: The ...
by Karl
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Broken rudder pedal/brake bracket
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: Broken rudder pedal/brake bracket

Yeah this is my 3rd flight school airplane, warrior, sold, Duchess, still have, so I’ve seen a bunch of broken stuff but this one truly surprised me! Don’t get me wrong because I really like Diamond but this entire rudder pedal/brake assembly is not very sturdy and pretty cheesy.. Do you have a pic...
by Karl
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 NG Anomaly
Replies: 19
Views: 1415

Re: DA40 NG Anomaly

There are no induction hoses in our Lycoming-powered aircraft. The air filter is mounted directly to the alternate air valve, which is mounted directly to the RSA injector. If either the air filter or alternate air valve "came loose, no difference in developed power. (Of course, on the ground, you ...
by Karl
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 NG Anomaly
Replies: 19
Views: 1415

Re: DA40 NG Anomaly

The terminology used on the G1000 is somewhat misleading. An ECU failure is not what it says it is. Basically an ECU fail warning is a caution that the ECU sensors have detected an anomaly, in this case low manifold pressure. Both the Austro and TAE powered DA40 will generally be able to maintain al...
by Karl
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Anyone have an issue with bent gear legs?
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: Anyone have an issue with bent gear legs?

Asymmetric tyre wear is normal on aircraft equipped with spring steel gear legs.

The legs can often look a bit strange if the aircraft has been jacked up or turned tightly before stopping. It is best to roll it straight forwards a few meters before comparing the legs.