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by Steve
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Nose landing gear fairing
Replies: 14
Views: 538

Re: Nose landing gear fairing

Nick: Here you go:
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Steve
by Steve
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Questions from ADS-B install procrastinator - TailBeacon?
Replies: 25
Views: 1333

Re: Questions from ADS-B install procrastinator - TailBeacon?

FYI I was going to go with a Skybeacon on my 2004 non Wass DA40 . One shop said not can't be installed, then I noticed 4 DA40 on my field with them installed. Local shop did a 337 and trimmed the position light bezel looks nice and works great. Saved the $6000 bucks for a bunch of extra that will n...
by Steve
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Nose landing gear fairing
Replies: 14
Views: 538

Re: Nose landing gear fairing

I suppose that the original screws would work, but the installation instructions called for safety wiring. The kit comes with the drilled screws.
by Steve
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Tail tiedown hook
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: Tail tiedown hook

I also use a D-shackle on mine. Now, if I can only remember where I stowed it... :lol:
by Steve
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Anyone install a GDL-82 in a DA-20 yet?
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: Anyone install a GDL-82 in a DA-20 yet?

A friend of mine is an A&P and said that a mounting bracket can't be fabricated for certified aircraft... Nick Nick: You might want to get a second opinion on that... Looking at your photos, it appears you might have room to mount an additional avionics rack (for any rack-mounted radio) below your ...
by Steve
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Flying the Caribbean (Part 3) - Eastbound USA -- How do you divvy up multi-day trips?
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Flying the Caribbean (Part 3) - Eastbound USA -- How do you divvy up multi-day trips?

Great video. I wish I had that talent. You visited many of my waypoints (Sedona, Midland, New Orleans, Tallahassee). I've never ventured to the Caribbean, though. I look forward to your upcoming travelogs.

Steve
by Steve
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Nosegear Leg Replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 468

Re: Fuel selector valve universal joint replacement

If it is more common (as you stated from your experience) further action (AD) might be considered. I never heard about your 5 failures... It’s already an AD... Sorry, I was trying to use a relatable parallel and accidentally hijacked the entire thread. True. I guess all of your failures occurred af...
by Steve
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Nosegear Leg Replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 468

Re: Fuel selector valve universal joint replacement

Wow, that is interesting. Searching the FAA SDR database doesn't return any reports of a failure. I'm not certain, but the one event cited in the original SB may have been outside the USA. It seems silly to submit a SDR for a known issue. SDRs are not only to "discover" an issue, but also to determ...
by Steve
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Nosegear Leg Replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 468

Re: Fuel selector valve universal joint replacement

As far as I recall, only one nosegear leg developed a crack and failed, and that aircraft was operated almost entirely on rough fields. May have just happened to a DA20 last week. https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/232689 Hard to tall exactly what failed. Maybe the nut or the threaded portion: DA...
by Steve
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Nosegear Leg Replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 468

Re: Fuel selector valve universal joint replacement

I'm all for replacing something that you know will inevitably break anyway, kind of like the nose gear leg although in this case way less expensive - which rules out the only potential con As far as I recall, only one nosegear leg developed a crack and failed, and that aircraft was operated almost ...