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by Soareyes
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Pinch Hitter
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Re: Pinch Hitter

Parachute or Autoland are the only things that will get my wife down safely without me.
by Soareyes
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: New Owner - advice on configuration
Replies: 54
Views: 4271

Re: New Owner - advice on configuration

For the last 2 years we've recommended that US customers not order TAS anymore. I personally would't get it if I were ordering my DA62 now instead of back in 2017. I left off the TAS from my new 42. So far that seems to be a good decision, ADS-B traffic is working well. Diamond twins are planes for...
by Soareyes
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: New Owner - advice on configuration
Replies: 54
Views: 4271

Re: New Owner - advice on configuration

We have a couple of Inogen G5s and a portable bottle and an O2D2. Since getting the Inogens we haven't used the portable tank. 1. For Inogen, do you find you use it more often that you might if using bottled (on board or aux)? 2. Where do you "mount" the concentrators? Is it convenient? 3...
by Soareyes
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Beringer brakes & tubeles tires on DA62
Replies: 13
Views: 1571

Re: Beringer brakes & tubeles tires on DA62

The bulk of this conversation was from October last year. Is there any update on the Beringer brakes and tubeless tires option for the DA62. The plane I'm contemplating purchasing would be delivered in the November 2021 time frame and I would prefer to just buy brakes once! I contacted Beringer a f...
by Soareyes
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: New Owner - advice on configuration
Replies: 54
Views: 4271

Re: New Owner - advice on configuration

Some thoughts about oxygen: It makes a difference where you are based and what services are available locally. I left it out of my new DA42. Filling: Built-in: Oxygen service is just not available at our home field. Portable tank: I fill it myself using welder's oxygen; cheap, quick and easy. I assu...
by Soareyes
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Insurance

Another data point:

I tried Avemco for insurance on my new DA42. They wouldn't even consider providing a quote, said they don't do hull values over $500K.
by Soareyes
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 Legacy & NXI Software Upgrades Announcement
Replies: 29
Views: 1262

Re: G1000 Legacy & NXI Software Upgrades Announcement

I want to make sure I understand this. You're saying tapping the LVL button did not engage the AP, it just tweaked the aileron and pitch trim servos? (outside of an unusual attitude situation) it would provide a fast trim "feature". You'd have to disconnect the autopilot to continue hand ...
by Soareyes
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: G1000 Legacy & NXI Software Upgrades Announcement
Replies: 29
Views: 1262

Re: G1000 Legacy & NXI Software Upgrades Announcement

Our current understanding is that without the "blue button" added to the instrument panel (probably by drilling a hole), the NXi Phase 3 software will not include new the Level functionality. In other words, if you already have the Phase 2 hardware installed, you'll be able to upgrade to ...
by Soareyes
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Jack Pads
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Jack Pads

When the time comes I would like to be able to change a tire myself on the DA42. Is there more than one method to jack up the plane? The official method using the jack points under the wing scares me a little. Balancing the weight of the plane on a slender steel rod seems a bit precarious. One slip ...
by Soareyes
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: PTT microphone volume
Replies: 21
Views: 6611

Re: PTT microphone volume

GMA 1360 Sidetone Issue - Resolved Searching the forums, I may have missed it but it looks like it has been several years since the subject of sidetone has come up. This post adds information pertinent to the GMA 1360 audio and Nxi panels. Sidetone in my DA42 with Nxi was working normally until some...