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by Karl
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Asking your opinion about my judgment
Replies: 13
Views: 895

Re: Asking your opinion about my judgment

In most countries taking off knowing you are outside any limit imposed by the Flight Manual is essentially illegal. This could have repercussions on the company or the aircraft insurance. As an instructor it is not a good idea to ignore limitations in the presence of a student, he/she may decide tha...
by Karl
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Glareshield burned because of sun - very strange
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Glareshield burned because of sun - very strange

We have been operating Diamonds in Malaysia where it is very sunny most of the time for 14 years and have never had this issue. I am guessing it is a defect in the canopy such as a scratch or repaired area focussing the light.
by Karl
Thu May 16, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: major fuel probe related issue -- need help
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: major fuel probe related issue -- need help

As Colin says water getting into the tanks can cause all kinds of issues with the fuel senders. As part of an accident investigation on a DA40D we found that a large amount of water can become trapped in the tank which is not easily removable through the normal drain valve. Just to be clear the caus...
by Karl
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: CD-155 Temporary power loss
Replies: 12
Views: 1249

Re: CD-155 Temporary power loss

Dear keith Our wings had been removed 1 year ago and 280 hours singe this big maintenance.since 1 month we are facing several lost of power again for 1 to 3 second always after the first take-off of the day , but yesterday I sufered myself of a lost during .... 13 second the power drop to 83 to 85%...
by Karl
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA42 engine out emergency at KTOA yesterday.
Replies: 23
Views: 2402

Re: DA42 engine out emergency at KTOA yesterday.

Hi Colin,

What do you mean by replaced ECU A ?

RPM is measured at 2 sensors and sent to 2 independent computers, trying to understand what caused the problem.
by Karl
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: DA50 base MSRP Guesstimate
Replies: 25
Views: 2979

Re: DA50 base MSRP Guesstimate

Looks good with retracts.
by Karl
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 Space Shuttle
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: DA40 Space Shuttle

Reminds me of the joke about a Navy pilot landing at an Air Force base. Instead of landing along the runway he lands across it and comes to a skreeching halt in front of the tower with the brakes smoking. As he climbs from the aircraft he comments that the Air Force runways are the same length as th...
by Karl
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: 12 Year Structural Inspection
Replies: 36
Views: 4121

Re: 12 Year Structural Inspection

The attached pic shows the estimated hrs for each check as proposed by Diamond.
I am sure many maintenance organisations will say it is impossible but we managed this when I was chief engineer.

Be aware this is just the inspection, any repairs, replacements etc will be extra hours.
by Karl
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Flaps circuit breaker pops
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Flaps circuit breaker pops

Maintenance Manual 92-10-00 page 2.

See attachement
by Karl
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Fuel Quantity Measuring Device
Replies: 18
Views: 1060

Re: Fuel Quantity Measuring Device

Its usually hidden in the secret store below the baggage bay floor.