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by Steven M
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: I'd love a DA40, but is there one with enough useful load?
Replies: 28
Views: 7850

Re: I'd love a DA40, but is there one with enough useful load?

I have a 2006 DA40-180. There is an easy modification to the elevator which gives me a useful load of 905 Lbs. I can usually fly 4 in the plane, but in most cases I have 25 gal's or less fuel. I typically burn 7-8 gals/hr in cruise flying at 45% power and getting 123 kts. TAS. My best fuel burn was ...
by Steven M
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: I'd love a DA40, but is there one with enough useful load?
Replies: 28
Views: 7850

Re: I'd love a DA40, but is there one with enough useful load?

I have a DA40-180 (2006) and Diamond had a modification available that increased the useful load from 605 lbs to 905 lbs. The modification was to the elevator and while I don't recall what the cost was, I do recall that I thought it was very reasonable. I have the 50 gal. extended range tanks and wh...
by Steven M
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Weight & Balance App?
Replies: 8
Views: 1539

Weight & Balance App?

Are there any recommendations on a good Weight & Balance App for an iPad for a DA40 with the 905 lb useful load elevator modification?
by Steven M
Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Lost com G1000
Replies: 16
Views: 3487

Re: Lost com G1000

I lost all my COM shortly after buying my DA40 new in '06 while approaching a landing near Portland, OR just after ATC handed me off to the tower. Long story short - my hand held mike was located in the storage pocket and plugged in when I purchased the plane. I had stored some charts and other thin...
by Steven M
Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Lost my HSI (G1000) in IMC yesterday
Replies: 38
Views: 9237

Re: Lost my HSI (G1000) in IMC yesterday

Just came across this forum. Four years late in commenting may not assist anyone, but I had intermittent HSI red-X'ing for about 2 years while trying to find a fix. Without giving all the intermittent fixes attempted by my avionics and maintenance people such as re-loading software and deguizing the...