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by smoss
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: GTX 345R AHRS via Bluetooth?
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Re: GTX 345R AHRS via Bluetooth?

My GTX345R AHRS works great, no drift or instability. Great backup in case of any failures.
by smoss
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: GTX 345R AHRS via Bluetooth?
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Re: GTX 345R AHRS via Bluetooth?

works fine for me via Garmin Pilot and Foreflight. During the install of the GTX there was a calibration process we did to level and center the AHRS.
by smoss
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Corked Nose Wheel
Replies: 93
Views: 11064

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: 402

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: 1260

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: 11064

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: 841

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: 14382

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: 968

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: 11064

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...