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by TimS
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 450
Views: 28615

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Me either, the economics (and weight penalty and stall speed increase) are just too daunting. But you can see their point; they have a big investment in the Austro. There must be a solution with so many G1000 a/c owners, not just Diamonds, in the same situation. Keith, does your new TDI come with W...
by TimS
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: 200lb Useful Load Increase?
Replies: 27
Views: 997

Re: 200lb Useful Load Increase?

Rich,

I agree. Just pointing out in the current market; increasing the MTOW without other changes will mean the plane will not have sufficient performance. Both from a practical standpoint in large portions of the country; and also from a market comparison to other aircraft.

Tim
by TimS
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: 200lb Useful Load Increase?
Replies: 27
Views: 997

Re: 200lb Useful Load Increase?

I would think a 200lb MTOW increase without additional power or significant drag reductions would hurt the take off performance enough to make it problematical in many areas during summer. From what I recall 1000fpm in ISA conditions at sea level? I often see a density altitude of 3-4K in the my loc...
by TimS
Thu May 30, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Folding Electric Bikes
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Folding Electric Bikes

Sandy,

I might be interested in an electric folding bike.

Tim
by TimS
Tue May 28, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Recent reports of JetA Fuel Contamination
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: Recent reports of JetA Fuel Contamination

I've gotta ask. What the heck is Diesel Exhaust Fluid and what is it used for? I never heard of this compound until today. Lo and behold I go into a local auto parts store to pick up a couple of things and I see dozens of like 2-gallon containers of this stuff for sale :scratch: Basically it is a c...
by TimS
Tue May 28, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Recent reports of JetA Fuel Contamination
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: Recent reports of JetA Fuel Contamination

It shows that someone has cut to many corners (sloppy controls/training) or there is an ergonomic issue. e.g. The PRIST and DEF addatives have the same color handles and look the same and are next to each other....

Tim
by TimS
Fri May 17, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: 1,000-lb useful load? +BRS?
Replies: 34
Views: 1248

Re: 1,000-lb useful load? +BRS?

This whole discussion brings to mind a question. I have looked at the CG, W&B for multiple new Cessna models, and multiple generations of Cirrus. They have all slowly gotten heavier; with more creature comforts. However, they have really done a great job of maintaining the UL and the ability to use ...
by TimS
Fri May 17, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: 1,000-lb useful load? +BRS?
Replies: 34
Views: 1248

Re: 1,000-lb useful load? +BRS?

My impression of Panthera and Cirrus is both have a wider CG envelope than Diamond. As for the engineering reasons why they have a larger envelope, no idea (e.g. no way to know if wing selection, where variable loads sit, fulcrum effects, size of tail feathers...). I know for Cirrus, most of them ha...
by TimS
Thu May 16, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: 1,000-lb useful load? +BRS?
Replies: 34
Views: 1248

Re: 1,000-lb useful load? +BRS?

Basically you are stating the CG range is too small, or the load pattern is not close enough to the center of thrust making it have a disproportionate effect on CG.

Tim
by TimS
Thu May 16, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: 1,000-lb useful load? +BRS?
Replies: 34
Views: 1248

Re: 1,000-lb useful load? +BRS?

I was seriously looking at an experimental plane called a Velocity V-Twin. On one visit, I was discussing carbon fiber instead of fiberglass for the plane. The factory had already calculated the wight savings, just under 100 lbs compared to fiberglass. However, this would have increased the raw mate...