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by CFIDave
Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The "Other" DAA
Replies: 48
Views: 7778

Re: The "Other" DAA

FWIW, the other Diamond forum is now back up.
by CFIDave
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Simulating zero thrust
Replies: 6
Views: 2650

Re: Simulating zero thrust

Only 8% power on the NG?!!!

Wow, I guess all Austrians must be built like Arnold Schwarzenegger with incredibly strong leg muscles! ;)
by CFIDave
Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Strong Headwind Landing
Replies: 7
Views: 2474

Re: Strong Headwind Landing

Just to be clear, the long-established recommendation (it's even in the FAA's Airplane Flying Handbook) is to add airspeed only for gusts (1/2 the gust factor), not for the headwinds themselves. So if the wind down the runway is 20G30, gusts above the base minimum wind would be 10 knots, and you wou...
by CFIDave
Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Strong Headwind Landing
Replies: 7
Views: 2474

Re: Strong Headwind Landing

I haven't been a CFI that long, so I don't have a wealth of experience in exploring the crosswind limits of the DA40. (What's the old saying from Martha King of King Schools? "A superior pilot demonstrates his/her superior judgment by not being forced to demonstrate his/her superior skills.") But so...
by CFIDave
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Strong Headwind Landing
Replies: 7
Views: 2474

Re: Strong Headwind Landing

At least 2 things you can do in strong headwinds: 1. Don't use full flaps, just T/O flaps (or even no flaps) for landing. With a strong headwind on landing, you're already going to have a low groundspeed and a steeper approach, so no need for full flaps unless you really want to showoff your short-f...
by CFIDave
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Trip Report on a DA42-VI Flown by an Owner
Replies: 44
Views: 11086

Re: Trip Report on a DA42-VI Flown by an Owner

Here's a photo of the DA42-VI referenced in this thread's original post. Interesting artwork. Would love to see what the underside of the plane looks like.
by CFIDave
Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Bad time to have a Mag problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Bad time to have a Mag problem

Dave Who did you go to for your owner-assisted annual? That is a great option for some peace of mind... Someone I know recommended an independent inspection-authorized mechanic (based at KHEF Manassas) who was willing to come to my hangar at KJYO to perform the annual inspection there. The good new...
by CFIDave
Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Bad time to have a Mag problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Bad time to have a Mag problem

Really glad things turned out OK. I *used* to take our plane to the same place (HAS at KHGR?) for service back when our plane was under warranty, since they were a Diamond Service Center. But went elsewhere after multiple poor repair/maintenance issues with them occurred -- none as serious as yours ...
by CFIDave
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Simulating zero thrust
Replies: 6
Views: 2650

Simulating zero thrust

Maybe I missed it in the DA42 POH, but I'm looking for help with simulation of "zero thrust" for practicing one engine inoperative (OEI) procedures. Rather than setting one of the Engine Master switches to OFF to actually shut down and feather a DA42 engine (which must be restarted within 2 minutes ...
by CFIDave
Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Do all spark plug gaps need to match if within range?
Replies: 5
Views: 1288

Re: Do all spark plug gaps need to match if within range?

smoss wrote:Dave, did you check the gaps at all?
No