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by Kyle
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Corked Nose Wheel
Replies: 119
Views: 17977

Re: Corked Nose Wheel

I’m assuming I had my first encounter with the corked nose wheel. I’ve had my 2011 DA40 for 8 mo and this was the first time I have noticed it. I departed with a mild left to right crosswind and small tailwind component. I had a terrible right yaw in cruise necessitating constant left rudder. I kep...
by Kyle
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Renting a DA40 in the Dallas TX area
Replies: 3
Views: 722

Re: Renting a DA40 in the Dallas TX area

A few years ago, I rented a steam gauge DA40 from here at KADS:

There was also another flight school at KADS that I had looked at first that had a G1000 DA40 but it was down at the time. I don't recall their name now.
by Kyle
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: SMS & Data?
Replies: 6
Views: 3868

SMS & Data?

So I was browsing the Diamond website and noticed this statement in a testimonial on the DA42 page: Data link is great. Weather and sending emails and SMS at altitude. Is data and SMS part of the G1000nxi package? This is the first I've hear...
by Kyle
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: First time Oshkosh: To wheel pants or not to wheel pants
Replies: 10
Views: 2269

Re: First time Oshkosh: To wheel pants or not to wheel pants

I’ve gone the past 2 years with the wheel pants on and had no issues, other than them getting dirty of course.
by Kyle
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Main Battery Lasted Over 3.25 after Main Tie Trip
Replies: 28
Views: 6350

Re: Main Battery Lasted Over 3.25 after Main Tie Trip

Sandy, I'm curious why your battery required such a high current to charge. It seems that even without a battery minder connected, the battery voltage on a new battery shouldn't drop that much even if it was sitting for a couple of weeks. Had you been using the avionics in the hangar assuming that t...
by Kyle
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Weight & Balance App?
Replies: 8
Views: 2597

Re: Weight & Balance App?

I like "Gyronimo" on the iPad, it gives you a graphical display with sliders to easily adjust all parameters. I also use the W&B feature in ForeFlight, although I'm not sure what subscription level this requires.
by Kyle
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Savvy Analysis Report Cards
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Savvy Analysis Report Cards

I know that a lot of us use Savvy Analysis to analyze engine data from flights. For those that don't, this is a free service that let's you upload your flight data and view trends of all available data for each flight on a website. They also have a paid version for which they will have someone analy...
by Kyle
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Slow Landing Flaps Deployment
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: Slow Landing Flaps Deployment

I would suspect that one of the flap limit switches may be sticking or starting to fail. I had some limit switch failures a while back that prevented the flaps from moving. Before they completely failed, I experienced delays prior to flap movement similar to what you described, although the length o...
by Kyle
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Garmin 345R ADS-B installation
Replies: 50
Views: 9981

Re: Garmin 345R ADS-B installation

I have a 2008 WAAS and my experience is the same as yours. I only see nexrad, METARs, and TAFs on the G1000.
by Kyle
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: DA40 Rentals in Hawaii? (Oahu)
Replies: 7
Views: 2276

Re: DA40 Rentals in Hawaii? (Oahu)

Hey Adam. No, I did not find any in Oahu. I did talk to a flight school that had other types of aircraft for rent but didn't get to work a flight into my schedule.