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by CFIDave
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Unusually high cruise speeds
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Unusually high cruise speeds

Take a look at your attitude indicator relative to the G1000 horizon line -- if the plane is pitched down more than "normal" in cruise, you're going to cruise faster. Changes in cruise pitch (and hence cruise airspeed) are often due to almost imperceptible updrafts and downdrafts -- caused by flying...
by CFIDave
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 Paint Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 2686

Re: DA40 Paint Repair

If you're willing to travel up to the Charlotte, NC area, SouthTec Aviation at KRUQ does really great work buffing and polishing older Diamonds to bring back their shine. They also have their own paint shop and can do composite repair if needed.
by CFIDave
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Air conditioning for DA42-NG
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Air conditioning for DA42-NG

Chris: It's virtually impossible to retrofit the factory air conditioning in a DA42 that didn't come equipped that way from the factory. But the factory system doesn't work that well. In contrast, I've flown a DA42 TDI with aftermarket Cabin Cool system that worked really well on a very hot and humi...
by CFIDave
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Austro
Topic: 1,800 Hr Inspection Costs
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: 1,800 Hr Inspection Costs

My understanding (since I've yet to own an Austro that reached TBO) it that the overhaul cost at 1800 hours TBO includes all of the "lesser" items that occur more frequently in the maintenance schedule. Assume about $30K+ for an Austro overhaul. Where the AE330 (E4P-C) engine of the DA62 requires mo...
by CFIDave
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: DA42-6 Airworthiness Limitations / Engine TBO
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: DA42-6 Airworthiness Limitations / Engine TBO

TimS wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:00 pm
Dave,

Are you sure on the Transport Canada and EASA? I thought they are enforcing TBO/TBR even though it traditionally has been in section 5.
Not sure, although FAA operations under Part 91 make TBO just a manufacturer's recommendation.
by CFIDave
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Whats an old flight school DA-40 worth?
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: Whats an old flight school DA-40 worth?

From the photos I doubt it needs a full repaint. You might be surprised what a good buffing and polishing of oxidized white paint will do to restore the shine on older DA20s and DA40s -- and you can put new vinyl stripes on to make the plane exterior look almost new. A few years ago we bought a coll...
by CFIDave
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: DA42-6 Airworthiness Limitations / Engine TBO
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: DA42-6 Airworthiness Limitations / Engine TBO

Thank you. As far as I understand, the items listed in Chapter 5 are not airworthiness limitations. At least according EASA NCO and Part-ML (similar to FAA Pt. 91) the Chapter 5 items are not mandatory. You are correct. The list of items in the thread above is not legally required (although strongl...
by CFIDave
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Beringer brakes & tubeles tires on DA62
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: Beringer brakes & tubeles tires on DA62

I have scimitar props on my DA42. Yes, but aren't they the same 3-blade MT props that have been on the DA42-VI since 2012? No. OK, I'll bite: Since they look identical, what's the difference in blade length and width or other characteristics compared to the DA42-VI's MTV-6-R-C-F/CF190-69 props with...
by CFIDave
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Beringer brakes & tubeles tires on DA62
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: Beringer brakes & tubeles tires on DA62

ememic99 wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:51 pm
I have scimitar props on my DA42.
Yes, but aren't they the same 3-blade MT props that have been on the DA42-VI since 2012?
by CFIDave
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: No DA40-180 produced for 4 years?
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: No DA40-180 produced for 4 years?

Diamond_Dan wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:37 pm
Will GDU15 work with the KAP 140 autopilot?
It could potentially. But we won't know until Diamond/Garmin commit to a GDU 15 software upgrade.