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by blsewardjr
Sat May 08, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Cockpit Organization & Kneeboards
Replies: 25
Views: 838

Re: Cockpit Organization & Kneeboards

If you are interested in having the IPad on your leg with it canted upwards, here's an new way of doing it from MyGoFlight -- https://mygoflight.com/collections/mount-to-leg-knee/products/ipad-leg-mount?utm_campaign=May%208%202021%20%28X46SQQ%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=All%20buyees&_...
by blsewardjr
Sat May 01, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Maintenance and Upgrade costs
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Maintenance and Upgrade costs

I've owned my 2003 DA40 for almost five years. My costs are comparable in total but spread over fewer hours. They include Hanger - $4200/yr Insurance - Currently $968/yr (up from low 800s) Property Tax - $500/yr Garmin Data - $299/yr Foreflight - $200/yr Maintenance for 4.75 years - $23,661 (Big tic...
by blsewardjr
Sat May 01, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Cockpit Organization & Kneeboards
Replies: 25
Views: 838

Re: Cockpit Organization & Kneeboards

After many years of trying different configurations in my DA40, I've settled on an Ipad Air on my right leg powered by a USB port under the seat and held with these clips from Sporty's -- https://www.sportys.com/myclip-multi-tablet-kneeboard.html I use a rolled up sock underneath to tilt it up sligh...
by blsewardjr
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Buying the airplane is only the beginning
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Buying the airplane is only the beginning

Here's my list of completed and possible improvements to N377DS
DA40 improvement in pdf.pdf
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by blsewardjr
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: First Aircraft and Post
Replies: 29
Views: 10418

Re: First Aircraft and Post

Welcome to the neighborhood. I have a DA40-180 based up the road at KCHO.
by blsewardjr
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Possible Aspen installation
Replies: 79
Views: 5697

Re: Possible Aspen installation

Good to know. I'm considering going the dual GI-275 route, which is on sale right now.
by blsewardjr
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Possible Aspen installation
Replies: 79
Views: 5697

Re: Possible Aspen installation

Rich- Did the Aspen appear to make the KAP 140 work better, worse or the same in terms of tracking the approach? Bernie
by blsewardjr
Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: New MSB40-091 for NLG inspection
Replies: 17
Views: 1203

Re: New MSB40-091 for NLG inspection

I suspect this will cause the FAA to update AD 2009-10-04, which calls for inspections every 200 hours or 12 months, whichever is LATER -- http://support.diamond-air.at/fileadmin ... ection.pdf
by blsewardjr
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Adding built-in Oxygen?
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Adding built-in Oxygen?

Trevor- Here's a link to the Diamond Optional Service Bulletin for adding the oxygen system. They estimate 48 man-hours of labor.
http://support.diamond-air.at/fileadmin ... lation.pdf
by blsewardjr
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DIAMOND FLYIN
Replies: 32
Views: 2971

Re: DIAMOND FLYIN

Canada, even if open, won't work for those of us who fly on Basic Med. I'm fine with Texas in the summer. Of course, I grew up in Florida. Bernie