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by Colin
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Ruh-Roh
Replies: 9
Views: 792

Re: Ruh-Roh

Engineering is often so beautiful. Great photos of it, too.
by Colin
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Replacement of rubber t-profile connecting wing and hull
Replies: 21
Views: 2742

Re: Replacement of rubber t-profile connecting wing and hull

I used sailplane tape over that joint on my DA40 when I bought a roll to block one of the fresh air vents (an experiment in reducing the sound; a successful experiment). It kept the whole joint area and solution much cleaner and better looking.

I haven't yet done the same thing on my DA42.
by Colin
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Hangar Furniture
Replies: 17
Views: 476

Re: Hangar Furniture

I saw one setup where the DA40 owners put a dolly under the nose wheel so that when they winched it back the nose wheel didn't affect the steering.
by Colin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40
Replies: 18
Views: 1095

Re: DA40

I had 1,600 hours in my DA40 when I sold it. It was amazing aircraft and I wrote about it being my favorite plane . I had the 40 gallon version and I had no trouble with four adults in it, but my wife is a hundred pounds. Other people can speak to that better than I can. You could get a POH from an ...
by Colin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Zero Fuel Mass (Weight)
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Zero Fuel Mass (Weight)

Yes, there may be less zero fuel payload available, but there is a lot more flexibility of what to use to eat up that payload. I didn't even notice how close mine was to the DA40 I traded for it, I just noted that I could have 75 gallons of fuel, which was waaaaay more than I would ever fly with, so...
by Colin
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Quick visit to San Jose: KJSC or KRHV?
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Quick visit to San Jose: KJSC or KRHV?

I like KSJC, but I have never landed Reid-Hillview. SJC is not cheap, but they usually have a crew car for me to run to get my passengers or jump to In-N-Out.
by Colin
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: A&P/IA Recommendation Seattle/North
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: A&P/IA Recommendation Seattle/North

I saw a DA20 at KORS when I last landed there. So there's at least one in the area.
by Colin
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 MFD Dark then starts working 10 minutes in flight
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: G1000 MFD Dark then starts working 10 minutes in flight

Mine were swapped on more than one occasion.
by Colin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: 2003 DA40 - key blank
Replies: 20
Views: 1231

Re: 2003 DA40 - key blank

Locking them doesn't prevent theft of fuel (there is no lock for the sump drain), but it makes it a *little* bit harder and keeps people from putting things IN your fuel tank.
by Colin
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: KAP140
Replies: 21
Views: 1054

Re: KAP140

I flew 1,600 hours with the KAP140. Maybe 1,800 now that I think about it, since I flew the DA42 with the KAP140 first. I think for single pilot IFR there's a significant safety advantage to the Garmin series (I now have the GFC700). Being able to climb at a specific airspeed is a world of differenc...