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by soarer20
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Hoffman prop overhaul?
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Hoffman prop overhaul?

Thanks for posting Krea! I rechecked the maintenance manual and the Hoffman manual. I’m not noticing where it says the TBO is only mandatory for part 91. Are TBO’s mandatory for private operators? What about the Hoffman propeller manual? My airplane is in for its annual and I’m replacing all the hos...
by soarer20
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Hoffman prop overhaul?
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Hoffman prop overhaul?

The Diamond maintenance manual has a tbo on the Hoffman prop of 600 hrs or 6 years.

Is there a overhaul time for the wood prop on the C1?

Because it’s certified airplane I don’t think there is any way around it.
by soarer20
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Hoffman prop overhaul?
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Hoffman prop overhaul?

My Katana will require a prop overhaul next year. Its only flown about 300 hrs since the last overhaul.

Any recommendations for authorized Hoffman propeller shops? The previous owner used Hope Aero.

Overhaul cost?

Nick
by soarer20
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: A1 5 year rubber, confirm what gets replaced?
Replies: 0
Views: 101

A1 5 year rubber, confirm what gets replaced?

My A1 is due for the 5 year rubber replacement. The list seems fairly straightforward. Is there anything else you should replace at the same time? I'm having the shop do a carb rebuild. Here is the list I found in the maintenance manual: Fuel lines (only the flexible fuel lines which are attached to...
by soarer20
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Whats an old flight school DA-40 worth?
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Whats an old flight school DA-40 worth?

I'm looking at an old flight school DA-40. Any idea what a fair value would be? I've seen Da-40's with steam gauges listed for around $80k in decent condition. It needs a full repaint. Not sure what this would cost but I'm guessing it would be in the $20-25k range. Special paint required? What sort ...
by soarer20
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: What to insure For?
Replies: 4
Views: 674

What to insure For?

With prices for da-20s in the absurd range lately I'm thinking I'm underinsured. I have hull value set at $75k. I don't have VREF. 1997 A1 1600 hrs, 400 hrs on new engine. The DA-20 market seems pretty weird to me, most sellers don't seem to post on the usual classifieds. I know if I made enough cal...
by soarer20
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: A&P/IA Recommendation Seattle/North
Replies: 5
Views: 2860

Re: A&P/IA Recommendation Seattle/North

Aircore aviation at KAWO has been doing my annuals and maintenance for the last 3 years. They are very affordable and an authorized Rotax repair center. Have you called them yet? As far as I know they are the only Rotax service center in Washington.
by soarer20
Fri May 15, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Any value of XM weather?
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Any value of XM weather?

I have ADS-B in with an Stratux but due to overheating of my ipads I purchased a Garmin Aera 660. The Garmin is awesome, very little glare, large screen, easy to use, and doesn't seem to overheat. I need to add traffic and weather for the Garmin and was considering the GDL-52. Is XM weather valuable...
by soarer20
Fri May 08, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Propellor Needed desperately.
Replies: 10
Views: 2341

Re: Propellor Needed desperately.

There has to be a story here.... Do tell. Contact Hoffman or Hope Aero, ship them your prop and they will repair it and replace the broken blade and ship it back. This is a job for a propeller shop. I believe this is your only option as the blades have to be balanced. If you put a used blade on this...
by soarer20
Fri May 08, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: DA-20 C1 Trim switch on an A1?
Replies: 0
Views: 782

DA-20 C1 Trim switch on an A1?

I'd like to know if I can upgrade the control grip on my A1 to the C1 version with the built in trim switch? Wiring would be easy for my A&P. I have a standard airworthiness cert. Is there anyway to do this by the book? The trim switch position on the A1 makes it easy to accidentally damage it w...