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by Rich
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: ADSB Out Recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: ADSB Out Recommendations

On a related note, I got to looking into the Aireon implementation, being pushed as a world-wide solution and specifically Canada's choice. I thought, hey this looks interesting. BUT Of course it doesn't do FIS-B (weather and such via ADS-B in). Moreover it looks like it doesn't do ADS-B in at all, ...
by Rich
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: The next stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: The next stuff

Rich: ... Does your wife buy your rationale? Mine always looks at me cross-eyed when I mention things like, "I have to spend $3K on an ADS-B out installation." "Why?" she asks. "Because the FAA says I have to." I really like my KCS-55 HSI, if it croaks, I'll probably bite the bullet and overhaul it...
by Rich
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: The next stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 197

The next stuff

So I'm out of new stuff to add to my plane, but I do have some planned replacements of things: Attitude Indicator - probably a RC Allen 2610 - unless something else comes along. My current AI has this screaming high-pitched sound which bodes ill for its longevity. Probably will do this soon. HSI - A...
by Rich
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Off the charts?
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Off the charts?

At that weight and 60kts try pulling the power earlier to avoid the float Power was at idle long before the threshold. It was the speed. Needed to be slower over the fence. Probable actual stall speed (indicated) at that weight: 40 knots. Stick back a bit after turn to final would have done it, the...
by Rich
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Off the charts?
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Off the charts?

There is a school of thought that one flies by the numbers. Using the POH, one figures out stall speed and divines appropriate approach speeds from there. For example, when I got my CFI these many decades ago, the examiner was of the Air Force school, where you flew at 1.5 downwind, 1.4 on base, 1.3...
by Rich
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Jack point disappeared
Replies: 17
Views: 1125

Re: Jack point disappeared

Well, thit. Today, after many weeks of the plane being trapped by the avalanche/glacier up against the door, I went to go flying. But first, time to check/inflate the tires. To make this easier, I typically put the plane up on jacks. The problem is, I still hadn't installed the replacement jack poin...
by Rich
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated
Replies: 37
Views: 2251

Re: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated

Rich, your early (2002) steam-gauge Lycoming DA40 with 40-gallon tanks does not have a W&B representative of the installed base of G1000 DA40s with 50-gallon fuel tanks, let alone an Austro DA40 NG with G1000 NXi built 17 years later. And at less than 200 lbs I can turn any Lycoming DA40 on the ram...
by Rich
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated
Replies: 37
Views: 2251

Re: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated

I don’t know what you weigh, but if I lean on the tail of my much lighter plane my feet merely graze the ground. The nose is in the air but I can not move the plane at all.

And I am simply stating that, based on the Poh I can carry loads the NG can not.
by Rich
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: How to value a DA20
Replies: 26
Views: 1646

Re: How to value a DA20

I made a reasonable (I thought) offer on a DA42 when I was shopping. The owner told the agent that I clearly didn't know how to assess the value of an asset and he wanted no further contact with me. I was surprised. I got a better plane anyway, but I was still surprised. Hell of a way to run a rail...
by Rich
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated
Replies: 37
Views: 2251

Re: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated

The 40 NG only carries 39 gallons maximum with its "extended range" tanks. It doesn't need to carry as much fuel because it only burns 6.5 gph at 75% power in cruise, or 8 gph at 92% maximum continuous power (MCP). The DA40 NG is far more efficient than (and different from) a Lycoming DA40 -- which...