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by soarer20
Wed May 05, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Must have for the DA-20
Replies: 0
Views: 283

Must have for the DA-20

This is the best GPS/ Phone mount I have found and gives you WAY better situational awareness than handholding an iPad or using your central mounted GPS. The grip is fairly tight but its still fairly easy to take the device out of the mount. My phone stays secure when flying in turbulence. I would r...
by soarer20
Wed May 05, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Looking for inspection tips for high time DA20
Replies: 15
Views: 1276

Re: Looking for inspection tips for high time DA20

My DA-20 A1 claims it will do 109kts at 90% power but I typically get 105 kts. I found that clean wings make a big difference. Washing and waxing it will get me another 5kts. I’m not really happy with the fuel burn. I typically get about 6 gph no matter how I fly which is way more than the books est...
by soarer20
Wed May 05, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Looking for inspection tips for high time DA20
Replies: 15
Views: 1276

Re: Looking for inspection tips for high time DA20

How fast is the C-1 with the mt prop? Power setting, alt, gph?
by soarer20
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Oil behind prop and on blades after annual
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: Oil behind prop and on blades after annual

Here is a photo of the back of the prop. Notice the oil streaks.
by soarer20
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: DA20 side window assembly
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Re: DA20 side window assembly

https://wingsandwheels.com/mecaplex-window.html

Standard glider window. The rails are expensive too. You will want to replace everything together or you might have fitment issues. Be careful when your tightening the screws.
by soarer20
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Oil behind prop and on blades after annual
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Oil behind prop and on blades after annual

Just had the annual on my A1 and noticed oil behind the prop and some on the blades.

The shop had the prop off to reshim the gearbox.

Is there an oring or seal that could be leaking causing the oil leak?

Any ideas?
by soarer20
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Hoffman prop overhaul?
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Re: Hoffman prop overhaul?

Thanks for posting Krea! I rechecked the maintenance manual and the Hoffman manual. I’m not noticing where it says the TBO is only mandatory for part 91. Are TBO’s mandatory for private operators? What about the Hoffman propeller manual? My airplane is in for its annual and I’m replacing all the hos...
by soarer20
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Hoffman prop overhaul?
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Re: Hoffman prop overhaul?

The Diamond maintenance manual has a tbo on the Hoffman prop of 600 hrs or 6 years.

Is there a overhaul time for the wood prop on the C1?

Because it’s certified airplane I don’t think there is any way around it.
by soarer20
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Hoffman prop overhaul?
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Hoffman prop overhaul?

My Katana will require a prop overhaul next year. Its only flown about 300 hrs since the last overhaul.

Any recommendations for authorized Hoffman propeller shops? The previous owner used Hope Aero.

Overhaul cost?

Nick
by soarer20
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: A1 5 year rubber, confirm what gets replaced?
Replies: 0
Views: 383

A1 5 year rubber, confirm what gets replaced?

My A1 is due for the 5 year rubber replacement. The list seems fairly straightforward. Is there anything else you should replace at the same time? I'm having the shop do a carb rebuild. Here is the list I found in the maintenance manual: Fuel lines (only the flexible fuel lines which are attached to...