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by pietromarx
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 WAAS Upgrade Demand
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: DA40 WAAS Upgrade Demand

Perhaps an additional element is this: was expecting to upgrade to NXi (or, if you are glass-half-empty, why upgrade to another level of unsupported product)?

I did upgrade a 2004 to WAAS when the GIA63Ws came out.

Today I would not due to the above.
by pietromarx
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Flight Bags Saga
Replies: 12
Views: 1343

Re: Flight Bags Saga

Is there a link for that bag? My evolution is similar, and I keep doing things like replacing the headset batteries with ship-powered headsets. Dumping all the paper was huge. I suppose if I had WiFi near the plane I could leave an iPad mini there and just sync up the flightplan stuff that I set on...
by pietromarx
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: High Exhaust Temp
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: High Exhaust Temp

I would also look at a cracked exhaust. When that happened to me (a long time ago in a galaxy far far away), the symptoms were the same.
by pietromarx
Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 NXi Phase III
Replies: 49
Views: 1953

Re: G1000 NXi Phase III

You are undoubtedly correct on this. I would just mention that the delays precede the Boeing / FAA issues by a number of years. Parenthetically, I have the sense that national regulators everywhere are losing trust in their peers. A CE mark in healthcare does not get you past having to pass regulato...
by pietromarx
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 NXi Phase III
Replies: 49
Views: 1953

Re: G1000 NXi Phase III

Chris, you're also missing the STC cost, i.e. the development, documentation (operation & installation) & certification costs divided by the number of participating owners. URBE's €10K STC charge (for their much simpler GIA63-63W WAAS upgrade) is probably the most the market would bear. The...
by pietromarx
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 NXi Phase III
Replies: 49
Views: 1953

Re: G1000 NXi Phase III

I'm not a regulatory guru, but what is stopping some Garmin-savvy avionics shop from just upgrading a legacy G1000 DA40XLS to G1000 NXi via a 337? Basically, a "G1000 upgrade" - to a configuration that is already being sold by Diamond. The justification would be that new NXi features prov...
by pietromarx
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 NXi Phase III
Replies: 49
Views: 1953

Re: G1000 NXi Phase III

I hope that your DA-62 comes with the latest commercially available systems, especially if these products have been approved by the world's most sophisticated regulators (e.g. FAA, EASA). Given Diamond's role as an airframe provider -- essentially, an integrator of their products and third-party pro...
by pietromarx
Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 NXi Phase III
Replies: 49
Views: 1953

Re: G1000 NXi Phase III

It would be one thing if they were discrete avionics, but these systems are integrated into the airframe. While the DA-40-180's G1000 installation is, at least, an STC, the rest are TC's. It never occurred to me that a 1970 C-172 would be more upgradeable than a modern airplane ... especially after ...
by pietromarx
Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 NXi Phase III
Replies: 49
Views: 1953

Re: G1000 NXi Phase III

This thread may be disintegrating a bit, so I will just say that their products are great planes to fly, but maybe a little bit anxious to own over the long-term. The discussion in pricing above helps a bit as I think we can also see that purchase price is rapidly increasing, perhaps offsetting the ...
by pietromarx
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 NXi Phase III
Replies: 49
Views: 1953

Re: G1000 NXi Phase III

TL:DR - Diamond is making progress, just not nearly fast enough. Transport Canada is one problem; owner & used plane economics is another. How much greener is that grass over there? Another explanation might be that Transport Canada considers that Garmin's SW development certification process t...