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by Rich
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: Foreflight ground traffic bug
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Foreflight ground traffic bug

The documented behavior is that when an ADS-B equipped aircraft has transitioned to ground mode, FF continues to track it and displays the triangle/diamond in kind of a brown color. This used to work fine, but in recent years I noticed it was no longer doing this. The target symbol simply disappears...
by Rich
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: KAP-140 tracking error
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: KAP-140 tracking error

Years ago I had the heading bug problem resolved by an instrument shop. It was the 525 HSI not sending a signal to the AP consistent with the mechanically-linked bug on the face. They told me it was a common thing to have to remedy. Also on the service report was a notation that they found several s...
by Rich
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: KAP-140 tracking error
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: KAP-140 tracking error

My ‘02 has had the same behavior. The heading deal can be alleviated by a qualified shop. The problem with localizer/RNAV, probably. I’m in the process of replacing my HSI with an Aspen so won’t be able to comment directly.
by Rich
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Another safe year for Diamonds
Replies: 20
Views: 981

Re: Another safe year for Diamonds

Pilots today have terrible stick and rudder skills because I feel the TAA aircraft with all of this safety stuff is actually making the PIC more dumb due to the relying on automation. Don't blame TAA for this. It is nothing new. When I was instructing (late 1970's) I commonly encountered licensed p...
by Rich
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Another safe year for Diamonds
Replies: 20
Views: 981

Re: Another safe year for Diamonds

The Cirrus stall is benign as long as you are coordinated. Even a skidding stall is easily recoverable but beware of the slipping (base to final overshoot) stall. Knowing where the dragon lives helps to avoid it. The terminologies are reversed in your post. The overshoot results in a tendency to pu...
by Rich
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DIAMOND FLYIN
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: DIAMOND FLYIN

Maybe. Depends on the date for one thing, as I've got an Alaska trip scheduled in August. Not flying myself there, chicken that I am.
by Rich
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Citation crash 1/9/21
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Citation crash 1/9/21

A Citation (N3RB) crashed in NW Oregon from altitude this past Saturday, 2 aboard. It was a flight from Troutdale to Boise. The Flight Aware data is scary. Superficially it seems like it spun in from about 31,000, right as it reached that altitude. The data seems bit off for a spin, but track sampli...
by Rich
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Possible Aspen installation
Replies: 30
Views: 1464

Re: Possible Aspen installation

The plane goes into the shop this week :D On a note not applicable to me, I found in the E5 documentation the explicit affirmation that GPSS is available with the Avidynes. I haven’t shared this with my friend that now has the dual-G5s, as it’s water under the bridge. It might be worth sending out s...
by Rich
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ADS-B FAIL intermittently
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: ADS-B FAIL intermittently

OK. The only time I see anything like this is if the avionics are fired up in the hangar for an extended period. My ADS-B transponder is fed from my 530W. Clears up when moved outside. The annunciation shows up on my KT74 display.
by Rich
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Complex/TAA aircraft
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Complex/TAA aircraft

A recent conversation on Facebook brought up the details of using a Technically Advanced Aircraft in lieu of a complex aircraft to satisfy part of the commercial license experience and flight test requirements. It brought to mind a few things. The requirements for complex aircraft are comical: 1. Co...