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by CFIDave
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Weather radar upgrade on a DA42
Replies: 30
Views: 3481

Re: Weather radar upgrade on a DA42

If your plane already had the radome installed, it should be relatively straightforward to add a GWX70. Except that wasn't the case with my DA62: My new Austrian-built DA62 that was ferried across the Atlantic to Diamond London was missing the weather radar option that I had ordered months earlier (...
by CFIDave
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: G1000NXI+Flightstream 510 waypoint lock
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

Re: G1000NXI+Flightstream 510 waypoint lock

Since we don't use visual reporting points very much in North America, I wouldn't be surprised if there were a bug surrounding their use.

As I noted in the other DA62 thread (viewtopic.php?f=18&t=7412) there are multiple software bugs in the Garmin software.
by CFIDave
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: G1000 NXi Phase II
Replies: 10
Views: 1774

Re: G1000 NXi Phase II

A few more observations about NXi Phase II on the DA62: 1. If you hook up the plane to a GPU in order to play around with the G1000 NXi on the ground, you'll occasionally hear some strange new noises coming from the front of the fuselage. It's the GWX70 weather radar (that now always starts up in ST...
by CFIDave
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: IFR San Luis Obispo with my Love (Full ATC)
Replies: 15
Views: 1171

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

Has *anyone* been assigned a hold in the last decade without asking for one? Sure: for years our home airport KJYO Leesburg, VA has been an IFR "one in, one out" non-towered airport, where ATC (i.e., Potomac Approach) cannot clear you for the approach inbound if a landing aircraft ahead of you hasn...
by CFIDave
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Grande Canyon Corridors - GPS Waypoints
Replies: 14
Views: 1232

Re: Grande Canyon Corridors - GPS Waypoints

David: the corridor route you've shown is exactly the same one we flew last September at the lowest possible corridor altitudes (10.5K southbound, 11.5K northbound), as shown on the video we posted earlier in this thread. At those altitudes we had a smooth flight the entire way with no updrafts or d...
by CFIDave
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Comm 1 Failure
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: Comm 1 Failure

When you send your unit into Garmin for flat-rate repair, they immediately send you someone else's already-repaired unit to reduce the time that your aircraft is out of service. With G1000 LRUs, you might get back a unit originally from a Mustang Jet, a C172, or something in between -- loaded softwa...
by CFIDave
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated
Replies: 52
Views: 6430

Re: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated

An IO-390 would be much bigger and heavier than the DA40's IO-360 despite both being 4-cylinder Lycoming engines. The 180 hp IO-360 M1A of the DA40 is a compact straight-valve engine, whereas the 200 hp IO-360s (e.g., from the Piper Arrow or Cessna Cardinal) and 215 hp IO-390 are very different "ang...
by CFIDave
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated
Replies: 52
Views: 6430

Re: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated

Diamond Canada was forced to cease production of Lycoming DA40 XLTs during 2017 until 2020 because that DA40 version was not certified for G1000 NXi, and Garmin stopped producing Legacy G1000 components for installation in new aircraft. The DA40 Type Certificate at the time had not yet been moved fr...
by CFIDave
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: Finally the Launch??
Replies: 56
Views: 6447

Re: Finally the Launch??

SR22T G6 is more than 900k so why would we expect DA50 to be cheaper? BTW DA42 is close to 1M and DA42 is 1.4M. Those Diamond prices are correct for fully-optioned new aircraft -- which is what most individual owners tend to order (flight schools are different). But fully-loaded Cirrus SR22T aircra...
by CFIDave
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: Finally the Launch??
Replies: 56
Views: 6447

Re: Finally the Launch??

The DA50 has been through so many promised variants that it's difficult to remember them all. The first version was the pressurized SuperStar shown at Oshkosh 2007 with a 6-cyl. Continental gasoline engine that was cancelled. Diamond was also in discussions with Rotax about another 6-cylinder engine...