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by krellis
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 NG Anomaly
Replies: 19
Views: 1835

Re: DA40 NG Anomaly

The terminology used on the G1000 is somewhat misleading. An ECU failure is not what it says it is. Basically an ECU fail warning is a caution that the ECU sensors have detected an anomaly, in this case low manifold pressure. Both the Austro and TAE powered DA40 will generally be able to maintain a...
by krellis
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 NG Anomaly
Replies: 19
Views: 1835

Re: DA40 NG Anomaly

Agree on the reliability of the IO-360-M1B. I've had two DA40's. My neighbors DA40 has about 3500 hours on the original engine, still good compression, not making metal, good boroscope. Hard to beat that. I think Diamond made a huge mistake hanging that cast iron MB engine on the front of a previous...
by krellis
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Fuel injector SB (Austro MSB-E4-025)
Replies: 31
Views: 2538

Re: Fuel injector SB (Austro MSB-E4-025)

I assume it would only be legal to do so if Diamond or Austro publishes the part number - and that part number is the Mercedes part number. If it's an Austro part number, my understanding of the legalities is you must purchase the identical part number, even if it's just a Mercedes part that Austro ...
by krellis
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: More Horsepower
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Re: More Horsepower

Diamond should build an IO-390 DA40-215 with the higher gross weight of the DA40NG.

Now that Christian Dries is gone, maybe there is hope. On the other hand, Diamond won't even provide upgraded G1000 software for older planes, so I wouldn't hold my breath.
by krellis
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Buying a DA-20
Replies: 10
Views: 1473

Re: Buying a DA-20

The Rotax engines have been given a bad rap. I've had an A1 for over 10 years and the Rotax has been really reliable. It starts quickly hot or cold and we plan 4.5 GPH on auto gas. The airframe is certified for 100LL, mogas or a combination. So with $2.25 per gallon mogas (today's price) versus $4.2...
by krellis
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Ceramic coating and stripes
Replies: 21
Views: 1794

Re: Ceramic coating and stripes

You might want to check out this website Neema. After several collaborative brainstorming sessions / drafts with Jonathan McCormick, I was very happy with the final design he came up with for N189Y: https://www.planeschemer.com/blog/ I can vouch for Jonathan, PlaneSchemers and his other company - E...
by krellis
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Ceramic coating and stripes
Replies: 21
Views: 1794

Re: Ceramic coating and stripes

You might want to check out this website Neema. After several collaborative brainstorming sessions / drafts with Jonathan McCormick, I was very happy with the final design he came up with for N189Y: https://www.planeschemer.com/blog/ I can vouch for Jonathan, PlaneSchemers and his other company - E...
by krellis
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 472
Views: 38767

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

It's amazing to me that you have to go through this to get Diamond's attention. When Peter Maurer told me almost 10 years ago that it was unreasonable to expect Diamond to support my (then) 11 year old out-of-production DA20-A1, I saw the handwriting on the wall. I sold my ownership stake in a beaut...
by krellis
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: 90 deg. Oil Filter Adapter
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: 90 deg. Oil Filter Adapter

Something to consider with the 90 degree adapter - as you said, the oil drains back into the engine. So yes, oil filter changes are less messy. It also means the oil filter needs to be refilled with oil (if you have sat long enough for it to drain) every time you start. I have one on my RV-7A with a...
by krellis
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What comes after a DA40?
Replies: 466
Views: 70741

Re: What comes after a DA40?

I went the experimental route and built an RV-7A. Also building an RV-10, which really is the replacement for the DA-40.

The -7 is a lot of fun and is a greenhouse like the DA-20 and 40.