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by ultraturtle
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 Legacy & NXI Software Upgrades Announcement
Replies: 29
Views: 1195

Re: G1000 Legacy & NXI Software Upgrades Announcement

...Slight clarification: ESP functions whether or not the AP is on, but it can be disabled before flight via the AUX page. USP only kicks in if the AP is on... Just to be super picky, you are correct that USP is only available with the autopilot engaged, but ESP is only available with it disengaged...
by ultraturtle
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: DA62 - 2013 discussion of 210kts
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: DA62 - 2013 discussion of 210kts

Vortex generators on the outboard of the wings likely add considerable drag. dgger lost 3-5 kts when adding a full wing of them to a DA42NG. (see https://www.diamondaviators.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5165&hilit=vortex+generator&start=20 ) The DA62 has fewer of them, but flies conside...
by ultraturtle
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Austro
Topic: 35% ??
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: 35% ??

... the AFM suggests that you decrease thrust to idle and then set to maximum perceived power, not to exceed 1975 RPM? Although this checklist item suggests the engine can produce 65% under this scenario? At 1975 RPM, you may be lucky enough to reach 65% power at sea level. From the AE300 operating...
by ultraturtle
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: DA 42/62 Training
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: DA 42/62 Training

Just so you know, having owned both, the DA42-IV and DA62 are configured nearly identically and fly nearly identically (same wing, different wingtips). You should feel confident jumping right into the DA62 after getting a multi rating in the DA42-VI. The only hitch is getting the minimum hours of du...
by ultraturtle
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Jack Pads
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Jack Pads

I've used the Bogert Tribal jack numerous times to jack the wheels so I can replace air in the tires with nitrogen. Easy to do on the mains, but you need to brace the nosewheel straight, or it will twist off of the jack as you raise it. Easier to just push the tail down and hold it with a strap and ...
by ultraturtle
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: Finally the Launch??
Replies: 66
Views: 13677

Re: Finally the Launch??

Boatguy wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:21 pm
...I noticed there were vortex generators on the wings in the area of the ailerons. That's the first time I've ever seen those on a Diamond...
The DA62 has 'em.
by ultraturtle
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Coolant leak
Replies: 17
Views: 747

Re: Coolant leak

I learned during the Austro/DA42 Maintenance course at the London, Ontario factory that the mechanic servicing the coolant system needs to massage all of the blue coolant lines as the coolant system gets refilled to get all air out of the system, then do it again after an engine run, then top off. P...
by ultraturtle
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Coolant leak
Replies: 17
Views: 747

Re: Coolant leak

COOLANT LO message is not uncommon for a cold Austro engine. It does need to extinguish once warmed up. I flew my DA62 for about 50 hours with that issue on my left engine, and it always went out prior to the oil temp rising to within the green band. Serviced at annual, I have not had an issue since...
by ultraturtle
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: DA42-6 Airworthiness Limitations / Engine TBO
Replies: 24
Views: 2312

Re: DA42-6 Airworthiness Limitations / Engine TBO

Jroseund wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:03 am
...How much total time for delivery does that add for the ferry flight across the pond?
About 26 hrs to the London, Ontario factory where they install all of your North America stuff (Sirius/XM weather, etc.), plus whatever it takes to get it delivered to you from there.
by ultraturtle
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA62 RACC system performance
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: DA62 RACC system performance

Concur with all of the above. JetShades are the best. I operate the RACC system only at its maximum output (fan at the highest setting, temperature at its lowest), and have observed the same performance as Dave - zero difference in cruise speed between the system turned off and operating at max blast.