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by Steve
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Ruh-Roh
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Ruh-Roh

In South TX, where I live, it is almost always peak flying weather...
by Steve
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Ruh-Roh
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Ruh-Roh

Bad news today. Looks like I'm in for an extended down time and significant decrease in my liquid assets. Yesterday I flew my airplane and then changed the oil. I was also planning to install my ADS-B setup. Well, when I removed the suction screen, this is what I found: DSCN5825a.jpg My A&P/IA and I...
by Steve
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Broken HDG knob on G1000 MFD
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: Broken HDG knob on G1000 MFD

Jean: I misunderstood. I thought it was just the knob that was broken. Replacing a rotary switch would be more involved for sure.
by Steve
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Broken HDG knob on G1000 MFD
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: Broken HDG knob on G1000 MFD

Well, that is just poor design/engineering. After all, no one could possibly anticipate that instrument panel knobs in an aircraft would be subject to hard use and breakage...
by Steve
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Broken HDG knob on G1000 MFD
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: Broken HDG knob on G1000 MFD

Can't consider just the knob and labor to install it. I suspect that when Garmin does this kind of repair that they completely test the display and related hardware. Seems they must make sure that it is 100% before sending it back in even if the complaint is just a contact. Yes, but if the knob wer...
by Steve
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What comes after a DA40?
Replies: 463
Views: 67676

Re: What comes after a DA40?

Antoine wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:23 am
Steve: does the presence of the camera cause any perceptible unbalance (yaw?)
No detectable change in speed or handling characteristics.
by Steve
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Power Flow
Replies: 40
Views: 6229

Re: Power Flow

I believe that the RPM limit of 2400 was set for noise abatement, not any mechanical reason.
by Steve
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Corked Nose Wheel
Replies: 62
Views: 3642

Re: Corked Nose Wheel

Rich: The degree to which the pivot axis angles rearward is dependent on the height of the shock absorber stack. Mine is pretty much vertical with weight on, but it does indeed pivot rearward with weight off the gear. Check out this photo with the nose gear off from 2015: IMG_0672.jpg The blue tape ...
by Steve
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What comes after a DA40?
Replies: 463
Views: 67676

Re: What comes after a DA40?

Antoine wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:38 pm
Amazing point of view @Steve - how did you attach it?
I have two attachment bungs - one on the top of left wingtip and one on the underside of the right horizontal stabilizer tip (photo I posted). My camera mount attaches to these.
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Steve
by Steve
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What comes after a DA40?
Replies: 463
Views: 67676

Re: What comes after a DA40?

Antoine: Great video (and beautiful airplane)! The birds on final to RWY 32 gave me a scare, though. The European scenery is really nice. Have you considered mounting a GoPro camera or 2 externally? I just bought a new Hero 7 and the quality of the video is outstanding. I don't have any way to uploa...