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by JimP
Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What comes after a DA40?
Replies: 463
Views: 68623

Re: What comes after a DA40?

Antoine, it looks like a great choice. I considered it myself but I was concerned about maintaining it here in Minnesota with so few in the market. I have to admit, I am I bit jealous of you for going for it. I am 40 minutes by air from the Cirrus factory so I have gone with a SR22. However, I think...
by JimP
Mon May 18, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Garmin Data Bases
Replies: 8
Views: 1669

Re: Garmin Data Bases

I fly IFR most of the time and I agree that the best place for your approach plates is a tablet. I use an iPad mini with ForeFlight and back that up with a good sized Android phone running Avare (for free). Avare is much more convenient that the iPad for getting runway data and frequencies. I set th...
by JimP
Tue May 12, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Pilots Poll: How many hours did you fly in 2014?
Replies: 26
Views: 4311

Re: Pilots Poll: How many hours did you fly in 2014?

175, all in my DA40.
by JimP
Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: How low do you fly for cross country?
Replies: 40
Views: 5922

Re: How low do you fly for cross country?

I too typically fly above 7,000 cross country but when I am below 6,000 I limit MP to 2450 and RPM to 2500 (usually 2430) because I feel like the engine could hurt itself with the greater power at lower altitudes. This is typically just over 10 GPH. I keep the EGT at or below 1500 because I am worri...
by JimP
Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Factory Work
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Re: Factory Work

I was going to do my annual, prop rebuild and a few other things along with the wing spar there in December. I worked with Adriaan (Ed) Hollestelle (ahollestelle@diamondair.com) to get an estimate. It sounded like they regularly work directly with owners. He was very helpful but with the prop, the t...
by JimP
Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: wing walk replacement
Replies: 45
Views: 11556

Re: wing walk replacement

While flying at 8,000 feet at minus 22 degrees Celsius (149 Knots TAS) I felt a pull like something hit the airplane and the right wing dropped slightly. My first thought was a bird strike but it was January in northern Minnesota at 8,000 feet. Everything appeared fine so I continued to my destinati...
by JimP
Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Winter ops in the DA40
Replies: 17
Views: 4147

Re: Winter ops in the DA40

I fly in Minnesota and North Dakota into small airports and I always take the pants off although it costs me about 5 knots. It is not the snow or slush inside the pants that concerns me. It is the clearance to the ground and the likelihood of hitting a small chunk or ridge of ice or packed snow. I c...
by JimP
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 3244

Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014

Dave,
I plan to be there on Thursday through Sunday and would join you if it gets scheduled later in the week.
by JimP
Tue May 06, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Looking for Insurance Broker/Company in the US
Replies: 18
Views: 3071

Re: Looking for Insurance Broker/Company in the US

Robert, I have worked with Wings Insurance as well. I first worked with them on a recommendation that they had experience with other Diamond owners and know which companies appreciated the Diamond safety record. I have had my DA40 insured with them since 2009 and have also purchased insurance on a P...
by JimP
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Has anyone already placed an order for a Panthera?
Replies: 110
Views: 22624

Re: Has anyone already placed an order for a Panthera?

There are getting to be more aviation diesel options out there. Does anyone know why they don't they consider using one?