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by Boatguy
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Fire extinguishers
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Fire extinguishers

I was looking at my fire extinguisher recently and discovered it's a dry powder type, whereas the FAA recommends halon or halotron. In fact in AC20-42D the FAA specifically recommends against using dry powder extinguishers in aircraft. Does anybody know why Diamond would provide an extinguisher whic...
by Boatguy
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: XPDR ADS-B UAT Error Code
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: XPDR ADS-B UAT Error Code

The OPs post says he had a 345 and that error msg is in the Pilot’s Guide. The FIS-B W’s can be disabled in the ADSB page per Pilots Guide pg 300.

As Dave suggests I think the UAT error will require reconfiguration of the 345 by an avionics shop.
by Boatguy
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Flying the Caribbean (Part 6) - to Dominica -- An unspoiled, unheralded gem of an island
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Flying the Caribbean (Part 6) - to Dominica -- An unspoiled, unheralded gem of an island

Another delightful video of that trip! I'd like to take this opportunity to plug my favorite island non-profit. Hands Across the Sea brings books to school libraries across the Caribbean . It was started by some cruisers whom I met when sailing there and I met again with Harriet Linskey, co-founder,...
by Boatguy
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Tail tiedown hook
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Tail tiedown hook

All of these come from the same basic class of artificial fibers known as high modulus polyethylene , aka Spectra which are crazy strong and very light. I'm not a rock climber either, but yes, a sling is some spectra woven into webbing overlapped at the ends and sewn together. Strong enough to hold ...
by Boatguy
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Flying the Caribbean (Part 3) - Eastbound USA -- How do you divvy up multi-day trips?
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Flying the Caribbean (Part 3) - Eastbound USA -- How do you divvy up multi-day trips?

Captured the iPad video using the iOS standard Screen Recording... Settings, Control Center, Customize Controls, include Screen Recording. I prefer to land with TO flaps on all instrument approaches and most long runways. I use full flaps mostly for short field landings. I've been an Apple guy sinc...
by Boatguy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 172
Views: 15915

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

neema wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:48 pm
Russ: TXI can include engine indicators (look closely on the PFD above, you'll see them on the right side of the screen).
I saw the indicators, I just don't know what the interface is for the TXi to the Diamond engine(s). The G1000 uses the GEA71. Will the TXi use that box?
by Boatguy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Flying the Caribbean (Part 3) - Eastbound USA -- How do you divvy up multi-day trips?
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Flying the Caribbean (Part 3) - Eastbound USA -- How do you divvy up multi-day trips?

I crossed twice last year, east to west. Four days each time, but the first time we started late and the second time we stopped to visit friends. We monitored wx with ADSB and used Foreflight to browse for our diversions. We never landed where we planned to land until we got past the Rockies. We act...
by Boatguy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ADS-B not transmitting
Replies: 22
Views: 516

Re: ADS-B not transmitting

Yes! I also like being able to see who they're talking to.
by Boatguy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Tail tiedown hook
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Tail tiedown hook

Soft shackles work; I used them on my heavy weather staysail.

Or buy 1' of 1/4" Amsteel for $1.62; tie the knot of your choice and luggage tag it through the eye in the tail. 7,400lb breaking strength, after the knot still probably 3,500lb breaking strength.