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by Thomas
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Dynon Avionics - seeking an alternative to Garmin
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Dynon Avionics - seeking an alternative to Garmin

5. Thomas Bienz, based Switzerland
D-ENMA
Interested in either/both

2003 DA40-180 40.337
KAP-140 A/P
2x Garmin 430
GTX-330
foreflight/Sentry ADS-B in

planned 2020:
Garmin GNX 375 (add GPS / GTX330 replacement)
AT-1 air avionics (collision warning)
by Thomas
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: SureFly Electronic Ignition
Replies: 35
Views: 3191

Re: SureFly Electronic Ignition

Rich, this is also my concern, I have no answer so far. The SureFly product is also available from Lycoming https://www.lycoming.com/eis
by Thomas
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Diamond Statement at Dubai Airshow
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Diamond Statement at Dubai Airshow

Report in Flight International issue 19-25 November Entry-level piston and D-JET may shine again at Diamond New Chinese chief executive considers relaunches as part of five-year product strategy. Diamond Aircraft is planning to relaunch production of the DA20 piston-single in 2020 and says the D-JET...
by Thomas
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: VM1000 fuel totalizer
Replies: 30
Views: 1860

Re: VM1000 fuel totalizer

I do the same thing to have the correct indication with 28 gallons. I did replace the VM1000 Batt chip 3 yrs ago - but it had no effect. (2003 plane)
by Thomas
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 116
Views: 9895

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

I believe they focus now on the huge trainer market. The private GA owner is no business case anymore for diamond.
by Thomas
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Ruh-Roh
Replies: 32
Views: 3045

Re: Ruh-Roh

It’s beyond already with 16 years... but you’re right. „ Don’t touch an running system „
by Thomas
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Ruh-Roh
Replies: 32
Views: 3045

Re: Ruh-Roh

thanks Steve, I have same engine 2003 - 725hrs - plane always in a hangar, 2 owners since new. I am thinking about to open it also and check the general condition. I do oil analysis, but with the low annual flight time ( 2 oil change/year each at 20-25 FH) the analysis is not much saying. All parame...
by Thomas
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Ceiling
Replies: 9
Views: 458

Re: Ceiling

Did you climb up so high for the overwater stretch. How it worked out with the ATC … were you flying IFR? Chambéry to Figari ?
by Thomas
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...
Replies: 37
Views: 2320

Re: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...

:) when you have to admit that your plane looking sexier than you do over the years….. 8-)
by Thomas
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Engine failure best glide speed descent rate
Replies: 20
Views: 1095

Re: Engine failure best glide speed descent rate

Back in 2002 I had an complete engine failure with an brand new (25TT) Diamond Dimona 115TTC (Rotax914S engine) at low level on a local flight. Immediate engine stop after strange sound. 90 s after the silence began I was on ground save on a field. As an active and current glider pilot I was used to...