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by Lance Murray
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Avionics upgrade
Replies: 22
Views: 681

Re: Avionics upgrade

I have a 2002 also. This is the best DA40 year I believe. The G-1000 is great and all but the useful load and CG of the steam gage airplanes are superior. I have a Aspen EFD1000 Pro Max, GTX345 transponder, GNS530W GNS430W, KAP140, Avidyne TAS600 TCAS. Extended 4-way baggage, Larger rudder modificat...
by Lance Murray
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Why would anyone buy a $1,400,000 twin piston?
Replies: 14
Views: 1639

Re: Why would anyone buy a $1,400,000 twin piston?

I wouldn't touch an eclipse with a ten foot pole! A buddy of mine has one. He just had to replace a pitot mast at a cost of $20K.

Now a King Air for 750K and we are talking!
by Lance Murray
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Service & MX
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Re: Service & MX

18 hours to troubleshoot an ELT should be alarming. Think of owning these airplanes like owning an older exotic car. You have to learn how to do some of the maintenance yourself and have a good independent mechanic or they will put you in the poor house. You can't give a blank check to maintenance. ...
by Lance Murray
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Help problems with KAP 140 AP
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Help problems with KAP 140 AP

King KAP 140 has a fault log. You can plug into it with a laptop. You will need to make a cord that is described in the King KAP140 maintenance manual
by Lance Murray
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Hardware screw size?
Replies: 12
Views: 3019

Re: Hardware screw size?

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by Lance Murray
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Yet another fuel pump failure on 2003 DA 40
Replies: 20
Views: 3456

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.
by Lance Murray
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Rear Seat Install Technique?
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: Rear Seat Install Technique?

You need to shove, push, cram, use force. It will come out and go back in. It is easier with two people. You just have to muscle them.
by Lance Murray
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Internet site for Engine swap
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: Internet site for Engine swap

I have to ask why euthanize the engine at an arbitrary number? Do it on condition?

https://www.avweb.com/ownership/the-sav ... -past-tbo/
by Lance Murray
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: green fuel from colocator
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: green fuel from colocator

It's still worth getting the fuel truck records just for piece of mind and also if there was a problem then Gibbs would be aware that they failed procedures.
by Lance Murray
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: green fuel from colocator
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: green fuel from colocator

I am in San Diego also. Where are you located? Who fueled the airplane last? Years ago I got a load of water in a King Air that flamed out an engine. Turns out the FBO was not following standard procedures with their fuel truck and I got the first fill after the truck was returned to service after t...