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by Colin
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Once a year - consider donating
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Once a year - consider donating

Good reminder. I wish I had something that showed when I last donated.
by Colin
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Garmin refuses to service GIA63W LRUs
Replies: 21
Views: 497

Re: Garmin refuses to service GIA63W LRUs

Well, I suppose it could be seen as profit motivation the same way discontinuing the DA20 means there's SOMEONE that will upgrade to a DA62, but it seems like a pretty foolhardy plan. Is there *anybody* who would upgrade for $180k after being burned by the same company?
by Colin
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Garmin refuses to service GIA63W LRUs
Replies: 21
Views: 497

Re: Garmin refuses to service GIA63W LRUs

You are claiming the motivation is profit rather than a true concern for liability, but they can't sell you a new unit, right? These are the units which are no longer manufactured. If you want to get WAAS then you currently have *no* path and, eventually, would have to upgrade to a G1000Nxi system, ...
by Colin
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Garmin refuses to service GIA63W LRUs
Replies: 21
Views: 497

Re: Garmin refuses to service GIA63W LRUs

Sounds like lawyers got to the engineers. I'm curious about your qualification to make that statement. Only life experience. Engineers that I have met ALWAYS want to solve the problem. I've never met one who said, "No, I can't touch that part, it might allow you to come after me with a liability cl...
by Colin
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Garmin refuses to service GIA63W LRUs
Replies: 21
Views: 497

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

If the company cannot confirm the chain of possession, they are picking up an unknown liability. Sounds like lawyers got to the engineers.

Can you put them in your plane, fly for two years, and then send them in for "repair?"
by Colin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Good maintenance shops in New England/Northeast US for annual/avionics?
Replies: 11
Views: 1081

Re: Good maintenance shops in New England/Northeast US for annual/avionics?

Three Wing did a great job on an oil change (and a few squawks) on a DA40 of mine a decade ago.

I am sad to hear that about Take Flight since I was considering them for an annual on my DA42.
by Colin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Twin Training Woes
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: Twin Training Woes

Where are you located? Angel City Flyers and Bay City Flyers were, when I trained, an excellent outfit and had lots of DA42s available. They can knock it out in a week (I believe someone here can attest to that, having grabbed his multi rating at Angel City Flyers this past fall.) LGB and OAK (or th...
by Colin
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: da42 lease
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: da42 lease

If there is a need where you live, shouldn't they tell you what they are willing to pay? Would a small local flight school really use it 500hrs per year? You might want to contact Angel City Flyers (or I guess Bay City Flyers is closer to you) and see what they would offer. They have quite a few DA4...
by Colin
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Seat Belt covers cracked. Where to order replacements?
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Seat Belt covers cracked. Where to order replacements?

Do those get replaced during the calendar-limit service on the belts?