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by Kyle
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: Tiedown for DA40
Replies: 22
Views: 8929

Re: Tiedown for DA40


I was thinking about buying a set of these Slidedowns. What do you think of yours after having them for a year now?

Did you have to order a custom length? I was told the standard ones might be too short for the DA40 to use on a standard tie-down ring layout.
by Kyle
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Rudder cable replacement requirement changed
Replies: 25
Views: 4227

Re: Rudder cable replacement requirement changed

How would you know if you have stainless steel rudder cables or not? Was there a certain year that they started being used or was this a factory option?
by Kyle
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Gust lock straps lose tension
Replies: 10
Views: 3116

Re: Gust lock straps lose tension

I had the same problem but then just tied knots in the straps right behind the clips after adjusting them. They’ve held tight for at least a few months now.
by Kyle
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Enroute Engine Tests ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1261

Re: Enroute Engine Tests ...

Gary, I have a subscription, and I do the in-flight lean mag check & gami lean test regularly during longer flights. I didn't know about the induction leak test but I plan to start doing that as well. The reports Savvy provide are easy to read and could indicate a marginal problem with a plug, i...
by Kyle
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: GFC700 went offline
Replies: 18
Views: 4957

Re: GFC700 went offline

So I had an autopilot failure tonight. I have a 2008 WAAS w/ GFC700. I was being vectored for an approach with the Autopilot engaged in HDG/ALT mode. I got the red "AFCS" annunciation on the PFD and the autopilot disconnected. The flight director continued to work. The AFCS stayed illumina...
by Kyle
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: DA40 Rentals in Hawaii? (Oahu)
Replies: 7
Views: 2276

DA40 Rentals in Hawaii? (Oahu)

Does anyone know of any flight schools in Oahu that have any DA40s for rent for visiting pilots? I was hoping to do a checkout and then some local sightseeing flights in a DA40 but thus far haven't found any for rent. Any recommendations on places to rent other aircraft would also be welcome. Thanks
by Kyle
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Lycoming
Topic: What Oil Do You Run?
Replies: 40
Views: 11069

Re: What Oil Do You Run?

I use Aeroshell W100 with Camgaurd based on recommendations from Savvy, an A&P, and another DA40 pilot. Note that I'm based in a warm climate and would rarely, if ever, have the need for a below-freezing start. Rob, I wonder what it would take to get Blackstone or one of the other oil labs to re...
by Kyle
Mon May 15, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Garmin Pilot Checklist
Replies: 9
Views: 2833

Re: Garmin Pilot Checklist

Scott, I don't use Garmin Pilot but if it uses *.ace checklists, you should be able to use the Garmin checklist editor. It's a little more user friendly than notepad. I've used this to successfully edit the checklist files used on the G1000 and it displays exactly how they will look on the G1000. ht...
by Kyle
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ADS-B Install Experience
Replies: 144
Views: 26507

Re: ADS-B Install Experience

As is already well-known, the latest DA40 G1000 software won't display ADS-B weather on the MFD. Dave, Isn't it just the non-WAAS G1000 software that won't display ADS-B weather? I get ADS-B traffic, NEXRAD, METARs, and TAFs on the MFD in my 2008 DA40 with GTX345R. (No XM installed). As of last yea...
by Kyle
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Jump Starting a DA-40
Replies: 12
Views: 5407

Re: Jump Starting a DA-40

Hello all, reviving an old thread here... After discovering that I had a dead battery, I followed the procedure to start with external power. Everything went as expected and the engine started normally. After running for several minutes, I turned off the "ALT" side of the master switch to ...