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by waynemcc999
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Inflight Cell Phone Use
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: Inflight Cell Phone Use

Legalities aside... I "know pilots" who text inflight most every flight, with cell service 50%+ of the time at 10,000' MSL. They even use the cellphone to get ATIS when the freq is blocked by terrain. Personally I always have my cellphone available for lostcoms (infinitely better than light guns!).
by waynemcc999
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Installing an ADS-B GTX-45R with Avidyne TAS 600 Traffic
Replies: 15
Views: 648

Re: Installing an ADS-B GTX-45R with Avidyne TAS 600 Traffic

I had the GTX 345-R installed in my 2008 DA40 XLS (with G1000 and Avidyne TAS 600) by Advantage Aviation, Chino CA in Sept-2017. All works quite fine, including ADS-B and TAS traffic displayed on the MFD. The only complaint I have has nothing to do with the 345-R or TAS... but rather the lack of a n...
by waynemcc999
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Stuck in Moab making 0 amps
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Stuck in Moab making 0 amps

A couple years ago I had much the same symptoms (although in my case, inflight)... landed and local shop determined the Voltage Regulator had failed. Replaced the VR and all good since then.
by waynemcc999
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Wingtip repair
Replies: 14
Views: 967

Re: Wingtip repair

Lou wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:08 am
When I repaired a scrape on my wingtip, Diamond was very helpful on the paint specification for an exact match.
Louis, can you share with us here the exact/complete specification??
Thanks,
Wayne
by waynemcc999
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: PIREP on DA40 Supercharged Performance
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: PIREP on DA40 Supercharged Performance

Just out of curiosity, what is your typical "mission"? Andrew, I fly primarily throughout the US West, so most all trips involve flying over high terrain and/or climbing out of high density altitude airports, with the aircraft loaded at or near max gross with passengers and/or rescue animals. A typ...
by waynemcc999
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: PIREP on DA40 Supercharged Performance
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: PIREP on DA40 Supercharged Performance

Peter, I agree with Brock on the EIS... easier hot starts; more efficient LOP; slight improvement (a few knots?) in TAS at high DA.
Wayne
by waynemcc999
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: PIREP on DA40 Supercharged Performance
Replies: 6
Views: 484

PIREP on DA40 Supercharged Performance

First and foremost I'd like to express my gratitude to Brock for being the trail blazer and alpha/beta test site for this "game changer" upgrade for our aircraft... and to Rod and Ian at Forced Aeromotive (FA) for developing this fine product. I've started to collect some metrics on the Climb Rate a...
by waynemcc999
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Ceiling
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: Ceiling

... and since I assume Arnaud was flying summertime in hot Europe, the Density Altitude could easily be +2K-to-3K' higher than ForeFlight's GPS altitude. Arnaud, next time you upload your SD card you could calculate what the 16,845' GPS altitude corresponded to in Density Altitude.
by waynemcc999
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Ceiling
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: Ceiling

Did you happen to record Density Altitude?
by waynemcc999
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: CHT again
Replies: 44
Views: 2011

Re: CHT again

Sara, if you have decently tuned injectors (have you run and recorded the GAMI test, and sent to GAMI for evaluation??): -- as you decrease fuel flow beyond peak EGTs (the cyan lines on the MFD with the Lean button activated)... -- you will see the EGTs (and after a time delay, the CHTs) decrease --...