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by jb642DA
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: ILS and LPV for supplemental visual approach guidance
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: ILS and LPV for supplemental visual approach guidance

Scott, thanks! You are correct, you have to activate the post-FAF leg you're going to intercept and be within about 3.5 miles cross-track error of the intercept before the GP will show up. I tested this on the Garmin G1000 PC trainer, and will also flight check it next time I'm flying. Great to do ...
by jb642DA
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA42 v DA62 Training Options
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: DA42 v DA62 Training Options

I owned a DA42 prior to the DA62 -

Like Ultra said - not much difference in the operation of the 62 vs 42-VI.

Since you said insurance isn't an "issue", train in either!
by jb642DA
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: GWX70 Weather Radar
Replies: 21
Views: 1128

Re: GWX70 Weather Radar

The best advice is to play with "tilt" on each flight based on your cruise altitude. The more you use it, the better you will become using it! I fly "large aircraft" for a living (as does ultraturtle) - Each radar has its own "personality". Consciously using "tilt", all the time, will make you much ...
by jb642DA
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Austro
Topic: Oil consumption
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Re: Oil consumption

I've seen the same results as Nigel.

I keep the level at the 1/2 way point and maybe add 1/2 - 3/4 liters over 100 hours (per engine)
by jb642DA
Sun May 31, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: GWX70 Weather Radar
Replies: 21
Views: 1128

Re: GWX70 Weather Radar

That "checklist" is the "Psuedo-official" one from Diamond Austria. I don't think they even include it with the plane. There is nothing in the AFM (pages 4A-22 through 27), normal procedures, about the WX radar or RACC!! AFM leaves a lot to be desired!! The flow from the "yellow" checklist is much b...
by jb642DA
Sun May 31, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA42-VI vs DA62 Performance
Replies: 18
Views: 8789

Re: DA42-VI vs DA62 Performance

Originally that was the case for the DA62 (and I think the DA42-VI had similar restrictions originally) until TKS and FIKI were approved. There is a supplement to the AFM that shows FIKI is approved now. I think it was approved in mid 2016. Here's the linkfor the AFM supplement - http://support.diam...
by jb642DA
Sun May 31, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: GWX70 Weather Radar
Replies: 21
Views: 1128

Re: GWX70 Weather Radar

I finally found the standby reference for the WX radar being in "standby" prior taxi - This does not appear to be mentioned in the AFM!!?? Pg 310 and 311 of the Garmin G1000 manual talks about using "standby" on the ground - specifically - CAUTION: In Standby mode, the antenna is parked at the cente...
by jb642DA
Sat May 30, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: GWX70 Weather Radar
Replies: 21
Views: 1128

Re: GWX70 Weather Radar

Glad the info helps Chris.

One more thing to remember - put the radar in "standby" before taxiing! I don't think it's mentioned anywhere in the "AFM."
Stops the dish from "bouncing around" in the nose.
by jb642DA
Thu May 28, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: GWX70 Weather Radar
Replies: 21
Views: 1128

Re: GWX70 Weather Radar

I like the "price"!!
by jb642DA
Thu May 28, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: GWX70 Weather Radar
Replies: 21
Views: 1128

Re: GWX70 Weather Radar

Great advice about the "Garmin Pilot's Guide" Rob!!
The freebie video course is decent too!