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by blsewardjr
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: My ADS-B install
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: My ADS-B install

On newer ADSB out units, e.g., the GTX-345, this is easily done. The problem I'm running into is that according to the FAA's Chief Counsel, you must file and use the tail number that your ASDB broadcasts when you're using ATC services. Thus, those of us who can't change their tail number on their AD...
by blsewardjr
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: My ADS-B install
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: My ADS-B install

Steve- Given your setup with the USB connector accessible, would it be practical to change the tail number for, e.g., an Angel Flight, then change it back to your tail number? If so, is the GDL 8X install tool available on line? I'm looking for a way to change the tail number in my GDL-84 for this p...
by blsewardjr
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: What tug to get?
Replies: 18
Views: 418

Re: What tug to get?

Jeremy- My DA40 used to live in one of the north condo hangers at JYO. I used (and still use) a Minimax Tug -- https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/product-p/7107.htm
by blsewardjr
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: MSB for 2017-19 fuel tank connection hoses
Replies: 4
Views: 209

MSB for 2017-19 fuel tank connection hoses

Anyone with a DA40 who had their fuel tank connection hoses replaced recently might want to look at this new MSB. Apparently Diamond will "credit" you for parts and labor. http://support.diamond-air.at/fileadmin/uploads/files/after_sales_support/DA40-180/Service_Bulletins/SB40-087-M-1-Replacement-of...
by blsewardjr
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Garmin G5 installed
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Garmin G5 installed

That's good news for those of us with older DA40s. Were you required to keep your old AI as part of the 337 approval or was that optional? Thanks.
by blsewardjr
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Pre Prebuy
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: Pre Prebuy

Jim - The prebuy checklist is linked in Ian's post above (click on "prebuy checklist").
by blsewardjr
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Avionics upgrade and edm 900 location.
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Avionics upgrade and edm 900 location.

I would put it vertical in the space above where it is now. That way you're not looking as far down for RPM/MP at key moments, especially on an approach.
by blsewardjr
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: GNS 530W repair
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: GNS 530W repair

How does the screen look? Were there any upgrades to the software? I'm thinking about doing the same with mine although for now the anti-glare film makes it bearable.
by blsewardjr
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Exhaust valve problem options
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Exhaust valve problem options

We did the re-check and as Bret predicted the valve guide is now very wobbly and low compression has returned. We’re going to pull the cylinder. Any experience with re-build vs Lycoming vs Superior vs ECI? Thanks. Bernie
by blsewardjr
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: The next stuff
Replies: 40
Views: 2992

Re: The next stuff

The Garmin G5 AML was revised on July 19. It now includes the DA40 BUT ONLY FOR VFR AIRCRAFT without lightning protection as noted in footnote 6. The DA40 is the only aircraft subject to this. Even the Cirrus can now use the G5. Very frustrating. See http://static.garmin.com/pumac/sa01818wi_1907.pdf