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by smoss
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Aileron/Wing Skin Question
Replies: 15
Views: 761

Re: Aileron/Wing Skin Question

Logan- 14 year old plane, no change whatsoever over time. Works great.
by smoss
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Aileron/Wing Skin Question
Replies: 15
Views: 761

Re: Aileron/Wing Skin Question

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by smoss
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Aileron/Wing Skin Question
Replies: 15
Views: 761

Re: Aileron/Wing Skin Question

My 2007 touches in exactly the same spot, exactly as you describe, although the gap is not quite as noticeable on the remainder of the wing as on yours. It has been like that forever, and the rub marks have not gotten any more noticeable. I just make sure to keep the area clean and waxed.
by smoss
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: GFC700 autopilot overshoot turning to a heading
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: GFC700 autopilot overshoot turning to a heading

Magnetometer otherwise seems to work great, no problems. It my be worth while though to try doing the recalibration process (described elsewhere in the forum). Thanks.
by smoss
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: GFC700 autopilot overshoot turning to a heading
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: GFC700 autopilot overshoot turning to a heading

Russ, you are correct, winds should have no effect on that. I guess I noticed it as well last time flying on AP NAV when a waypoint was passed instigating a turn, which also then overshot the new desired course by 5-10 degrees before correcting back. That time, I suppose winds would play an effect i...
by smoss
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: GFC700 autopilot overshoot turning to a heading
Replies: 4
Views: 261

GFC700 autopilot overshoot turning to a heading

When I first got my plane many years ago, if I was flying straight on HDG mode, then turned the bug anything substantial to change course, the FD would intercept the new heading consistently with amazing precision, no wind, big crosswind, whatever. It was always dead on. Now, when I do the same, the...
by smoss
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Loose stabilizer fairing
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Loose stabilizer fairing

the fairing is easy to take off. Just pull it off and look what happened to the screw insert. Put some padding under the rear edges of the fairing so you don't scratch the paint underneath as you pull it forward.
by smoss
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ADS-B FAIL intermittently
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: ADS-B FAIL intermittently

It may just be a GPS dead spot for you. There are a 2 isolated places I frequently get an ads-b fail, one on the ground at my home airport in the runup area, and one coming into KTOA about 500 ft AGL (about 1 out of 3 times). You may want to just sit on it a bit and see if the fails show up anywhere...
by smoss
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Inexpensive DIY solution to GTX345R Bluetooth problem - with pics
Replies: 39
Views: 8416

Re: Inexpensive DIY solution to GTX345R Bluetooth problem - with pics

Tom, you mentioned it does not have the gross weight certification increase. Are you saying it does not come standard with the 2646 max, or are you talking about and increase even beyond that? Thanks.
by smoss
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Inexpensive DIY solution to GTX345R Bluetooth problem - with pics
Replies: 39
Views: 8416

Re: Inexpensive DIY solution to GTX345R Bluetooth problem - with pics

Dave, how do you get that HIRF box off to access the LRUs? It looks like you'd have to take out the whole back shell just to access something in there.