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by Colin
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Wingtip repair
Replies: 13
Views: 537

Re: Wingtip repair

It doesn't matter so much on the wheel fairings (which I have also repaired and repainted) but on the wingtip, it's right against the rest of the wing and bothers me.
Paint them blue! Purposefully totally different from the wing.
by Colin
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Montreal Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Montreal Suggestions

An extremely kind and generous offer. The parking fees are being paid by our hosts, so I figure that's okay. I would not park there if it were my own money and I was staying for more than a night.
by Colin
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Montreal Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Montreal Suggestions

On Saturday, 14 Sep I will be landing for the first time in Quebec. Looks like Signature at the main airport is the easiest thing to do. The fuel is half the price that it is at Mirabel, balanced out by the more expensive parking ($85 per night compared to $50 per night). The Lyft into town will be ...
by Colin
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Flying Magazine Article Sep 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: Flying Magazine Article Sep 2019

I learned a lot when I wrote an article for one of the flying magazines. These, and probably most verticals, are really ad-revenue generators. They are not serving readers, they are serving the companies that purchase the advertising space. So an article that mentions three or four advertisers is mu...
by Colin
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Fuel gauge display is intermittent
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Fuel gauge display is intermittent

The symptoms you are seeing are what I saw when my DA40's right tank had water intrusion and the probes got rusty. They tried three times to fix it and ultimately had to replace the probes, which involves removing the wing.
by Colin
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: DA62 at Norwood, MA KOWD
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: DA62 at Norwood, MA KOWD

Let me know when you are next headed up. I'd love to do it and I am nervous about doing it on my own or as the first reported DA42 landing there.
by Colin
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: DA62 at Norwood, MA KOWD
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: DA62 at Norwood, MA KOWD

Dave,

Did you do it? Are you saying you would?

Would you plunk a DA42 down there? There's room to turn around in the parking around?

I love that airport.
by Colin
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: looking for a safety pilot - bay area - da42
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: looking for a safety pilot - bay area - da42

Bodi,

If you mean that you would like someone to pay to be your safety pilot you should probably put the current rental cost in there so they can decide if it is worth it for building their own time.
by Colin
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Just got my DA40! What should I do??
Replies: 31
Views: 1437

Re: Just got my DA40! What should I do??

my eyes closer to the outside instead of my lap. Good plan. Rotating your head up and down those ninety degrees on that axis promotes spatial disorientation. Back when I was first doing my instrument flying I read a nice article about that physiology, along with a commercial pilot's experience with...
by Colin
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Just got my DA40! What should I do??
Replies: 31
Views: 1437

Re: Just got my DA40! What should I do??

Since you are crossing the country you might want to peruse the page on my blog devoted entirely to that sort of journey.