Search found 1404 matches

by Colin
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Autopilots are the answer, not the problem...
Replies: 49
Views: 1974

Re: Autopilots are the answer, not the problem...

With the KAP140 my rule was to grab it and fly my hand after those first few bumps. The GFC700 is so much better I have had it fly right through stuff. The servos are more powerful and being "fully digital" appears to mean it is able to react more quickly. In real bumps hand flying is still smoother...
by Colin
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Using a hangar winch with a DA40
Replies: 34
Views: 1039

Re: Using a hangar winch with a DA40

I miss Greg Wroclawski, but it's nice to have some engineers here still.
by Colin
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Diamond Statement at Dubai Airshow
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Diamond Statement at Dubai Airshow

I agree with Russ. And I wonder if Zhang would have an opinion on whether happy current owners and a healthy existing fleet is worth anything to the current company.

It appears to have been to Cirrus.
by Colin
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Diamond Statement at Dubai Airshow
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Diamond Statement at Dubai Airshow

The D-Jet was under-powered, according to the few people who flew the only flights. I wonder if they will change how it is powered. It would have been so cool if Zhang had also said, "We are committed to being a global leader in aviation and will take care of our customers and fleet as you would exp...
by Colin
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Using a hangar winch with a DA40
Replies: 34
Views: 1039

Re: Using a hangar winch with a DA40

The nose gear is designed to tow the airplane. They have attachment points for towing and give you a tow bar. They don't do that for the main gear. And I agree that the load of a (bad) landing is much more than pulling the plane backwards into a hangar, it is also a force that is applied in a differ...
by Colin
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Using a hangar winch with a DA40
Replies: 34
Views: 1039

Re: Using a hangar winch with a DA40

Shouldn't those yellow straps be higher on the struts so that there is less leverage on the connection to the fuselage?
by Colin
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Avoiding Night Blindness While Flying
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Avoiding Night Blindness While Flying

I believe the programmer of X-Plane was a victim of iatrogenic dyschromatopsia and flew into the DC TFR when it was young and less known. He was violated and I think it was a tremendous fight to keep his certificate.
by Colin
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Avoiding Night Blindness While Flying
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Avoiding Night Blindness While Flying

I am on O2 for long flights and that improves your night vision. The iPad, obviously, is in Night Mode. Things in the cockpit are kept dim. I need to get a better headlamp that has a red light, though.
by Colin
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Elevator/Pitch Trim Stickiness
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Elevator/Pitch Trim Stickiness

I had this trouble in my DA40 more than my DA42. I used to run the trim (by hand) stop to stop three times. Every three weeks, I imagine.
by Colin
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Garmin GTX345R needs sw upgrade?
Replies: 19
Views: 714

Re: Garmin GTX345R needs sw upgrade?

$1.3M is not a hurdle for the people I've bumped into at the airport. A guy that I took for a flight in my DA40 and has now been flying his own DA40 for six years just told me he's getting a DA62. Used. I mentioned the Phase I and II issues, so that he was clear-eyed. He said that he thinks it will ...