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by Rich
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ADSB upgrade issues....
Replies: 18
Views: 572

Re: ADSB upgrade issues....

Hi all, Does anyone have the link so I can download the DA40 G1000 wiring diagram? My plane is going into the shop next week for the GTX 345-R transponder. I also have the Avidyne TAS 600 if that changes anything. If you have the link it would be much appreciated. Thanks. Don Don: Here is the link ...
by Rich
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ADSB upgrade issues....
Replies: 18
Views: 572

Re: ADSB upgrade issues....

The pitot light is on whenever there is no current to the pitot heater. This is a long known behavior and will often happen when the pitot heat is switched on when stationary on the ground.
by Rich
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: Garmin Autoland
Replies: 24
Views: 1258

Re: Garmin Autoland

Colin, you misread my intent. The freak-outs that were fatal did not involve chute-pulls, or at least not in time. I just see cases where the physically functional but emotionally not would activate autoland rather than pull the chute. Or fly the airplane. And I wasn't thinking only about a specific...
by Rich
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: Garmin Autoland
Replies: 24
Views: 1258

Re: Garmin Autoland

This is targeted to pilot incapacitation BUT is only useful if there is someone else in the plane who is not incapacitated to activate it. Or maybe in partial incapacitation of the pilot. Otherwise if the pilot is alone or no one else is available (think hypoxia or CO) it's ineffective. And as point...
by Rich
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Shutdown engine shake
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Shutdown engine shake

Another factor in using idle RPM for those of us with just magnetos: The sparks are weaker at 700 RPM than at 1100 RPM and less likely to fire a cylinder.
by Rich
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Shutdown engine shake
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Shutdown engine shake

Remember the mags are still sitting at 25 degrees BTDC. Mixture is typically about 1/3 back anyway taxiing in. First I pull the throttle to idle (mine idles at about 700 RPM). Then pull the mixture. The idea is then the engine is getting very little air as well as fuel and I want to minimize the pos...
by Rich
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: "taller" Landing gear
Replies: 11
Views: 1005

Re: "taller" Landing gear

Tim H wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:14 am
The nose landing gear elastomer pack has a significant impact on the tail clearance. I recently had mine replaced and the tail sits MUCH lower.
This is true. FWIW my pack was replaced several years ago. It sits 5-6 degrees nose up in the condition measured.
by Rich
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: "taller" Landing gear
Replies: 11
Views: 1005

Re: "taller" Landing gear

As a matter of curiosity, I measured the tail clearance on mine, which has the 18mm standard-length struts (and original wheels/tires), sitting empty in the hangar save roughly half-full fuel tanks. It's 25 inches. Two factors come to mind: The lighter weight and somewhat more forward CG of these ol...
by Rich
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: "taller" Landing gear
Replies: 11
Views: 1005

Re: "taller" Landing gear

I've not yet unwrapped the old gear, but the shop said it wasn't bent or anything as I had thought. This landing gear is for sale for a good price I've no need for it. Toldja. It's just that they flex more readily. Doing the MTOW/MLW, the single biggest expense was the cost of these legs. So these ...
by Rich
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Corked Nose Wheel
Replies: 81
Views: 6647

Re: Corked Nose Wheel

I've had the Bretfin for months now. One thing for certain is it produces repeatability of cruise speed at any given set of conditions. And my plane is reliably faster in all cruise situations than stock. Today: ~2,525 lb. GW at takeoff, 10.8K DA, 9.7 GPH yielded 142 KTAS. Book is 128 for this condi...