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by blsewardjr
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Farkling (You bikers know what this means)
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: Farkling (You bikers know what this means)

My Angel Flight patients are limited to 40-50 lbs and my wife is an amazingly organized packer so for us the extended baggage compartment would be useful, but not necessary. I may change my mind, however, after we take the plane from Virginia to Florida and back for Christmas.
by blsewardjr
Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Farkling (You bikers know what this means)
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: Farkling (You bikers know what this means)

The 2003 DA-40 that I purchased this year came pre-farklered - PowerFlow exhaust (worth 100-200 fpm climb and 5 kt or so); GAMIs and FineWires (enabled LOP ops); MTOW/MLW increase (Useful is 945 lbs with 6qt of oil, but real constraint for most flights remains the landing weight); LED taxi/landing l...
by blsewardjr
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Chromium in oil sample
Replies: 9
Views: 1843

Re: Chromium in oil sample

My most recent sample was 5 ppm. Have been running 6-7 ppm since 2014. Running more LOP now than before. Have Fine Wire plugs -- no change in reading.
by blsewardjr
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Unexplained speed variations
Replies: 15
Views: 2757

Re: Unexplained speed variations

I experienced the same thing Sunday flying from Roanoke VA (KROA) NE up the Valley at 9000. KIAS varied from 100 to 140 KIAS with altitude the same and smooth ride. Like the other commentators I think it was mountain waves.
by blsewardjr
Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Thielert/Continental Diesel Reliabilty
Replies: 11
Views: 3233

Re: Thielert/Continental Diesel Reliabilty

Good news on the TBR front - 2100 hr for both the CD-135 and CD-155. See http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Co ... 092-1.html
by blsewardjr
Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: MEI / ATP Training
Replies: 8
Views: 1616

Re: MEI / ATP Training

Aviation Adventures at KJYO, just outside Washington, DC, has a DA42 which rents for $375/hour. I don't think it has WAAS, however. See http://www.aviationadventures.com/airpl ... on_id=1002
by blsewardjr
Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: OSH 2015 - Anybody else here?
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: OSH 2015 - Anybody else here?

Will be there this afternoon, staying until Friday. Greeting aircraft Wed and Thurs evenings
by blsewardjr
Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Flying with Dogs
Replies: 17
Views: 3564

Re: Flying with Dogs

Our dog is about 45 pounds. We use the Roadie(c) from Ruffriders.com in our car and aircraft. We've found that using a carabiner to connect the D-shaped metal end of the harness to the locked seatbelt works better in the DA40 then attaching the harness directly to the seatbelt as you do in the car. ...
by blsewardjr
Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Flying with Dogs
Replies: 17
Views: 3564

Re: Flying with Dogs

The safety harness is there to deal with possible turbulence and/or forced landings.
by blsewardjr
Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Flying with Dogs
Replies: 17
Views: 3564

Re: Flying with Dogs

New dog, Fisher, same old attitude. Part of it is probably the use of our car safety harness in the aircraft.