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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: 1311

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: 4924

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: 4924

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: 523

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: 523

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: 9200

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: 9200

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: 739

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...
by rwtucker
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Loudspeaker 4 or 8 Ohm?
Replies: 16
Views: 739

Re: Loudspeaker 4 or 8 Ohm?

What is blowing out on these speakers? Is it the voice coil (zero ohms across terminals) or is it degraded cone material and/or suspension rim?
by rwtucker
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Keeping CHT temps in range on climb-out
Replies: 20
Views: 1983

Re: Keeping CHT temps in range on climb-out

My temporary highs seem to be close to 410 F. when I lose track of them due to traffic, ATC, etc. I'm going to quit worrying about those as well. I'm also learning to slow down and enjoy the scenery flying LOP. CHTs are <300 and I'm around 130 kts. at less than 6 GPH. Not a bad ride.