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by CFIDave
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Diamond Canada Factory Video
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Diamond Canada Factory Video

There's a brand new 14-minute video posted yesterday, narrated by Paul Bertorelli of AVWeb/Aviation Consumer magazine fame, that shows how Diamond DA40s and DA62s are produced in the London, Ontario factory in Canada: EAUedi_UIi4 Having toured the factory many times myself, I can say this video does...
by CFIDave
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: KAP140 / WAAS Navigator
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: KAP140 / WAAS Navigator

Does anyone know how many non-WAAS DA40, DA42, and DA62s there are that have a KAP140 but no GIA63W? Sandy KAP140 G1000 Diamond aircraft: DA40-180 aircraft produced between 2004 and 2006 DA42 TDI aircraft produced between 2005 and 2008 DA42-L360 aircraft (all model years) None of these KAP-140 airc...
by CFIDave
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Trim slipping
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: Trim slipping

I went through a similar experience about 2 years ago when the 2008 DA40 XLS we had taken in on trade (for a new DA40NG) wouldn't hold trim. As soon as I leveled the aircraft off in cruise to an Indicated airspeed above 130 knots, the trim wheel would start to turn (even if turning on the GFC700 aut...
by CFIDave
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Garmin refuses to service GIA63W LRUs
Replies: 21
Views: 507

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

Since Diamond Canada routinely installs used GIA63Ws into non-WAAS aircraft (and is genuinely interested in helping Diamond owners upgrade to WAAS), I suggest you call Diamond Customer Support and ask them for assistance. Even if Diamond doesn't do the installation, they may have a connection into G...
by CFIDave
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Garmin refuses to service GIA63W LRUs
Replies: 21
Views: 507

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

...they be sent to Garmin to be overhauled and recertified, as required... Garmin's standard practice is to swap G1000 Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) only if yours needs repair: They will overnight ship you one of their spare LRUs that likely came out of someone else's aircraft, and then they expect...
by CFIDave
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Twin Training Woes
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Twin Training Woes

"I did mine at Blue Line in North Carolina. They have a -IV." Yep. The DA42 with the "bent prop" -whatever that means, is the one at Blue Line that cancelled on me as I was packing my bags the night before. I've piloted Blue Line's beautiful blue DA42-VI. Hard to have a "bent prop" when its MT prop...
by CFIDave
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Do we need a Plan B already!? Weather Analysis for Flying the Caribbean...
Replies: 10
Views: 475

Re: Do we need a Plan B already!? Weather Analysis for Flying the Caribbean...

1. What's your strategy for dealing with storm fronts... is eastbound travel different than westbound? Flying westbound has the advantage that you can always land to wait for a storm front to pass harmlessly over you. While paying attention to weather fronts is important, in the wintertime flying a ...
by CFIDave
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: AE330 180hp DA42 STC
Replies: 20
Views: 1235

Re: AE330 180hp DA42 STC

This said... how could I argue with the "fun" factor of a 200 knot DA42? 8) Not sure that running DA62 software in DA42 engines would result in 200 knots TAS. To reach 200 knots TAS in a Diamond twin you would have to fly high (i.e., at least 14 - 16,000 feet to reduce parasitic drag). But once you...
by CFIDave
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Diamond Owners Being Taken Advantage Of - Maintenance
Replies: 26
Views: 2934

Re: Diamond Owners Being Taken Advantage Of - Maintenance

But there are now 4 backup ECU batteries in all DA42 and DA62 aircraft regardless of country: Two 12 volt Panasonic batteries per ECU, with each pair connected in series in order to generate 24 volts. Oops, I meant to say "Two 12 volt Panasonic batteries per engine" X 2 for a DA42 or DA62 with 2 en...
by CFIDave
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: How do you plan for international and/or multi-day trips? Example: Flying the Caribbean Jan2020...
Replies: 17
Views: 497

Re: How do you plan for international and/or multi-day trips? Example: Flying the Caribbean Jan2020...

I don't pretend to have Russ' extensive sailing experience, but I too have visited most of the Leeward Islands via sailboat, and one of my favorite places to visit there was Dominica -- I appreciated the unspoiled wilderness with jungles and waterfalls not overrun by tourists. If that's the experien...