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by CFIDave
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Quick Tip: The Awesome “Windy” for Aviation Weather
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Quick Tip: The Awesome “Windy” for Aviation Weather

I didn't know about Windy's "soundings" feature until watching your video. What would be really cool would be if Windy had the option of displaying soundings in standard "skew-T, log-P" format (rather than showing temperatures on the horizontal axis without the skew). To me the most useful feature i...
by CFIDave
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Grande Canyon Corridors - GPS Waypoints
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Grande Canyon Corridors - GPS Waypoints

I recently upgraded my computer to one capable of editing 4K videos, so I was finally able to edit the 4K GoPro videos shot from the tail tie-down of our DA62 last September. We flew all of the VFR corridors at the lowest legal altitudes (10,500 and 11,500 feet). I was able to edit the video down to...
by CFIDave
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Quick Tip: Aeronautical Map with AutoHighlight in ForeFlight
Replies: 24
Views: 854

Re: Quick Tip: Aeronautical Map with AutoHighlight in ForeFlight

Dave, super stuff! And, oh, the wisdom of admitting we can learn something from whomever is sitting in the right seat... let alone our spouse :) . Priceless. Thanks! Wayne Except that whenever my pilot wife and I fly together, she ALWAYS gets left seat -- the secret to marital harmony when both par...
by CFIDave
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Flap issue now!
Replies: 24
Views: 819

Re: Flap issue now!

Yes, but the LED brightness profile is such that the bulb brightness doesn't track the rest of the panel when dimming the panel. I'd LOVE to replace the incandescent bulbs with LEDs in my DA62's landing gear lights, to minimize the chance of a burned out bulb (and the pilot freaking out due to the l...
by CFIDave
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 Alert Logs
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: G1000 Alert Logs

I'm unaware of such a logging capability.
by CFIDave
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Quick Tip: Aeronautical Map with AutoHighlight in ForeFlight
Replies: 24
Views: 854

Re: Quick Tip: Aeronautical Map with AutoHighlight in ForeFlight

Confession: I *USED* to be a NORTH UP kinda guy (nearly all paper maps are all drawn that way, right?), while my pilot wife has always been TRACK UP. So we had 2 different G1000 profiles defined, so whoever was PIC could load their preference. But a few years ago when we got a new plane I got lazy a...
by CFIDave
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: No Rudder Trim
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: No Rudder Trim

Go do a search on DA40 "corked" nose wheel. Many DA40s are notorious for nose landing gear (with fairings) that rotate either right or left at takeoff and get stuck there -- causing yaw in cruise that requires constant rudder pedal pressure to "center the ball." You'll also lose 3-5 knots of cruise ...
by CFIDave
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: GWX70 Weather Radar
Replies: 21
Views: 1108

Re: GWX70 Weather Radar

(the Legacy G1000 with GWX68 won't do that) Sure it will. :D (G1000 ver. >=14) Thanks for that -- I'll have to add the radar map overlay feature to the G1000 Evolution document that attempts to track all of the features that were added to each new software version: https://www.diamondaviators.net/f...
by CFIDave
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: GWX70 Weather Radar
Replies: 21
Views: 1108

Re: GWX70 Weather Radar

A cool feature of the GWX70 with G1000 NXi is that you can overlay the radar return on top of your MFD moving map (the Legacy G1000 with GWX68 won't do that; on pre-NXi planes you have to use a dedicated weather radar MFD page without a map) So just for fun when flying VFR in the Bahamas I put the r...
by CFIDave
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: GWX70 Weather Radar
Replies: 21
Views: 1108

Re: GWX70 Weather Radar

Not really spot on to the original topic, but seems we have radar experts here. I have been wondering what the real differences to GWX75 are. Currently Diamond offers only GWX70 for their planes and what I heard GWX75 is still "years" away from certification to DA62 for example. I hate when the tec...