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by Pascal
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The ‘other’ ADS-B
Replies: 17
Views: 1279

Re: The ‘other’ ADS-B

Is this logic correct, or am I missing something? Lou your logic is correct. One data point is that in Canada the General Aviation fleet is old. Planes are 50 years old on average I believe. At my airport, I'm one of the few pilots younger than 50 years old. That worries me. Will the local COPA cha...
by Pascal
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: ADSB Out Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 607

Re: ADSB Out Recommendations

Derek wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:06 pm
Thanks Pascal. Any idea which adsb out unit is better? Does the garmin one do anything else?
I believe both do the job just fine. But for some reason avionics shops here are mostly Garmin. Therefore, that’s what they want to install since they are familiar with those.
by Pascal
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: ADSB Out Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 607

Re: ADSB Out Recommendations

I was quoted an identical price for a Garmin GTX 335 in Montreal.
by Pascal
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: ForeFlight content pack - New York Scenic
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

Re: ForeFlight content pack - New York Scenic

Mark, thanks a lot for the pack. I will play with it over the weekend. Being from Montreal, I would be very interested in the Saranac lake / Lake Placid and Champlain Lake region. Thanks!
by Pascal
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: SoCal VFR into IMC
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Re: SoCal VFR into IMC

If I was to commit suicide but wanting to make it appear like an accident so my family gets the life insurance, this is one way to do it.

I have always wondered how many crashes are really a suicide.
by Pascal
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Exhaust Valves and Exhaust Risers
Replies: 11
Views: 870

Re: Exhaust Valves and Exhaust Risers

I guess I should be able to provide more empirical data soon. My engine has about 1500 hours on it and so far the compressions and oil consumption have been great. Touch wood. We'll see over the next two years how the situation evolves.
by Pascal
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Emergency escape - how to break Canopy?
Replies: 9
Views: 654

Re: Emergency escape - how to break Canopy?

Bryan posted an interesting video about the little orange hammer, in his usual style:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... xFRhJoCZTg
by Pascal
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Path to ADS-B & WAAS for older DA40s
Replies: 64
Views: 3838

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

I agree with Rich. My steam gauge DA20-C1 will get a Garmin GTX 335 in one year and I'll use a Foreflight Scout for ADSB-IN and AHRS on my iPad.

As a bonus, I will use the Garmin transponder to provide a WAAS gps signal to a Garmin G5.
by Pascal
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Pres-to-Test GEN/CANOPY Light STUCK
Replies: 4
Views: 220

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: 9
Views: 654

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.