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by pietromarx
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Power Flow
Replies: 40
Views: 6197

Re: Power Flow

Why? The AFM states that the maximum allowed continuous RPM of our IO-360M1A is 2,400 rpm. Actually, this was for the original propeller delivered with the DA-40 and is replaced by the POH / AFM / supplement / revision / addendum / etc for the propeller you have on the airplane. The Hartzells (comp...
by pietromarx
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Aircraft grounding
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Aircraft grounding

Possibly dumb question but what is the purpose of the protruding metal immediately behind the step on the co-pilot side? It doesn't appear to be a sensor. Is it for grounding the aircraft during fueling? I've searched the POH and the AMM and can't find any reference to it. The flat angled piece eme...
by pietromarx
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Diamond Owners Being Taken Advantage Of - Maintenance
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: Diamond Owners Being Taken Advantage Of - Maintenance

We need a wiki of shops and various experiences with them. I assume that you don't want to travel too far. Good Idea Colin. I have been generally been paying $1700 to $2400 for annuals on my Lycoming DA40 depending if it is a year when I have to replace back up battery and instrument biannual check...
by pietromarx
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: 200lb Useful Load Increase?
Replies: 27
Views: 958

Re: 200lb Useful Load Increase?

I can only say I'll believe it when I see it. I've analyzed this in quite a bit of detail recently (even though my ancient bird has no real problem with this factor). I'm assuming this will largely be accomplished by increasing MTWO/MLW (that's how the entire industry operates). Three things need t...
by pietromarx
Thu May 30, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Guidance for ADS-B Decision
Replies: 12
Views: 1005

Re: Guidance for ADS-B Decision

I just had the GTX345R installed in my 2007 DA40 equipped with a G1000. Unfortunately, I am having issues getting the traffic to work at all. I have the TAS600 but every other time I fly I get a Traffic Failure alert that cannot be reset by hitting the TAS breaker. I either have traffic or I don't....
by pietromarx
Thu May 30, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Folding Electric Bikes
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Folding Electric Bikes

I turned my Brompton into an electric and travel / use it all over the place. It works in the DA40 and on airliners. Some people even put them into overhead bins (on Southwest). The bike itself is electric in front and human-driven in back. The only issue I have is that I use a modular battery syste...
by pietromarx
Sun May 26, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Inset Map
Replies: 35
Views: 1040

Re: Inset Map

I couldn't say, but I'll make two comments: 1. The FAA and NOAA folks went through a lot of effort to make FIS-B weather available to us. It is unique in the world. I imagine they want us to have access to the weather. 2. Aircraft and avionics vendors seem to orphan their customers almost as often a...
by pietromarx
Sat May 25, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Inset Map
Replies: 35
Views: 1040

Re: Inset Map

Having a WAAS GPS (specifically a pair of GIA63Ws) does not *directly* determine whether a Lycoming DA40 Legacy G1000 can display ADS-B IN weather or not. Even with GIA63Ws and software version .23, owners must purchase the $800 more expensive version of the GTX345R that includes a built-in WAAS po...
by pietromarx
Sat May 25, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Inset Map
Replies: 35
Views: 1040

Re: Inset Map

\*with only one exception to your software observation - there is a single hardware component requirement to this situation, as according to CFI Dave, a GIA63W is mandatory to receive the "free" ADS-B Wx stream. Why an LRU WAAS box is also needed to receive FIS-B Wx remains a mystery to me, given t...
by pietromarx
Sat May 25, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Inset Map
Replies: 35
Views: 1040

Re: Inset Map

Will most definitely watch the "8 tips for Flying Around Thunderstorms" on their website. The Bold Method stuff is getting quite good. Love their quizzes. Sometimes a little sobering, but very good. Wouldn't the basic advice of any of us flying around thunderstorms is ... don't? :) I write this as ...