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by pietromarx
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 251
Views: 43414

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

I admit I'm a little confused here, too.
by pietromarx
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: KHND, Las Vegas (Was: New Forum - Approaches / FBOs)
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: New Forum - Approaches / FBOs

I've only flown IFR through SoCal (LA) airspace twice, but my greater experience with NY controllers has always been positive. They're really sharp. 2 years ago we flew our plane with a group of planes and pilots to the Bahamas and were staying at Bluff House on Green Turtle Cay. While hanging out ...
by pietromarx
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: KHND, Las Vegas (Was: New Forum - Approaches / FBOs)
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: New Forum - Approaches / FBOs

I'll also just add that SoCal and NorCal (and LA Center and Oakland Center) controllers are generally *much* more helpful and friendly than either Boston or NY. Las Vegas is much quieter than the other centers. The airspace in NY is rather less complex than the San Francisco and Los Angeles ones, bu...
by pietromarx
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Lycoming
Topic: Maximizing Lycoming IO360 Climb Performance
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: Maximizing Lycoming IO360 Climb Performance

Chris -

I really appreciate you putting the effort into this post. I was in Truckee the other day and was *very* focused upon weight, performance, density altitude, etc. The airplane performed well, but I really wish I had a better climb rate.


Peter
by pietromarx
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG vs XLS
Replies: 21
Views: 1382

Re: NG vs XLS

I assume the Lycoming's factored in the 50hr servicing? Referencing the same flight that I quoted above, I burned 6gph on the Hobbs, 6.9gph on the service clock. The Lycoming AFM looks like about 10.5gph, assume 100ll is $4/gal and 150hrs a year. 10.5 - 6.9 = 3.6gph * 4 * 150 = $2,160 We run about ...
by pietromarx
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG vs XLS
Replies: 21
Views: 1382

Re: NG vs XLS

No idea. Check avweb, Garmin Pilot, etc. They publish the fuel prices. I just use self-serve, never buy at Teterboro, and try not to look.
by pietromarx
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG vs XLS
Replies: 21
Views: 1382

Re: NG vs XLS

My numbers tend to be about half of this with a 2012 DA-40-180 (a.k.a. Lycoming).
by pietromarx
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Embarrassed but Alive
Replies: 11
Views: 664

Re: Embarrassed but Alive

It's also not as important to line up into the wind when doing your run-up on a hot day. Only someone who hasn't flown a tail-dragger would say this ... :) If you'll forgive me for being overly cautious, always keep an eye on the wind, keep the ailerons from getting lifted, and turn the airplane in...
by pietromarx
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Embarrassed but Alive
Replies: 11
Views: 664

Re: Embarrassed but Alive

There won't be any damage to your airplane. You can throttle back and change the prop pitch at will ... but always good to be gentle and deliberative. The age-old recommendation on engines is to keep the CHT changes to less than 50°F per minute to avoid "shock cooling," but people will argue back an...
by pietromarx
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 21
Views: 794

Re: New Owner

I had my airplane weighed a year or two back. Turns out that the factory just used a number that was the same as a bunch of others. I wanted to get an accurate number after a scary experience in my old Decathlon ... It won't change anything on the DA-40 because the CG range is due to the tanks and s...