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by ZAV
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Optimal landing speed
Replies: 82
Views: 12490

Re: Optimal landing speed

I like to keep some extra airspeed 80-90 through the pattern turns and slow down on final. The runways I’m landing on are 3000+++ ft so the subsequent float in ground effect doesn’t really matter to me. I would rather have the airspeed margin through the pattern maneuvering. The DA40 is easy to slow...
by ZAV
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: GTX345r Bluetooth intermittent
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: GTX345r Bluetooth intermittent

Follow up on this issue. Tracked the intermittent Bluetooth connectivity down to one of the recent iOS updates. Apparently, this was an issue with a number of products. Car Bluetooth systems also had issues related to this. The recent iOS updates have corrected this. I haven’t had any strange discon...
by ZAV
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: What tug to get?
Replies: 29
Views: 2329

Re: What tug to get?

Hold the tail down with your body weight to get the nose off the ground as the plane is pulled in.
by ZAV
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: GTX345r Bluetooth intermittent
Replies: 6
Views: 408

GTX345r Bluetooth intermittent

GTX345r was installed 2yrs ago. Bluetooth reception has always been reliable to my iPad in the pilot’s seat. Annual inspection and 2 yr IFR pitot/static check done last month. Since the maintenance, the GTX345r disconnects from the iPad frequently during flight. I’ve had to resort to my backup strat...
by ZAV
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Need G1000 database refresher
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Need G1000 database refresher

There are various threads on this forum with some input. You can search and see what you can find that might be helpful. I’ll try and get you started though. Go to the flygarmin website and select the databases you need to update (probably all of them). The Garmin windows program will open when you’...
by ZAV
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Sirius XM
Replies: 4
Views: 868

Re: Sirius XM

Go to MFD map page and hit the Menu button in MFD. toggle the selection the FIS-B weather. That will change the source to the GTX345 weather. Shouldn’t see the Sirius pages again unless you toggle back if you ever activate Sirius weather.
by ZAV
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Pitot Static Check
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: Pilot Static Check

$4-500
by ZAV
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Installing an ADS-B GTX-45R with Avidyne TAS 600 Traffic
Replies: 15
Views: 734

Re: Installing an ADS-B GTX-45R with Avidyne TAS 600 Traffic

There is an easy toggle. I recently switched back to using XM weather. I think you go to the weather page on the MFD and select the menu button. I think the change is within that menu. If it’s not there it’s within the main profile settings on the MFD.
by ZAV
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Just got my DA40! What should I do??
Replies: 31
Views: 1795

Re: Just got my DA40! What should I do??

Congrats. I’m sure you’ll love the freedom of having your own airplane and hopefully not come to hate the maintenance. Plexus works well for the canopy. There’s some great info on this forum about cleaning the plane, search “best products for cleaning the plane.” I use Klasse polish after a wash. Se...
by ZAV
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: MSB for 2017-19 fuel tank connection hoses
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: MSB for 2017-19 fuel tank connection hoses

It looks like this applies to planes from 2017-2019. They probably will provide credit due to the planes still being under warranty.