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by Pascal
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Pres-to-Test GEN/CANOPY Light STUCK
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Pres-to-Test GEN/CANOPY Light STUCK

I haven't had this problem before. But I had it for other switches. Usually I end up replacing them, because once they start misbehaving, creating electrical arcs etc, even if I fix the problem temporarily, it has a tendency to come back. I feel your pain. Knowing Diamond, that's probably an expensi...
by Pascal
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Emergency escape - how to break Canopy?
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Emergency escape - how to break Canopy?

Good idea. First try to create and propagate a crack starting from one of the windows, then kick the shit out of the canopy to create an opening large enough to get out.
by Pascal
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Emergency escape - how to break Canopy?
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Emergency escape - how to break Canopy?

I don't know the answer to your question. Here are my thoughts about the little orange hammer. It is meant to be used in case the canopy locking mechanism does not work for some reason after impact. In the event of ditching, you will probably end up upside down. The first order of business will be t...
by Pascal
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Broken rudder pedal/brake bracket
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: Broken rudder pedal/brake bracket

Flight instruction is really hard on airplanes. Ham fisted students destroy radio buttons, headphone plugs, drain the batteries cranking like madmen on engine startup, and in the case of Piper airplanes crack the wing spars enough to get a wing separation mid air on a relatively young airframe. Not ...
by Pascal
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: New owner & member
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: New owner & member

Hi Nate, Welcome to Diamond Aviators. We have several DA40 owners who are active here and are based at CYHU, CYJN and CSB3. Most notably Charles who is based at CYHU: https://www.diamondaviators.net/forum/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=207 As for my DA20-C1, I go to Enrick Fournier in Alma, QC ev...
by Pascal
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Avidyne TAS600 ADS-B IN
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Avidyne TAS600 ADS-B IN

All of that is depressing. These pricey integrated systems lose value and become obsolete the moment they are installed and then the manufacturers abandon the owners. It's even more frustrating when you think of the incredible capabilities of non certified solutions such as Foreflight with Stratux o...
by Pascal
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: What's in the bag?
Replies: 27
Views: 1117

Re: What's in the bag?

Re the "starter pack"... My DA40 has a 24v system. The referenced pack is 12v. Do you connect two in series? Sandy My airplane is running on a 12 volts bus. you should check your AFM. Perhaps your external power unit port accepts 12 volts even though the avionics bus runs 24 volts. I am just specul...
by Pascal
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: What's in the bag?
Replies: 27
Views: 1117

Re: What's in the bag?

RMarkSampson wrote:Other little bags that occasionally someone will “speak” into. Nothing worse than hunting for a substitute in a crisis.

Spare headset.

Tie downs
Good list! I have plenty of barf bags in the plane that I collected in commercial flights.
by Pascal
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: What's in the bag?
Replies: 27
Views: 1117

Re: What's in the bag?

Pledge with a microfiber cloth for the bubble canopy. Others use Plexus.
by Pascal
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: What's in the bag?
Replies: 27
Views: 1117

Re: What's in the bag?

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