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by Diamond_Dan
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: MTOW Increase OSB kit 40-057/2
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: MTOW Increase OSB kit 40-057/2

Thank you Rich - very helpful.

Please help me understand how limiting up-elevator travel will allow me to take off with more weight. I think I am missing something.

I am still very interested in the $$ proposition cost/value if anybody can help me rationalize it.
by Diamond_Dan
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: MTOW Increase OSB kit 40-057/2
Replies: 4
Views: 192

MTOW Increase OSB kit 40-057/2

I am the co-owner of a 2004 model DA-40-180 with 40 gallon tanks, looking to have the MTOW increase kit installed. With a small wife and daughter, I don't run into problems with MTOW often, but it would be nice to have the flexibility. My partner has no need for the upgrade so I will need to make a ...
by Diamond_Dan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA40 Air conditioning
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Re: DA40 Air conditioning

I have often thought that if FBOs had a big chiller hose (the dimensions of an airstart sort of yellow hose) and could shoot 50F air into the cabin of my little GA plane that the need for AC would be nil. By the time I made it to the runway it might be at 70F, but I bet I'd be comfortable all the w...
by Diamond_Dan
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: Tiedown for DA40
Replies: 19
Views: 2785

Re: Tiedown for DA40

$5 of materials properly packaged and selling for $70. I don't feel the need to justify my purchase, but we should be fair to SlideDown - Amazon sells 50' of 11mm Kernmantle Braided rope for $70. My ropes use about half of that. Add 6 stout rubber coated hooks and three machined and powder coated a...
by Diamond_Dan
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ADSB Out - skyBeacon is now available for order
Replies: 34
Views: 1954

Re: ADSB Out - skyBeacon is now available for order

"At this time there is not a wingtip mounted version with integrated rear position lights in development."
by Diamond_Dan
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: I'd love a DA40, but is there one with enough useful load?
Replies: 28
Views: 5810

Re: I'd love a DA40, but is there one with enough useful load?

Rich wrote:It requires that you first have the main landing gear that allows a Max Landing Weight of 2535 lbs.


We have a 2004 model without the MTOW mod. Is there an easy way to tell if we need the gear update?
by Diamond_Dan
Thu May 10, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Pulls to left while taxiing
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Pulls to left while taxiing

I'm out of a relatively painless annual. Replaced the left main (due to wear) and the plane taxis more or less straight, better than I have ever seen. (Both tires now are same brand and type). Fingers crossed...
by Diamond_Dan
Tue May 08, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Transponder upgrade - Interference issues
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Transponder upgrade - Interference issues

Would be interested in feedback on this one. Our audio made a crackling noise with the old GTX 33 AND the new GTX 345. The problem will disappear when the transponder breaker is pulled. One shop replacing our audio panel advised us not to bother tracking it down. Says it's "typical". A dif...
by Diamond_Dan
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Pulls to left while taxiing
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Pulls to left while taxiing

Sounds like we shouldn't get too crazy here. It always pulls to the left so probably not winds. Tires are the same size, but different brands, not sure if that makes a difference. I will dig into the alignment procedure. I noticed some uneven wear on the left main so maybe it's crooked. Thank you fo...
by Diamond_Dan
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Pulls to left while taxiing
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Pulls to left while taxiing

The airplane pulls to the left while taxiing, has since I started flying it almost two years ago. I periodically stab the right brake to keep it on course. Our mechanic re-packed the wheel bearings and checked the brakes and tires at the last annual but couldn't find anything wrong. The left and rig...