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by blsewardjr
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Autopilots are the answer, not the problem...
Replies: 41
Views: 1795

Re: Autopilots are the answer, not the problem...

Scott- There previously have been a couple of threads where DA40 Non-G1000 owners have discussed the STEC AP. In my opinion, the big issue is price. $20K for the unit and $10K to install for a total of $30K seems simply too much for many owners of $100-160K aircraft to consider when the KAP140 "work...
by blsewardjr
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Autopilots are the answer, not the problem...
Replies: 41
Views: 1795

Re: Autopilots are the answer, not the problem...

One reason that the GFC500 may not be on even the planned list for the DA40 is that it requires the G5 attitude indicator as well, not as a backup but as a primary instrument. The G5 is not certified for DA40s as a primary instrument except for those that are VFR only. Without the G5, the only Garmi...
by blsewardjr
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Autopilots are the answer, not the problem...
Replies: 41
Views: 1795

Re: Autopilots are the answer, not the problem...

Doug- If done, would the STC for the DA40 apply to both G1000 and steam gauge DA40s, or are they separate projects? Thanks. Bernie
by blsewardjr
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ADSB upgrade issues....
Replies: 26
Views: 1227

Re: ADSB upgrade issues....

On my G530W altitude differences for the ADSB traffic on the Map page (but not the targets) disappear after the map scale gets to next scale greater than 20nm.
by blsewardjr
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: VM1000 fuel totalizer
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

Re: VM1000 fuel totalizer

Mine (2003) still shows 17 gal max per side.
by blsewardjr
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What comes after a DA40?
Replies: 466
Views: 72225

Re: What comes after a DA40?

Thanks for the video Antoine. It brought back some pleasant memories from my time working at the US Mission in Geneve. I flew an Aeroclub aircraft once out of there for a tour of the Alps. As I recall the rental rate was calculated by the minute, as I reflected on while holding above the Palais des ...
by blsewardjr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: VM1000 fuel totalizer
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

Re: VM1000 fuel totalizer

Refueled today. As with Peter's experience the totalizer indicated a gallon less available then is probably there. Good to know.
by blsewardjr
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: VM1000 fuel totalizer
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

Re: VM1000 fuel totalizer

Thanks to Rich's fix, I was able to get the fuel totalizer to work today for the first time. It was useful because I was running at high power to break in a new cylinder and gulping down fuel. The amount remaining according to the totalizer was about 1-2 gallons less than the fuel tank indicators. I...