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by Keith M
Wed May 15, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: 1,000-lb useful load? +BRS?
Replies: 34
Views: 1035

Re: 1,000-lb useful load? +BRS?

I definitely hold that the same pilot in their first 500 hours is a lot safer in a DA40 than an SR22 even with the chute in play. That's why I bought one. Their primary safety features are better than the SR2x, but Cirrus compensate with secondary safety, apart from their wet wings which have a ten...
by Keith M
Wed May 15, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: 1,000-lb useful load? +BRS?
Replies: 34
Views: 1035

Re: 1,000-lb useful load? +BRS?

my position has always been that a DA40 in full stall descends 700fpm and the SR22 under the chute is 1,500fpm. (Yes, I know there is forward motion with the stall and all of that.) I don't think you should encourage people to think there is any equivalence between the two, as a full stall into the...
by Keith M
Mon May 13, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 408
Views: 25842

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Are my fears exaggerated, or could we end up with a generation of certified aircraft, not just from Diamond, eventually being grounded if Garmin stop manufacturing parts for the G1000? Any newer technology would have to be certified in these older airframes, which depends on the largess of the aircr...
by Keith M
Sat May 11, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 408
Views: 25842

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Having committed itself to Centurion engines for the DA50,I suppose they could play hardball with Diamond, if Diamond try to use the avionics issue to force DA4x customers to switch to Austro engines. As both Centurion and Diamond are now Chinese owned, the ball may not have to be that hard!
by Keith M
Sat May 11, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 408
Views: 25842

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Rich wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 2:23 pm
you can't just swap an Austro in place of a CD. Presumably you'd need to convert the airframe into an NG.
That's right. The conversion gives you a nice increase in MAUW, along with an 11% increase in stall speeds.
by Keith M
Sat May 11, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 408
Views: 25842

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

My Thielert engine reached TBR last year and I decided to replace it with a CD155, rather than an Austro, because I didn't want to to be flying a single-engined plane with the landing speed of an SR22, without the getout of CAPS. Playing "hardball" like that would be playing with people's lives.
by Keith M
Fri May 10, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 408
Views: 25842

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

TimS wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 12:16 pm
A great way to drive up the price :D
Or way to keep your customers satisfied and hence drive new sales.

I would be amenable to paying for ongoing support, either through subscriptions or one off payments, but we're not being offered either.
by Keith M
Fri May 10, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 408
Views: 25842

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Seems like there might come a time when the only way to keep our aircraft flying with Centurion engines will be by "upgrading" our G1000s with steam gauges! The regulatory regime for glass cockpits wasn't thought through when they were first implemented, and nobody would have predicted that they wer...
by Keith M
Sat May 04, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Let's get out there and wreck some planes
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Let's get out there and wreck some planes

Statistics about the relative safety of SR22s are all very well, but you do get a better choice of colors compared with our DA40s!
SR22LR.jpg
:D
by Keith M
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 KAP 140 NAV to APR transition question
Replies: 35
Views: 4454

Re: G1000 KAP 140 NAV to APR transition question

After this discussion on standard rate turns, I decided to check the behavior of my G1000/KAP140 today. It took 2:37 to turn right 360 degrees and 2:55 to turn left. Not sure if I there's anything that needs to be done to address this, or if I just have to live with it.