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by Steve
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Stuck in Moab making 0 amps
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Stuck in Moab making 0 amps

Double check connections to alternator, especially F1, F2, and AUX ring connectors - they are fragile and can crack from vibration. If not these, it is likely the voltage regulator.

Good luck,

Steve
by Steve
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Wingtip repair
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: Wingtip repair

I’d consider a replacement if I could find a used one but not sure if any exist. They exist: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Diamond-DA40-180-Wing-Tip-LH-P-N-D41-5535-00-00-NPC-0219-508/132977378993?hash=item1ef611c6b1:g:NvwAAOSwT9lcd~KA:sc:UPSGround!78248!US!-1 I wouldn't pay that much for a used one, I ...
by Steve
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Airspeed Difference
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Airspeed Difference

This was a DA40 and this is just one data point. Hard for me to believe a blocked pitot since Garmin G1000 showed accurate airspeed. I think there is only one pitot source under the left wing. If it is a DA40, then an IAS of 115 is really slow for cruise. My 2001 (older and slower) cruises at 122-1...
by Steve
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Airspeed Difference
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Airspeed Difference

Partially blocked pitot line? I am not familiar with the DA-20, but doesn't it usually cruise faster than 115?
by Steve
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: What circuit breaker is the Hobbs meter generally connected to on DA40s?
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: What circuit breaker is the Hobbs meter generally connected to on DA40s?

My recollection is that the relay is always energized through the oil pressure switch (even with the Master off). Oil pressure opens the switch, de-energizing the relay, which closes the contact to run the Hobbs. A low battery (low enough to allow the relay to fall out) or bad connection to the oil ...
by Steve
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Camloc on the cowling
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: Camloc on the cowling

There is a snap ring installation tool:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/ ... ctools.php

Since you are installing only one, I doubt that it would be worth the cost. Probably can do it with a pair of needle-nosed pliers.

Steve
by Steve
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Camloc on the cowling
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: Camloc on the cowling

That will probably work. I believe that the part numbers for Camloc have changed, the parts are still available. If you can't find them, I think I may have a few kicking around the parts bin in the hangar. Let me know...

Steve
by Steve
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: What circuit breaker is the Hobbs meter generally connected to on DA40s?
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: What circuit breaker is the Hobbs meter generally connected to on DA40s?

The Hobbs meter is supplied through a fuse located in the engine compartment (I suppose, to prevent renters from pulling a breaker and reducing their charged flight time). It is an unnecessarily complex circuit, including a tiny, secret, hidden relay, and the oil pressure switch.
by Steve
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Camloc on the cowling
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: Camloc on the cowling

Look at the 4002 series Camloc fasteners at Aircraft Spruce. As for the rohs compliance, I don't think that the Hangar Fairy that will install it cares...
by Steve
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Camloc on the cowling
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: Camloc on the cowling

All of the Camloc fasteners on the cowlings are the same series (except for the oil door and electrical jump panel). They do have various lengths to allow fitting on different thickness panels. To me, it appears that you have lost the Camloc collar and spring ring (P/N:4002-N-3 and R4G-2).

Steve