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by blsewardjr
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: The next stuff
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: The next stuff

My theory is that since the DA40 is an all electric aircraft with a battery backup, there's something in the certification that causes a problem. I've spoken to Garmin reps at Oshkosh and sent emails to customer support but have never received an explanation. The fact that Garmin won't even let us u...
by blsewardjr
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: The next stuff
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: The next stuff

Per the AML, the DA40 is subject to fn3 -- (3) Cannot use the Garmin G5 Electronic Flight Instrument as a Standby Attitude indicator for IFR aircraft
by blsewardjr
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: The next stuff
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: The next stuff

Looking at the Maintenance Manual, it appears that the only option for backup instruments is the current steam gauges (since the G5 is specifically prohibited for the DA40 and, unlike the G500 TXI, no other standby instrument options are listed.) There are some older G500 installations in DA40's tha...
by blsewardjr
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Used DA40 Parts
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Used DA40 Parts

High on my wish list for improvements to my 2003 DA40 is the larger rudder used for 50 gal DA40's. A new one would probably be out of reach financially, so I was wondering if anyone knows of a source for used DA40 parts. I recognize that there are (fortunately) few wrecked DA40s, but I would assume ...
by blsewardjr
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: The next stuff
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: The next stuff

Rich- You (and we other steam gauge DA40 owners) can also start saving for the new just announced certified Garmin G3X PFD/MFD/EIS, although it requires a backup AI and it can't be the Garmin G5. (I couldn't tell if you have both the 10inch and 7inch versions, that counts.) See the AML -- https://su...
by blsewardjr
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: New iPad integration on my dashboard
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: New iPad integration on my dashboard

Interesting. Is it visible in bright or direct sunlight?
by blsewardjr
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Best sun shade for DA40?
Replies: 29
Views: 3734

Re: Best sun shade for DA40?

Is that unique to the DA40 shades? According the FAQ s you can leave on when parked. Jet Shades now has a new formulation that allows them to stay in the windows while parked on the ramp. This new formulation will reflect most heat and absorb only a small portion. They can stay in your windows while...
by blsewardjr
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Best sun shade for DA40?
Replies: 29
Views: 3734

Re: Best sun shade for DA40?

I've found that while normal shades block glare they do next to nothing with regard to heat. I'm planning on trying the cockpit solution, which is $1000, to see if they can cool things down. They have a 30 day return policy so if it doesn't work I'll return them.
by blsewardjr
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Best sun shade for DA40?
Replies: 29
Views: 3734

Re: Best sun shade for DA40?

by blsewardjr
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Question about my propeller
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: Question about my propeller

Just to check I ran the numbers for 400 lb of pilots at 40 and 10 gallons left. I'm within forward CG IF I keep the 9lb of stuff in the ski tub that I normally carry (oil, ropes, etc.) Without it I'm out of forward CG. The choice of props was made before I bought the plane. I'd actually like to have...