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by soarer20
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Anyone install a GDL-82 in a DA-20 yet?
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Anyone install a GDL-82 in a DA-20 yet?

Has anyone with a DA-20 installed the GDL-82 and can advise on the best location to mount the box? I would like to mount it under the transponder but it would necessitate a mounting bracket. A friend of mine is an A&P and said that a mounting bracket can't be fabricated for certified aircraft... If ...
by soarer20
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: The grass isn't always greener...
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: The grass isn't always greener...

The biggest limitation for me with my DA-20 is speed. Its just too slow. A few years ago before I bought my DA-20 there were several DA-40's for sale for under 75K. You might go fly a DA-40 and see if you like it. I've priced out a Garmin G3X at around $15k installed. You still won't be able to fly ...
by soarer20
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: What Tug to Get
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: What Tug to Get

Diamond said not to pull it from the tail tie down. The person I bought my DA-20 from had been winching it from the tail tie down for years... I would highly recommend a tug that the nose wheel sits in rather than the type that pushes on the the wheel faring tabs or wheel axle Airplane tug IMG_5525....
by soarer20
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Uavionics sky beacon ADSB?
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Uavionics sky beacon ADSB?

TWO A&P's I spoke to said it not being on the AML is not an issue and it can be installed.
by soarer20
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Uavionics sky beacon ADSB?
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Uavionics sky beacon ADSB?

Has anyone installed the Uavionics Sky Beacon? The DA-20 / DA-40 are not on the AML. Uavionics said something about the white nav light is required, so they chose not to add it to the AML. At night with the strobes on you can't really see a rear facing nav light anyway. Durring the day you can't see...
by soarer20
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: uAvionix AV-30 EFIS
Replies: 16
Views: 762

Re: uAvionix AV-30 EFIS

AV-20s. I purchased one, just waiting on them to ship it. It has a flight timer, back up AI and AOA.

Also planning to purchase a AV-30 as soon as Uavionics resolves their gps connectivity so you can use the HSI in the device.
by soarer20
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: DA-20 prices high, no inventory????
Replies: 5
Views: 969

DA-20 prices high, no inventory????

Does anyone know whats up with DA-20 values lately? It seems like there isn't much for sale and what is for sale is between 30 and 50% higher than it was less than a year ago. Anyone know whats up with no DA-20's for sale? Is the DA-20 production line shut down? Should I increase my insurance value ...
by soarer20
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: DA-20 is no longer offered
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Re: DA-20 is no longer offered

Also they are bringing back the DA-20-100. The Rotax version of the DA-20! They don't list the price unfortunately.
by soarer20
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: winch or powered tow bar?
Replies: 21
Views: 2511

winch or powered tow bar?

I have a lot of difficulty getting my DA-20 in my hanger with just the tow bar. My hanger is slightly up hill. Pushing on the prop and steering with the tow bar makes it a little easier. Is it acceptable to push on the wood prop? This is an A1 I am considering a powered tow bar. The previous owner u...
by soarer20
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Cleaning & waxing? Klasse, Rejex, degreasers?
Replies: 0
Views: 518

Cleaning & waxing? Klasse, Rejex, degreasers?

I've read lots of posts about what to use for cleaning and waxing. Perhaps others can post feedback about these products. Is it necessary to use Klasse all in one first and Klasse sealant glaze second? Can someone post who has experience with Klasse? Summary of recommended products from forum member...