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by Chris B
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Inexpensive DIY solution to GTX345R Bluetooth problem - with pics
Replies: 39
Views: 8419

Re: Inexpensive DIY solution to GTX345R Bluetooth problem - with pics

With the mini-wipe antenna, how would you place it against the G345R surface, same as the micro-chip antenna? Could you send a picture with the mini-wipe antenna installed? Thanks. For mounting the mini-whip antenna, see the post on page 2: https://www.diamondaviators.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7418...
by Chris B
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Aviation oil recommendation
Replies: 20
Views: 1737

Re: Aviation oil recommendation

Aviation Consumer's November 2019 issue ( link to abbreviated introduction ) includes a lengthy article by Paul Millner (retired Chevron chemical engineer) about the history & chemistry of the Lycoming anti-wear additives, including Phillips Victory oil. He follows-up in the March 2020 issue add...
by Chris B
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Yet another fuel pump failure on 2003 DA 40
Replies: 20
Views: 3910

Re: Yet another fuel pump failure on 2003 DA 40

Has anyone here that installed the Weldon pump had an increase in radio RF noise when the pump is running? With the Dukes pump I had no noise. With the Weldon I have enough noise to break squelch on Com 1. It is very irritating and we can't seem to make it go away. FWIW, a sudden increase in RF noi...
by Chris B
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Some Great Flying
Replies: 18
Views: 1745

Re: Some Great Flying

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone

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Chris
by Chris B
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Exhaust and Intake Risers Touching?
Replies: 37
Views: 3212

Re: Exhaust and Intake Risers Touching?

Congratulations. And thanks for following-up! :thumbsup:
shoffert wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:14 pm
I'm seeing a 4KTAS speed gain at 8,000' and my CHTs are about 15deg cooler for comparable power settings and airspeeds.
You should also experience a noticeable climb rate increase with the Power Flow exhaust.

Chris
by Chris B
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Lycoming
Topic: Plug replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 1479

Re: Plug replacement

If ... Resistance checks OK (typically ~1k, <5k Ohms max) No significant "rounding" of the tips or enlarged gap Threads are in good shape No ceramic cracks ... I clean them and keep them running. Here are the bottom plugs that I pulled on Saturday before cleaning. Number 2 and 3 have about...
by Chris B
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Skybeacon on DA42 NG?
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Re: Skybeacon on DA42 NG?

I'm curious as to what was involved in getting the FAA to sign off on that modification. I was originally thinking of doing something similar for my DA40, but ultimately went with the GDL82 instead, mainly because of the rear position light issue. Depending on the IA, there is a large gray area reg...
by Chris B
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Bird Strike - DA40
Replies: 37
Views: 3543

Re: Bird Strike - DA40

jeremywpb wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:46 pm
They said can't you just do a temp repair :)

LOL... That's a LOT of sailplane tape!

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by Chris B
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Nylon Washers for Fairing and Inspection Plates
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Nylon Washers for Fairing and Inspection Plates

dwurfel wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:34 pm
Found a great source on Amazon for 9.99. Leascrew M2.5 M3 M4 M5 M6 M8(Total 500pcs) Nylon Flat Washer Screw Bolt Assortment Kit Come with Plastic Box White
Good find!

FYI, search on Amazon for ASIN B07NPCSQVB

Chris
by Chris B
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Lycoming
Topic: AOPA article on sticking valves
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: AOPA article on sticking valves

In a similar thread on BeechTalk ( link ), Ed Kollin follows-up with additional comments. Chris Some additional detail, I've had numerous reports of big bore Continentals (Bonanza's, Mooney's, Cirrus's, Cessnas's and Lancair's) with intermittent roughness and exhaust valve sticking. They seem to be ...