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by Rick
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: DA42 Performance Charts
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: DA42 Performance Charts

Thanks Colin. Looks interesting, but unfortunately I don't have an iPad (I use Android). There is an app for Android called "Aircraft Performance" that has the DA40 in its list of aircraft. It will generate takeoff and landing distance numbers for different conditions. Seems like it cost ...
by Rick
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Problem with GFC700 pitch servo?
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Problem with GFC700 pitch servo?

Thanks, Rick. I read that thread but I am not sure whether it is a similar issue as, oddly, there is no error message at all! I am surprised that the self-check doesn't find anything upon startup and that no error message is shown at all. Wolfgang I don't get any error message either, as long as th...
by Rick
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Problem with GFC700 pitch servo?
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Problem with GFC700 pitch servo?

I just found this thread from back in 2013 where I had already posted this problem (oops!). I have re-racked the LRU's (a couple of times) since then, but it still happens. And the FD works correctly, but the AP just doesn't follow it. Feels like a servo problem. Hopefully somebody else has already ...
by Rick
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Problem with GFC700 pitch servo?
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Problem with GFC700 pitch servo?

Wolfgang, very interesting! I have exactly the same GFC700 problem, only with the roll axis. In cold weather, when I engage the AP, it immediately captures the pitch axis, but I am free to move the stick left and right. If I follow the FD cues by hand, eventually (after maybe a couple of minutes, or...
by Rick
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: uAvionix Scout and Stratux ADS-B receivers
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: uAvionix Scout and Stratux ADS-B receivers

I have a Stratux receiver as well. You can order the all parts and software from Stratux (on Amazon) and assemble it yourself (it's easy, and under $100), or you can order the pre-assembled unit. I'm using it with the Avare app on an 8" Android tablet. I love Avare - it does everything I need -...
by Rick
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: LED Landing / Taxi lights for the DA40
Replies: 85
Views: 13217

Re: LED Landing / Taxi lights for the DA40

Does anyone have a comparison between the factory HIDs (from the '06, '07 era models) and the new LEDs? I would think that by now the LEDs would provide much more light, but I'm looking for some validation. I've got a Stanley flashlight with a single LED (a CREE T6, I think) in it that is significan...
by Rick
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 HDG / Traffic Fail
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: G1000 HDG / Traffic Fail

Sandy wrote:@Dan or @Rick...

Please send me the procedure, as well.
On it's way, via PM.
by Rick
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Anyone Know N384CA
Replies: 12
Views: 732

Re: Anyone Know N384CA

I am certainly in favor of you posting your story. I don't see how it would violate any of the policies of this forum, and if it saves any other member from going through what you went through, it would be well worth it! At this point, I guess Chris has the final say, but I would go ahead and post y...
by Rick
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 HDG / Traffic Fail
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: G1000 HDG / Traffic Fail

Dan,

When I had my heading failures a few years ago, I never saw a magnetometer failure either, but recalibration did fix the problem. I will PM you the procedure. Hopefully that will work for you, as all the other options are more time-consuming and expensive...
by Rick
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Rear Canopy Latch Alert During Cold Temps
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Rear Canopy Latch Alert During Cold Temps

When you close the latch, there are two pins in the door that go into the holes in the surrounding framework. The front pin presses on a switch in the hole that confirms the door is latched. My first guess would be that the pin is not pressing the switch enough as it gets colder. It could also be th...