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by Steven
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Flyout to the Bahamas?
Replies: 31
Views: 9095

Re: Flyout to the Bahamas?

Sorry I let this thread drop, but my schedule didn't allow for vacation planning these past few months. It so happens the plane is at Premier in Ft. Lauderdale for ADSB now, and so I'm thinking of making the hop over to the Bahamas maybe at the end of this month. Are there any differences in local f...
by Steven
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Diamond Aircraft Owner's Seminars/Panels/Training/Fly-ins?
Replies: 34
Views: 4533

Re: Diamond Aircraft Owner's Seminars/Panels/Training/Fly-ins?

A few years after I bought my DA 40, we had a local Diamondfest, sponsored by the local Diamond service center (no longer). It was at Stinson airport in San Antonio (KSSF), and was, as I recall, 2 days long. Various seminars, presentation by a fellow from PowerFlow (just after they got their DA 40 ...
by Steven
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Approved flight simulators
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Approved flight simulators

A quick look at the Redbird website shows the Jay and TD models as possibly being practical as home-based flight simulators. Though they aren't explicit about it, it seems like the Jay is not an FAA aviation training device but the TD is. At $6995 it's quite an investment though.
by Steven
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Buying a DA-20
Replies: 10
Views: 2591

Re: Buying a DA-20

I owned both an A1 and a C1 model. Both are excellent aircraft. The only downsides are two seats and not IFR certified. If those don't bother you I would not hesitate to buy one. The A1 models are quite rare now and I would be somewhat concerned about parts and maintenance support going forward.
by Steven
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Approved flight simulators
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Approved flight simulators

I understand that the FAA regulations have changed recently to allow IFR approaches in a flight simulator to be logged without a CFI present. But I can't find any clear guidance on which flight simulators can be used for valid loggable approaches. Specifically, I'm trying to figure out if there are ...
by Steven
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Will It Fit?
Replies: 15
Views: 2124

Re: Will It Fit?

We have a hangar door opening just shy of 40'. We use a floor-mounted winch and painted lines on the ground.
by Steven
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Disposition of the 6 fundamental instruments
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

Re: Disposition of the 6 fundamental instruments

I may be wrong, but I thought panel mounting an uncertified piece of equipment (like an iPad) in a certified airplane was a no-go. Or at least would require reams of paperwork. In the US, anyway.
by Steven
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 NG Anomaly
Replies: 19
Views: 2469

Re: DA40 NG Anomaly

No experience with the DA40 NG to provide, but good job on handling the emergency safely.
by Steven
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Roll servo replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 589

Re: Roll servo replacement

I assume the Diamond factory can do it. In fact that is Plan B. The plane is currently at Calspan in Niagara Falls. If they can't get it done London, ON looks to be about an hour away. As for why it is different, I don't really understand. I think some places are scared off just because it is a Diam...
by Steven
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Roll servo replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 589

Roll servo replacement

Has anyone in the Northeast US had a GFC700 roll servo replaced? I'm looking for a shop to do it. I've contacted several places and they are either unwilling or unavailable to do it.

Note that the symptom is that the AP kicks out occasionally for no obvious reason, with a red ROLL annunciator.