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by krellis
Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Airventure 2023 - camp Scholler info needed
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Airventure 2023 - camp Scholler info needed

I have stayed in Camp Scholler a couple of times at the improved sites. They open for reservations about one month ahead of OSH. However, you pay the daily rate for these spots starting the day you make a reservation and you cannot shorten the length of stay - it runs until the end of the show. The ...
by krellis
Sat Jul 02, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: New Prop STCed for DA40NG
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: New Prop STCed for DA40NG

Can't speak to the DA42 or -62 (out of my price range), but I have co-owned two DA40-180's. One had the three bladed MT and the other, the larger diameter two bladed, wide chord composite Hartzell. Operating off our reasonably well maintained grass strip, the MT was much less damage tolerant than th...
by krellis
Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Stuck in grass
Replies: 24
Views: 1637

Re: Stuck in grass

I've always kept mine 5-7psi above the recommended pressure. I had a tire go on a rental DA40 at Palo Alto several years ago that nearly put me into the grass. I'd rather be a bit over than under. I've heard that rupture pressure on most tire/tube combos is above 150psi which would take a REALLY ha...
by krellis
Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: AeroShell Grease Shortage
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: AeroShell Grease Shortage

Cleveland recommends Mobil SHC-100 now which should be available.

If you can’t find Aeroshell 5 or 6, there is a Nyco grease now being used by Hartzell, but they can’t be mixed - so you have to remove the old Aeroshell grease. Not very practical, I know.
by krellis
Fri May 13, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Engine overhaul time - Lycoming IO-360-M1A
Replies: 23
Views: 2221

Re: Engine overhaul time - Lycoming IO-360-M1A

Highly recommend Penn Yan. Oldest engine overhaul facility in the Country. They have IRAN’d both of my “new” engines for the experimental RV’s I’ve built. Great folks to work with and highly experienced. Like everyone, parts availability can be a challenge, but PYA has a lot of resources to pull from.
by krellis
Tue Apr 26, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Fatal UT accident appears to be DA40
Replies: 46
Views: 3809

Re: Fatal UT accident appears to be DA40

Dan Gryder jumps too quickly to "I KNOW what happened" for my taste. He recently had to apologize to the family of a pilot who died in an accident and he said she was below minimums on the approach (I don't believe he had any solid evidence for that). Dan Gryder was arrested in Griffin, G...
by krellis
Sun Mar 13, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Aileron friction?
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: Aileron friction?

I think you should replace the bolts as well. If they were tightened so much as to bind up the pushrods and bearings, they may have been weakened. AN3 bolt torque is surprisingly low (like 20-25 lb-in, plus the drag of the nyloc). I also suggest that you try to source the bearings from Aircraft Spru...
by krellis
Sun Mar 06, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Help trim stick in full nose down position
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Help trim stick in full nose down position

My uneducated guess would be to first check the trim switch. If the actuator is working, it might be a bad contact on the switch. Wiring would be next (not sure if there a separate grounds for the nose up and nose down circuits, but a bad ground would cause your symptoms). The A1 IPC does not show t...
by krellis
Fri Mar 04, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: new XLT
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Re: new XLT

Boatguy wrote: Fri Mar 04, 2022 1:31 am I'm pretty sure that subject has been litigated in many other threads.
Yet the Austro fan club is still alive and well...
by krellis
Fri Mar 04, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: new XLT
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Re: new XLT

With an XLT $30K less than an Austro powered NG and the Austro now a TBR engine (that apparently costs $55K plus labor), I'm curious where the benefit(s) is/are of the much heavier, much more expensive Austro. Yes, I know the Austro is smooth running, fuel efficient and easy to start, but given all ...