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by Diamond_Dan
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Lycoming
Topic: SureFly Electronic Ignition
Replies: 93
Views: 15616

Re: SureFly Electronic Ignition

Just went into annual and the mags are due for 500 hr inspection. My A&P has talked me into installing a SureFly. He discussed with a SureFly rep at length and they are recommending to replace the right mag and skip the advanced timing. Biting my nails a bit, I hope I don't have any problems. Outsid...
by Diamond_Dan
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: That innocuous foam cover
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Re: That innocuous foam cover

I bought a 10 pack from Amazon before the last Young Eagles. They don't fit everything perfectly, but they're cheap.

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by Diamond_Dan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Maintaining proficiency in these times
Replies: 21
Views: 1950

Re: Maintaining proficiency in these times

Andrew - PM'd you.
by Diamond_Dan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Maintaining proficiency in these times
Replies: 21
Views: 1950

Re: Maintaining proficiency in these times

Filed last Sunday in the Boston area round robin from KLWM to KPYM and back. I'm trying to build up experience in the system since getting my IFR last year. I was surprised how busy it still is, commercial and GA. They routed me well clear of the Boston Bravo on the way down and skimmed it on the wa...
by Diamond_Dan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 244
Views: 41394

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

Since it's going to be via video conferencing, couldn't we all join in to listen in? Clearly we don't all need to be able to speak. I don’t think this would be acceptable form. First of all, it was not planned like this, so we can’t change it. Second, if the “speaking” meeting participants don’t kn...
by Diamond_Dan
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: tail tie-down solution
Replies: 7
Views: 1445

Re: tail tie-down solution

Same here but I have noticed some silver-gray rub marks around the hole. Not sure if it is something that would buff out but I have purchased a rope shackle to try.
by Diamond_Dan
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ADS-B not transmitting
Replies: 28
Views: 4911

Re: ADS-B not transmitting

I took a tour of Boston Center in Nashua, NH about 2 years ago and asked the controller how ADS-B was affecting their work. He said that they could maintain radar contact on the ADS-B equipped aircraft at lower altitudes than non-equipped aircraft. I asked the same question to our local tower contro...
by Diamond_Dan
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: KAP 140 autopilot pitch trim servo clutch slipping?
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: KAP 140 autopilot pitch trim servo clutch slipping?

Thank you very much for the feedback. I went out to the practice area for about an hour today to get a better understanding of the problem and it doesn't seem as straightforward. With the autopilot on, the trim wheel would not move when I changed power settings except for 2 or 3 times during the fli...
by Diamond_Dan
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: KAP 140 autopilot pitch trim servo clutch slipping?
Replies: 3
Views: 303

KAP 140 autopilot pitch trim servo clutch slipping?

Hello all - Happy Friday (2004 G1000 DA40 WAAS KAP 140 A/P with altitude pre-select) Was working on my instrument proficiency today with an instructor and encountered a problem with the autopilot trim. On a coupled approach, the autopilot would not descend quickly enough with a reasonable power sett...
by Diamond_Dan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Avoiding Night Blindness While Flying
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

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...