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by Diamond_Dan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Avoiding Night Blindness While Flying
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Avoiding Night Blindness While Flying

PIREP on this headlamp absolutely love it. It has built in prevention for preserving your night vision. It has only one button. Push it and you get a dim red light good for most nighttime cockpit needs. Push it again and it turns off. You have to double press the button to get high intensity red, an...
by Diamond_Dan
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: AP Disconnect Button Fell Off
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

Re: AP Disconnect Button Fell Off

I tried to press the A/P disconnect button yesterday during an instructional flight and it wouldn't disconnect the autopilot. Not a big deal at that moment since there are several other ways to shut down the autopilot. I fiddled with it for a few minutes and got it working again. After reading this ...
by Diamond_Dan
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Pitot Static Check
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Pilot Static Check

In 2018 I paid $425 + a $45 travel Expense for the biannual IFR Cert for our 2004. It is lined up with the annual.
by Diamond_Dan
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 115
Views: 9409

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

After talking to Garmin, it would appear that the "upgrade" path for the non-WAAS G1000 owners does not exist at this time. While GIA63W owners can buy new screens for a mere $28k (whenever Garmin provides the software), us GIA63 owners are pretty much hosed. The Gamrin rep said that there is no pa...
by Diamond_Dan
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 KAP 140 NAV to APR transition question
Replies: 35
Views: 5160

Re: G1000 KAP 140 NAV to APR transition question

The Honeywell B/K manual tells you to press APR to intercept the localizer. This usually works but my KAP 140 seems lazy to me. Sometimes it will overshoot or wander and I use CWS to nudge it back on course. Other times my APR indication will start flashing on the display, no idea why. If I push APR...
by Diamond_Dan
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DX.X Waypoint added to approach
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: DX.X Waypoint added to approach

Thanks Paul - I will check out the videos.
by Diamond_Dan
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DX.X Waypoint added to approach
Replies: 2
Views: 294

DX.X Waypoint added to approach

The G1000 adds an extra waypoint on some approaches 2 miles before the IF. (D10.9 in the example photo) Does anyone know the reason for this? My only guess is that it's a 2 mile warning before grabbing the localizer. It seems to show for some approaches but not others. S/W version 321.23 WAAS KAP 14...
by Diamond_Dan
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: WAAS KAP140
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: WAAS KAP140

ememic99 wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:42 pm
Thanks for reply but I was specifically interested in Colin’s reply because I understood he did it on DA42. But now when I rethink it comes to my mind that he has GFC700 in his DA42.
Whoops, sorry - I just realized my mistake.
by Diamond_Dan
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: WAAS KAP140
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: WAAS KAP140

I did it years and years ago. Maybe you answered this question before but I don’t remember I saw it: What’s G1000 software version do you have - is it the same that all legacy owners have or you got some upgrade when installing WAAS upgrade? Ours is a 2004 upgraded to WAAS. Not sure what rev you ar...
by Diamond_Dan
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: AvWebFlash today - Diamond Aircraft Plans To Double Production
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: AvWebFlash today - Diamond Aircraft Plans To Double Production

TimS wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:56 pm
I think there is a math problem in the article.
144 units to 150; is not even close to double.

Tim
This AOPA article adds some granularity:

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all ... ing-growth