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by krellis
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Cirrus G1000NXi ESP experience
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Cirrus G1000NXi ESP experience

The upshot to this noise "the system" is the primary reasons we no longer have commercial airliner fatalities (the pilot is generally no longer allowed touch the controls except in limited SOP defined periods). I don’t know where you are getting your “information”, but this portion of you...
by krellis
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Hoffman prop overhaul?
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Hoffman prop overhaul?

As far as I know (and our IA agreed) - it’s not listed in Chapter 4 as an airworthiness limitation, it is not a required time limited replacement component for Part 91 non-commercial operators. Chapter 4 items are mandatory. Here is an article on TBO from AOPA - https://pilot-protection-services.aop...
by krellis
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Hoffman prop overhaul?
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Hoffman prop overhaul?

You might want to download the latest version of the DA20 maintenance manual. As I recall from our previous ownership of an A1 Katana, there were a couple of time limited components listed in Chapter 4 (Airworthiness Limitations) and a larger number of components listed in Chapter 5 (Time Limits and...
by krellis
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: DA-20 lands without front nose gear - Canada
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: DA-20 lands without front nose gear - Canada

This happened to our DA20-A1 prior to us buying the airplane many years ago. The welded stud that is attached to the strut fractured and (unknown to the pilot at the time) the nose fork and nose wheel remained on the runway after takeoff. The pilot noticed something amiss when he landed back at his ...
by krellis
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Zero-Zero Below and Out of Options - IFR Past Minimums
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Zero-Zero Below and Out of Options - IFR Past Minimums

On an Angel Flight pickup I flew this approach into Santa Barbara. Conditions were reporting right at minimums. An airliner went missed. A bizjet went missed. Then it was my turn. I had the synthetic vision. I was quite well-practised in IFR at the time. I figured I would take a look since I had ne...
by krellis
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: IFR San Luis Obispo with my Love (Full ATC)
Replies: 15
Views: 1869

Re: IFR San Luis Obispo with my Love (Full ATC)

I did an approach in extreme precip just a few days ago. It was RNAV 23 KLWM. One of the more difficult approaches I have done because it was just bucketing down with rain and moderate turbulence. The red on the NEXRAD on the photo was directly over the field when I landed. Luckily I had good profi...
by krellis
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 279
Views: 57093

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

It's difficult to change corporate culture. When the owner/founder/CEO tells you to your face that "the North American Avgas market is dead to him" and the long time former President of Diamond Canada chastises you for expecting "Diamond to support an out of production airplane" ...
by krellis
Thu May 07, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Propellor Needed desperately.
Replies: 10
Views: 2356

Re: Propellor Needed desperately.

Have you tried Aviation Propellers in Opa Locka, FL? They overhauled my A1 prop years ago and had an overhauled prop for sale at that time. If you are willing to overhaul a prop, I know of a serviceable spare. We gave it to the high school when we donated our DA20 to them a year or so ago. The prop ...
by krellis
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: 29 DA20s, 7 DA42s, 5 DA 40s tragically for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 2923

Re: 29 DA20s, 7 DA42s, 5 DA 40s tragically for sale

As expected from when they closed early in March. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7224

I would inspect these airplanes very closely before buying. Falcon ran them hard and in my opinion, their maintenance was marginal.
by krellis
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Fire extinguishers
Replies: 13
Views: 4462

Re: Fire extinguishers

I was looking at my fire extinguisher recently and discovered it's a dry powder type, whereas the FAA recommends halon or halotron. In fact in AC20-42D the FAA specifically recommends against using dry powder extinguishers in aircraft. Does anybody know why Diamond would provide an extinguisher whi...