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by 1911Tex
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Glare Shield
Replies: 2
Views: 750

Glare Shield

My glare shield is getting pretty ratty.....previous owner must had used it as a book shelf. I almost fell out of my chair getting a cost for a replacement. $600
by 1911Tex
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: winch or powered tow bar?
Replies: 21
Views: 2866

Re: winch or powered tow bar?

Pascal: Add 5# from recommended on mains and nose tires. Makes a world of difference in all respects. I cannot tell of any abnormal wear on the treads after years of added air in current or previous planes. In fact if you chalk your treads with the extra #'s, it make no difference.
by 1911Tex
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Crooked Nose (Gear)
Replies: 6
Views: 1364

Re: Crooked Nose (Gear)

I think it was inherited....the nose gear in my DA20 C1 Eclipse is also offset.
by 1911Tex
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA20 and DA40 Temperature Limits
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: DA20 and DA40 Temperature Limits

I dont think even in the Sahara you would get OAT 131 degF. However a the sealed cabin, no different than a closed car, an OAT of 98 degF could easily pass 131 degF. Note, irregardless if it was a DA20 or DA40, if the temp in the cabin reached that temp without a protective/reflective cover, your av...
by 1911Tex
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: winch or powered tow bar?
Replies: 21
Views: 2866

Re: winch or powered tow bar?

I dont think pushing or pulling on your wood prop is proper (no pun intended). I guess I am lucky in a low bid city hanger that is level with the ramp; Plus simple tow bar is super easy. Minus, when it rains, guess where the water flows! Ice, what ice?
by 1911Tex
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Silly moment in DA40
Replies: 26
Views: 3770

Re: Silly moment in DA40

We have all done it. Use a dot of fingernail polish on pilots 2 male cord plugs with matching color at female connection.
by 1911Tex
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: ASI erratic.
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

Re: ASI erratic.

Also and no less important...I had a 182 with the same problem; turned out that the plastic tube at the inlet of the ASI had a hard to see crack or split where it connected. Might check that out as well?
by 1911Tex
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: ASI erratic.
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

Re: ASI erratic.

Was the air blown through the pitot line in reverse (from the tube behind the ASI out)? May be debris (bug?). Need to be extremely careful not to produce more than very light breath pressure from pitot to ASI.
by 1911Tex
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What happened to Diamond China?
Replies: 0
Views: 553

What happened to Diamond China?

Piper Trainers Headed to China in Record-breaking Deal by James Wynbrandt - February 6, 2018, 9:45 PM Piper Aircraft Company announced at the Singapore Airshow 2018 a firm order from its exclusive China dealer, Fanmei Aviation Technologies (FAT), for 152 aircraft, representing the largest individual...
by 1911Tex
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: LED Landing / Taxi lights for the DA40
Replies: 98
Views: 22240

Re: LED Landing / Taxi lights for the DA40

Have you re-adjusted your squelch both on the radio and the audio panel?