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by Davestation
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Da40 Gtx 335R install
Replies: 20
Views: 1168

Re: Da40 Gtx 335R install

JohnLand wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:15 pm
Would a gps splitter be approved in leiu of install a 3rd gps antenna for the 345?
No the new antenna needs to be waas
by Davestation
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Questions from ADS-B install procrastinator - TailBeacon?
Replies: 25
Views: 1434

Re: Questions from ADS-B install procrastinator - TailBeacon?

FYI I was going to go with a Skybeacon on my 2004 non Wass DA40 . One shop said not can't be installed, then I noticed 4 DA40 on my field with them installed. Local shop did a 337 and trimmed the position light bezel looks nice and works great. Saved the $6000 bucks for a bunch of extra that will n...
by Davestation
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Da40 Gtx 335R install
Replies: 20
Views: 1168

Re: Da40 Gtx 335R install

JohnLand wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:47 pm
for those that installed the antenna in the "shelf" in the tail was a form 337 field approval needed? if anybody have a copy of their 337 and could post it, would be great.
The whole installation needs a 337 but no you don’t need a field approval.
by Davestation
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Hold Harmless Letter From Conti
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Hold Harmless Letter From Conti

The second they go to order a part that letter will be the first correspondence.
by Davestation
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Nosegear Leg Replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 681

Re: Nosegear Leg Replacement

Rich wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:40 pm

Cracking at this location in this manner suggests to me that the joint is machined to a too-tight radius, creating a stress focus.
The original leg had basically zero radius, and the improved leg has maybe an 1/8” radius.
by Davestation
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Nosegear Leg Replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 681

Re: Nosegear Leg Replacement

The nose strut on my 2006 DA40 broke last year at brake check (thankfully not on landing) causing a prop strike. 7 months later, a crack was discovered in the replacement Gen 2 "improved" strut. Thankfully, the mechanic checks this area regularly despite no AD on this generation of strut. Weather y...
by Davestation
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Da40 Gtx 335R install
Replies: 20
Views: 1168

Re: Da40 Gtx 335R install

I did the 345R, cost installed $9500. A quick question, how do I increase the traffic alert volume? I’m sure it’s simple, but all the volume knobs don’t seem to do it. We have the same problem. Shop said we'd have to come back to have it adjusted. Apparently there's some software they use to config...
by Davestation
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Da40 Gtx 335R install
Replies: 20
Views: 1168

Re: Da40 Gtx 335R install

For the first one we did, we decided to use the dual antenna even though it’s over $1000 because it would be sleek and we wouldn’t have to pole new holes in the fuselage. This was before the SB came out so we thought we were clever. Well it ended up being more of a hassle because you have to fill th...
by Davestation
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Nosegear Leg Replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 681

Re: Fuel selector valve universal joint replacement

Steve wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:04 am
If it is more common (as you stated from your experience) further action (AD) might be considered. I never heard about your 5 failures...
It’s already an AD...

Sorry, I was trying to use a relatable parallel and accidentally hijacked the entire thread.
by Davestation
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Nosegear Leg Replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 681

Re: Fuel selector valve universal joint replacement

As far as I recall, only one nosegear leg developed a crack and failed, and that aircraft was operated almost entirely on rough fields. May have just happened to a DA20 last week. https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/232689 Hard to tall exactly what failed. Maybe the nut or the threaded portion: DA...