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by Colin
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Cirrus G1000NXi ESP experience
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Cirrus G1000NXi ESP experience

Excellent points on the automation. I no longer change lanes for myself on the highway and since buying the new car I have had zero of those pulse-quickening moments where I was hoping to change lanes and someone zoomed up into the lane or somehow managed to evade my blindspot checking.
by Colin
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA40 Max Landing Weight
Replies: 12
Views: 2515

Re: DA40 Max Landing Weight

I agree. My first real flight in a DA40 demo plane I dropped it from six feet onto the concrete at LGB.

A month later I bought that plane.
by Colin
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Citation crash 1/9/21
Replies: 19
Views: 1301

Re: Citation crash 1/9/21

I have a three mistake rule before I take off. If I make three mistakes I scrub the flight and park. I've made it to two, but then I get real careful and it tends to be a spotless flight because I'm on high alert. It is so hard to imagine what it is like to have three controllers correcting your hea...
by Colin
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Chapter 42 begins
Replies: 35
Views: 2059

Re: Chapter 42 begins

Chris,

The flight school DA42's had the little mirror David mentions. On each side, so I guess the instructor could also confirm gear down?
by Colin
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Aileron/Wing Skin Question
Replies: 15
Views: 719

Re: Aileron/Wing Skin Question

I would be extremely leery of sticking anything into the gap of a primary control surface. The very first Cirrus crash was their first test pilot and the gap between the wing and aileron was too tight and the controls jammed. He was too low for the chute. So I would have it looked at and, personally...
by Colin
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DA42 incident at KVNY
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: DA42 incident at KVNY

I bet they had it off there in a hot minute. Lots of shops right there along that side of the airport. For little planes 16L is fine.
by Colin
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Austro
Topic: Checking gearbox oil level
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Checking gearbox oil level

I like seeing that little window. For some reason it feels very high-tech when I open that port and peek in. I also asked my mechanic how often they had a plane at the flight school grounded because someone spotted that level low on the pre-flight. Never. It also changed levels depending on which sp...
by Colin
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Coolant leak
Replies: 17
Views: 741

Re: Coolant leak

This is why you have two engines, right? I mean, as long as it takes off you can probably make it to the shop. (My original DA40 salesman was in a DA42 1.7 and lost one engine over KSBA. He turned around and flew back to KLGB on the other engine. When I was surprised he said, "You've been flyin...
by Colin
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: O2 for Kids
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: O2 for Kids

Our 7 year old did okay with it. He didn't love it. He took it off once and fell asleep. When he woke up on the ground he complained that he had a headache and I said that was because without the oxygen hose his brain didn't get enough to stay awake and gave him a headache. He never took it off agai...
by Colin
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Alton Bay, NH
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Alton Bay, NH

One of my Facebook friends has landed there a few times in his Piper. I would be SO nervous.