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by Rich
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Flap indicator lights
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Flap indicator lights

This brings to mind a similar incident, many years ago. To shorten the story, I discovered that turning on the nav lights in a Piper Comanche dims the landing gear indicator lights. I was chatting with my mechanic this afternoon and he says that is common to many pipers (e.g. Arrows). This has impli...
by Rich
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Flap indicator lights
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Flap indicator lights

Dimmer was the culprit. It's a mystery how it got clicked on in the last week :scratch: . I guess it's possible to just brush up against it getting in or out of the plane.

Thanks all, I was expecting to have a big troubleshooting task ahead.
by Rich
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Easy peasy IPC
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Easy peasy IPC

I did an IPC today. Luckily I was able to use a young guy that didn't require that I do all the stuff the way we did in the 70's. I had set up an IFR flight plan in Foreflight, pushed the iPhone button to file and he was OK with that and with using only EFB charts (plus the GNS units) for the flight...
by Rich
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Quiz du jour
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Quiz du jour

That's interesting. There shouldn't be any ferrous metal in that part of the canopy. I put my CO detector/clock combo in that location, my compass is still on the glare shield. No matter where you place the compass, you will have to "swing" it. Steve I had the same thoughts. The only thing that com...
by Rich
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Flap indicator lights
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Flap indicator lights

Checking the dimmer is worth doing, if only for elimination. With it completely off (i.e., it's broad daylight) they should be at full brightness.

It looks like the PC board for them is under the seats somewhere. Troubleshooting tomorrow.
by Rich
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Flap indicator lights
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Flap indicator lights

Suddenly none of the 3 lights work, as of this morning. It's unlikely all 3 bulbs burned out simultaneously, so I figure the controlling module is dead. If this is the case, where the heck is it? Right behind/part of the flap switch?
by Rich
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Quiz du jour
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Quiz du jour

Interesting coincidence, Steve. I actually had the same omission on my ELT sticker until just a few weeks ago :thumbsup:
by Rich
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Quiz du jour
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Quiz du jour

OK, too easy. Yep, that's it. The thing disappeared years ago when I still had the glare-shield compass in the plane and I never noticed. Nor have any of the numerous guys that have done annuals on the plane since. I swung the compass yesterday and created a new one. Items of interest: 1. This compa...
by Rich
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Quiz du jour
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Quiz du jour

Herewith my instrument panel. It fails to fulfill a particular FAA regulation due to something missing and has been so for years. I corrected the deficiency today. Who'll get it first 8-) ?
N40XE Panel.jpg
by Rich
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: worth upgrading to 321.23 ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4111

Re: worth upgrading to 321.23 ?

When I read about the upgrade to 321.23 I thought this would allow WAAS guidance to 3 letter identifier airports, including the glide path? When I fly into my home airport of 22N on the RNAV 26, the glidepath goes away after the FAF. Is this normal or am I missing something? I, too, have LP approac...