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by rwtucker
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: KMYL Airpoprt Open House and Fly-in -- July 6
Replies: 0
Views: 440

KMYL Airpoprt Open House and Fly-in -- July 6

Our annual Airpport Open House and Fly-in is Saturday July 6 this year. I would love to see a few Diamonds on the tarmack to keep my lonely bird company. Everyone is welcome for the day or the holiday. We have some interesting presentations.
News Release - 2019 McCall Fly-in.pdf
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by rwtucker
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Guidance for ADS-B Decision
Replies: 12
Views: 1223

Guidance for ADS-B Decision

Fellow DAN Members, Life happens and for me it has meant not being in a position to fly since last summer. I anticipate getting back in the air this spring and will soon face the ADS-B decision. Like many of you, I have been holding off for an integrated solution. Because of where I fly, my goal wou...
by rwtucker
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: How to repair loss of anti-glare on Garmin panels
Replies: 5
Views: 2295

Re: How to repair loss of anti-glare on Garmin panels

Rich,

Bad news on the Amazon product. Mine was anti-glare but that was few years ago. I notice that the product image they are now showing now doesn't say "anti-glare" even though the product description still does.

Rob
by rwtucker
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: AHRS / Heading Indicator Gremlin
Replies: 36
Views: 5884

Re: AHRS / Heading Indicator Gremlin

That sound you hear is me knocking on wood. :D I have yet to be graced with the big red X but I have seen occasional heading peturbations that I did not resolve. We have a lot of secret military testing in this area so I figured that might be the cause. I'll have to think back to see if lights might...
by rwtucker
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: AHRS / Heading Indicator Gremlin
Replies: 36
Views: 5884

Re: AHRS / Heading Indicator Gremlin

Peter,

What kind of heading changes were you seeing with and without NAV lights?
by rwtucker
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: More Horsepower
Replies: 5
Views: 919

Re: More Horsepower

Great points all Antoine. For me, the DA40 is a perfect aircraft 80-90% of the time. Most of my flying consists of short runs of less than an hour where I might veer off course to look at an Elk run or drop into a small rural strip for a local breakfast, punctuated by an occasional 900 mile trip to ...
by rwtucker
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: More Horsepower
Replies: 5
Views: 919

More Horsepower

Other than the fantastic supercharger project we have watched develop here on DAN, has anyone modified or is anyone planning to modify our IO-360M1A engines to produce more HP? Is it not unusual to see these engines producing 225-235 HP with high compression heads and other modifications and they se...
by rwtucker
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Optimal landing speed
Replies: 69
Views: 11334

Re: Optimal landing speed

Landings seem to occupy a special place in aviation and in our minds. Lately, I have been flying an Eclipse 500 with a former USAF B1 safety instructor who also flew missions in the Middle East. His landings are textbook perfect but he notes that the trailing landing gear makes landings look better ...
by rwtucker
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Optimal landing speed
Replies: 69
Views: 11334

Re: Optimal landing speed

When I look back on the greasers that made me look like I knew what I was doing, virtually all of them were at near max weight or at night. Has anyone else seen this tendency in landing the DA40? Thinking about night landings in other aircraft, they have not been any more liklely to be good or bad t...
by rwtucker
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Loudspeaker 4 or 8 Ohm?
Replies: 16
Views: 1155

Re: Loudspeaker 4 or 8 Ohm?

The ideal speaks for that application would have a mylar cone and be restricted to mid-range frequency response. Such speakers are common in ham radio and similar transceivers designed for outdoor use. The have a narrow frequency response that optimizes the voice range and suppresses higher and lowe...