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by krellis
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DA92 prototype to be presented at Aero Friedrichshafen
Replies: 12
Views: 2041

Re: DA92 prototype to be presented at Aero Friedrichshafen

Number 5 was promised by Diamond years ago (no ethanol though).
by krellis
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DA92 prototype to be presented at Aero Friedrichshafen
Replies: 12
Views: 2041

Re: DA92 prototype to be presented at Aero Friedrichshafen

Me thinks Antoine is enjoying April 1st.

If not, another cruel joke on Diamond owners diverting much needed resources away from product line improvements...
by krellis
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: winch or powered tow bar?
Replies: 21
Views: 2238

Re: winch or powered tow bar?

My mechanic tells me the airplane is significantly harder than other DA20s to move, so he is replacing the ball bearings and the grease in the wheels. Hopefully that will help. I would also check the alignment of the gear. If the toe in is out of spec, it is fairly easy to adjust with the tapered s...
by krellis
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Silly moment in DA40
Replies: 26
Views: 3367

Re: Silly moment in DA40

Left the towbar attached one time on our Katana. Since the Rotax is so quiet, we heard the towbar bouncing on the concrete and stopped immediately. I have since made it a rule that the towbar never leaves my hands unless it is hanging on the hook on the wall or is in the baggage compartment of the p...
by krellis
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Horsepower debate (was DA40NG)
Replies: 30
Views: 2898

Re: DA40NG

What you really mean is that the Power Flow exhaust results in less of a reduction, but it does not increase the engine's horsepower. This is just semantics isn't it? The end result is the same; more power available to produce thrust. Do we agree Lycoming is baselining the IO-360-M1A at 180 hp when...
by krellis
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA40NG
Replies: 172
Views: 16447

Re: DA40NG

And I wonder why nobody is commenting upon the outrageous, almost criminal design mistake in the DA40-NG (engine master switch) I already brought up the issue of the originally-flawed NG switch design, and how it has been effectively fixed. All DA40 NGs are now delivered with a very effective switc...
by krellis
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: COM reception problems
Replies: 28
Views: 4640

Re: COM reception problems

I'm sure you have already tried this, but sometimes it the headset plugs that are the issue. Take a fine scotchbrite pad to the plugs, then some contact cleaner and see if that helps. Certainly has helped me on occasion in the past. It's not always the radio or tray contacts.
by krellis
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: canopy spring broken looking for cross ref part
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: canopy spring broken looking for cross ref part

When one of our springs broke a few years back, I ordered replacements directly from Diamond. Unlike most of the Diamond-unique parts, I did not find these springs to be overpriced. That may have changed though. I think the same springs may also be used on the C1, so they might be available from one...
by krellis
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Diamond Aircraft Sold!
Replies: 63
Views: 8865

Re: Diamond Aircraft Sold!

And at approximately the same dry weight to the CD-155, a DA40-NG airframe mated to an IO-390 would be a welcome upgrade for those who prefer Avgas to Jet-A.
by krellis
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Diamond Aircraft Sold!
Replies: 63
Views: 8865

Re: Diamond Aircraft Sold!

Wonder if Austro was sold too. If so, might make for an interesting dynamic between Austro and Continental (also Chinese owned).