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by Boatguy
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Diamond Statement at Dubai Airshow
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Diamond Statement at Dubai Airshow

We have no idea how much he is or isn't aware of the issues we're raising. Usually, this managerial level doesn't interfere with customer support :) Certainly true on an individual case basis. However, our issues are with respect to company wide policy which was neglected under the previous managem...
by Boatguy
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Diamond Statement at Dubai Airshow
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Diamond Statement at Dubai Airshow

The D-Jet was under-powered, according to the few people who flew the only flights. I wonder if they will change how it is powered. It would have been so cool if Zhang had also said, "We are committed to being a global leader in aviation and will take care of our customers and fleet as you would ex...
by Boatguy
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Tower - "Where are you?"
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Tower - "Where are you?"

I do what Wayne does - use the NRST (aka Nearest on NXi) key.
by Boatguy
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Activating Approach
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Activating Approach

Short answer: - Load/Activate approach on the MFD controls the flight plan and flight director. - APR key controls the Autopilot. "Load Approach" will load the approach waypoints, nav frequency and nav course (if ILS/LOC or VOR), but not change the active waypoint. Later on you can select the desire...
by Boatguy
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: G1000NXi with ESP - Missed Approach
Replies: 3
Views: 325

G1000NXi with ESP - Missed Approach

The DA42-VI with NXi has Garmin's "ESP". According to AOPA, this means you can fly a fully coupled missed approach. Does anyone have experience with this? What happens if you hit the GA button while the AP is still engaged? We had the chance to fly the G1000 NXi on a King Air 350. The flight include...
by Boatguy
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: Tiedown for DA40
Replies: 22
Views: 4264

Re: Tiedown for DA40

If you're not as ambitious as Paul and don't want to make your own soft shackle, you can buy a climber's sling and luggage tag it through the tail. Less than $10, crazy strong, very light, no metal to bang around.

https://www.rei.com/search?q=slings
by Boatguy
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Angel City Flyers - IRA KLGB
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: Angel City Flyers - IRA KLGB

Congratulations!
by Boatguy
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: “Expedite climb”
Replies: 35
Views: 2911

Re: “Expedite climb”

We must be looking at different things. Sorry for injecting confusion.
by Boatguy
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: “Expedite climb”
Replies: 35
Views: 2911

Re: “Expedite climb”

The KLDJ approach and the KEWR ILS 04 both have an approach heading of 039 so you're correct and I should have said "making a turn while parallel to", not "across". The separation is about 1-1.5nm between those tracks which leaves little margin for error to avoid a mid-air since not every pilot, whe...
by Boatguy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: “Expedite climb”
Replies: 35
Views: 2911

Re: “Expedite climb”

It does seem bizarre to have that approach at all. KLDJ is just 4nm from the threshold at Newark. If you go missed, you'd be making a climbing left turn across heavy jet traffic on 3 mile final. If the wind was from the E/SE this would be a situation similar to the wake turbulence accident at KRNO t...