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by Rick
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: fuel burn da40
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: fuel burn da40

+1 on Dave's comment. Even if you ignore the initial purchase and installation cost, additional labor for the annual ICA maintenance would eat up any fuel savings. But in my opinion the performance boost is worth it. I've owned 2 DA40's, one with and one without PF, and the difference is very notice...
by Rick
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Canopy ( rear ) open Warning Light Anomaly
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Canopy ( rear ) open Warning Light Anomaly

I am also starting to have this problem on my 2007, very occasionally. When the warning comes on, I can move the rear latch lever just slightly and the alarm will go off. It's like the latch is not quite holding itself closed all the way. For me, this feels like the same problem I was having with my...
by Rick
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Burning Excessive Oil
Replies: 22
Views: 3193

Re: Burning Excessive Oil

Hi everyone, new DA40 owner (2004 DA40). Been catching up on all of these threads. Huge amount of info. Thanks to everyone. I’m having this same issue and am in the process of determining what level of oil my Diamond likes to keep without blowing it over (it’s definitely less than 6). I know the PO...
by Rick
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 MFD no Terrain
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: G1000 MFD no Terrain

Hi Lee. Congrats on your new DA40, and welcome to the forum! Is it possible that you simply turned off the terrain display on the MFD? Under the MAP button, there is a selection to enable/disable the Terrain display. If that is not pushed, you will just see black. Also, you can't have both terrain a...
by Rick
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 Trainer on Windows 10
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: G1000 Trainer on Windows 10

Glad you got it working in Windows 10, Dan. If you are only interested in simulating IFR procedures and G1000 buttonology, you can configure the G1000 sim program to accept your joystick (and other) inputs and actually fly it! It's 100% IMC - you don't get any outside visuals - and it doesn't attemp...
by Rick
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: LED Landing / Taxi lights for the DA40
Replies: 88
Views: 14631

Re: LED Landing / Taxi lights for the DA40

diamondchad wrote:Anyone ever get any noise on the radio after LED landing and taxi light install? I installed aforementioned and it seems my radio has a lot of static when I receive from ATC now...pretty bad.
Does the static go away when you turn off the landing and taxi lights, or is it there all the time?
by Rick
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 Trainer on Windows 10
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: G1000 Trainer on Windows 10

I just ran the 12.00 install kit again, it contains selections for both the DA40 and DA40F, so I think you are ok there. As far as the installation requirements, all I can tell you is it's running on my Windows 10 box just fine. YMMV...
by Rick
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 Trainer on Windows 10
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: G1000 Trainer on Windows 10

I have been running v12.0 on Windows 10 for a while now, in dual screen (PFD / MFD) mode, with no problems. V12.0 has been out since 2011, so I'm surprised you can still get the v9 version. v12.0 is still a 32-bit program.
by Rick
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: intermittant GPS
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: intermittant GPS

Curt, I agree - it doesn't sound like the antenna problem. In my case, both GPS receivers as well as my tablet all would lost GPS reception at the same time. But nobody else in the area... When it fails, have you looked at the AUX screen with the GPS satellites listed? Does it see anything, or not, ...
by Rick
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: intermittant GPS
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: intermittant GPS

Do you have WAAS? There is a known problem with a bunch of the Garmin WAAS antennas that causes them to disrupt GPS reception when they go into some strange mode where they transmit. There is a thread about it here. I know this because I had two of these faulty antennas on a previous DA40 I flew...