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by chili4way
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Tail tiedown hook
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Tail tiedown hook

I also use a "soft shackle". Russ (@boatguy) gave me the pointer to Grog Knots (https://www.animatedknots.com/) to show how to tie one, and also to West Marine to get the Amsteel. I keep the soft shackle attached all the time, and sometimes get an advisory over the radio that "there's something hang...
by chili4way
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 172
Views: 15915

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

Neema, why would you prefer this compared to a full G1000 NXI Phase II upgrade?
by chili4way
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: EFB bashing whiners
Replies: 21
Views: 1072

Re: EFB bashing whiners

No doubt you've done the steps beginning 0:38 in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-zWyCt1tv4. But just in case. The only thing I can suggest is putting the FS 210 into pairing mode and then go hunting: see if you get a Bluetooth signal on top of the glare shield or even from outside the ...
by chili4way
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 Ground Speed Challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: DA40 Ground Speed Challenge

My entry is from a flight last August from near Des Moines, IA to Gainesville, TX. A 26 Kt tailwind added to my 157 TAS yielded 183 Kt GS at 13,000 MSL. My DA40NG was burning 7.9 gph at 88% power. Density altitude was 13,675.

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by chili4way
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Updating 430W/530W databases
Replies: 18
Views: 512

Re: Updating 430W/530W databases

The Garmin OnePak and PilotPak covers that database subscription "for all of the compatible Garmin avionics installed in a single aircraft, all for one annual price." OnePak provides FAA information, PilotPak provides Jeppesen. Prices depend on what subscriptions / options you select but you should ...
by chili4way
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: External Power Connection - DA40NG
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: External Power Connection - DA40NG

I checked Aero-Pac's website and noticed there are two models, a 12V (24V) unit and a 24V (28V) unit. The PDF data sheet suggests that there is a model that is optionally switchable for use among 12V, 14V, and 24V systems. It might be worth checking with them for an exchange for the 28V model or the...
by chili4way
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20
Replies: 75
Views: 3495

Re: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20

Are you considering new or used? That makes a difference in terms of support (and what that means). I think you're considering "new" as it's nearly impossible to find used DA40NGs. I bought a new DA40NG that I picked up in May 2019. It is a great plane for my "missions", i.e. two average-sized peopl...
by chili4way
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: External Power Connection - DA40NG
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: External Power Connection - DA40NG

The only way you can accidentally discharge the main battery in a DA40NG when the Electric Master key switch is off is through the "cigarette lighter" power port that is connected to the hot battery bus. Did Diamond change the map light in the NG to require the main to be on? In the Lycoming DA40's...
by chili4way
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40NG article in Aviation Consummer
Replies: 13
Views: 625

Re: DA40NG article in Aviation Consummer

Rich, I think you make a good point about the relative maturity of the engines involved (1955 vs. 2009) as the differences in airframes are relatively minor and unlikely to contribute to in-flight engine issues. Disallowing power loss by fuel exhaustion (more or less an equal opportunity mishap), th...
by chili4way
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: External Power Connection - DA40NG
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: External Power Connection - DA40NG

I use an EPU monthly, when I'm doing my 28-day database updates on my DA40NG. The click when you plug in and turn on the EPU is indeed the external power relays. My EPU appears to be different than yours because it provides 28V and is plugged into 120VAC so your situation may be a little different i...