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by RMarkSampson
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: BluLink
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: BluLink

Foreflight has music? Now that is a version I don't have! I have a Lightspeed headset that Bluetooth's to my iPad or iPhone. With Foreflight running, I'll get audio callouts. I also have a Bluetooth link to a Garmin Flight Stream that connects to a GDL-84 ADS-B unit. That link gives me traffic displ...
by RMarkSampson
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Flaps circuit breaker pops
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Flaps circuit breaker pops

Only Flap issue I had with my DA-20 was a micro-switch that did not work correctly. Trouble shooting guide identified the problem and a new switch fixed the problem. Chapter 27-50 for the DA-20-C1 was very helpful for me. AMM Troubleshooting guide lists about six possible causes/repairs if flap circ...
by RMarkSampson
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: How to value a DA20
Replies: 26
Views: 1705

Re: How to value a DA20

Savvy Aviation is Mike Busch's outfit. I have an annual subscription with them so I download all my EDM-900 data to their website. If I have a question or worry about something I submit a ticket so they look at the data and provide recommendations to me. Their website mentions doing pre-buys. https:...
by RMarkSampson
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: How to value a DA20
Replies: 26
Views: 1705

Re: How to value a DA20

When i bought my DA-20 it had just been overhaul - and I paid for that “fresh engine.” About 300 hours since that overhaul my oil pressure dropped. It was on the ground at my home airport so there was no emergency but oil pressure would not get above 10 psi. The culprit was a broken spring - a $20 p...
by RMarkSampson
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: How to value a DA20
Replies: 26
Views: 1705

Re: How to value a DA20

Tom, This is all just my opinion. Trying to value a DA20 via a blog is impossible. DA20s go from $50K to $$$new. They all fly the same. It just matters how much you need to put into her to get and keep her airworthy. A sitting engine is not good but it does not make it worthless. Borescopes are a gr...
by RMarkSampson
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Exhaust Valves and Exhaust Risers
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Exhaust Valves and Exhaust Risers

6CT is over with the Diamond Service Center in Lakeland, FL and they have a shop in South Florida that they use. I actually don’t know the name, just relying on them to have developed a relationship with a good welder. I’ll get a name and post some before/after pics when I get chance. Acorn welding ...
by RMarkSampson
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Exhaust Valves and Exhaust Risers
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Exhaust Valves and Exhaust Risers

So I figured I would recap the whole saga of my exhaust risers for general knowledge. First a cylinder needed rehab for an exhaust valve not seating correctly so that requires the entire removal of the exhaust system. One flange was found broken, another flange-2-riser braze (not a weld) was cracked...
by RMarkSampson
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Theoretical Situation: Forced approach and Nose over
Replies: 29
Views: 9081

Re: Theoretical Situation: Forced approach and Nose over

Didn't that Cirrus ditching off Hawaii land under canopy - All vertical speed, near zero horizontal? Pilot is just a passenger at that point.
by RMarkSampson
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Pres-to-Test GEN/CANOPY Light STUCK
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Pres-to-Test GEN/CANOPY Light STUCK

Pull off the instrument panel cover and detach the switch. See if you can free up any snags - and use a little LP2 or other non-conductive lubricant. If it does not press nicely in/out then it needs replacing. I had a sticky canopy warning switch a few years ago and ended up replacing the switch.
by RMarkSampson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: How do I bleed the brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: How do I bleed the brakes

PDF is spot on - but overstates the process. It is really easy to push fluid from the brake caliper "up" to the reservoir. It removes any air in the process. I use a small oil can pump - think I got it off Amazon.com and a small piece of hose hat fits over the nipple on the brake caliper. I also don...