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by ememic99
Sun May 02, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Which iPad?
Replies: 16
Views: 609

Re: Which iPad?

It’s exactly at the same spot as mine iPad mini.
by ememic99
Sun May 02, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Which iPad?
Replies: 16
Views: 609

Re: Which iPad?

I find it easier to type on a larger iPad, and full-size iPads usually offer better value and performance than the Mini. So it doesn't have anything with age :D BTW I don't have mounts so I have to use a suction cap attached to canopy in position that air from vent can additionally cool it. I find ...
by ememic99
Sun May 02, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Portable Oxygen Systems
Replies: 17
Views: 551

Re: Portable Oxygen Systems

My home field charges $45/fill. This is ridiculous :( I pay $15.00 to fill my tank. Even this is too much but kind of acceptable. I transfill oxygen myself - one big 50 litre tank at 3000 psi costs 25$ and you can get many refills until pressure drops e.g. to 1200 psi when it's not practical to use...
by ememic99
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Brand New Owner???
Replies: 33
Views: 2062

Re: Brand New Owner???

... but in speaking with my instructor he said that precision approaches are the only thing that would be missed. Sorry to say but he's talking nonsense. No RNP or GPS (or call it however you want) approach (WAAS or no-WAAS) is considered as precision approach. The only precision approach is ILS (o...
by ememic99
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Why 75%?
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Why 75%?

In addition there’s better prop efficiency in cruise at slightly lower RPM which is in DA42/62 connected to load. E.g. my average TAS at FL160 is 178 kts at 87% (2300 RPM and FF 14.6 GPH), 85% (2250 RPM and FF 14.1 GPH) and 80% (2200 RPM and FF 13.8 GPH) while sweet spot 75% gives 175 kts (2070 RPM ...
by ememic99
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Brand New Owner???
Replies: 33
Views: 2062

Re: Brand New Owner???

Chris wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:37 am
While it can be argued that you don't need WAAS, it becomes a checkbox that more and more buyers will want ticked off when they are shopping...
Exactly. As a pilot, I consider it (really) nice to have but as an owner, I think of it as investment protection, keeping resale value of the aircrafts.
by ememic99
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Brand New Owner???
Replies: 33
Views: 2062

Re: Brand New Owner???

... but in speaking with my instructor he said that precision approaches are the only thing that would be missed. Sorry to say but he's talking nonsense. No RNP or GPS (or call it however you want) approach (WAAS or no-WAAS) is considered as precision approach. The only precision approach is ILS (o...
by ememic99
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Need Help - Fuel Gauges only go to 17
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Need Help - Fuel Gauges only go to 17

That's normal behaviour as CFIDave explained. Fuel gauges are kind of accurate between 25 and 19 gallons and then when they start to show below 17 gallons per side but for both these ranges the accuracy has to be taken with grain of salt. You can rely on fuel totalizer - check it when refueling to c...
by ememic99
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Thinking of DA40 after SR22
Replies: 20
Views: 1628

Re: Thinking of DA40 after SR22

I hope I'll make few useful comments. I feel that to fly the SR22 safely and proficiently, especially in IMC, I would need about 200 hours a year. Of course, it depends on type of flights (cross country/pattern only, IFR/VFR, IMC, night) but 100 hours should be sufficient to maintain proficiency. In...
by ememic99
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: DA42 TDI Cold weather operations
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: DA42 TDI Cold weather operations

I can't say I operate DA42 TDI in particularly cold climate (winter temperatures on the ground go to -5) but I regularly fly it in temperature range down to -30 degrees Celsius (at FL180) without any problem. I'm now on the second set of engines, previously I had Thielert 2.0, now I have CD-155. I r...