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by Colin
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: New Waste Gate Controller AD for AE300
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: New Waste Gate Controller AD for AE300

Does that mean that the ECU errors on an NG will clear themselves, while they need to be reset with the laptop on the Technify engines?
by Colin
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA42 engine out emergency at KTOA yesterday.
Replies: 16
Views: 816

Re: DA42 engine out emergency at KTOA yesterday.

I will write it up in more detail eventually. I had ECU A and ECU B fail on the RH engine departing KOWD a few weeks ago. The engine registered overspeed for six tenths of a second, I believe, but it was an insane number (4,600 RPM?), and I don't think it was real. I reduced power on that side, flew...
by Colin
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Securing a portable oxygen bottle
Replies: 26
Views: 7531

Re: Securing a portable oxygen bottle

Pretty sweet. Would no longer work for us since the front seats can recline, but that's a nice setup.
by Colin
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA42 engine out emergency at KTOA yesterday.
Replies: 16
Views: 816

Re: DA42 engine out emergency at KTOA yesterday.

When my FADEC was failing recently I had a racing prop. All sorts of fun stuff, but apparently it is a circuit board issue, not a mechanical issue.
by Colin
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Old codger "wisdom"
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Old codger "wisdom"

Diamond built a few taildraggers. They were gliders and I think one was a powered glider. Something like that. Maybe the sailplane wasn't really a Diamond and it was before they formed the company.
by Colin
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA42 engine out emergency at KTOA yesterday.
Replies: 16
Views: 816

Re: DA42 engine out emergency at KTOA yesterday.

Correct. Second incident.
by Colin
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 here in 30 or so days..what extra do I need to purchase?
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: NG40 here in 30 or so days..what extra do I need to purchase?

Great idea, Russ. I just ordered a bunch of those. The truth is it is probably better for the wings as well.
by Colin
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 here in 30 or so days..what extra do I need to purchase?
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: NG40 here in 30 or so days..what extra do I need to purchase?

You've already had a plane, so you don't need a list of the usual first-plane-owner stuff. And I think Bernie really covered the list I would have made. I use the cheapest imaginable sunshades (little $5 screen discs with a suction cup attachment). I like these: http://slidedown.com/ My brother laug...
by Colin
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: John Weber
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: John Weber

Thanks, David. I wrote to him and suggested he start a consultancy.
by Colin
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 AHRS failures
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: G1000 AHRS failures

Back in August 2013 in our DA40 I had an alternator failure which was uneventful because we were daytime VFR on a clear day. The G1000 screens went black after landing. In January 2017 I had an actual failure of the AHRS the G1000 uses, which turned out to be five bent pins in the connector certainl...