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by TimS
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 274
Views: 15188

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Scott,

Great news. Based on previous articles where authors mentioned January skiing in July article, or talking about the difficulty of writing about Christmas in June... I know it generally takes about six months from article completion till it is published.

Tim
by TimS
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated

Pros and cons would be appreciated. As for the NG, it gets checks for simplicity, Jet-A, fuel economy, etc. I have read that they are nose heavy so handling may be different? Useful load? Seems speed is a little better but only at 10k plus? And as for Diamond, I have read that many here are not hap...
by TimS
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: AvWebFlash today - Diamond Aircraft Plans To Double Production
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: AvWebFlash today - Diamond Aircraft Plans To Double Production

I think there is a math problem in the article.
144 units to 150; is not even close to double.

Tim
by TimS
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 274
Views: 15188

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Collin, Well stated. I was looking at three partnerships before I picked one. One was with one other person to buy a new DA-40. The second was with a local company thinking of getting a new DA-42. Last was with two others looking at a used Cirrus SR22. The update issue become a no go item for me. Si...
by TimS
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: So you think you want an E-AB ...
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: So you think you want an E-AB ...

Fundamentally the problem with E-AB is there is no reference standard. Therefore it is subject to a more subjective standard which is less precise and much more dependent on the owner. This lack of a specific standards makes judging both the design and the manufacturing more difficult; and unless yo...
by TimS
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Good maintenance shops in New England/Northeast US for annual/avionics?
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Good maintenance shops in New England/Northeast US for annual/avionics?

NexAir Avionics has a great reputation for Cirrus, but I know they also do Diamonds. (http://www.nexairavionics.com/) They actually get customers from Europe and the west coast who fly out to have the work performed. A few owners have paid to fly Dave and/or Brian to their location to have the work ...
by TimS
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What comes after a DA40?
Replies: 446
Views: 62857

Re: What comes after a DA40?

For the next four/five years: Weekend mission 500nm range, 150+ KTAS without wearing O2, carry 450lbs of people and bags. Day trip mission: 150nm, carry 700lbs of people and bags. I fly over glorified hills (called the White Mountains, Smoky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains...) on the east coast of ...
by TimS
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: G1000 WAAS upgrade
Replies: 36
Views: 3685

Re: G1000 WAAS upgrade

I paid about $16k for the WAAS upgrade. I think it was over $20k last time someone mentioned it. But I don't think you can do it anymore. I know for the G1000 planes, WAAS upgrades are no longer generally available. Garmin does not sell the parts, they are keeping what inventory they have left to s...
by TimS
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 274
Views: 15188

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Scott,

Pekka is suggesting this: https://www.google.com/forms/about/
You can actually then give out the form for data entry, and a read only access to the spreadsheet.

Tim
by TimS
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: new, refurbished DA40 woes
Replies: 18
Views: 1419

Re: new, refurbished DA40 woes

Most of the items sound labor intensive, and will be a pain to resolve. However, with that said, the reality is most of them are fairly minor. For the data path issue, do not just try and replace parts parts. Go to an avionics shop that has a junior member on staff that can spend the hours checking ...