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by blsewardjr
Fri May 31, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: The next stuff
Replies: 40
Views: 3075

Re: The next stuff

This is good to know. I'm thinking more along the lines of the Aspen E5 (5K) with autopilot connection (1K) and the Aerovonics AV-20 (.8K) where your compass is mounted. Gets rid of two of the three iron gyros, retains the airspeed and altitude needles that I prefer, doesn't require a backup EFIS (b...
by blsewardjr
Tue May 21, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Best sun shade for DA40?
Replies: 36
Views: 5058

Re: Best sun shade for DA40?

A small update. As I indicated before I wasn't sold on the dark, non-transparent middle shade so I requested Jet Shade to send me the see through version. Tried it out today and liked it. I can still look up and see aircraft above me with it, without any noticeable difference in heat or glare from t...
by blsewardjr
Tue May 21, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Unbelievable product for removing canopy scatches
Replies: 13
Views: 1131

Re: Unbelievable product for removing canopy scatches

Collin - Same thing for me. I look forward to your report. Bernie
by blsewardjr
Tue May 14, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Adding a Larger Rudder
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Adding a Larger Rudder

Steve- Thanks for the info. The reason I want to do it is to increase my crosswind authority. I find that I have to push the rudder to the floor on all but the mildest crosswind. Bernie
by blsewardjr
Tue May 14, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Adding a Larger Rudder
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Adding a Larger Rudder

I have a 40 gal 2003 DA40 with the small rudder. Does anyone have any experience replacing the small rudder with the larger 50 gal/post 2003 rudder? Specifically, my mechanic is wondering what is involved to "Resize the rudder mass balance cut out on the vertical stabilizer" as called for in WI-OSB ...
by blsewardjr
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Best sun shade for DA40?
Replies: 36
Views: 5058

Re: Best sun shade for DA40?

PIREP on the JetShades I purchased the cockpit only set at Sun N Fun. As part of the show "special" I received the dark tint middle shade (the pilot and co-pilot shades come only the regular "see through" tint. I received the set today and installed it per the manual . No issues, it fit fine (I rece...
by blsewardjr
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Max Takeoff RPM
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Re: Max Takeoff RPM

Thomas, Rich- I think the detents were set to the maximum at the annual, but I'll check. Thanks for your advice. Bernie
by blsewardjr
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Max Takeoff RPM
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Re: Max Takeoff RPM

Rich - Thanks! I will have that done. Bernie
by blsewardjr
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Max Takeoff RPM
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Re: Max Takeoff RPM

I believe he worked on the governor. Whatever it was he turned it up to max.
by blsewardjr
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Max Takeoff RPM
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Re: Max Takeoff RPM

No, the mag was rebuilt by a shop. My mechanic did do the Slick SB on the other mag.