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by blsewardjr
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Increased takeoff and landing weight
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Re: Increased takeoff and landing weight

Sara- I thought I knew the technical answer to your question but an examination of the Optional Services Bulletins does not yield a clear answer. The increase in TAKEOFF weight is actually the result of a modification to the elevator which can be done pursuant to OSB 40-057/2. HOWEVER, for this modi...
by blsewardjr
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Jump Starting a DA-40
Replies: 12
Views: 5017

Re: Jump Starting a DA-40

My battery went completely dead recently on a trip in 2003 steam gauge DA40. I was told by my Savvy help desk that we needed to remove battery and re-charge so that's what we did. A couple of days later, I attempted a start. Battery was too low to start but still had some power. We then used externa...
by blsewardjr
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: AD 93-05-06
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

Re: AD 93-05-06

Mechanic found corroded points so will have to do the "kit."
by blsewardjr
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: AD 93-05-06
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

Re: AD 93-05-06

Thanks for the confirmation. Not sure why Diamond would install a piece of equipment that has an ten-year old AD against it (my DA40 is a 2003), but lots of things in aviation don't make sense.
by blsewardjr
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: AD 93-05-06
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

AD 93-05-06

At my annual my mechanic noticed AD-93-05-06, which requires a 2000 hour inspection of the ACS A510 ignition switch, which is the one installed in the DA40. New one to me. I was wondering if it was to everyone else.
by blsewardjr
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Lycoming
Topic: DA40-180 Oil Dipstick: Lycoming MSB 612
Replies: 50
Views: 10291

Re: DA40-180 Oil Dipstick: Lycoming MSB 612

I also got mine within 2 weeks through Natalie.
by blsewardjr
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Managing cabin temperature
Replies: 24
Views: 4450

Re: Managing cabin temperature

The thinnest sheet is still 1/16 inch thick - vice a tinted film. I'm not an expert but I don't see that being flexible enough to be attached the existing plexiglass. I think it's intended to be a replacement, which I'm not sure it could even be done given the need for a thicker sheet and the comple...
by blsewardjr
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Managing cabin temperature
Replies: 24
Views: 4450

Re: Managing cabin temperature

H60- I share your frustration. This summer in VA was miserable and doubly miserable in my DA40. Increasing airflow only helps so much, especially when the air is hot. Also glare is a real issue, especially in winter when the sun is low on the horizon. It's almost enough to send me back to the C182 t...
by blsewardjr
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Managing cabin temperature
Replies: 24
Views: 4450

Re: Managing cabin temperature

One issue is whether it works with plexiglass. Automotive glass tints do not normally work.
by blsewardjr
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 spotted in television series
Replies: 0
Views: 726

DA40 spotted in television series

As I recover from the flu, I've been watching on the streaming service Acorn TV, a Dutch series -- Heer & Meester (translated Lord and Master), which appears to be modeled on "To Catch a Thief." It's filmed in and around Den Haag (The Hague), where I've spent some time. In the last of episode of sea...