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by Soareyes
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: Insurance

Another data point:

I tried Avemco for insurance on my new DA42. They wouldn't even consider providing a quote, said they don't do hull values over $500K.
by Soareyes
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 Legacy & NXI Software Upgrades Announcement
Replies: 28
Views: 1053

Re: G1000 Legacy & NXI Software Upgrades Announcement

I want to make sure I understand this. You're saying tapping the LVL button did not engage the AP, it just tweaked the aileron and pitch trim servos? (outside of an unusual attitude situation) it would provide a fast trim "feature". You'd have to disconnect the autopilot to continue hand ...
by Soareyes
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 Legacy & NXI Software Upgrades Announcement
Replies: 28
Views: 1053

Re: G1000 Legacy & NXI Software Upgrades Announcement

Our current understanding is that without the "blue button" added to the instrument panel (probably by drilling a hole), the NXi Phase 3 software will not include new the Level functionality. In other words, if you already have the Phase 2 hardware installed, you'll be able to upgrade to ...
by Soareyes
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Jack Pads
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Jack Pads

When the time comes I would like to be able to change a tire myself on the DA42. Is there more than one method to jack up the plane? The official method using the jack points under the wing scares me a little. Balancing the weight of the plane on a slender steel rod seems a bit precarious. One slip ...
by Soareyes
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: PTT microphone volume
Replies: 21
Views: 6552

Re: PTT microphone volume

GMA 1360 Sidetone Issue - Resolved Searching the forums, I may have missed it but it looks like it has been several years since the subject of sidetone has come up. This post adds information pertinent to the GMA 1360 audio and Nxi panels. Sidetone in my DA42 with Nxi was working normally until some...
by Soareyes
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Another safe year for Diamonds
Replies: 30
Views: 2047

Re: Another safe year for Diamonds

The Cirrus stall is benign as long as you are coordinated. Even a skidding stall is easily recoverable but beware of the slipping (base to final overshoot) stall. Knowing where the dragon lives helps to avoid it. The terminologies are reversed in your post. The overshoot results in a tendency to pu...
by Soareyes
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: G1000 NXi Phase II
Replies: 33
Views: 5180

Re: G1000 NXi Phase II

They also confirmed that new 42s and 62s are shipped with the 3D Audio configured to "USER" which functions as OFF. If it were set to USER, an AUX page menu item would be available on the MFD for the pilot and co-pilot to enable/disable 3D audio -- this is missing on all new Diamond aircr...
by Soareyes
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: G1000 NXi Phase II
Replies: 33
Views: 5180

Re: G1000 NXi Phase II

System Status page, Software Version "Not Available": System Status Page_No Software Version.jpg Follow up on my missing software version info: The avionics wiz at the service center called Diamond and Garmin. They said to reload all the system software from scratch, a 4-5 hour job. By th...
by Soareyes
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Coolant leak
Replies: 17
Views: 738

Re: Coolant leak

Learning about Austro engines myself, I found this in the AFM:


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And this on eBay:
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Maybe?
by Soareyes
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: New Nose Wheel Fin
Replies: 119
Views: 9242

Re: New Nose Wheel Fin

The nose gear wouldn’t the nose gear still weather vain towards the crosswind? V/r I recall one where one of our folks taped little string to the faring and showed it in flight, canted to the side, with the strings draped crosswise to the spine of the fairing. Your hopes for a weather vane effect a...