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by Rich
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Wheel noise
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: Wheel noise

I can think of several things:

- Dirt trapped between the some brake disks and pads.
- You might have flushed the wheel bearing grease away from one of more bearings.
- Dirt clogging those rods in the brake calibers that permit them to float, causing a dragging brake.
by Rich
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Potentially interesting ADS-B for Diamonds
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Potentially interesting ADS-B for Diamonds

Looking at the article, this unit isn't all that inexpensive to buy and install. The user interface is also pretty klunky.
by Rich
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Potentially interesting ADS-B for Diamonds
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Potentially interesting ADS-B for Diamonds

I've been watching this for awhile as a potential future solution for my occasional forays into Canada. I could also envision a solution wherein a different type of antenna (or maybe even a relocated "standard" one) mounted in my tail cone would suffice. I wonder, though, how would one get past cert...
by Rich
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: XPDR ADS-B UAT Error Code
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: XPDR ADS-B UAT Error Code

It's a legitimate question to confirm whether it's a 335 or 345. If a 335, since such boxes have no UAT capability, what is the source of the message? A mis-configured panel? Rationale for installing a 345 anyway in Europe: 1. There is a mandate for 1090 for faster (>250 kts) and heavier (12,500 lb)...
by Rich
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Canopy ( rear ) open Warning Light Anomaly
Replies: 13
Views: 1041

Re: Canopy ( rear ) open Warning Light Anomaly

Mine has a single warning when either door is sensed to be ajar/open. Either the front or rear triggers the same warning without telling you which one.
by Rich
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: XPDR ADS-B UAT Error Code
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: XPDR ADS-B UAT Error Code

I didn't know 978 UAT was even used in Europe. If this is just occasional loss of signal, I wouldn't be surprised. In the US it comes from a number of ground stations and can be blocked by intervening mountainous terrain, especially down low to the surface.
by Rich
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Canopy ( rear ) open Warning Light Anomaly
Replies: 13
Views: 1041

Re: Canopy ( rear ) open Warning Light Anomaly

Those metal strips in my '02 were amazingly cheap, flimsy, aluminum things that I could not keep adjusted. It looked like they were cut from a beer can. They were replaced with newer ones that are spring steel. They also can be tricky to adjust properly. Open the canopies and, sicking a pencil or so...
by Rich
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: EFB bashing whiners
Replies: 21
Views: 1072

Re: EFB bashing whiners

An additional curiosity. After setting the RNAV approach into the 530 and successfully loading back into FF, I tried loading that exact FP I just loaded from 530 -> FF from FF -> 530, and it failed to load. The FF crew can not replicate these problems, but in their GNS unit they have Garmin nav data...
by Rich
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: ADS-B diversity in AK, HI being considered?
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: ADS-B diversity in AK, HI being considered?

Yes, wing shells (beyond the wing stubs) are partly carbon fiber in the DA40, but that doesn't affect internal vs. external antenna reception in the fuselage. The DA40 has a big advantage of being able to pass RF through its fiberglass fuselage, not shared by Diamond twins. I was thinking more alon...
by Rich
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Inexpensive DIY solution to GTX345R Bluetooth problem - with pics
Replies: 28
Views: 3199

Re: Inexpensive DIY solution to GTX345R Bluetooth problem - with pics

After having the GTX345R installed, I wanted to see if the tablet would connect? I opened the tablet settings, made sure bluetooth was on. Opened the program, clicked on the option for the 345, tablet saw the device. I tapped to connect, but no pairing. Is it possible that the pairing isn't turned ...