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by Keith M
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Austro Engines
Replies: 17
Views: 993

Re: Austro Engines

https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/dfu/TCDS_TAE125_issue_11_181017.pdf http://www.tmg-service.de/doc-download/manuals/TM-TAE-125-0001_Rev-19-Lifetime.pdf If you check EASA documents above for CD (Thielert/Cenurion) engines, you’ll see that only 1.7 (TAE 125-01) engine have TBR while 2.0...
by Keith M
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Austro Engines
Replies: 17
Views: 993

Re: Austro Engines

The original 1.7 litre Mercedes engine used by Thielert had an aluminium block. Mercedes superseded it with a 2 litre cast iron block, and Thielert chose to adapt it with their own aluminium block so that it could be substituted with no change to W&B. This expense, for the benefit of Diamond, helped...
by Keith M
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 303
Views: 17844

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

To get a meeting you will have to contact the company and say something like: "A petition with XX signatures of owners is XX percent of diamonds flying. Having a large successful owner base is critical to the future success of the company. A meeting is requested to discuss what is needed to get the...
by Keith M
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Jeppen vs. Garmin nav data
Replies: 17
Views: 972

Re: Jeppen vs. Garmin nav data

The Garmin loader wrote a tiny 4-byte file to the root of the SD card, and created an empty folder called 'ldr_sys' - at least, that's all I can see from my Windows PC. You won't see any files in the ldr_sys folder with Windows Explorer, because they have the hidden (and maybe system) attributes se...
by Keith M
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: CD-155 Temporary power loss
Replies: 9
Views: 755

Re: CD-155 Temporary power loss

Hopefully, this announcement from Technify means that they've found and fixed the problem, which I never experienced: We inform you that we have just released an improved FADEC software. This software was especially developed to improve the combustion process under full power conditions. At the same...
by Keith M
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Path to ADS-B & WAAS for older DA40s
Replies: 64
Views: 3179

Re: Path to ADS-B & WAAS for older DA40s

Reinhard, Thanks for all that background information. I did consider getting the WAAS hardware upgrade, but the CAA have really dragged their feet about implementing such approaches here in the UK, so I never got around to it and it's too late now! The software upgrades would be worthwhile on their ...
by Keith M
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Path to ADS-B & WAAS for older DA40s
Replies: 64
Views: 3179

Re: Path to ADS-B & WAAS for older DA40s

Unfortunately announcement of features by Garmin does not mean, that these features are really available. This strongly depends on the compilation requested by the TC holder. Reinhard, the latest GDU release from Diamond for the DA40D is 5.02, so isn't the TC holder for your aircraft Urbe Aero, as ...
by Keith M
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 303
Views: 17844

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

FYI, Cessna owners have the same issue: If you have a legacy G1000 172/182/206, the newest software available is outdated and is not the latest GDU 15.XX that can run on legacy G1000s. I didn't know that, thanks. However, I bet they have all been updated since 2006, which is the latest release for ...
by Keith M
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 303
Views: 17844

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

The reality is that the G1000 is a 15yr old computer, irrespective of when it was installed. There are limits on what you can expect from a 15yr old computer. That's true, but all most of us are asking for is the latest release of the software which can be run on our obsolete hardware - same as is ...
by Keith M
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: KAP140
Replies: 15
Views: 466

Re: KAP140

Here's a couple of disadvantages of the KAP140 which you need to be aware of:
  1. It will fly you into a stall if you set a rate of climb for which there is not enough power to sustain as you climb higher.
  2. It will not fly the procedure turn of an instrument approach.