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by Antoine
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Removing G1000 from a Da40?
Replies: 47
Views: 1816

Re: Removing G1000 from a Da40?

Tim this is exactly what is happening in France. These things require periodic calibration and they get decommissioned at that time. Very fast pace. Rich: generally I prefer using an ILS when available but LPV+V is just as good seen from the cockpit and I believe it is equivalent in terms of precisi...
by Antoine
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Removing G1000 from a Da40?
Replies: 47
Views: 1816

Re: Removing G1000 from a Da40?

Honestly i think the most likely candidate for swapping out a G1000 would be a DA40 owner stuck with a pre GFC700 G1000 and wanting to jail-break the plane. It would take a crazy guy like me to buy such a plane with the objective of taking avionics apart :) And as to ILS in the US... I thought they ...
by Antoine
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Removing G1000 from a Da40?
Replies: 47
Views: 1816

Re: Removing G1000 from a Da40?

Why has the starting point of this conversation been the non-WAAS G1000 (e.g. 2004+) airplane. Why not start with a non G1000 from 2003 or earlier? Were there other significant improvements to the airframe? Ian, I did not know that the G1000 had been available prior to 2004. There is no reason for ...
by Antoine
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Removing G1000 from a Da40?
Replies: 47
Views: 1816

Re: Removing G1000 from a Da40?

Let us know what the cost is to remove it and install a whole new replacement system. Anyone want to start a betting pool? No need. Been there, done that on a much more complex aircraft. If you have an avionics shop do it in Europe it will be around 70 K AMU less resale of the G1000. (btw - how pra...
by Antoine
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Removing G1000 from a Da40?
Replies: 47
Views: 1816

Re: Removing G1000 from a Da40?

Oh no I would not want to pursue an STC!
Agree they are sensitive to overheating - but this is fixed as you said or by adding a well designed cooling solution from the back.
by Antoine
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Removing G1000 from a Da40?
Replies: 47
Views: 1816

Re: Removing G1000 from a Da40?

Ditch the G5 and go with either Dynon Or the G3X. Both of which are from the experimental space and much cheaper, more capable and have been certified on selected hardware via STC, Tim Are these certified on the DA40 Timothy? (I really do not know) Bret thank you for the pics. Looks very nice. Well...
by Antoine
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Removing G1000 from a Da40?
Replies: 47
Views: 1816

Re: Removing G1000 from a Da40?

Wow!- lightweight DA40 LG. I think the factory design is meant to be totally noob proof and nothing else. Titanium is roughly same strength and half the weight. It would save between 25 and 30 lbs. Add Beringer Wheels and brakes... Can you point me to the Seattle company? My Extra 400's main landing...
by Antoine
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Removing G1000 from a Da40?
Replies: 47
Views: 1816

Re: Removing G1000 from a Da40?

:) thanks Brock. Well you finally managed to make your dream come true and I think I can say the same about my Extra 400. I wonder how much can be done on the avionics side of the DA40 - I still love the aircraft and in retrospect I realize how un-VFR the G1000 was ... I hope more people contribute ...
by Antoine
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Removing G1000 from a Da40?
Replies: 47
Views: 1816

Re: Removing G1000 from a Da40?

Thanks Bret. Can you post a picture? Did your Aspen perform reliably?
I have been told they overheat and fail frequently - is this no longer the case?
by Antoine
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Removing G1000 from a Da40?
Replies: 47
Views: 1816

Removing G1000 from a Da40?

Call me crazy, but here is the thinking. > I have 1'000 hours behind a G1000 with GFC 700 and I believe that this combo is inadequate for the DA40, especially so if the DA40 is used primarily in VFR. My thesis is that its capability is not exercised enough to make up for the poor user interface and ...