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by pietromarx
Sat Jan 01, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: 100UL and Us
Replies: 17
Views: 1939

Re: 100UL and Us

I note that the comments section on this piece in Ars Technica today focus upon general aviation rather strongly. https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/12/how-the-leaded-fuel-was-sold-for-100-years-despite-knowing-health-risks/?comments=1 For those who may not be aware, Ars is perhaps the most popula...
by pietromarx
Fri Dec 24, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 Legacy & NXi upgrade program
Replies: 169
Views: 37147

Re: G1000 Legacy & NXi upgrade program

Diamond's service department is great at getting us replacement parts and keeping the original equipment working. Their services end when it comes to digital upgrades. Cirrus and many other manufacturers have evolved into a more modern approach. I came from an SR22 to a DA42. To set the record stra...
by pietromarx
Fri Dec 24, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 Legacy & NXi upgrade program
Replies: 169
Views: 37147

Re: G1000 Legacy & NXi upgrade program

That’s interesting. Reading this forum, we’ve almost been led to believe Cirrus is bending over backward to provide upgrades. To a degree, yes. I believe Cirrus will supply software upgrades to the pre-existing hardware. For example, if you have a G1000 equipped Cirrus, I think you can upgrade to t...
by pietromarx
Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 Legacy & NXi upgrade program
Replies: 169
Views: 37147

Re: G1000 Legacy & NXi upgrade program

Chris - I think you're right. The basic issue is one of the difference in mindset between traditional equipment manufacturers and more contemporary software / hardware providers. The former sell products with some services, the latter sell services that come with products. Having worked for GE, Qual...
by pietromarx
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 WAAS Upgrade Demand
Replies: 18
Views: 1390

Re: DA40 WAAS Upgrade Demand

Perhaps an additional element is this: was expecting to upgrade to NXi (or, if you are glass-half-empty, why upgrade to another level of unsupported product)?

I did upgrade a 2004 to WAAS when the GIA63Ws came out.

Today I would not due to the above.
by pietromarx
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Flight Bags Saga
Replies: 12
Views: 1853

Re: Flight Bags Saga

Is there a link for that bag? My evolution is similar, and I keep doing things like replacing the headset batteries with ship-powered headsets. Dumping all the paper was huge. I suppose if I had WiFi near the plane I could leave an iPad mini there and just sync up the flightplan stuff that I set on...
by pietromarx
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: High Exhaust Temp
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: High Exhaust Temp

I would also look at a cracked exhaust. When that happened to me (a long time ago in a galaxy far far away), the symptoms were the same.
by pietromarx
Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 NXi Phase III
Replies: 49
Views: 2715

Re: G1000 NXi Phase III

You are undoubtedly correct on this. I would just mention that the delays precede the Boeing / FAA issues by a number of years. Parenthetically, I have the sense that national regulators everywhere are losing trust in their peers. A CE mark in healthcare does not get you past having to pass regulato...
by pietromarx
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 NXi Phase III
Replies: 49
Views: 2715

Re: G1000 NXi Phase III

Chris, you're also missing the STC cost, i.e. the development, documentation (operation & installation) & certification costs divided by the number of participating owners. URBE's €10K STC charge (for their much simpler GIA63-63W WAAS upgrade) is probably the most the market would bear. The...
by pietromarx
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 NXi Phase III
Replies: 49
Views: 2715

Re: G1000 NXi Phase III

I'm not a regulatory guru, but what is stopping some Garmin-savvy avionics shop from just upgrading a legacy G1000 DA40XLS to G1000 NXi via a 337? Basically, a "G1000 upgrade" - to a configuration that is already being sold by Diamond. The justification would be that new NXi features prov...