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by Steve
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Next set of emergency batteries
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Next set of emergency batteries

I did mine last year. Make sure you save the old ones for flashlights, etc. They work fine... I'm starting my annual next week. I don't have to replace those, but I do have to do the ones in the ELT RCPI and annunciator. I have a Duracell 28L and CR2 coming from that famous aircraft parts supply hou...
by Steve
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: A flight to nowhere?
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: A flight to nowhere?

Many of my flights are to Nowhere. Just did one yesterday:
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Since most of it was at 6500 feet, I guess it qualifies as "Social Distancing"...
by Steve
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Battery capacity test
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: Battery capacity test

True. And like you said, most owners and mechanics never do one. So you are definitely ahead of the game...
by Steve
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Battery capacity test
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: Battery capacity test

Steve How do you account for the accuracy of my method with a new battery? Peter: You don't know that it was accurate - you presume it was accurate because you think that you know the load placed on it. But, as I stated earlier, your current estimates for the different loads are just that - estimat...
by Steve
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Maintaining proficiency in these times
Replies: 21
Views: 711

Re: Maintaining proficiency in these times

Oakland County is a bit far for me to fly to wipe my A$$... :D
by Steve
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: That innocuous foam cover
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: That innocuous foam cover

I have some spares in the airplane. My headsets are all David Clark. I generally replace them only when they start to fall apart (which in my case tends to be about 2 - 3 years).
by Steve
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Battery capacity test
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: Battery capacity test

Peter: You are correct that the load tester I have cannot discharge at the full C1 rate. But it can discharge at an exact, regulated current, not affected by battery voltage, temperature, etc. For most batteries, discharging at less than the C1 rate will give a slightly optimistic capacity value. Th...
by Steve
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Battery capacity test
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: Battery capacity test

Just a note... Concorde specifies that the capacity test should be performed by discharging the battery at the C1 rate (15 amperes in the case of the RG24-15M, or 11 amperes in the case of the RG24-11M). Your figures, if accurate, only total about 11.5 amps. Plus, there may be other loads (avionics ...
by Steve
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Maintaining proficiency in these times
Replies: 21
Views: 711

Re: Maintaining proficiency in these times

I haven't flown in a couple of weeks. First week I was in AZ hiking and then moving my FIL to San Antonio. Last week weather was bad for flying. I hope to get out early next week - since my aircraft is in the hangar by itself, I can practice social distancing. I do need to get up in the air, my airp...
by Steve
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Fire extinguishers
Replies: 12
Views: 1494

Re: Fire extinguishers

I'd consider something like this for the engine compartment if I had an experimental:

https://proteng.com/products/