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by Boatguy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: GoPro Mountings and Settings
Replies: 20
Views: 1666

Re: GoPro Mountings and Settings

I'd like to revive this thread with some questions for all the GoPro users out there. I've read all the other threads I can find and now have a few questions in no particular order. 1) I'm looking at using the Nflightcam ball mount . I can't find the bolt dimensions used around the plane in the AMM,...
by Boatguy
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Flap indicator lights
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Flap indicator lights

That was a great tip. I checked mine today and the dimmer controls the Flaps light, as it should to avoid blinding the pilot at night, and when OFF the flaps lights are full bright.

But I don't think I would have known that!
by Boatguy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA-40 checkride help
Replies: 28
Views: 1253

Re: DA-40 checkride help

No question you'll get the three approaches Dave describes and the with/without AP. On the point of "every examiner is different", a friend of mine took his IR check ride earlier this year and "flunked" on questions regarding gyros, vacuum systems and all the ins/outs of analog six pack instruments ...
by Boatguy
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Hangar Furniture
Replies: 17
Views: 468

Re: Hangar Furniture

I have a DA40NG with a 38' 2" wingspan in a 40' hangar. I use a Best Tugs tug to move the plane in and out. Backing up is a challenge because no matter the method, it needs to be exactly aligned before the wing tips enter the hangar. There is simply no room for trying to straighten it out after the ...
by Boatguy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Backup SD cards for your Aspen, Garmin etc
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: Backup SD cards for your Aspen, Garmin etc

In the NXi system, the card does not need to reside in the system, it is inserted only during the update process and removed before flying. I put the card in my computer and use the Garmin web site (and associated app) to copy the data to the SD card (any 16GB + SD card) At the plane, I insert the c...
by Boatguy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: G1000 and GIA63W WAAS Upgrade Issue (mid-2019 update)
Replies: 33
Views: 1157

Re: G1000 and GIA63W WAAS Upgrade Issue (mid-2019 update)

The best way to get back to one thread is to stop posting in this one...
by Boatguy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40
Replies: 18
Views: 1086

Re: DA40

I currently have a DA20 and it will be sold next week. Had her for 15yrs. DA40 owners how do you like the 40? Is it under powered as one owner told me? Can it take 4 people or is it a 3 seat craft? I am aware one can reduce fuel to make weight. I flew one at Diamond fest years ago but only two peop...
by Boatguy
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Quick visit to San Jose: KJSC or KRHV?
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Quick visit to San Jose: KJSC or KRHV?

Monitor the "marine layer", a relatively thin layer of low clouds that regularly has most of the airports IFR in the morning hours, but typically burns off somewhere between 10-12am. Being further from the ocean, KSJC and KRHV are usually a little less affected.
by Boatguy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Quick visit to San Jose: KJSC or KRHV?
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Quick visit to San Jose: KJSC or KRHV?

There are lots of airports in the Bay Area, it really depends on your final destination. Pietromarx has expanded on KPAO and KSQL. KHWD is also a good option in addition to KRHV. That said, KRHV keeps you from having to tangle with the SFO class Bravo which is a real jig saw puzzle since they made t...
by Boatguy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: I pass my check ride in the DA-40
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: I pass my check ride in the DA-40

Congratulations!