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by Rick
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: KAP-140 tracking error
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: KAP-140 tracking error

I believe there is an adjustment for this in the KAP140 to center the LOC signal. I remember doing this in my first DA40 many years ago. You need a laptop and a special cable - your avionics shop should be able to do this.
by Rick
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: New Nose Wheel Fin
Replies: 103
Views: 7281

Re: New Nose Wheel Fin

Boatguy wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:56 pm
Let's revive the original thread and leave this one to the fin.
I moved the vent-related posts to the Air Vent thread to make them easier to find in the future. I duplicated Mark's post with all the pictures to the other thread and also left it here. Hopefully it will all make sense!
by Rick
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: New Nose Wheel Fin
Replies: 103
Views: 7281

Re: New Nose Wheel Fin

Russ, obviously the make is Mercedes, however what year, make, model etc did you fill in to get to the Arctic White 147? If you put in 2017 and Sprinter, then choose white, it shows Arctic White 147. Probably other combinations, too, but I fond that one first (actually, WalMart sells this kit, too,...
by Rick
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Garmin GTX 345 R Question
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Garmin GTX 345 R Question

I have the GXT345R in my DA40 also, and I see aircraft 25,000 or more feet above me - at least in unrestricted mode, and possibly in "above" mode too - I can't remember for sure. By default, mine comes up in NORMAL mode, which is where I leave it unless I'm interested in who is making the ...
by Rick
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DA40 Airspace Violations at Sacramento
Replies: 8
Views: 601

DA40 Airspace Violations at Sacramento

Looks like someone in a DA40 broke a few rules today near Sacramento, busting KSMF, KSAC and KMHR airspaces all without talking to anyone. He eventually set down at KGOO after being chased by a couple of police helicopters, but somehow managed to evade the officer on the ground who arrived at the ai...
by Rick
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: FBO to DA40 Towbar Adapter
Replies: 20
Views: 3253

Re: FBO to DA40 Towbar Adapter

However they hook it up, make sure your FBO knows they can't bend the nose wheel more than about 45 degrees. It's easy to force it beyond that point with a tug or golf cart and bend the aluminum stop plate on the nose wheel. I've had to replace mine, thanks to an overnight stop where they moved my p...
by Rick
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Bose Proflight Series II vs Bose A20
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Bose Proflight Series II vs Bose A20

Jon, very interesting the Clarity Alofts worked well in the DA42. Looking at their website, it appears CA doesn't have ANR. "No. They do not need to provide ANR because the noise blocking characteristics of the advanced foam ear canal tips take the unwanted and potentially harmful ambient nois...
by Rick
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Water leak in DA40XL
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Water leak in DA40XL

I would also visually inspect the rear window opposite the door from the outside - follow the groove all the way around and make sure there is no missing caulking. I have had 2 different DA40's leak around that window, both soaking the rear floor on the right side. If that's it, the good news is tha...
by Rick
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Leftovers
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Leftovers

"Hello, my name is Rick and I'm a hoarder." :oops: Yeah, same here. I have shelves in my hangar with every old part I've replaced over the years. At this rate, I may be able to build a second DA40 one day from spare parts! :lol:
by Rick
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: GRS2 Mag Var Database
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: GRS2 Mag Var Database

Did a NavData update this week using SD cards and FlyGarmin.com. A pop up box asked to install a magnetic variation database. The update seemed to go well. Today I took the first flight since the update. The autopilot would not go into NAV mode. The ROL mode, HDG mode and everything else all worked...