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by N503TS
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Ice Protection!
Replies: 27
Views: 2449

Re: Ice Protection!

Some of the earlier pre2007 aircraft were sent out without the FIKI certification as it was not yet approved by the FAA. You may be lucky enough that you don’t need a new placard ( some went out with the correct placard even before the certification) or equipment and it will just be a functional tes...
by N503TS
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Jeppesen Chartview to Flitecharts
Replies: 18
Views: 7504

Re: Jeppesen Chartview to Flitecharts

http://thinkaviation.net/difference-between-jepp-and-faa-charts-part1/ This is a good comparison of both charts. After using the Jeppesen charts for about 7 months now I really like the layout of them over the Naco charts for a few reasons. The briefing strip is easier to read and it's easier to pic...
by N503TS
Wed May 31, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Borked the Wingtip - new strobes?
Replies: 12
Views: 1824

Re: Borked the Wingtip - new strobes?

I have a great carbon fiber repair guy in Rhode Island. PM me your e-mail and I'll send you his contact information. If you are still flying the plane then it's repairable.
by N503TS
Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: Time to start a DA50 forum again
Replies: 6
Views: 2399

Re: Time to start a DA50 forum again

Who picked out the color scheme for this aircraft? It's not one that jumps out at me as colors that would sell well. Gold with pink and black striping. I would really like to see the performance numbers for this. If it was the right price point it could be a real Cirrus competitor with the right mar...
by N503TS
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Adding WAAS?
Replies: 20
Views: 4390

Re: Adding WAAS?

I would say after having over 2000 hours in a non WAAS DA40 and many approaches that if there was one upgrade that I would get before WAAS it would be Synthetic Vision. Having had SV in my DA42 which is also non WAAS having guidance of SV is far more beneficial in hand flying approaches than WAAS wo...
by N503TS
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Location of GMU44 & GRS77 in a 2011 DA40-XLS
Replies: 16
Views: 3114

Re: Location of GMU44 & GRS77 in a 2011 DA40-XLS

I had my magnetometer in the wing replaced once under warranty early on due to the HDG Xing out while taxiing and the issue went away for many years. Then I would get intermittent issues of the same thing. Not wanting to spend the money on a new magnetometer under my own dime I just ignored the nuis...
by N503TS
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Transition from DA20 to DA40
Replies: 10
Views: 1921

Re: Transition from DA20 to DA40

Ditto on the easy transition. The G1000 being the only part you need to put a lot of time into getting comfortable with. The Garmin G1000 PC trainer is useful for learning. As any aircraft learning the correct air speeds are vital. Once you learn to control the aircraft at the correct approach speed...
by N503TS
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Bermuda
Replies: 23
Views: 3181

Re: Bermuda

Bermuda is a wonderful island. I'm there for business every two weeks or so and flights are reasonable and daily from Boston, NY and lots of places. I would never even consider taking my DA42 there as it's just not worth it. As you said the fees are very high for private flights (in lucky to be able...
by N503TS
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: For Your 12 Volt Goodies
Replies: 1
Views: 570

Re: For Your 12 Volt Goodies

I had one of these in my DA40 for powering a marine radio
http://m.aircraftspruce.com/pages/el/vo ... alvolt.php

Very easy install and TSO'd