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by rdrobson
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Weather Radar or Satellite link?
Replies: 13
Views: 1634

Re: Weather Radar or Satellite link?

Thanks John! You're right, you can't get turbulence detection in the DA62 because it requires a 12" dish or greater. However, I have a Phenom 100EV on order that does have the 12" dish and the option for turbulence detection. Thankfully, I got Embraer to throw that in on the deal, I wasn't sure if i...
by rdrobson
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Deice low pressure light
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: Deice low pressure light

My system responds just like John mentions above. I keep my aircraft in a heated hangar and I think that has a lot to do with the low pressure warnings. Switching to a higher flow setting seems to make it go out. Also, if my system hasn't been run for awhile, I make sure to activate it long before I...
by rdrobson
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Low gearbox oil level
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: Low gearbox oil level

After my 300 hour oil replacement, my DA62 right engine came out of the shop with me being able to see only the smallest amount of air at the top of the window. Over the next 50 hours it slowly crept down to where it was just a bit below the center dot. I had my mechanic check to make sure there wer...
by rdrobson
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Weather Radar or Satellite link?
Replies: 13
Views: 1634

Re: Weather Radar or Satellite link?

If I have the option, I will even navigate around "green" radar returns (supposedly lighter precip) when flying in the intertropical convergence zone. Yellow and red returns are bad anywhere in the world, but are incredibly NASTY in the ICZ! John, does the equipment you fly have turbulence detectio...
by rdrobson
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Shortest Field You Are Comfortable Taking Your '62 Into?
Replies: 34
Views: 2456

Re: Shortest Field You Are Comfortable Taking Your '62 Into?

- Remaining engine .................... 95% load I should see about +190fpm rate of climb! One point on the 95% power rating, I know that if I had an engine failure right after TO, I would not be too concerned about prolonging the time at 100% until after I felt that I was adequately clear of terra...
by rdrobson
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Shortest Field You Are Comfortable Taking Your '62 Into?
Replies: 34
Views: 2456

Re: Shortest Field You Are Comfortable Taking Your '62 Into?

I'm kind of surprised. I did my PPL training at KSQL which is 2,600' and was serviced by part 135 Pilatus's and home to several part 91 King Air. Is that really outside the comfort range of the DA62? I'm not challenging anyone's flying decisions, just trying to understand the comfort zone for the D...
by rdrobson
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Shortest Field You Are Comfortable Taking Your '62 Into?
Replies: 34
Views: 2456

Re: Shortest Field You Are Comfortable Taking Your '62 Into?

Last week, with tower telling me to head straight to the numbers (I actually love it when that happens) and a regional jet behind me confirming with tower that they were really cleared to land with that twin Diamond in front of them, I turned off at the 2000' mark without feeling that I hit the brak...
by rdrobson
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Diamond Service Delays
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Diamond Service Delays

I'm working on my second year with my DA62 right now and I can report that I am not happy with Diamond after sale service. I flew my aircraft to London for its annual assuming those guys should know how to get it done better than anyone as well as resolve a few warranty issues. I was happy with the ...
by rdrobson
Wed May 29, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Inset Map
Replies: 35
Views: 2071

Re: Inset Map

.... On that day, the delay was far less than 15 minutes and I would guess it was less than 5 minutes.... That time stamp only reflects how long ago either Sirius/XM or ADSBIN sent out its most recent (already old) information. Sorry, I wasn't clear as to what I was referring to. I was not looking ...
by rdrobson
Wed May 29, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Inset Map
Replies: 35
Views: 2071

Re: Inset Map

You're right that the data is not live, but it's not 15 minutes old either. But it pretty much is: In June 2012, the NTSB issued Safety Alert SA-017 (amended in December 2015), which asserted that cockpit imagery could be 15 to 20 minutes older than the posted time: https://www.ntsb.gov/safety/safe...