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by Davestation
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Exhaust and Intake Risers Touching?
Replies: 37
Views: 1337

Re: Exhaust and Intake Risers Touching?

.03” - 3/100 ~1/32”. For minimum spacing on the factory install you’d probably have to talk to engineering. No sense in prescribing it in the field if it was it designed to be adjustable. I think they want juuust enough space so they don’t touch when vibrating, although I’m still surprised it’s so l...
by Davestation
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: Finally the Launch??
Replies: 53
Views: 2566

Re: Finally the Launch??

TimS wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:05 pm
spouses and moms, all said chute is more important emotionally, stats are more important logically. Guess which one gives them more comfort?
Touché
by Davestation
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Storm window seal
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Storm window seal

smoss wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:49 pm
any suggestions on acrylic-safe adhesive remover to get the goo off? I have used the lighter fluid trick on other parts of my plane with good success, and it is allegedly acrylic-safe, but never tried it.
It’s not that sticky. Wd40 or alcohol
by Davestation
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Storm window seal
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Storm window seal

My storm windows never had a seal (and they never have leaked). I wonder why they apparently changed the design... Maybe your plane was built on a Tuesday. The strips they sell break off into fourths or fifths so if one person wants to buy one you can call pitch in and share a lifetime supply of it
by Davestation
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Dead battery
Replies: 12
Views: 603

Re: Dead battery

I was going to say perhaps 1:100 so you must be pretty lucky. I got one to come back once and it was maybe even younger than yours. It regained it’s strength enough to start the engine but would not hold a solid charge for very long and after a few months of babying it we had enough and ultimately r...
by Davestation
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Camlock replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Camlock replacement

Wow that’s a lot of wear. It seems like maybe the installed camloc is too long such that it is loose enough to vibrate in the receptacle during flight. I would experiment with shorter ones.
by Davestation
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Using tire tubes with “bent stem”?
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Using tire tubes with “bent stem”?

By bent, they mean literally at a 90 degree angle, like your nose tube. This will not work on the mains.

I’ve always preferred the aero classic leakguard to the goodyear.
by Davestation
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: green fuel from colocator
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: green fuel from colocator

I can only imagine that something got trapped in the gascolator filter and dissolved. I’ve read stories of fuel trucks changing their filters and the dye in the filter discoing into the fuel or brand new hoses and oils in the rubber leeching into the fuel - but then all your fuel would be green and ...
by Davestation
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: Finally the Launch??
Replies: 53
Views: 2566

Re: Finally the Launch??

It is fascinating to compare the responses on DAN with BeechTalk. The BeechTalk crowd is not normally effusive about Diamonds, but is mostly quite complimentary about the DA50: This is a very exciting new plane. Speed, range, payload, and packaging appear to be right on target. Plus the Diamond pro...
by Davestation
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Lycoming
Topic: Mag inspection
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Mag inspection

He proposed me to buy new one and send back the old one to gain time, but I'm afraid that it will be more expensive, did you do this already? If it's too much expensive, I want to propose him to wait for my next annual (in approx 100h, this will be 70h after mag 500h potential), is it possible? You...