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by blsewardjr
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Aircraft grounding
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Aircraft grounding

The object in my picture has been established as the OAT. My 2003 aircraft doesn't have the grounding strip so I ordered a couple from Premier. Got them this week and will have them installed next time it's in the shop. Thanks to all for the clarification.
by blsewardjr
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Corked Nose Wheel
Replies: 62
Views: 3662

Re: Corked Nose Wheel

Rich. Nice. How easy was it to adjust the rudder trim?
by blsewardjr
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: The next stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 1828

Re: The next stuff

Does the OAT and GPS antenna work in that location?
by blsewardjr
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: The next stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 1828

Re: The next stuff

Bret. Very nice. interesting that Garmin won't allow the G5 to be used as a backup for the G3X but Aspen allows it for the Aspen Evolution. Where did you locate your RMS(s) with the magnetometers?
by blsewardjr
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Aircraft grounding
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Aircraft grounding

Thanks, Rich. My 2003 definitely does not have that.
by blsewardjr
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Aircraft grounding
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Aircraft grounding

I've searched the illustrated parts catalog for the oat probe and the grounding point. I can't find either. Does someone know the part numbers? I'm pursuing this because I recently painted my steps and so can't use them for grounding. Thanks much.
by blsewardjr
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Aircraft grounding
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Aircraft grounding

Possibly dumb question but what is the purpose of the protruding metal immediately behind the step on the co-pilot side? It doesn't appear to be a sensor. Is it for grounding the aircraft during fueling? I've searched the POH and the AMM and can't find any reference to it.
by blsewardjr
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: The next stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 1828

Re: The next stuff

During my pitot/static test today, I quizzed my avionics guy about the Aspen Evolution (for which he is a dealer). Regarding my point about having to do composite work to mount the GPS/magnetometer/OAT sensor externally, he said that Aspen allows the unit to be mounted internally without modifying t...
by blsewardjr
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: 200lb Useful Load Increase?
Replies: 27
Views: 1003

Re: 200lb Useful Load Increase?

Tragic. The ATSB put out a video that shows the crash scene. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXAAbdNRypg In the report the aircraft looks relatively intact, however, the video shows more detail. Even though the cabin is relatively intact, apparently, it went down at 6000fpm, which is not survivable....
by blsewardjr
Fri May 31, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: The next stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 1828

Re: The next stuff

This is good to know. I'm thinking more along the lines of the Aspen E5 (5K) with autopilot connection (1K) and the Aerovonics AV-20 (.8K) where your compass is mounted. Gets rid of two of the three iron gyros, retains the airspeed and altitude needles that I prefer, doesn't require a backup EFIS (b...