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by ScottOHare
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: ECU 'gotcha' in my DA62
Replies: 31
Views: 1221

Re: ECU 'gotcha' in my DA62

My DA40 NG is based at KDIJ - 6231' MSL and haven't had an issue with pulling power back at TPA of 7200'. I was surprised practicing an engine out, though, at 8500'.
by ScottOHare
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: First Aircraft and Post
Replies: 29
Views: 10357

Re: First Aircraft and Post

Congrats! Love my DA40 NG. Let me know if you have any questions.
by ScottOHare
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Headroom in a DA40 NG
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Headroom in a DA40 NG

Dave, thanks! I had been following the checklist about seatbacks being upright, but now realize I've not been following the placard instruction about being parallel to the position line. Will try that out.
by ScottOHare
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Headroom in a DA40 NG
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Headroom in a DA40 NG

I'm 6' tall but I've noticed that with sheepskin seat covers installed I don't have enough headroom with my Bose A20 headphones on. Wish I had figured that out before I purchased them. Any thoughts? Am I sitting up too vertical? Different headphones? I'm tall but not that tall. I may have some brand...
by ScottOHare
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 Legacy & NXI Software Upgrades Announcement
Replies: 30
Views: 2230

Re: G1000 Legacy & NXI Software Upgrades Announcement

Thanks for the update, Paul. Does the LVL function imply that ESP and Underspeed protection would be included? Those would be nice to have. Also agree with Dan that having the trim wheel in my DA40 NG is much preferable to the Cirrus system. I spent three days doing Cirrus transition training before...
by ScottOHare
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Chapter 42 begins
Replies: 35
Views: 2961

Re: Chapter 42 begins

I own a DA40 NG without A/C. With two 185 lbs guys in the front and full fuel I just put 20 lbs of ballast in the rear tube. Seems to fix the W&B issue and I don't have to worry about water leaking.

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by ScottOHare
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Austro
Topic: Unable to reduce load
Replies: 12
Views: 3456

Re: Unable to reduce load

I fly my DA40NG out of Driggs, Idaho, elevation 6200', have seen DAs as high as 8000' but have never had an issue on the ground or at pattern altitude with the idle power correction. I have had it activate at 8500' when I reduced power to idle to simulate an off field emergency landing, so I know I'...
by ScottOHare
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Austro
Topic: Unable to reduce load
Replies: 12
Views: 3456

Re: Unable to reduce load

I fly my DA40NG out of Driggs, Idaho, elevation 6200', have seen DAs as high as 8000' but have never had an issue on the ground or at pattern altitude with the idle power correction. I have had it activate at 8500' when I reduced power to idle to simulate an off field emergency landing, so I know I'...
by ScottOHare
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Engine out practice in a DA40NG
Replies: 7
Views: 1103

Re: Engine out practice in a DA40NG

Thanks, Paul. I think my problem was I was practicing an off field landing scenario north of Driggs where the wheat fields are closer to 7000 feet MSL so I was starting at 8500 feet MSL. Next time I think I'll just fly west where the ground elevation is closer to 4500 feet and I won't run into the l...
by ScottOHare
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Engine out practice in a DA40NG
Replies: 7
Views: 1103

Re: Engine out practice in a DA40NG

So with the Low Power Correction on the Austro Engine it turns out you can't practice engine out maneuvers to a high altitude airport. My home field, Driggs, Idaho is at 6200 ft elevation and typically start maneuvers at 8500 ft. Pulling the power back to idle gets you about 20% power.