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by Colin
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated

Paul Arakawa took the wing off my plane in 2006 when I first bought it (and had a bad fuel sensor).
by Colin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Path to ADS-B & WAAS for older DA40s
Replies: 62
Views: 2671

Re: Path to ADS-B & WAAS for older DA40s

I'll probably get an inexpensive Stratus or something, tied to Foreflight's AI and synth. vision display. This is what I have. I consider it a backup for my backup , which I like quite a bit. For me, having the WHOLE solution be independent of the electric system (yet the batteries are charging whi...
by Colin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: AvWebFlash today - Diamond Aircraft Plans To Double Production
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: AvWebFlash today - Diamond Aircraft Plans To Double Production

It would be great if that meant they were going to double support.
by Colin
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Potential New DA62 Owner
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: Potential New DA62 Owner

a gasoline-fired Janitrol heater in the nose
I looked at a Twin Bonanza with a friend and I asked about the heater, which was one of those. The owner said, "It's up there, but I don't turn it on. I lost two good friends in separate planes to those damn heaters and now I just wear an extra sweater."
by Colin
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 266
Views: 14660

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

(Moderators should feel free to move that to a new thread and leave a message pointing to the new thread. I got a little longer there than I intended to.)
by Colin
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 266
Views: 14660

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

(Bit of thread drift, but very related to the software issue.) If *I* had bought the Diamond Aircraft Industries package I would make a simple policy going forward, the formulation of which is driven by the regulatory-heavy environment which the products are sold in: Every improvement to the product...
by Colin
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Exhaust Valves and Exhaust Risers
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Exhaust Valves and Exhaust Risers

You said the welding shop was in Canada but then you sent the parts to Florida. Which shop did you use?
by Colin
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: DA42 prop overhaul
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: DA42 prop overhaul

That seems like a great upgrade. I'll be looking to do the same when it comes time to replace the engines.
by Colin
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: So you think you want an E-AB ...
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Re: So you think you want an E-AB ...

One of my rules is "no experimental aircraft." My flight school was next to Berkut, who built a version of the LongEZ (Burt Rutan design). Pretty sure one of them had the record for the fastest piston single flight (over 300 knots). Amazing planes. Also seemed scary as hell. The writer James Gleick ...
by Colin
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: So you think you want an E-AB ...
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Re: So you think you want an E-AB ...

Cowboys were able to adapt instantly to changing conditions and the most important thing to a cowboy (after survival) was getting the job done. I think "cowboy" is probably the accurate term and, most likely, fine for a lot of those guys messing around with a plane that weighs less than their vehicl...