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by Rick
Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 Pre-buy Recommendations near Wilmington, NC
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: DA40 Pre-buy Recommendations near Wilmington, NC

From all the other comments in other threads about both Dillons and South Tec I don't think you can go wrong with either place. Dillons is a bit closer to Wilmington if that matters.
by Rick
Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 Pre-buy Recommendations near Wilmington, NC
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: DA40 Pre-buy Recommendations near Wilmington, NC

Congratulations John, and welcome to the forum! The best place for a prebuy in my opinion would be SouthTec at KRUQ, just northeast of Charlotte. Glen Lawler is the premier Diamond expert on this side of the country, and the go-to guy for other shops that need Diamond expertise. He did the pre-buy o...
by Rick
Thu Jun 02, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: No recent posts??
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: No recent posts??

There have been LOTS of posts in other forums (DA40, DA62, etc.), just none in the DA42 forum since April 22. Are you only following the DA42 forum?
by Rick
Wed Jun 01, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: ICAO Equipment, Surveillance, PBN for G1000 NXI
Replies: 19
Views: 10139

Re: ICAO Equipment, Surveillance, PBN for G1000 NXI

Garmin used to publish a spreadsheet with the recommended ICAO codes for different Garmin hardware, but I can't find it on their website anymore. However, Sportys still has a copy of it here: https://dl.videos.sportys.com/assets/IP ... _Plan.xlsx
by Rick
Tue May 10, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Backlit Tail Number Placard
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Backlit Tail Number Placard

If you use the dimmer to turn up the led strip under the glare shield, you might be able to illuminate the tail number placard enough to read it, without messing too much with your night vision. You probably wouldn't need much, since the placard is right under the glare shield. I forget if it's the ...
by Rick
Tue May 10, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 Nxi Phase II questions
Replies: 33
Views: 5924

Re: G1000 Nxi Phase II questions

Instead of PUSHing the small FMS knob to get the cursor, just TURN it (with no cursor present). You should get a list of pages in the first section. If you turn the larger knob, you can move between sections. This is similar behavior to the MFD navigation in regular mode.
by Rick
Tue May 10, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DA42 Down in Schuylkill County, PA yesterday
Replies: 6
Views: 993

DA42 Down in Schuylkill County, PA yesterday

Looks like a 2009 DA42 - N988JA - on a training flight with an instructor, student and passenger on board, made an emergency landing in a plowed field yesterday. Thankfully, everyone walked away - despite the plane ending up inverted in the field. Not enough information to even speculate on a cause ...
by Rick
Mon Apr 18, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: RPM setting for training maneuvers
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: RPM setting for training maneuvers

Same here - I use 2400 RPM for practicing maneuvers, and I've never had a CFI want any different. Except for takeoff and landing, I never move the prop control full-forward. Maybe you can point your CFI at the continuous MAX RPM limitation in the POH and insist on operating your aircraft within thos...
by Rick
Wed Apr 06, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: GAMI INJECTORS
Replies: 9
Views: 1379

Re: GAMI INJECTORS

I have owned two Lycoming DA40's over the years. The first one (a 2004) ran fine LOP on the stock injectors - the GAMI spread was very small. My second (a 2007) was very rough LOP on the stock injectors, so I installed the GAMIs and it made a huge difference. Whether or not it is worth it depends on...
by Rick
Mon Mar 28, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Nose Gear Tension
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Nose Gear Tension

It's the high end - the idea being that the slipstream that pushes the NLG off-center will no longer be able to move it above some tension. Based on the reports here, it seems to work for some, but not for others. In my case, tightening the nut to the high end of the tension range (I think it was 15...