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by Rick
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Sign Up for Diamond "Airmail"
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Sign Up for Diamond "Airmail"

I received this email yesterday from Diamond, and I am posting the link for anyone who is interested in receiving information from Diamond, but may not be on their mailing list. Hello! Staying in touch can be hard. That’s why we are launching our DIAMOND AIRMAIL newsletter to keep you up to date on ...
by Rick
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Possible Airworthiness Issue for 2001-05 DA40s
Replies: 11
Views: 1223

Re: Possible Airworthiness Issue for 2001-05 DA40s

My 2007 DA40 will turn over 2000 hours before my next annual in 3 months, so I guess I will find out what the "new" rules are then. I, too, am interested in the experience of others here who have done the 2000 MSI (or if not, why?) - how big a deal, how much $$$, etc.
by Rick
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Simulator for a DA62
Replies: 13
Views: 595

Re: Simulator for a DA62

The latest version I know of for the DA40 is V12.00, which has been out a while (since 2011 maybe?). I'm not having any problems running it in Windows 10, though. What version did they sell you last year?
by Rick
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: KAP140 HDG mode issue
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: KAP140 HDG mode issue

I'm not aware of any adjustment within the G1000 either for this, but there definitely IS a heading offset value in the KAP140 maintenance menu. I would (have your avionics tech) start there. Not sure why it would have changed on its own though.
by Rick
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Optimal landing speed
Replies: 69
Views: 8324

Re: Optimal landing speed

(I do not like the idea of the tail wind landing.) I agree with Antoine - your runway 20 only has a 1.5% downslope, so it wouldn't take much of a tailwind on 02 before I would choose the slight downslope on 20 over the tailwind. Remember a 5 kt tailwind vs. 5 kt headwind changes your ground (touchd...
by Rick
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Source for the DA40 plastic brake hose holders?
Replies: 11
Views: 620

Re: Source for the DA40 plastic brake hose holders?

In the DA40 parts catalog, it shows a Diamond part number of 420420/1 for the "Brake Hose Clamp". About 5 years ago they were $15 each from Diamond.
by Rick
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Tow bar dimension
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Tow bar dimension

astaib wrote:This looks easy but my workshop told me that the tow bar is not usable without the fairings.

I will inquire!
Absolutely not true! All of the DA40's at the flight school here are fairing-less and tow quite nicely. The fairings are not structural in any way.
by Rick
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Tow bar dimension
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Tow bar dimension

The position of the tow bar holes does not change with the fairings removed or installed, so it should make no difference to the tow bar either way. The tow holes are in the nose gear frame, not the fairing. The fairing just attaches to the nose gear frame too, just like the tow bar does.
by Rick
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: G1000 WAAS upgrade
Replies: 25
Views: 1751

Re: G1000 WAAS upgrade

Dave, I thought VNAV was optional. In my case, I have a 2007 DA40 with a GFC700 and WAAS but no VNAV button on my MFD. I have seen both kinds of XLs (with and without VNAV), so it seems Diamond should be able to do a WAAS upgrade with the existing G1000 hardware, VNAV or not. If they are forcing you...
by Rick
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Loudspeaker 4 or 8 Ohm?
Replies: 16
Views: 581

Re: Loudspeaker 4 or 8 Ohm?

What is blowing out on these speakers? Is it the voice coil (zero ohms across terminals) or is it degraded cone material and/or suspension rim? In my case, the paper cone had torn and partially separated from the suspension ring. I believe the coil was still good, because it did make some scratchy ...