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by mbitran
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Austro
Topic: MSB: oil pump replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: MSB: oil pump replacement

My engine was affected and needs to have the pump replaced. Apparently this is preventative, there have been no failures to date because of the bad oil pump (I was told). Diamond is shipping out the new pumps in the next few weeks. It's quite an elaborate job to replace the pump unfortunately. As wa...
by mbitran
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Austro
Topic: 35% ??
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: 35% ??

This is very helpful. Is there an optimal power setting to set if you lose a turbocharger in the NG? I'm wondering if this is the mechanical failure that is addressed by the AFM Checklist under: [ECU A & B failure checklist - Indicated LOAD unchanged, perceived thrust is reduced, engine noise le...
by mbitran
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40NG Lost Engine in IMC
Replies: 31
Views: 3597

Re: DA40NG Lost Engine in IMC

Never have but I will definitely check it out
by mbitran
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Austro
Topic: Fuel Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Fuel Leak

Did you experience this on the ground, upon startup?
by mbitran
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40NG Lost Engine in IMC
Replies: 31
Views: 3597

Re: DA40NG Lost Engine in IMC

Thanks Dave. I got a DA40 NG a month ago. Loving it thus far, but for obvious reasons am interested in tracking this issue. If you hear more please let us know. The pilot in this incident told me he went back up and flew that very same day. We recreated the flight when I flew with him. Obviously, he...
by mbitran
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40NG Lost Engine in IMC
Replies: 31
Views: 3597

Re: DA40NG Lost Engine in IMC

Hi - has anyone heard an update on this? I actually had the opportunity to fly with the instructor pilot in this incident. This was a few months ago, and they did not have any additional information.
by mbitran
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40-NG comparrison to DA40-XLS
Replies: 33
Views: 8239

Re: DA40-NG comparrison to DA40-XLS

Just a bit more feedback after owning the NG for 6 weeks. I have about 40 hours thus far in the plane. It has been fantastic so far. Here is the good and bad: - handling is amazing - there is a lot of misinformation about climb rate. Full fuel, with myself and a passenger on board, we are climbing o...
by mbitran
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Diamond Share Experience
Replies: 23
Views: 2309

Re: Diamond Share Experience

I agree with Boatguy on the $250/hr cost. With interest/capital cost included --- I believe you are close to that number. That said, bringing on members increases your total hours, and spreads the fixed cost, hence lowering the hourly cost of the plane. At 400 hours/yr I believe the cost of operatin...
by mbitran
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA 40 NG Maintenance Costs
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: DA 40 NG Maintenance Costs

That's super helpful, thank you Russ. The other option that I have been debating is to sign up for Savvy MX and use them as a resource to help me manage the shop (and ensure things are reasonable). I'm leaning in that direction. Based on my model, PP adds about a $20/hr premium (understandably, they...
by mbitran
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40-NG comparrison to DA40-XLS
Replies: 33
Views: 8239

Re: DA40-NG comparrison to DA40-XLS

I spent a lot of time researching this issue and finally purchase a DA 40 NG. I have over 100 hours experience in the XLS. I'll state that the NG and the Austro engine is amazing --- so happy with the purchase. If anyone is going through the same decision process - feel free to reach out to me. I've...