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by Steve
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Flap control module lamps
Replies: 9
Views: 1950

Re: Flap control module lamps

The DA40 Flap control uses incandescent indicator lamps, which are available.
by Steve
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Alternator issue?
Replies: 27
Views: 361

Re: Alternator issue?

Arnaud: It is interesting that they replaced both the alternator and regulator at the time of engine overhaul. Engine mounted accessories (mags, starter, alternator) are typically replaced or overhauled at engine overhaul, and others are overhauled (oil cooler, prop governor). I don't know why they ...
by Steve
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Pinch Hitter
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: Pinch Hitter

Rich;

Good idea. I would advise getting her comfortable talking on the radio as a first step. She will need to use the radio to get assistance regardless of the type of emergency.
by Steve
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Heater lever changes the altitude
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: Heater lever changes the altitude

There is a good article in the March, 2021 issue of EAA Sport Aviation on pitot/static issues, which gives an example which duplicated your symptoms exactly. Static line leak within the cabin was the cause.
by Steve
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Alternator issue?
Replies: 27
Views: 361

Re: Alternator issue?

Arnaud: Rich has given you some useful information for troubleshooting the problem. I would carefully check all connections to the voltage regulator and alternator, as a loose, shorted, or broken wire can lead to over voltage. It is a lot cheaper to repair a bad connection than to buy a new VR, then...
by Steve
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Possible Aspen installation
Replies: 52
Views: 2855

Re: Possible Aspen installation

Rich wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:44 am
Whine not - your CB's are far easier to get at than mine :tap:
True, that...
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by Steve
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Possible Aspen installation
Replies: 52
Views: 2855

Re: Possible Aspen installation

Yes, the unit I purchased has its own emergency battery, and I remember your post about the potential over-voltage issue. I also have to put in a new CB (lower rating actually).
by Steve
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Possible Aspen installation
Replies: 52
Views: 2855

Re: Possible Aspen installation

Rich: I had to use the same stuff to fill holes when I installed the new GPS/COM combo antenna for my ADSB out unit. I also had to wait several weeks for delivery, but it was on the BOM for the installation Work Instruction so I had it in advance. Of course, the following year when I was installing ...
by Steve
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 down in HI
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: DA40 down in HI

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2021/03/01/owner-plane-that-crashed-off-lanai-says-pilots-followed-proper-water-landing-protocols/ "Engine problems several hours into the flight". Kinda makes you wonder if the problems were related to running out of fuel. There won't be any wreckage to exami...
by Steve
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 down in HI
Replies: 5
Views: 354

DA40 down in HI