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by Lance Murray
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Crack on horizontal stabilizer
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Crack on horizontal stabilizer

I am going to guess it's a body filled seam between top and bottom skins. Not a structural issue. The advice to enlist Diamond is a good call but I think you are ok.
by Lance Murray
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA40 Max Landing Weight
Replies: 12
Views: 2550

Re: DA40 Max Landing Weight

“What airline's operations center told a pilot to land over MGLW?“

None. The decision is the Captain’s alone. He is the final authority and solely responsible.
by Lance Murray
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA40 Max Landing Weight
Replies: 12
Views: 2550

Re: DA40 Max Landing Weight

For a frame of reference. The 747-8 MGTOW IS 967,000# MLW is 763,000#. Burn the first hour is probably around 25,000#. You would have to jettison or burn over 200,000# of fuel. Not too hard to believe. You would have to fly 4-5 hours to get below landing weight or the fuel can be jettisoned in a rel...
by Lance Murray
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Question regarding Electric Fuel Pump
Replies: 27
Views: 6391

Re: Question regarding Electric Fuel Pump

My duke pump didn't make any noise. The Weldon does. I haven't torn things apart to investigate it. I think I will soon.
by Lance Murray
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: New Nose Wheel Fin
Replies: 120
Views: 9690

Re: New Nose Wheel Fin

I think by it's nature of being an aerodynamic change it won't qualify for minor.

I also expect to hear about an "unapproved parts notification" regarding this at some point.
by Lance Murray
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Citation crash 1/9/21
Replies: 19
Views: 1377

Re: Citation crash 1/9/21

This would likely point to the indirect cause of the accident. What he exactly did wrong probably doesn't matter much. "The pilot held a private pilot certificate, and although he held type ratings for the Grumman G-111 Albatross and Learjet, FAA records did not indicate that he held a type rat...
by Lance Murray
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Question regarding Electric Fuel Pump
Replies: 27
Views: 6391

Re: Question regarding Electric Fuel Pump

What pump do you have? My new replacement pump makes horrible radio noise.
by Lance Murray
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: New Nose Wheel Fin
Replies: 120
Views: 9690

Re: New Nose Wheel Fin

I think that this is a pretty clear case of an unapproved part being sold and installed. While your IA may not take issue with it, the owner does share responsibility for the airworthiness of an aircraft. It may be small enough to fly under the radar or it may be a problem in a post-crash investigat...
by Lance Murray
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Possible Aspen installation
Replies: 52
Views: 2902

Re: Possible Aspen installation

I may . I’ll look in my log
by Lance Murray
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Possible Aspen installation
Replies: 52
Views: 2902

Re: Possible Aspen installation

I believe I had to get an DER to sign it off.