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by smoss
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Corked Nose Wheel
Replies: 93
Views: 9457

Re: Corked Nose Wheel

Mark, any success on 3D modeling a fin?
by smoss
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Flaps
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Flaps

we've probably all done that once or twice... They are pretty rugged. A more common scenario is someone accidentally and unknowingly knocking the flap switch in cruise. Exciting to figure out what is going crazy with the plane until it's happened a few times. I've been meaning to design a cap to be ...
by smoss
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Fuel Flow Rate Conundrum
Replies: 13
Views: 456

Re: Fuel Flow Rate Conundrum

first thing to try would be to disconnect the sensor connection, clean the contacts, and reconnect. Intermittent or poor contacts often give wonky G1000 values, and might be exacerbated by different vibrations of the climb vs cruise, or RPM's.
by smoss
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Corked Nose Wheel
Replies: 93
Views: 9457

Re: Corked Nose Wheel

Any update on success of a new fin from Bret yet, or anyone able to mock up a 3D printer version?
by smoss
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Seat Belt covers cracked. Where to order replacements?
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Seat Belt covers cracked. Where to order replacements?

Don,
Mine cracked a while back. I was able to easily get replacements from AmSafe. Note, they only make them in black now, but they look good even with the tan belts. I emailed you the contact info of the person who helped me.
by smoss
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Fire retardant paint
Replies: 45
Views: 12501

Re: Fire retardant paint

unfortunately, it appears to be but another product not readily available in the U.S.
by smoss
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Data card fuel mismatch with reality
Replies: 0
Views: 156

Data card fuel mismatch with reality

While my G1000 shows correct fuel indication, both sides, on both the gauges and the totalizer, the data card values for FQtyL and FQtyR do not match the real numbers. Plane correctly showed 45 gals total, 20 on one side and 25 on the other, but the data card showed 18.29 gal on one side, and 19.2 o...
by smoss
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Corked Nose Wheel
Replies: 93
Views: 9457

Re: Corked Nose Wheel

Had another corked flight after a left crosswind takeoff... and I'm desperate to find a solution. Looking at the picture of the fin, it looks really easy to design and 3D print, but without some type of scanner, the bottom curvature would be trial and error. Using freebie tinkercad site, I created a...
by smoss
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Failure of electric rudder pedal adjustment
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Failure of electric rudder pedal adjustment

I assume the 42 pedals have the same mechanism as the 40... Along the lines of failure, does anyone lubricate the worm bolt that moves the whole thing back and forth? The AMM specifically states to NOT lubricate the sled, but states nothing about the worm drive. Needless to say, there have been more...
by smoss
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DIY - Replacing Main Tire and Tube
Replies: 38
Views: 12362

Re: DIY - Replacing Main Tire and Tube

Additional suggestion to add to the original post... Breaking the bead on the old tire is truly insanely hard manually, and very frustrating. After learning my lesson the painful way, I invested in a $45 bead breaker from Harbor Freight (after 20% off coupon), and it worked great! Simple and fast. T...