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by Karl
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Canopy ( rear ) open Warning Light Anomaly
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

Re: Canopy ( rear ) open Warning Light Anomaly

The switch is operated by the forward pin, it is accessed by removing the air vent between the door and the canopy. Check the gas strut by moving the locking lever with the door open. The lever should be spring-loaded to both the open and closed positions. IE. snaps to the closed/open position as yo...
by Karl
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Nosegear Leg Replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: Nosegear Leg Replacement

Bing wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:16 pm
None of the other much older Pipers and Cessnas in the school's fleet have ever had a gear problem.
Cessna and Piper nose gear issues are very common in flight school aircraft.
I have repaired numerous Cessna a152 and 172 and at least a few PA 28's with nose gear failures.
by Karl
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Rear Passenger Canopy latch opens in flight
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Rear Passenger Canopy latch opens in flight

I agree with other posters that it is probably the gas strut but see also RSB42-125/RSB42NG-065 and RSBD4-105 for DA40.
If you are going to replace the gas strut best to order the parts for the SB and do it at the same time.
by Karl
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Flight (on purpose) with no rear door
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Flight (on purpose) with no rear door

If you want to do this a lot how about purchasing a passenger door second hand and fitting a DV panel in it? Then you can swap the doors as required.
I think that would be easier to certify. Fitting a DV panel (minor mod) may even be possible by your local mechanic.
by Karl
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Flight (on purpose) with no rear door
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Flight (on purpose) with no rear door

I doubt it would be approved by anyone. These types of designs generate lift from the shape of the fuselage. Removing the door would generate a lot of drag/turbulence in front of the tailplane. It also generates a lot of wind and turbulence in the cockpit/cabin so doubt it would be much use for phot...
by Karl
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Diamond Owners Being Taken Advantage Of - Maintenance
Replies: 31
Views: 3624

Re: Diamond Owners Being Taken Advantage Of - Maintenance

I don’t remember the batteries ever being a different size, they just had two that went to both engines, and then decided to add two more to make them independent, so I thought. But I digress, the original point I was trying to make is that if you know for a fact the plane is going to need the batt...
by Karl
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Diamond Owners Being Taken Advantage Of - Maintenance
Replies: 31
Views: 3624

Re: Diamond Owners Being Taken Advantage Of - Maintenance

Also back up battery requirements vary by country. For instance an N reg DA42 has twice the number of ECU batteries than the factory standard fit. Your story about why backup ECU batteries were added later (not part of the original design) is true. But there are now 4 backup ECU batteries in all DA...
by Karl
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Diamond Owners Being Taken Advantage Of - Maintenance
Replies: 31
Views: 3624

Re: Diamond Owners Being Taken Advantage Of - Maintenance

This is the factory estimated hours for maintenance on TAE/Centurion/Continental engined aircraft. It is only the inspection and does not include replacement of anything other than oils and filters. It is a few years old and may not be entirely accurate today but should give some guidance on how ma...
by Karl
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Intermitent AHARS magnetometer issue
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: Intermitent AHARS magnetometer issue

Thanks Karl. Interesting how they immediately go to "replace". That's a big assumption (that nothing else is wrong). Also, there is not a consideration for 'intermittent'. I've been busy so I've not yet tried to do the alignment. Just for clarification, that is the fault diagnosis chart for G1000. ...
by Karl
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Diamond Owners Being Taken Advantage Of - Maintenance
Replies: 31
Views: 3624

Re: Diamond Owners Being Taken Advantage Of - Maintenance

This is the factory estimated hours for maintenance on TAE/Centurion/Continental engined aircraft. It is only the inspection and does not include replacement of anything other than oils and filters. It is a few years old and may not be entirely accurate today but should give some guidance on how man...