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by carym
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Any DA-42 misfuelings?
Replies: 37
Views: 6365

Re: Any DA-42 misfuelings?

What happens when a diesel DA42 engine is fed avgas? Does it just stop or does it still run enough to give you enough power to land at the nearest airport? My only experience with this is my wife once fueled our diesel Sprinter RV with 87 octane gasoline. It set a check engine light but ran enough ...
by carym
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Any DA-42 misfuelings?
Replies: 37
Views: 6365

Re: Any DA-42 misfuelings?

The article attached below is about the guy who was my DPE, back when I did my private pilot check ride down in Tampa. https://www.tampabay.com/news/hillsborough/2019/10/11/plane-filled-with-wrong-type-of-fuel-before-crash-that-killed-tampa-plastic-surgeon-ntsb-says/ This happened just 25 miles fro...
by carym
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Any DA-42 misfuelings?
Replies: 37
Views: 6365

Re: Any DA-42 misfuelings?

It's been a long time since I have been on this board, or even responded to a message. But, I will re-emphasize just what Dave wrote. In my 9+ years of owning a DA42, I have had several FBOs try to put 100LL into my DA42 even thought there are placards all over the tanks that say JetA only. I never ...
by carym
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA42 as a true four (and a half) seater?
Replies: 47
Views: 16598

Re: DA42 as a true four (and a half) seater?

Its been a while since I’ve been on this forum! I just want to see that whatever you hear from Diamond Canada is a moving target. When WAAS became available I asked about upgrading my G1000 to WAAS. I was told they would only do it if I converted to a NG with Garmin autopilot and they would not cons...
by carym
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 KAP 140 NAV to APR transition question
Replies: 35
Views: 6647

Re: G1000 KAP 140 NAV to APR transition question

After this discussion on standard rate turns, I decided to check the behavior of my G1000/KAP140 today. It took 2:37 to turn right 360 degrees and 2:55 to turn left. Not sure if I there's anything that needs to be done to address this, or if I just have to live with it. Time goes slowly when you're...
by carym
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 KAP 140 NAV to APR transition question
Replies: 35
Views: 6647

Re: G1000 KAP 140 NAV to APR transition question

I just looked in my log book and have done over 40 approaches in actual with nearly everyone of those an ILS (I did not have WAAS in my DA42 and the autopilot was a KAP140). I can't recall a single ILS approach that gave me problems with the localizer (although I did have one which I had to go misse...
by carym
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Diamond Sales
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Diamond Sales

It was great to see CFIDave and his wife Sue yesterday at our sleepy and quiet(?) airport. He gave a couple of demo rides to potential buyers of a DA62, and watching that plane take off made me sad about having to give up my DA42. At least it seems that sales of new Diamond aircraft are really picki...
by carym
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 KAP 140 NAV to APR transition question
Replies: 35
Views: 6647

Re: G1000 KAP 140 NAV to APR transition question

Yes, not only loaded but also activated. I now fly behind a 430W and that has another "Gotcha". Unlike the G1000, when ILS is loaded into flight plan, the frequency is placed in standby slot and has to be manually switched to active position. I have missed this, too.
by carym
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 KAP 140 NAV to APR transition question
Replies: 35
Views: 6647

Re: G1000 KAP 140 NAV to APR transition question

This may sound silly, and i apologize if it is, but did you enter the approach into the g1000 with all the fixes? I have at times forgotten to put in the approach.
Cary
by carym
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What comes after a DA40?
Replies: 476
Views: 94589

Re: What comes after a DA40?

That's the same fuel burn as the Cirrus jet, Cary. But I think you are climbing faster. (Although JetA is quite a bit cheaper than 110LL.) I do miss the efficiency of the DA42. While it was not as fast in the climb or at cruise, burning on 11.2 gph in cruise with the DA42 was much better than my cu...