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by Diamond_Dan
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: AHRS / Heading Indicator Gremlin
Replies: 36
Views: 4832

Re: AHRS / Heading Indicator Gremlin

DIN7985 is basically a pan-head Philips. A1 (Alpha one) is 303 Stainless. The IPC states Al (Alpha Lima) though I am wondering if it is a typo because I can't find this designation anywhere. I pulled one of the screws yesterday and it has a very mild attraction to a magnet so I am pretty sure it is ...
by Diamond_Dan
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: AHRS / Heading Indicator Gremlin
Replies: 36
Views: 4832

Re: AHRS / Heading Indicator Gremlin

When I was having issues with my HDG X-ing out, these were recommended: 1. Unplug charging accessories from the DC port (I had a poor quality charger for the iPad that created interference). 2. Turn off electronics (iPad, iPhone, etc.) or at least the device's radios (cell, wifi) to rule these out....
by Diamond_Dan
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: What's in the bag?
Replies: 27
Views: 734

Re: What's in the bag?

My daughter has a totally different view of useful load. According to her, what’s in the bag includes 2000 watt hairdryer, curling iron, 10 lbs of makeup, four sets of clothes for every day gone, sleeping pillow, cell phone charger (more important than jumper cables to start the plane) and all her ...
by Diamond_Dan
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: MTOW Increase OSB kit 40-057/2
Replies: 4
Views: 216

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: 216

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: 981

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: 2975

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: 35
Views: 2406

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: 6116

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: 534

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...