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by rdrobson
Wed May 29, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Inset Map
Replies: 35
Views: 2080

Re: Inset Map

I still remember a "mission statement" from 30+ years ago when I was in the USAF - "There is no peacetime mission that requires the penetration of a thunderstorm!" (note the word "peacetime"! - more YIKES) Well, there is one mission. Way back when I was in college, one of my professors had an old A...
by rdrobson
Tue May 28, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Recent reports of JetA Fuel Contamination
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: Recent reports of JetA Fuel Contamination

What's strange is that the fuel was contaminated with DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid). That stuff is highly corrosive and it doesn't belong in any diesel fuel whether intended for aircraft or cars and trucks. It causes a lot of engine damage. There's tons of stuff on the internet about people getting it ...
by rdrobson
Fri May 24, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Inset Map
Replies: 35
Views: 2080

Re: Inset Map

(There's a lot of information online about this, but the data is definitely NOT live. That's not anything like having radar. It has to be collated, stitched together compressed, and moved to the upload sites. So I think the moment you get it the US data is something like fifteen minutes old. With c...
by rdrobson
Tue May 14, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What is a "Stabilized Approach"? (both VFR and IFR)
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Re: What is a "Stabilized Approach"? (both VFR and IFR)

I would be interested in what people think of my experiences in this area. My last single engine instructor that I had insisted on a stabilized approach for IFR and wanted no configuration changes after the FAF. Set the flaps, gear and throttle and then only minor throttle changes from there on out....
by rdrobson
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Source of precipitation induced vibration found - antenna
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: Source of precipitation induced vibration found - antenna

Update on this item:

I learned that this is a warranty item and that Diamond is in the process of certifying a different antenna. The current one picks up a resonant frequency and eventually fails.

-Ron
by rdrobson
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: New Waste Gate Controller AD for AE300
Replies: 17
Views: 2111

Re: New Waste Gate Controller AD for AE300

]I just had my annual done back in London and they informed me that the fix is now considered a terminating action by the FAA, no repeat 250 hours later. I wish this were true, but my check of the latest version of the AD on the FAA website says that it must still be performed every 250 hours; ther...
by rdrobson
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: New Waste Gate Controller AD for AE300
Replies: 17
Views: 2111

Re: New Waste Gate Controller AD for AE300

The good news is that according to Austro's latest Mandatory Service Bulletin MSB-E4-022/3, installation of the con-rod fail-safe bridge is considered a "terminating action" that no longer requires the entire waste gate controller to be replaced every 250 hours. See: http://austroengine.at/uploads/...
by rdrobson
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Cold Temperature Operation
Replies: 16
Views: 1779

Re: Cold Temperature Operation

OK, so this guy has my temp beat... Awesome picture! https://www.instagram.com/p/Buq29cYFQ-S/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1g4o14tzfsxrw He deleted the original post with the screenshot of the G1000 OAT display (and a 54 knot headwind, :shock: ) so the link broke, but this one works: https://ww...
by rdrobson
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Cold Temperature Operation
Replies: 16
Views: 1779

Re: Cold Temperature Operation

OK, so this guy has my temp beat... Awesome picture!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Buq29cYFQ-S ... o14tzfsxrw
by rdrobson
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Transponder Ground Mode Gone
Replies: 6
Views: 1613

Re: Transponder Ground Mode Gone

Rich, I spent some more time today researching this and from what I can find in GARMIN docs 'ALT' mode now replaces 'GND' mode. That is whether on the ground or in the air the 'ALT' mode should be selected and the GTX 345 will determine what to transmit on its own. 2018-08-31_21-55-45.png That make...