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by krellis
Wed May 22, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Doh!
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Doh!

This happened to Princess Amelia (DA20-A1) prior to when we bought her. Fracture of the welded stud that held on the nose gear assembly. It departed the aircraft on take off and the pilot was unaware until landing. Thanks to the composite prop and the overload clutch of the Rotax 912, there was no d...
by krellis
Mon May 20, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Airventure parking DA40
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Airventure parking DA40

A couple of suggestions about flying in. 1. Read and understand the NOTAM thoroughly. 2. Take a competent safety pilot. The extra set of eyes can be invaluable. 3. Expect the unexpected. The arrival can be chaotic, even dangerous. There are a lot of inexperienced pilots that don't follow the rules a...
by krellis
Thu May 02, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ForcedAeroMotive: SuperCharged DA40
Replies: 313
Views: 73552

Re: ForcedAeroMotive: SuperCharged DA40

Incremental changes, some of which are already delivered in newer DA40's, and a couple were side-effects: - Starter failed - replaced with newer design -2 lb - MLW mod - lighter main gear legs -3 lb - Replaced A600 nav/strobes with Orion LED units -4 lb So 9 lb. reduction with these. They mostly of...
by krellis
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Nanny autopilots
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Nanny autopilots

The Boeing 737 Max MCAS is a whole different animal. It was installed as a "patch" for a handling quality issue at high AOA and high power. Stick force gradients are spelled out in FAR Part 25 and my understanding is that the Max was quite different in this corner of the envelope vs the earlier 737 ...
by krellis
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: DA50 base MSRP Guesstimate
Replies: 25
Views: 1528

Re: DA50 base MSRP Guesstimate

Understood. Having flown both, I would agree - the handling qualities of the DA40 are far superior. The Cirrus is a better performer though and the support is much better (just look at the petition on the G1000). Hope you have better luck than some of us on support and upgrades.
by krellis
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: DA50 base MSRP Guesstimate
Replies: 25
Views: 1528

Re: DA50 base MSRP Guesstimate

I'm afraid the product itself contributes at best 50% to the overall success of a product. Distribution is a huge factor and Diamond is less than stellar when it comes to the distribution value chain. Product management, product marketing, customer communication, sales training, sales support and a...
by krellis
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Flaps circuit breaker pops
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Flaps circuit breaker pops

Years ago I had the White Wire flap control module go bad. Same symptoms as you - pops the CB when connected. I was able to send it to White Wire and they repaired it quickly and inexpensively. I believe the company is out of business, hence the SB for a new module. I doubt there is any (legal) solu...
by krellis
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: How to value a DA20
Replies: 26
Views: 1928

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: 27
Views: 2092

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: 27
Views: 2092

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...