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by neema
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: AE330 180hp DA42 STC
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: AE330 180hp DA42 STC

Don't worry, it's not oversized and still gets into the yellow in hot, hot temps. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/stmfUoPkIzt6WaVhPxS7AeTHKW3ip5OMFi-YSnCzDfTPbuapDUpaXFLlvh2KtgnDEfXeSTQw1pW-tGJkKcMeS-bReWHk5GMQhBpQxz5SUooUjw1XGCmBesN0AJbm77MpmOK5m2M1YiTmP9wytBCnIrx7oapmRM-MhWDJHvoA_fUZOipNKUHBMafz...
by neema
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: AE330 180hp DA42 STC
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: AE330 180hp DA42 STC

The radiator on the DA62 E4P-C engine is identical to that of the DA42-VI E4-C engine. The only real difference I can see between the 2 engines (I've owned both) is that my 2013 DA42-VI had an air-cooled gearbox (with an attached air duct and external cooling fins), whereas my 2017 DA62 engines hav...
by neema
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: AE330 180hp DA42 STC
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: AE330 180hp DA42 STC

Great, so Austros can join the overheating party! Current engines will dip coolant temps into yellow arc on a 40C+ day, especially if engines are warm/second run.

A bigger oil cooler should pull some stress off the coolant system.

Reminds of a turboprop. Temp limited climbs are an every-day affair.
by neema
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: AE330 180hp DA42 STC
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: AE330 180hp DA42 STC

Why not put a larger prop on? If you are going through all this trouble, you may as well do it right. Tim Tim I think the idea is that there isn't that much trouble an owner would have to go through. Just do a software update and maybe swap an oil cooler out for a larger one. Rich, good catch. A li...
by neema
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: AE330 180hp DA42 STC
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: AE330 180hp DA42 STC

Points all well taken. Dave, I hear you on the ease of uploading ECU software. Seems like you could just... do it. Don't think anything is needed for the prop. Think of prop manufacturers that produce different prop blade and diameter configs and how you just throw it on the plane and governor does ...
by neema
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: AE330 180hp DA42 STC
Replies: 15
Views: 545

AE330 180hp DA42 STC

Any 42NG/42-VI (or 40NG!) owners wish there were an STC for an easy upgrade path to the 180hp "version" of the Austro hung on DA62s? From tidbits I've gathered, engines are the same except for ECU programming (more boost) and a second oil cooler/more oil cooling, but all in the same shape of the 42-...
by neema
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Fuel injector SB (Austro MSB-E4-025)
Replies: 32
Views: 2902

Re: Fuel injector SB (Austro MSB-E4-025)

A little update just to keep this alive. A slug of us will face this soon. Bought injectors and shop refused to put them in (no 8130s). Benz part number A6400701187, one of two options shown in the Austro Engine mx manual. I need to find a cooler shop. We have an RPM hunting issue (20-30 rpm and won...
by neema
Wed May 22, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Requirement To Send Oil Sample to Austro for 100 hr Service
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: Requirement To Send Oil Sample to Austro for 100 hr Service

We're past our warranty. Plenty of issues that we're paying for now out of pocket (injectors, timing chains, wastegates). Will switch to US based oil analysis on our next oil change so we can see meaningful evidence of what's going on rather than trudge on unknowingly. Might be helpful to do this wi...
by neema
Wed May 22, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: New Waste Gate Controller AD for AE300
Replies: 17
Views: 2122

Re: New Waste Gate Controller AD for AE300

See attached letter that is now in my maintenance log which says it is a terminating action. That's great news -- the FAA just needs to update its online AD database to reflect this. I just had the AD performed on both engines of my DA62 last month, and for the first couple of flights afterwards ev...
by neema
Wed May 22, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: New DA62 Interior Option - Lounge Seat Option
Replies: 9
Views: 1917

Re: New DA62 Interior Option - Lounge Seat Option

Presumably you could put bags on the back seats. Folding them down just helps with wear and tear on the leather.