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by Keith M
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 183
Views: 21869

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

When I was in the market for my first new aircraft, it was a choice between an SR20 and a DA40D, so I joined COPA and DAN's predecessor and learned as much as I could from existing owners. It became an easy decision, when I learned about their relative safety records, and the unreliability of the Av...
by Keith M
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Garmin refuses to service GIA63W LRUs
Replies: 22
Views: 1893

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

Sandy, the problem with publishing your email address in a public forum is that it will be scraped by spammers. Suggest you edit it, so it's not so obviously an email address.

Keith
by Keith M
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Air in the tire without removing fairing
Replies: 17
Views: 747

Re: Air in the tire without removing fairing

Here's my tyre inflation kit. The bent wire on the right hand side of the kneeling pad was formed from a coat hanger and is used to grab the valve tube and pull it to the front of the access hole, so that the extender tube can be screwed on.
by Keith M
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 183
Views: 21869

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

reinhardj wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:12 pm
Keith, the Urbe/EASA STC 10048316 included the upgrade to WAAS, it did not allow to install just the software without WAAS hardware.
That kind of pettiness makes me wonder for whose benefit those issuing the STCs work. It would be hard to justify that restriction on safety grounds.
by Keith M
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 183
Views: 21869

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

I want to remind, that a group of DA40 owners was not considered in the last discussions. The DA40TDI owners were the first launching customers for the G1000 in GA but are now completely left standing in the rain. Although only a small number of owners have joined the petition, approx. 350 DA40 TDI...
by Keith M
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Continental / Thielert
Topic: 1.7 Engines
Replies: 11
Views: 1767

Re: 1.7 Engines

In Europe, the 1.7 engines have to be replaced after 12 years, so there can't be many left to manufacture parts for. Is it different in the US?
by Keith M
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: New Cirrus Trainer
Replies: 29
Views: 2814

New Cirrus Trainer

This could put a squeeze on Diamond in the trainer market:

Cirrus TRAC

No mention of prices, but it's a high-spec aircraft, so they seem to be targetting the professional pilot market, and it comes with multimedia learning courses.
by Keith M
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 183
Views: 21869

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

2. Diamond would be reluctant to give up the STC because it would remove much of the incentive for older DA40 owners to want to trade up to a newer DA40 with the latest avionics. How much incentive is there to trade up to a newer DA40 to get a software update, once you realise it's the only one you...
by Keith M
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 183
Views: 21869

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

I don’t count and I don’t trust DAI anymore. They can do whatever they want and they can announce whatever they want. I’m not interested any more. For me this is the end of story. I’m not wasting my time on DAI. It’s just layer of promises on top of previous layer of promises. By their behavior I c...
by Keith M
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...
Replies: 37
Views: 3166

Re: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...

Pascal wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:13 am
You know you don't need a parachute to perform a safe off field landing thanks to the low stall speed.
Unless you're flying a DA40NG!