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by Chris B
Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Testing the Flap position indicator lights
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Testing the Flap position indicator lights

p3dave wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:57 pm As an aside, if you do have to replace one of these lights, how do you do it?
IME, a short piece of the appropriate-sized heat shrink tubing works great. Sort of like a Chinese finger puzzle.

Chris
by Chris B
Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DIY (owner-assist) Remote Oxygen Tank with Pics
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: DIY (owner-assist) Remote Oxygen Tank with Pics

Even if it is installed with rubber and dual lock, is it considered as “removable” and thus OK regarding airworthiness? I’m not sure that my inspector will allow this in France. My IA was not concerned about this at all. In fact, he liked the idea that it encourages more frequent O2 use. Not an &qu...
by Chris B
Wed Dec 29, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Mountain High for Built-In Oxygen System
Replies: 50
Views: 8366

Re: Mountain High for Built-In Oxygen System

This thread inspired a post (link) about our DA40 remote tank installation:

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Chris
by Chris B
Wed Dec 29, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DIY (owner-assist) Remote Oxygen Tank with Pics
Replies: 2
Views: 367

DIY (owner-assist) Remote Oxygen Tank with Pics

Prompted by the recent DA42 O2D2 oxygen thread ( link ), here is a remote O2 tank installation in our DA40. I stole this idea from someone on DAN, but don't recall the guilty party. ;) Secure the AL-647 tank to the netting mounts in the baggage area: https://i.imgur.com/d6iUhxwl.jpg ...and route the...
by Chris B
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Corked Nose Wheel
Replies: 134
Views: 31080

Re: Corked Nose Wheel

I just removed my trim tab altogether when I added the fin, and that was perfect for my plane. My IA was uncomfortable with removing the tab altogether since control surfaces are sometimes quite sensitive to seemingly minor weight changes. Probably not an issue, but... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ So we just fabricat...
by Chris B
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: CHT Temp Variations
Replies: 12
Views: 1079

Re: CHT Temp Variations

Maximizing fuel flow and carefully eliminating *all* baffle leaks are crucial steps to controlling CHT.
Enabling faster climb rates at relatively low IAS while keeping the cylinders attached. ;)

See: https://www.diamondaviators.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=7409

Chris
by Chris B
Sat Jul 03, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 Data Logging
Replies: 18
Views: 2450

Re: G1000 Data Logging

Low capacity SanDisk SD cards are getting scarce, while microSD SanDisk variants are still widely available. But probably not for long. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ For logging, I switched to a SanDisk microSD with an adapter, which works great. The adapter is easy to replace, usually no extra charge, and should be av...
by Chris B
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Magnetos
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Re: Magnetos

For dissimilar materials where vibration resistance (not raw strength) is the primary goal I would probably use RTV.

Chris
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: 12283

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: 25
Views: 4605

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...