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by chili4way
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: What circuit breaker is the Hobbs meter generally connected to on DA40s?
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: What circuit breaker is the Hobbs meter generally connected to on DA40s?

The Hobbs meter works differently on the DA40NG (Austro diesel). It runs when the Engine Master switch is on, even if the engine is not running.
by chili4way
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 40
Views: 2796

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

It's likely going to come to a matter of economics, i.e. how much is an owner willing to invest/spend to upgrade the avionics in their airplane relative to the current market value and the expected market value after an upgrade. This may be regionally dependent, e.g. depending on the 'value' of thin...
by chili4way
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 without vs with A/C - different checkout??
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Re: DA40 without vs with A/C - different checkout??

Juan, which version of the Jet Shades did you purchase, the regular or 'premium'?
by chili4way
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Going to OSHkosh 2019???
Replies: 28
Views: 1538

Re: Going to OSHkosh 2019???

Saturday-Thursday, hopefully N40
by chili4way
Thu May 30, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Recent reports of JetA Fuel Contamination
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: Recent reports of JetA Fuel Contamination

If I understand these incidents correctly, DEF was accidentally put into the wrong tank on the fuel truck, I.e. the JET-A additive port for delivery-mixed PRIST instead of the truck's DEF port. The local FBO here sent out a letter that 1) their fuel trucks do not use DEF, and 2) they are reviewing p...
by chili4way
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 KAP 140 NAV to APR transition question
Replies: 35
Views: 4885

Re: G1000 KAP 140 NAV to APR transition question

Rich wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:10 pm
Lee, is your G1000 WAAS? If not, LNAV is what I would expect to see for any GPS approach.
Rich, thanks. I read too much into the OP.
by chili4way
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 KAP 140 NAV to APR transition question
Replies: 35
Views: 4885

Re: G1000 KAP 140 NAV to APR transition question

This http://flywithhoward.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/GTN650-KAP140_Coupled_GPS_Approach.pdf may offer some ideas. (It's not G1000, it's GTN650). I noted that this suggests waiting until after the G1000 mode switches from NAV to LPV before activating APR on the KAP140. However, this assumes that ...
by chili4way
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA42 engine out emergency at KTOA yesterday.
Replies: 23
Views: 2413

Re: DA42 engine out emergency at KTOA yesterday.

Colin, thanks for the additional information! Sounds like the complete story is still developing. Would value additional updates in the future when there's more to tell.
by chili4way
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA42 engine out emergency at KTOA yesterday.
Replies: 23
Views: 2413

Re: DA42 engine out emergency at KTOA yesterday.

When my FADEC was failing recently I had a racing prop. All sorts of fun stuff, but apparently it is a circuit board issue, not a mechanical issue. Colin, did you (or can you) post more details about the ECU failure? Which part(s) of the ECU system failed: ECU A, ECU B, and/or voter? How did this c...
by chili4way
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: FAA-Approved Sim for Instrument Currency?
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

Re: FAA-Approved Sim for Instrument Currency?

Mark, if your computer and graphics card are capable enough to run X-Plane at a decent frame rate in simulated IFR conditions (i.e. bare minimum 20 fps), then Windows 10 vs. Mac isn't an issue. You can test this 'for free' before buying X-Plane and other simulator hardware accessories and adjusting ...