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by waynemcc999
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: CHT again
Replies: 27
Views: 797

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 --...
by waynemcc999
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: CHT again
Replies: 27
Views: 797

Re: CHT again

Sara, if you go even leaner of peak you will SAVE gas.
by waynemcc999
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: CHT again
Replies: 27
Views: 797

Re: CHT again

Sara, I agree with Peter. Cruise CHTs of 430 are way too high. I've put 1600 hours (in 4 years) on my 2008 DA40 almost always cruising LOP with highest CHT below 375. I would think the issue is more one of cooling, than on how you're running the engine. On the other hand, if you're intending to run ...
by waynemcc999
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Do I have the 17# Ballast?
Replies: 20
Views: 957

Re: Do I have the 17# Ballast?

Not sure if this helps anyone infer what they have in their aircraft, but the aircraft Ian references is my little girl... 40.922, 2008 DA40 XLS, G1000W, PowerFlow, 50 gal tanks, 3-bladed MT prop... and she's soon to be enhanced in a "super" way thanks to Ian and Rod.
by waynemcc999
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Corked Nose Wheel
Replies: 69
Views: 4479

Re: Corked Nose Wheel

@Rich BTW - couldn't help notice your vent naca. If you tape off the bottom half you will have much less noise and more air. I concur with Brock that the air vent noise (esp the high frequency screech) is cut to less than half with the glider tape solution. Here's a quasi-scientific study I did: ht...
by waynemcc999
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Do I have the 17# Ballast?
Replies: 20
Views: 957

Do I have the 17# Ballast?

Hi, all, I'm a 2008 DA40 XLS serial 40.922 with the 3-bladed MT composite prop and 50 gallon tanks... and also in the queue for the FA Supercharger. How do I know if my aircraft has the 17 pound ballast up front? If so, can I assume that the supercharger STC allows me to have the ballast removed at ...
by waynemcc999
Mon May 27, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 Engine Monitoring Data Card
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: G1000 Engine Monitoring Data Card

On #2... I suggest Savvy Analysis Pro:
https://www.savvyaviation.com/home/savv ... yanalysis/

Not only can you analyze your engine and performance data, but you'll also get quarterly "cohort" and trend analyses comparing your DA40 to ~120 other DA40s. VERY cool and useful.
by waynemcc999
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Best sun shade for DA40?
Replies: 33
Views: 4623

Re: Best sun shade for DA40?

I'm not there, but from Bernie's photos the JetShades don't much look to be an elegant solution. I'll stay with my simple 8x10" static-cling sun shades... https://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/slap-on-sun-visor-extra-large.html Maybe I'm missing something... but then, I'm not in super hot/humid Florida.
by waynemcc999
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Flying with the dog
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: Flying with the dog

Mike, I have a cargo mesh installed in front of the aft storage area, and the rear seat belts are stowed under that and the memory foam mattress, which extends from back of the front seats to the cargo mesh.

I’m also intrigued about transporting for Best a Friends; will be in Kanab mid-May.
by waynemcc999
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Flying with the dog
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: Flying with the dog

I know my gf would love to take along our dog, but I've always resisted it due to the hair shedding. The rear door of the DA40 doesn't suit itself to a large hard kennel, but if I were to fly with a large dog I would at least get a soft-kennel so that I don't end up like this guy. Say what you will...