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by krellis
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: How to value a DA20
Replies: 26
Views: 1646

Re: How to value a DA20

Have you considered making a reasonable offer that stipulates that the airplane have a current annual? Sounds like an engine teardown is in the cards and that way - the current owner accepts the risk/cost of making that happen. It might not require a complete overhaul. I'm with the others - a $25K o...
by krellis
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Austro Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 888

Re: Austro Engines

I read the article to state that Austro was going to manufacture a "copy" of the cast iron MB OM640 for their use.

What a great idea though - adopt the much lighter MB aluminum block, keep the increased gross weight and pick up 50Kg or so in useful load.
by krellis
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Austro Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 888

Austro Engines

What's the chance Austro will develop an aluminum block and not simply manufacture the boat anchor cast iron blocks of the MB OM640? And how "competitive" will the price be when they are making a few hundred engines a year versus the tens of thousands manufactured by MB? https://www.avweb.com/elette...
by krellis
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Grrr
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Grrr

At least the Taco will get you anywhere you need to go ;)
by krellis
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 299
Views: 17625

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Haven’t read all the posts but has anyone contacted MTSU? They have a large Diamond fleet. Or Utah State?
by krellis
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: So you think you want an E-AB ...
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: So you think you want an E-AB ...

The Glasair Sportsman is a great airplane. I came really close after learning about the two week to taxi program they have. For those who criticize E-AB, I think you might see the Sportman in a certified version before too long. I doubt it will be fundamentally different than the E-AB version... Lan...
by krellis
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: So you think you want an E-AB ...
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: So you think you want an E-AB ...

Don't be so quick to judge E-AB aircraft. I have owned three Diamonds - a DA20-A1 and two DA40-180's. Great airplanes, very safe, nice handling qualities. Downside is limited performance (especially the DA20), really expensive parts, limited to non-existent support from the manufacturer (again, espe...
by krellis
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Pres-to-Test GEN/CANOPY Light STUCK
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Pres-to-Test GEN/CANOPY Light STUCK

It's a Cutler-Hammer/Eaton switch P/N 206K11810D0202S. Appears to be available from several sources for around $50 US.

I'm sure you can get it from Diamond for 3-4 times as much if you like ;)
by krellis
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 NG Anomaly
Replies: 19
Views: 1411

Re: DA40 NG Anomaly

The terminology used on the G1000 is somewhat misleading. An ECU failure is not what it says it is. Basically an ECU fail warning is a caution that the ECU sensors have detected an anomaly, in this case low manifold pressure. Both the Austro and TAE powered DA40 will generally be able to maintain a...
by krellis
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 NG Anomaly
Replies: 19
Views: 1411

Re: DA40 NG Anomaly

Agree on the reliability of the IO-360-M1B. I've had two DA40's. My neighbors DA40 has about 3500 hours on the original engine, still good compression, not making metal, good boroscope. Hard to beat that. I think Diamond made a huge mistake hanging that cast iron MB engine on the front of a previous...