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by Rich
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DIAMOND FLYIN
Replies: 25
Views: 1574

Re: DIAMOND FLYIN

OK, so does anyone want to take the lead on setting up a Denver-area fly-in, say, in July? I know of couple of us are based in the area and I used to be (until 1991). KBJC is a good option, as is KFNL. Certainly not the only choices but lots of ramp space and good IFR access. KEIK was where my PA28 ...
by Rich
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: DA42-VI (jet boost)
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: DA42-VI (jet boost)

Just so you know - flutter onset is a function of TAS/Mach Number, not IAS or CAS.
by Rich
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 down in HI
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: DA40 down in HI

Weird - it now says no serious injuries reported but that the two are in critical condition :scratch: Other reports say "non-life-threatening injuries"
by Rich
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DIAMOND FLYIN
Replies: 25
Views: 1574

Re: DIAMOND FLYIN

How about this: 3 regional fly-ins to accommodate those of us with the small tank and slower planes? KILE is about a 1500 nm flight for me - 2 days each way in thunderstorm season. It's essentially identical to flying to the Chicago area. I'm thinking Utah or Colorado for us Westerners. In fact if i...
by Rich
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DIAMOND FLYIN
Replies: 25
Views: 1574

Re: DIAMOND FLYIN

waynemcc999 wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:31 am
With all due respect... 95 degF is plenty hot:
You can find summertime daytime high temperatures of 90+ deg F in most of the interior of the country. I've seen it in the Williamette Valley in Oregon.
by Rich
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DIAMOND FLYIN
Replies: 25
Views: 1574

Re: DIAMOND FLYIN

Killeen isn't such a bad choice temperature-wise. My parents and younger siblings lived there for years and I have visited (end even flew my PA28) there in the summer.
by Rich
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: $500? Ha! a mere trifle
Replies: 0
Views: 100

$500? Ha! a mere trifle

Our home garage door has a broken spring in the counterbalance thingee. I called a local outfit today that deals with these things and the guy says it's an obsolete model and parts aren't available (I've basically confirmed this), so he needs to replace it with a different one. He says it's more exp...
by Rich
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Heater lever changes the altitude
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Heater lever changes the altitude

If they failed to reconnect, it might not be any connection in the cabin. Probably super-obvious once the instrument cover is off. This isn't a big deal to R&R. If you find it so disconnected, I would definitely let the shop know they screwed up. :tap:
by Rich
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What are the odds?
Replies: 0
Views: 95

What are the odds?

Yesterday I renewed my medical with a semi-nearby AME. On the FAA form you may recall one enters whether one has been unconscious for any reason. I have always answered "yes", as in the distant past I've been knocked out several times. The AME asks me when the last time was, to which I ans...
by Rich
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Well, that works
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Well, that works

The good news is the signal was received despite the antenna being contained inside the fuselage but also the plane itself was inside a closed steel hangar. But I got to thinking about this a bit more. The idea is that one of my GNS units (I need to find out which one) is continually updating my lat...