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by Rich
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA-40 checkride help
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: DA-40 checkride help

Interesting. It appears that the POH is incorrect with respect to fuel indication. It looks like it describes operation of auxiliary tanks if you have a VM1000. (I suspect that no such DA40's exist.) It describes aux fuel indication not at all for the G1000. Presumably the supplement for the G1000 n...
by Rich
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 450
Views: 28653

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

I digress, but I must chuckle at one of the pieces of that NXi testimonial about being able to couple to a LPV approach. I've been doing it for 12 years. It's like he just discovered sliced bread. But back on point, what's really happened as a general problem is that by installing these integrated e...
by Rich
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA-40 checkride help
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: DA-40 checkride help

Rich, Because the silly 'tank dipping' method is abandoned by most after the first week of ownership, largely because they break or loose the clumsy tool, the totalizator is an essential verification of the fuel gauges. That gap in the 50 gal gauges is a non-issue because it comes at a point where ...
by Rich
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA-40 checkride help
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: DA-40 checkride help

I don't know that in the US not knowing where all your antennae are would be cause for failure. But the examiner may ask you off-the-wall questions like that to probe the limits of your knowledge of the aircraft. Location of the VOR antenna also comes to mind, as it's hidden (along with LOC/GS) in t...
by Rich
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Corked Nose Wheel
Replies: 62
Views: 3642

Re: Corked Nose Wheel

I just watched a video posted by a friend of mine on FB of a DA40 flight. He had a camera out under the left wing, pointed to his no-fairing nosewheel. Because of the angle one couldn't tell if the nosewheel was off-center in flight. But upon nosewheel touchdown (mains were already down) you could d...
by Rich
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Corked Nose Wheel
Replies: 62
Views: 3642

Re: Corked Nose Wheel

I am working on that now, but you know how long a STC takes. I don't know how this might play into a STC approval: Note the references Diamond makes in the AFM to the wheel fairings. First of all, flight with or without the wheel fairings is approved. Hence airflow changes around the wheels could r...
by Rich
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Ruh-Roh
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Ruh-Roh

One could construe the AD to apply to our engines (mine is ser #L-30286-51A). " This AD applies to all Lycoming Engines wide deck aerobatic reciprocating engines that have either an ''A'' or an ''E'' at the end of the serial number (e.g., L-12345-51A, or L-12345-51E) and are equipped with a front-mo...
by Rich
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Corked Nose Wheel
Replies: 62
Views: 3642

Re: Corked Nose Wheel

After giving Rich's analysis a hard thought I think he has discovered another dimension of the problem. The fact that the problem is fixed by aerodynamic means AND that it does NOT happen when the fairing is removed demonstrates that there is an aerodynamic aspect to it. Either way, we've done more...
by Rich
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Hairline crack at wing root
Replies: 23
Views: 4426

Re: Hairline crack at wing root

I've had those hairline cracks at the wing root for many years. Not been a problem. However, during my current annual they found that a large area aft of the spar & under the wing walk that flexes slightly when pressure is applied. Diamond wants $2000 just for the drawings of how to fix it. Any of ...
by Rich
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Corked Nose Wheel
Replies: 62
Views: 3642

Re: Corked Nose Wheel

Rich Thanks for the test. Your results are the same as my aircraft. As I have said before I designed and built the fin two years ago and it has performed great, especially on the long cross country trips. I couldn't try to duplicate your 5000 ft. numbers as that would have been like 10 ft. AGL this...