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by RMarkSampson
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Theoretical Situation: Forced approach and Nose over
Replies: 29
Views: 8815

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: 113

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: 184

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...
by RMarkSampson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Emergency escape - how to break Canopy?
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Emergency escape - how to break Canopy?

Paul,
Being also a FL flyer - I'm thinking my Concealed Carry Permit being the best way ahead. I also grew up in Texas...


Goes to show you that not all advice on this website is good...
by RMarkSampson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: C1 - Engine quits on roll-out after landing
Replies: 14
Views: 1681

Re: C1 - Engine quits on roll-out after landing

I previously had the same issue. I noticed that the regulated fuel pressure from my engine-driven fuel pump would sometimes goes down to 3.4 psi when the engine was at idle. Per the POM, 3.5 psi is the alarm minimum that flashes on my EDM-900. On startup, run-ups, and full power the fuel pressure wa...
by RMarkSampson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Theoretical Situation: Forced approach and Nose over
Replies: 29
Views: 8815

Re: Theoretical Situation: Forced approach and Nose over

Just had a helo crash last week into the Gulf of Mexico IVO Tampa. All three made it out but last guy out was a photographer and he later told a reporter that he was out of air...lucky to make it.

https://patch.com/florida/westchase/s/g ... ulf-mexico
by RMarkSampson
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Theoretical Situation: Forced approach and Nose over
Replies: 29
Views: 8815

Re: Theoretical Situation: Forced approach and Nose over

Last time I came dragging in on a runway with a very high AOA - the tail touched first and the plane rebounded forward. The NLG took the shock but it was the only thing keeping the plane from nosing over and prop striking. Thus IMO dragging the tail would increase the chances of a nose over, not dec...
by RMarkSampson
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Exhaust Valves and Exhaust Risers
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Exhaust Valves and Exhaust Risers

Guess my DA-20 does not know how to exhale. Another failed compression at Annual - #2 cylinder this year. Last year it was #4. So off to the engine shop for that cylinder. Now I'm wondering how common is it to have exhaust valve issues on the IO-240-B. I have put 1500 hours on her since an overhaul ...
by RMarkSampson
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: New Diamond Service Center at KLAL
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: New Diamond Service Center at KLAL

The fuel pump was the engine-driven fuel pump - not the electric fuel pump. The engine-driven fuel pump did not "fail" but it had indications of fuel seeping out and likely bad diaphragm. For the electric fuel pump - I've run that gauntlet before. My post is here: https://www.diamondaviators.net/for...
by RMarkSampson
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Leaning question
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: Leaning question

I'm more familiar with the Continental Engine best practices - but running at Peak EGT is OK but only if you are running at 65% power or lower. I have a %power value on my EMS so I can determine if I am cruising at 65% or lower where I can somewhat ignore EGTs and focus on keeping CHTs "not too high...