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by Boatguy
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Best sun shade for DA40?
Replies: 36
Views: 5053

Re: Best sun shade for DA40?

I thought I had read that the Jet Shades could not be left in place when the plane is sitting in the sun due to heat buildup between the Jet Shades and the canopy. Has that been an issue? Do you have to take them out and reinstall?
by Boatguy
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: Cool seat covers?
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Cool seat covers?

Thank you everyone. Is Aero Sheep the best source?
by Boatguy
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: Cool seat covers?
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Cool seat covers?

As we all know the cockpit of a DA40/42 can be a very warm place. Even with an OAT of 0˚C, if the sun is shining, the cockpit is warm. My wife is suggesting sheepskin seat covers to reduce the heat and perspiration of sitting on the leather seats in summer. Does anyone have experience with any kind ...
by Boatguy
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Flat tires
Replies: 47
Views: 8150

Re: Flat tires

Nice design taking advantage of the wedge shape of the strut. What material did you use?
by Boatguy
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 40
Views: 2796

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

I know there is a lot of well earned skepticism here, but this suggests that DAI and Garmin are working on the issues. We know there are a lot of nuances involving model variations, autopilots, and certified hardware and software, spanning at least the last 12 years. DAI needs to address everything ...
by Boatguy
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: I need to develop a new skill
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: I need to develop a new skill

Throw in some electric trim and we'll see you at Carnegie Hall!
by Boatguy
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 40
Views: 2796

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

The bottom line: In about 2 weeks he intends to provide a written response addressing all of the points raised in the letter. Let's remind everybody that "about 2 weeks" have just been passed. Actually a bit more; more like 2.5 weeks. Five weeks and counting since DAI received a request from 150 ow...
by Boatguy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Garmin GSB 15 charging hub - pireps?
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Garmin GSB 15 charging hub - pireps?

There are a number of USB charging port vendors. I just installed three True Blue power outlets, each with a USB A & C port. USB A is going to phase out over the next 5 yrs.
by Boatguy
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: What tug to get?
Replies: 19
Views: 754

Re: What tug to get?

Three photos of some low-cost DIY hangar ramps we use are attached. Each ramp is made up of four pieces of scrap wood cut at angles that match the profile of the sliding hangar door rails. The four pieces of wood make no more than a 1/8" rise at each point so a floor-mounted winch at the back of th...
by Boatguy
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: What tug to get?
Replies: 19
Views: 754

Re: What tug to get?

Rich wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:27 pm
I'm pondering getting an A2 (plenty for a DA40-180) to replace my aging Power Tow. What was the price of the A3?
I was going to get an A2, but they sold me an A3 with a "show discount" at an Expo in Hayward for the same price. A3 with light, tax, shipping, etc. was $3,485.