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by smoss
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Accidental flap selection
Replies: 7
Views: 2922

Re: Accidental flap selection

After accidentally having the flap switch knocked in cruise a few times, I finally got around to making a 3D printed cover for it. I had my neighbor print it on his cheap printer, and it fits great. I needed to sand the interior a smidge to get just the right snugness of fit. I have the .stl file, b...
by smoss
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Storm window seal
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Storm window seal

any suggestions on acrylic-safe adhesive remover to get the goo off? I have used the lighter fluid trick on other parts of my plane with good success, and it is allegedly acrylic-safe, but never tried it.
by smoss
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: ForeFlight Bug & temporary work around
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: ForeFlight Bug & temporary work around

I have noticed this as well, not while actively using the program, but while ForeFlight is running, then I go to a different program, like Safari, then back to ForeFlight, and it is then in the frozen map state.
by smoss
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Sighing the airplane ownership sigh
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: Sighing the airplane ownership sigh

Well, knock on wood, nothing as bad as the others, but I have had a few things take significantly longer than quoted, for absolutely no other reason than slowness/shop too busy, including ADSB install (4 weeks instead of 1) and magneto inspections (3 weeks instead of 1). It is truly painful to be gr...
by smoss
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: new Slick mag service bulletin - failing distributor gear
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: new Slick mag service bulletin - failing distributor gear

Charles, I was in no rush either, and in fact waited the whole 500 hours on my mags before checking the gears, and as explained and shown in a separate thread, at my inspection the electrode from one of the gears was entirely disconnected, probably catastrophic failure at its next flight. https://ww...
by smoss
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Audible traffic warning
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: Audible traffic warning

When the GTX345R is installed an audio line needs to be run to the panel. If you had the TAS600 TCAS already, most shops repurposed the audio line from that to the GTX, which then handles all the traffic compilation. Assuming it was actually installed with the audio line, there is a configuration se...
by smoss
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Oil found on the ground...
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Oil found on the ground...

totally normal. They all do that. Varies depending on prior running conditions. Usually will be some oil and some blue concentrated avgas residue.
by smoss
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Rubber strip replacement
Replies: 47
Views: 1656

Re: Rubber strip replacement

ditto on the Bowlus tape, works great and leaves less residue than 3M tape when removed.
by smoss
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: FLC to avoid stalls
Replies: 27
Views: 1286

Re: FLC to avoid stalls

see pic. Never seen the warning though.
by smoss
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: IFR return from the Bay Area (Full ATC) - You saw Weird Al?!
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: IFR return from the Bay Area (Full ATC) - You saw Weird Al?!

Frequently flying into various airports in Los Angeles, if there is any chance of IMC at the destination, I will file an IFR plan from a fix just outside of L.A. (usually APLES) and then "pick it up" only if needed when I get near there. Then I depart my home VFR, usually flight following so already...