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by rdrobson
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Shortest Field You Are Comfortable Taking Your '62 Into?
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Shortest Field You Are Comfortable Taking Your '62 Into?

Last week, with tower telling me to head straight to the numbers (I actually love it when that happens) and a regional jet behind me confirming with tower that they were really cleared to land with that twin Diamond in front of them, I turned off at the 2000' mark without feeling that I hit the brak...
by rdrobson
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Diamond Service Delays
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Diamond Service Delays

I'm working on my second year with my DA62 right now and I can report that I am not happy with Diamond after sale service. I flew my aircraft to London for its annual assuming those guys should know how to get it done better than anyone as well as resolve a few warranty issues. I was happy with the ...
by rdrobson
Wed May 29, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Inset Map
Replies: 35
Views: 1438

Re: Inset Map

.... On that day, the delay was far less than 15 minutes and I would guess it was less than 5 minutes.... That time stamp only reflects how long ago either Sirius/XM or ADSBIN sent out its most recent (already old) information. Sorry, I wasn't clear as to what I was referring to. I was not looking ...
by rdrobson
Wed May 29, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Inset Map
Replies: 35
Views: 1438

Re: Inset Map

You're right that the data is not live, but it's not 15 minutes old either. But it pretty much is: In June 2012, the NTSB issued Safety Alert SA-017 (amended in December 2015), which asserted that cockpit imagery could be 15 to 20 minutes older than the posted time: https://www.ntsb.gov/safety/safe...
by rdrobson
Wed May 29, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Inset Map
Replies: 35
Views: 1438

Re: Inset Map

I still remember a "mission statement" from 30+ years ago when I was in the USAF - "There is no peacetime mission that requires the penetration of a thunderstorm!" (note the word "peacetime"! - more YIKES) Well, there is one mission. Way back when I was in college, one of my professors had an old A...
by rdrobson
Tue May 28, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Recent reports of JetA Fuel Contamination
Replies: 9
Views: 662

Re: Recent reports of JetA Fuel Contamination

What's strange is that the fuel was contaminated with DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid). That stuff is highly corrosive and it doesn't belong in any diesel fuel whether intended for aircraft or cars and trucks. It causes a lot of engine damage. There's tons of stuff on the internet about people getting it ...
by rdrobson
Fri May 24, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Inset Map
Replies: 35
Views: 1438

Re: Inset Map

(There's a lot of information online about this, but the data is definitely NOT live. That's not anything like having radar. It has to be collated, stitched together compressed, and moved to the upload sites. So I think the moment you get it the US data is something like fifteen minutes old. With c...
by rdrobson
Tue May 14, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What is a "Stabilized Approach"? (both VFR and IFR)
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: What is a "Stabilized Approach"? (both VFR and IFR)

I would be interested in what people think of my experiences in this area. My last single engine instructor that I had insisted on a stabilized approach for IFR and wanted no configuration changes after the FAF. Set the flaps, gear and throttle and then only minor throttle changes from there on out....
by rdrobson
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Source of precipitation induced vibration found - antenna
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: Source of precipitation induced vibration found - antenna

Update on this item:

I learned that this is a warranty item and that Diamond is in the process of certifying a different antenna. The current one picks up a resonant frequency and eventually fails.

-Ron
by rdrobson
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: New Waste Gate Controller AD for AE300
Replies: 17
Views: 1776

Re: New Waste Gate Controller AD for AE300

]I just had my annual done back in London and they informed me that the fix is now considered a terminating action by the FAA, no repeat 250 hours later. I wish this were true, but my check of the latest version of the AD on the FAA website says that it must still be performed every 250 hours; ther...