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by Rick
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Optimal landing speed
Replies: 62
Views: 6604

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: 8
Views: 188

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: 232

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: 232

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: 14
Views: 696

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: 350

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 ...
by Rick
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Cost of replacement wingtip
Replies: 19
Views: 862

Re: Cost of replacement wingtip

If it helps make your case, mine was done the same way - minor modification, no 337. Here is my logbook entry:
Logbook Entry.jpg
by Rick
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Gust lock
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Gust lock

Arnaud, Congratulations on your DA40 purchase! The gust lock serves two purposes. The strap around the stick keeps the elevators and ailerons from moving in the wind. The hooks on the other end of the gust lock stick connect to the rudder pedals to keep the rudder from moving in the wind. I think bo...
by Rick
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Loudspeaker 4 or 8 Ohm?
Replies: 16
Views: 350

Re: Loudspeaker 4 or 8 Ohm?

The retaining clip I was referring to can be seen on the right end of the map light assembly in this picture - actually, it's more of a spring than a retaining clip: Map Light (left side).jpg Basically, if you remove the calking and then pull down on the end of the map light where the switch is, it ...
by Rick
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Loudspeaker 4 or 8 Ohm?
Replies: 16
Views: 350

Re: Loudspeaker 4 or 8 Ohm?

I believe the reason the speaker blows out is because the area above the speaker is pressurized by the air flowing into the vent under the pilot-side wing root, which feeds into the hollow area in the ceiling (as well as the rear-seat vents). During cruise, the air pressure in this area is what flow...