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by Rick
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Corrosion within the laminate
Replies: 76
Views: 15091

Re: Corrosion within the laminate

I thought the 3 wing screws went into a nut plate, too. I wonder if they changed this design after 2001? Either way, though, I agree with Arnaud - the screws look upside down in the IPC drawing. Clearly, the screw heads should be on the outside of the wing, not the nuts!
by Rick
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: What to do, what to do
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: What to do, what to do

AndrewM wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:32 pm
If someone could post a photo of the sealing skirts, that would be greatly appreciated.
Map Lights.jpg
The rubber cover is on the right.
by Rick
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: oil getting into the fuel?
Replies: 34
Views: 731

Re: oil getting into the fuel?

Ahhhhh... I see now that you have a 2001 model! Apparently things have changed a bit since then... Still, since it IS the lowest point in the fuel system, you need to be able to sump it before every flight, so Diamond should have designed it so that you have easy access.
by Rick
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: oil getting into the fuel?
Replies: 34
Views: 731

Re: oil getting into the fuel?

The gascolator should sit far enough 'behind' the metal cover that you can access it from below. If your cover is blocking access to the gascolator, you may need to loosen all the screws and slide it farther forward to uncover the drain value. As I recall, there is some give in the positioning of th...
by Rick
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: oil getting into the fuel?
Replies: 34
Views: 731

Re: oil getting into the fuel?

Same as Dan - I sump all three points before each flight. There is nothing blocking access to my gascolator drain (or on any of the three DA40's I have flown). Both wing drains and the gascolator have the same push-to-drain-type valve on them.
by Rick
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 G1000 Most Recent Revision?
Replies: 7
Views: 1446

Re: DA40 G1000 Most Recent Revision?

A couple of comments to Mert's post. I have the same setup in my 2007 DA40, and I also do not see tail numbers on the moving map, only on the Traffic page, and then only after I turn them on for each flight since that setting doesn't 'stick'. As far as the missing approaches returning, that is a fun...
by Rick
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Diamond Maintenance Near Virginia?
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Diamond Maintenance Near Virginia?

Dean is a heck of a nice guy. He worked with me on my last owner-assisted annual, and is quite knowledgeable on Diamonds. Dean did the first annual on my DA40 after I bought it back in 2008 - with me tagging along behind him - and patiently answered all my questions and taught me all about my new to...
by Rick
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Diamond Maintenance Near Virginia?
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Diamond Maintenance Near Virginia?

Yes, +1 on SouthTec Aviation! I took my DA40 down there for its 2000-hr annual and Glenn is the leading expert on all things Diamond! I would take my DA40 there for anything super-Diamond-specific, especially any composite work - Glenn is a composite guru and has all the right equipment for any stru...
by Rick
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Diamond Maintenance Near Virginia?
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Diamond Maintenance Near Virginia?

Hi Keith, I am based in Roanoke, so I feel your pain! I had a couple of annuals done here before they became so busy that they couldn't fit me in last December, so I ended up (back) at Classic Aviation at KSHD. Before the shop opened up here in Roanoke, I was going there for maintenance and they are...
by Rick
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: iPad in DA40
Replies: 149
Views: 58418

Re: iPad in DA40

Steve wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:54 pm
blsewardjr wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:35 pm
And in 18K gold they are only $6,663.14!
That is right in line with manufacturer pricing of some other parts for our airplanes... ;)
Yeah, and that may still be cheaper than ordering the original plastic latches from Diamond! :D