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by Colin
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Garmin GTX345R needs sw upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 388

Re: Garmin GTX345R needs sw upgrade?

$1.3M is not a hurdle for the people I've bumped into at the airport. A guy that I took for a flight in my DA40 and has now been flying his own DA40 for six years just told me he's getting a DA62. Used. I mentioned the Phase I and II issues, so that he was clear-eyed. He said that he thinks it will ...
by Colin
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000NXi - The Missing Features
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: G1000NXi - The Missing Features

I cannot commit seven figures to a new plane until there is a better policy statement and, more importantly, action from Diamond. And I cannot recommend buying a new Diamond to anyone until I see the same things. Whenever someone asks me about the planes, I now mention the software issue. When they ...
by Colin
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Bahamas PIREP
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Bahamas PIREP

Pretty sure there was a pilot on here who was in a single-engine plane which lost an engine near the Keys. I think he was with his daughter and they were in the raft for a little over four hours. That's a long time to be in the water, even if the water is warm.
by Colin
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ADSB upgrade issues....
Replies: 18
Views: 514

Re: ADSB upgrade issues....

Pitot Off caution on the PFD is present all the time unless the Pitot heat is on. That was always true in my DA40 and continues to be true in my DA42. I wish that it, instead, watched the OAT and when it was below the threshold you set THEN it would alert you. I would probably put it at 46F, but I ...
by Colin
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: Garmin Autoland
Replies: 24
Views: 1191

Re: Garmin Autoland

No ability to take direction. Yet. By the time this gets to smaller planes I expect we will have 5G in the cockpit and you could have a remote pilot as your first officer at all times. That would be really helpful. I think given weather data selecting arrival and approach would not be very difficult...
by Colin
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: Garmin Autoland
Replies: 24
Views: 1191

Re: Garmin Autoland

I have been pondering how they solve the problem of where to fly, but now that I think about it I bet they are starting with US airports in the lower 48 and will have set boundaries. If you are in THIS box you'll be headed to SFO. If you are in THIS one then you will land VNY. That sort of thing. Pr...
by Colin
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: Garmin Autoland
Replies: 24
Views: 1191

Re: Garmin Autoland

The planes they are showing for this are flying in the flight levels. I do not think a Vision Jet spends much time out of range of a towered, plowed, mile-long runway. One of the videos I watched said that the system is monitoring the pilot during the entire flight and will take over if they are inc...
by Colin
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Low gearbox oil level
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Low gearbox oil level

At my last oil change I asked my mechanic if he *ever* saw a gearbox oil leak (I like to know how often things happen that I am trying to catch on a pre-flight inspection). He said that out of the dozens of DA42s and DA62s he had two and box were, essentially, large failure modes (all fluid lost in ...
by Colin
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Re: Autoland
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Re: Autoland

You might get some false positives with your system, Hans.

"My plane! You look incapacitated!"
by Colin
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Bahamas PIREP
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Bahamas PIREP

Great report, thanks for all the info. Maybe 20 minutes of the entire flight was not within engine-out distance of land. It’s practically a non-issue. We have very different cardiac situations. I was fourteen minutes over one of the great lakes during the summer and I had a playlist set up for those...