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by rdrobson
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Austro
Topic: New Waste Gate Controller AD for AE300
Replies: 18
Views: 3647

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: 3079

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: 3079

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: 1728

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...
by rdrobson
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Potential New DA62 Owner
Replies: 35
Views: 7775

Re: Potential New DA62 Owner

I've had my DA62 for almost a year now and I can give some feedback. First, one thought on the lack of a parachute. If your wife is so inclined, you can create an emergency checklist and have her learn how to use the autopilot and FMS. Being able to engage the autopilot, contact ATC and then program...
by rdrobson
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Cold Temperature Operation
Replies: 16
Views: 3079

Re: Cold Temperature Operation

vontresc wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:56 pm
Just out of curiosity, how is the 62 heated? does it use an automotive style heater core in the liquid cooling setup?
Yes, it has heater cores similar to a car. The right engine provides heat for your feet and the left engine is for the windshield defrost.

—Ron
by rdrobson
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Cold Temperature Operation
Replies: 16
Views: 3079

Re: Cold Temperature Operation

OK, mission accomplished. Here's a little PIREP regarding the trip. At departure, temp was -36C. I flew for about an hour and landed at -33C. It's important to note, this flight was in sunlight and that makes a big difference. On our return the temp was warmer but the sun was setting and the cockpit...
by rdrobson
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Cold Temperature Operation
Replies: 16
Views: 3079

Re: Cold Temperature Operation

Jet A (common in the US) has a freezing point of -40 C. Are your fuel tanks heated? (As they are on many turbine aircraft). Yes, the AFM requires engine start with fuel at -30C or higher. After start, the engines recirculate warm fuel to the tanks so that should keep it above -30C from then on.
by rdrobson
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Cold Temperature Operation
Replies: 16
Views: 3079

Cold Temperature Operation

Does anyone have any feedback on flying the DA62 in very cold temperatures? Specifically, I have a flight planned tomorrow and right now the forecast is for -37C at departure. I'm aware of the fuel restriction of being warmer than -30C at engine start but it's in a heated hangar so that shouldn't be...
by rdrobson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Source of precipitation induced vibration found - antenna
Replies: 6
Views: 1594

Re: Source of precipitation induced vibration found - antenna

I'd file a new aircraft warranty claim with Diamond for your antenna. FIKI-equipped planes shouldn't have antennas break due to icing. I'm pretty sure the antenna was initially damaged on the ground by someone grabbing it and causing it to crack. This led to the vibration in precipitation (both ici...