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by Rich
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Circuit Breaker plug
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Circuit Breaker plug

Ah. You mean to plug empty spots. I think these are pretty standard holes. I know what I'd do: 1. Look to find a match at the local hardware store. Here in the US there is a high probability of success this way. 2. Check outfits like AC Spruce or Sky Geek. 3. Get some from Diamond. For little parts ...
by Rich
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Circuit Breaker plug
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Circuit Breaker plug

You can. I don't recall the actual source but I had to add a CB when I added a USB supply. I plugged the part number into a search window and added "circuit breaker" and found the manufacturer.
by Rich
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Removing G1000 from a Da40?
Replies: 50
Views: 2294

Re: Just Discovered GTN 750

So I'm interested by Antoine's suggestion that one could remove a non-WAAS, non-GFC-700 G1000 from a DA40 and install a new panel with G500s, a GTN 750, etc. I have a 2005 DA40 with a G1000 that fits that description and am concerned about future obsolescence. Antoine's solution sounds pretty expen...
by Rich
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Wingtip repair
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: Wingtip repair

Anyone who could do composite work can do this. In fact you could do this yourself. Or check with some local EAA chapter. Under owner maintenance in PAR Part 43, among other things, the thing an owner is allowed to do includes: Making small simple repairs to fairings, nonstructural cover plates, cow...
by Rich
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Prop slightly cycling in flight?
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Prop slightly cycling in flight?

Have you had the prop dynamically balanced? I just had this done and it dramatically reduced the vibration and in the process various harmonics are measured and the prop is balanced to reduce specific harmonics. My prop was dynamically balanced when it was installed by previous owner six years ago ...
by Rich
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: What circuit breaker is the Hobbs meter generally connected to on DA40s?
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: What circuit breaker is the Hobbs meter generally connected to on DA40s?

Where in the engine compartment? I had no idea there was anything other than pilot-accessible circuit breakers. Remove the top cowling and look on the right side against the firewall right at the top. There is a white cover over some relays and you'll see three black fuse fittings on top with label...
by Rich
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Flat tires
Replies: 47
Views: 8156

Re: Flat tires

I also made it a little wider and glued in a thin piece of rubber to prevent damage to the paint on the strut While I have no problem using conventional jacks in my home hangar (I have a tailstand) this is a cool thing to have away from one's home base. Some of the wing jacks are too tall to easily...
by Rich
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: MTOW/MLW experience
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: MTOW/MLW experience

Note the difference in the parts lists between the two options. An interesting contrast.

It might be that I got a bit of a discount on the parts. This shop has sometimes done this for me when I ordered parts through them.
by Rich
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: MTOW/MLW experience
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: MTOW/MLW experience

Brock (and everyone else, for that matter), be aware that Seattle Center has recently designated an embedded sector (roughly rectangular) encompassing the Madras, Redmond, Bend, Sunriver airports and East beyond Prineville. Frequency is 126.15. It doesn't show on the charts, but does appear on chart...
by Rich
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: MTOW/MLW experience
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: MTOW/MLW experience

BTW, this was to install the thinner, 18mm legs, not the longer ones.