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by Colin
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Gaming the ATC route computer
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Gaming the ATC route computer

I put things in the comment line, too. So I have had "No swimmers on board" and "Scared of ice." They are terse so they fit on the strip and the controllers seem to appreciate them. One was "First family flight coast to coast" and I got a lot of hellos.
by Colin
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: GPS kicking off at glide slope intercept
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: GPS kicking off at glide slope intercept

I am going to predict a loose GPS antenna wire. It sounds like a signal blocking issue has you enter the realm of the ILS glideslope projection. So outside of that the GPS signal is strong enough, but when you enter it the additional radio signal knocks out at least one of the GPS signals. There are...
by Colin
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: IFR San Luis Obispo with my Love (Full ATC)
Replies: 15
Views: 1174

Re: IFR San Luis Obispo with my Love (Full ATC)

One pilot's "bucketing down" might not actually be another's "extreme precip." I've never flown into red on the XM screen. I've skirted around the edges of yellow and, when I've seen it in person, sometimes ducked through 7 minutes of it as long as I had a high ceiling, good clearance below me and a...
by Colin
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: I have a new MX pilot, with connections
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: I have a new MX pilot, with connections

That's awesome. My last CFI (for MEI) said that if I touched anything on the panel before clearing the runway that DPE would have a problem with it. I flip the flaps up because it puts more weight on the tires for braking action, but he said that in front of a DPE he said it would count as a distrac...
by Colin
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: First flight of the retractable DA50
Replies: 29
Views: 9914

Re: First flight of the retractable DA50

Tommy, My wife rejects your argument because she is not arguing from a rational place. Emotionally, she worries I will have a stroke and strand her and the family in the sky with no way down to live. We have discussed a parachute, but she's not really interested. We've discussed pinch hitter courses...
by Colin
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 279
Views: 49771

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

My experience, and experiences in the software world, have lead me to the same conclusions as Peter. And when I have discussed software things with people at Diamond (CRS, fleet tracking) they have been totally uninterested. It's not how they see the world. And my experience with Garmin has been sim...
by Colin
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Compensation for incidental usage of the airplane for remote assignment
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Compensation for incidental usage of the airplane for remote assignment

Sadly, all my consulting flights were in the single engine. But the flights SMO - HND did mean that I saved the sales tax on the plane.
by Colin
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Compensation for incidental usage of the airplane for remote assignment
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Compensation for incidental usage of the airplane for remote assignment

When I did it I considered the time in the plane consulting hours the same as if I was on the ground. I was often taking notes about the project, discussing it with my business partner, and sometimes overflying the site. So it was just another few hours on the invoice.
by Colin
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA42 TDI rudder heavy/yaw
Replies: 10
Views: 652

Re: DA42 TDI rudder heavy/yaw

+1 for rudder trim. Mine is two turns to the right, I think. It's been a while since I had to set it.
by Colin
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: VFR to San Jose Reid-Hillview with Levi (Part 2)
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: VFR to San Jose Reid-Hillview with Levi (Part 2)

Were you hungry as you went through Donner Pass?