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by rwtucker
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Burning Excessive Oil
Replies: 22
Views: 3193

Re: Burning Excessive Oil

Hi everyone, new DA40 owner (2004 DA40). Been catching up on all of these threads. Huge amount of info. Thanks to everyone. I’m having this same issue and am in the process of determining what level of oil my Diamond likes to keep without blowing it over (it’s definitely less than 6). I know the PO...
by rwtucker
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Pilot Training - Spin Recovery Signoff
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: Pilot Training - Spin Recovery Signoff

Really good point about the more typical attitude just before death Rich. A life saver.
by rwtucker
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Fuel level sending unit.
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Re: Fuel level sending unit.

One other possibility -- a long shot -- is software. I have had Garmin shops misload tank configurations with similar results. Have you had a software update reently?
by rwtucker
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 clock problem
Replies: 12
Views: 433

Re: G1000 clock problem

There is a USAF Red Flag GPS test in the western US active now through the 16th. http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/17987/usaf-is-jamming-gps-in-the-western-u-s-for-largest-ever-red-flag-air-war-exercise This is the largest ever GPS test protocol. Among other things GPS is being masked, jammed, sp...
by rwtucker
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: LED Landing / Taxi lights for the DA40
Replies: 88
Views: 14631

Re: LED Landing / Taxi lights for the DA40

Thanks for the pictures Chris. To my eye, they tell in pictures what I see in words. I can find elements in each picture that I prefer over the other. Plus, a different LED would probably look entirely different in accordance with its reflectors, etc. If I had to pick my preferred illumination from ...
by rwtucker
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Valve Cover Gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Valve Cover Gasket

Another vote for the silicone. Much better for R&R and never leak whereas the cork always does. One note of caution: (OK, two) clean the cork off well and don't guess at the torque settings for the silicone gaskets. Getting leak free performance requires very little torque. Too much and they can...
by rwtucker
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: LED Landing / Taxi lights for the DA40
Replies: 88
Views: 14631

Re: LED Landing / Taxi lights for the DA40

Does anyone have a comparison between the factory HIDs (from the '06, '07 era models) and the new LEDs? I would think that by now the LEDs would provide much more light, but I'm looking for some validation. I've got a Stanley flashlight with a single LED (a CREE T6, I think) in it that is significa...
by rwtucker
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Keeping CHT temps in range on climb-out
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: Keeping CHT temps in range on climb-out

Ditto other comments David. On hot days, low altitudes, heavy loads, etc. my CHTs sometimes creep over 400 before I notice and bring them back down by lowering the nose and sometimes the power. I can recall a few situations where I had to settle for 100-200 FPM climb to stay under 400. Completely no...
by rwtucker
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Leanings effects on CHT
Replies: 20
Views: 1988

Re: Leanings effects on CHT

Hello, What was the 'orange material' that you used to replace baffles? Thx Take a look here Hans: http://www.aircraftspruce.com/search/search.php?s=baffle+silicone&x=0&y=0 . I was just a helping hand but once you measure the thickness of the factory baffles, the folks at Spruce can be very...
by rwtucker
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Puzzling TAS 600 "Fail"
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: Puzzling TAS 600 "Fail"

. . . I spoke to an Avidyne technician and he said a common cause is non-alignment of the antennas, which can be easily checked. Do you know if this something that could happen on our DA40's, assuming they are still screwed in place? My suspicions went to contacts or a failed driver load (which is ...