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by pietromarx
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Does heat damage composite on DA40?
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Does heat damage composite on DA40?

I've had DA-40s parked outside in the SoCal sunshine for long periods of time with no damage. This said, I use the full set of Bruce's covers and love them. They're a nice company with excellent support.
by pietromarx
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Citation crash 1/9/21
Replies: 19
Views: 1310

Re: Citation crash 1/9/21

It looks like it might have been his first solo in the airplane: https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/solo-pilot-in-fatal-citation-crash-wasnt-typed/ I have the same personal rule that Colin does, though I add a few things to the list (e.g. arguing with my wife!) which count as "do-not-go" ...
by pietromarx
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Citation crash 1/9/21
Replies: 19
Views: 1310

Re: Citation crash 1/9/21

That's for sure. I really wonder what the controllers must think when they encounter something like this. Frankly, it must be very disturbing.
by pietromarx
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Aileron/Wing Skin Question
Replies: 15
Views: 723

Re: Aileron/Wing Skin Question

I have a 2012 and it is very similar on both wings as your picture with minor deformation of the thin part of the wing. It is clearly the trailing edge of the wing (not the aileron). The plane lives in SoCal, so not much chance of the freezing, though there is heat. 3 examples in one day a pattern s...
by pietromarx
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Another safe year for Diamonds
Replies: 30
Views: 2069

Re: Another safe year for Diamonds

I compared my insurance with a friend who has an equivalent Cirrus. Let's just say that it was amusing and painful, respectively.
by pietromarx
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Another safe year for Diamonds
Replies: 30
Views: 2069

Re: Another safe year for Diamonds

In a year of otherwise horrible news, this is both good news and hope for the future.

RIP those who have been lost.
by pietromarx
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Inexpensive DIY solution to GTX345R Bluetooth problem - with pics
Replies: 39
Views: 8388

Re: Inexpensive DIY solution to GTX345R Bluetooth problem - with pics

I'd be very curious as to what you see as the differences between the 2005 and 2020 models. On the Bluetooth side there is very likely little that you can do beyond what's described in this thread. Having worked on Bluetooth in a previous job, I can safely say that it was never intended for this app...
by pietromarx
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 Legacy & NXi upgrade program
Replies: 82
Views: 10334

Re: G1000 Legacy & NXi upgrade program

I have always heard that the KAP 140 cannot fly holds. But who cares; the heading bug + timer is good enough! It won't fly holds with any version of the G1000. If I had to guess, it is because the KAP140 is driven by a separate (hidden) attitude indicator. I couldn't fly them in my older DA40 with ...
by pietromarx
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Austro
Topic: 35% ??
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: 35% ??

That's very interesting indeed.
by pietromarx
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Rust on the fuel hose connexion
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: Rust on the fuel hose connexion

I am guessing from your comments that this isn't it, but maybe: http://support.diamond-air.at/fileadmin/uploads/files/after_sales_support/DA40-180/Service_Bulletins/SB40-087-M-3-Replacement-of-fuel-tank-interconnect-hose-incl-WI.pdf Further, with the relatively early serial number, it may be simply ...