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by gtmize
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: KHND, Las Vegas (Was: New Forum - Approaches / FBOs)
Replies: 8
Views: 451

KHND, Las Vegas (Was: New Forum - Approaches / FBOs)

When flying into "new" airports DA could serve as a valuable aid in flight planning IFR or VFR . Posts on specific airports / approaches / FBO's would be helpful. I recently few into HND/ Henderson which is inside the B LAS umbrella. HND has two approaches which are both a bit tricky. VOR C a circle...
by gtmize
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG vs XLS
Replies: 21
Views: 1387

NG vs XLS

I'm based in FMN, mountain country and am considering upgrading from my XLS to a NG, mainly for improved climbs. ALso I'm told .. Other big advantages of the NG over the Lycoming DA40: - No hot starts, just turn the key and it starts within 1/2 turn of the prop every time. No cranking ever needed (i...
by gtmize
Thu May 21, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: FLC to avoid stalls
Replies: 27
Views: 1373

FLC to avoid stalls

On several occasions on climb out the AP attempts to hold climb .. the IAS has dropped and honked my horn. I've never used the FLC on climbout but I'm thinking I should .. it that SOP for you? On descent I've used VNAV into the IAF, but on the flat places in the approach I'm thinking I should be usi...
by gtmize
Tue May 19, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Sirius Radio .. volume
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Sirius Radio .. volume

Sirius radio - While cruising I enjoy the radio but the volume is VERY weak despite setting the volume on the MSD to max. Also have Lightspeed Zulu headphones which I turn up all the way ( adjusting comm radio dow a bit) But I still can't get the volume to a satisfactory level and always have one we...
by gtmize
Fri May 08, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Grande Canyon Corridors - GPS Waypoints
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Re: Grande Canyon Corridors - GPS Waypoints

The relevant waypoints/routes are plotted on the sectional. At least in Foreflight they show up and the waypoints can be entered into a flight plan. Am I missing something? Now I see. It doesn't show up on the sectional, but there is an additional Grand Canyon Chart which Foreflight automatically o...
by gtmize
Fri May 08, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Grande Canyon Corridors - GPS Waypoints
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Grande Canyon Corridors - GPS Waypoints

I have found a few very poor maps for getting below 18000' over the Grande Canyon using Corridors ( down to 12000').

But would require some GPS waypoints .. any help appreciated
by gtmize
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Always in a hurry ..
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Always in a hurry ..

I'm routinely cruising from the Rockies to the Gulf Coast at FL10+ & above and always in a hurry!
Max MP at 2500 - 2550 RPM .. to maximize TAS .. usually around 135 to 140 ... slightly rich of peak.

So far my engine checking out OK annuals but am I pushing my engine too hard / Lycoming 360MIA?
by gtmize
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Annuals CheckList & AMM - How to validate required checks?
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: Annuals CheckList & AMM - How to validate required checks?

Steve,
Would you be willing to share your spreadsheet?

Thanks
Gary
by gtmize
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Annuals CheckList & AMM - How to validate required checks?
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Annuals CheckList & AMM - How to validate required checks?

I've got an upcoming Annual on my DA40 XLS. The question I have is how do you know you're mechanic has completed all the ToDo's required under the AMM? Do they have a ( short ) checklist they use for all the planes they work on? For the first time I actually opened the AMM ( 2700 pages) and although...