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by Boatguy
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Well, that works
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Well, that works

The system definitely works. It's the same system used by yachts and ships. Since the switch to 406MHz crews of sinking or sunk boats have been picked up mid-Pacific in less than 12hrs.
by Boatguy
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: AOG in Cleveland at Burke Lakefront KBKL
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: AOG in Cleveland at Burke Lakefront KBKL

Glad to hear you are back in the air! Looks like you made it to WA.
by Boatguy
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Using tire tubes with “bent stem”?
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Using tire tubes with “bent stem”?

My mechanic says they don't make the bent stems for the tubes needed in a DA40.
by Boatguy
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: IFR Currency for Levi - KMRY KWVI (Part 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: IFR Currency for Levi - KMRY KWVI (Part 1)

With a G1000 you can punch ALT at 20-30' above the MDA and the AP will hold the altitude while maintaining lateral guidance to the MPA. And of course while flying to the MPA you can use FLC or VS to start a climb to the missed altitude. I think IFR approaches in VMC at non-towered airports is one of...
by Boatguy
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Best sun shade for DA40?
Replies: 41
Views: 7662

Re: Best sun shade for DA40?

I recently installed a set of Jet Shades in my DA40NG which does not have air conditioning. It was a struggle to get the cockpit shades to stay up as the "dual lock" and original instructions didn't do the job. The weak leak was the adhesive on the dual lock strips. When the shades fell down, it was...
by Boatguy
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Using tire tubes with “bent stem”?
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Using tire tubes with “bent stem”?

I use the same inflator. If the bent stem tube works out, please let us know. I bought a package of 4 stainless steel stem extensions at an auto parts store and screwed three of them together with locktite on the threads which produced one long extension. I marked my tires with white paint indicatin...
by Boatguy
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Bird Strike - DA40
Replies: 37
Views: 1412

Re: Bird Strike - DA40

I think there are three canopies. The original, the tallboy, and the double bubble. The double bubble is designed for pilots wearing helmets. My DA40NG came with the tallboy.
by Boatguy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA40 in Central California
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: DA40 in Central California

I'd also talk to Matt or Brandon at Absolute Aero (Hayward) or Gordon at Alpine Aviation (Grass Valley). Neither of them sell airplanes, but they service a lot of Diamonds.
by Boatguy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 Ground Speed Challenge
Replies: 13
Views: 2200

Re: DA40 Ground Speed Challenge

I think this will move me into third place. Between Santa Fe, NM (KSAF) and Manhattan, Kansas (KMHK). This was at 85% power, I guess I should have bumped it to 92% to break 200!
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by Boatguy
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: ForeFlight Bug & temporary work around
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: ForeFlight Bug & temporary work around

Not sure if it's a bug or feature. If you hit the "current location" button at the top right, and it surrounded by blue, then the map is locked and tracking your airplane. You can zoom, but not pan. Your airplane stays in the same place while you zoom. If you hit it again, the blue background goes a...