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by Bartek
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: STC for scimitar props from MT for all Diesel engines soon available
Replies: 31
Views: 8924

Re: STC for scimitar props from MT for all Diesel engines soon available

Hi Salim, I am afraid this will take some time, I do not expect much flying in the weeks to come, sorry for that… But the idea about pushing for Scimitars was based upon Emir's comments from the CD155 upgrade project. The discussion after some substantial set of test flights you can find here: https...
by Bartek
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: STC for scimitar props from MT for all Diesel engines soon available
Replies: 31
Views: 8924

Re: STC for scimitar props from MT for all Diesel engines soon available

Happy to inform that I just did first flights with Scimitar propellers on my 2.0 DA42… :) It took over a year from the idea to installation, I would say it was quite an achievement, as the new STC for 2.0 engines was needed. Great job of Martin and his team from MT-Propeller, with bit of persistence...
by Bartek
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Dynon Avionics - seeking an alternative to Garmin
Replies: 10
Views: 2782

Re: Dynon Avionics - seeking an alternative to Garmin

Please take me into account for that. Although not in an urgent need now, but in 2-3 years I will need to upgrade to some more current set than the “best an only” G1000 screens... Mainly due to WAAS and spare parts issues. Hopefully Dynon ends this Garmin/Diamond legacy saga... 10. DA42, D-GJHO, for...
by Bartek
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 513
Views: 84594

Re: TDI owners: outdated Garmin G1000 software (version 9.05)

ememic99 wrote: Bartek, I assume Scott can add your name and aircraft on the list.
Of course, Scott please put me on, DA42, D-GJHO
by Bartek
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 513
Views: 84594

Re: TDI owners: outdated Garmin G1000 software (version 9.05)

I think I can concur what Emir said… In some Mai/June I was in touch with the management of Diamond, asking if after Mr. Dries sell of the company to the Wanfeng group the new owners plan any changes in Diamond’s approach towards TDI planes. Was assured than that they are aware of the problem in thi...
by Bartek
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Is there any EASA country that approves time extension of Thielert 2.0 (CD135) in DA42?
Replies: 5
Views: 1342

Re: Is there any EASA country that approves time extension of Thielert 2.0 (CD135) in DA42?

Thank you for the idea. As I understand your suggestion is first to go to engine manufacturer, after that to CAA for approval of what was agreed (providing success in the first step). Right? I am only wondering, for Conti to cooperate in this process looks like of little sense… Their business is sel...
by Bartek
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Is there any EASA country that approves time extension of Thielert 2.0 (CD135) in DA42?
Replies: 5
Views: 1342

Re: Is there any EASA country that approves time extension of Thielert 2.0 (CD135) in DA42?

Hi Karl, Thank you for the response, engines are 2.0. 12 years is not a manufacturer’s requirement, it is recommendation. In case of Lycs or Contis – it is pretty the same, AFAIK. Many CAA’s (including German LBA) allow Lycs and Contis to be flown past time recommendation, hourly limits are usually ...
by Bartek
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Is there any EASA country that approves time extension of Thielert 2.0 (CD135) in DA42?
Replies: 5
Views: 1342

Is there any EASA country that approves time extension of Thielert 2.0 (CD135) in DA42?

My engines will reach 12 years soon, but still are far from 1500h limit (around 900h now). Plane is D-reg, maintenance says – replacement will be a must, German CAA (LBA) treats 12 years manufacturer’s recommendation as an obligatory limit for engine change… I do not think such an approach is of muc...
by Bartek
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Exhaust staining
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: Exhaust staining

Is there going to be any difference in performance if exhaust gases add to lift instead of thrust?
by Bartek
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Tug for 42-VI
Replies: 15
Views: 5005

Re: Tug for 42-VI

I have ordered the Sidewinder. Any issues with taking the lithium battery on board during flight? Cheers Hello David, No issues with the battery during flights so far. I think Lithum batteries may be an issue if you short-circuit them or expose to excess heat, in nose compartment none of such shall...