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by Thomas
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: RPM fluctuation on idle and engine choking
Replies: 22
Views: 1642

Re: RPM fluctuation on idle and engine choking

It seems normal to me with the hot engine (190 OIT and 300 CHT). How does it behave when started first time of the day, mine is absolutely stable when cold?
These phenomena I see since I have the DA40 (11 years), and it was the same with the previous, Maule MX7 with IO540.
by Thomas
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Some Great Flying
Replies: 18
Views: 1271

Re: Some Great Flying

Same flight ... turning final LIMG Albenga Riviera Airport Italy
by Thomas
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Some Great Flying
Replies: 18
Views: 1271

Re: Some Great Flying

Passing the mount Matterhorn at FL140. Thats why the famous Swiss Toblerone chocolate has it’s unique shape :)
by Thomas
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: MSB for 2017-19 fuel tank connection hoses
Replies: 26
Views: 2349

Re: MSB for 2017-19 fuel tank connection hoses

Steven: On my aircraft, with 40 gallon tanks, there is an access panel directly under the interconnect hoses: DSCF0135.JPG DSCF0134.JPG We inspect these at each Annual. Not sure if the 50 gallon tank versions have inspection panels under the interconnect between the outer and middle tanks. Steve St...
by Thomas
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Katana emergency landing in the Austrian alps
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: Katana emergency landing in the Austrian alps

The landing site is approx. 8000ft, it was a hot summer day, max. ROC acc. AFM for the Rotax 912 powered DV20 100hp shows 200-300 ft/min. Acc.to local police they flew into wrong valley. It looks very much like a CFIT due to poor climb performance in rising terrain. Then, emergency landing just unde...
by Thomas
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Katana emergency landing in the Austrian alps
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Katana emergency landing in the Austrian alps

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Emergency landing in the Austrian Alps. Thanks to the save Diamond design... both crew survived with minor brushes only. Landing spot approx. 8000ft
by Thomas
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20
Replies: 101
Views: 19617

Re: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20

All true about the DA40 fun factor … hand it is flying fun, I was coming from gliders, Diamonds roots came from a (motor) glider, it kept the control sensitive well-balanced controls. On the shadow side is of course the long wingspan, in the bumpy air at lower altitude … and when bringing it into th...
by Thomas
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA40 bevore the B777X in KBFI
Replies: 2
Views: 1943

DA40 bevore the B777X in KBFI

777X-DA40 2.jpg 777X-DA40.jpg Watching todays long awaited first flight of B777X from Seattle - noticed that after the successful flight … the landing in KBFI was behind N489Y DA40 …. a landing watched by a huge crowd of aviation journalists That was a perfect timing ….. was this a member of our fo...
by Thomas
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: What Tug to Get
Replies: 12
Views: 4400

Re: What Tug to Get

I am using a tow TowFLEXX since 11 years.... its just perfect and easy to use.
We do have several units on our airfield, including the larger remote controlled ones ( for the PC12 / TBM‘s).
by Thomas
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Dynon Avionics - seeking an alternative to Garmin
Replies: 10
Views: 2522

Re: Dynon Avionics - seeking an alternative to Garmin

5. Thomas Bienz, based Switzerland
D-ENMA
Interested in either/both

2003 DA40-180 40.337
KAP-140 A/P
2x Garmin 430
GTX-330
foreflight/Sentry ADS-B in

planned 2020:
Garmin GNX 375 (add GPS / GTX330 replacement)
AT-1 air avionics (collision warning)