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by Diamond_Dan
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: tail tie-down solution
Replies: 7
Views: 1460

Re: tail tie-down solution

Same here but I have noticed some silver-gray rub marks around the hole. Not sure if it is something that would buff out but I have purchased a rope shackle to try.
by Diamond_Dan
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ADS-B not transmitting
Replies: 28
Views: 4966

Re: ADS-B not transmitting

I took a tour of Boston Center in Nashua, NH about 2 years ago and asked the controller how ADS-B was affecting their work. He said that they could maintain radar contact on the ADS-B equipped aircraft at lower altitudes than non-equipped aircraft. I asked the same question to our local tower contro...
by Diamond_Dan
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: KAP 140 autopilot pitch trim servo clutch slipping?
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: KAP 140 autopilot pitch trim servo clutch slipping?

Thank you very much for the feedback. I went out to the practice area for about an hour today to get a better understanding of the problem and it doesn't seem as straightforward. With the autopilot on, the trim wheel would not move when I changed power settings except for 2 or 3 times during the fli...
by Diamond_Dan
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: KAP 140 autopilot pitch trim servo clutch slipping?
Replies: 3
Views: 318

KAP 140 autopilot pitch trim servo clutch slipping?

Hello all - Happy Friday (2004 G1000 DA40 WAAS KAP 140 A/P with altitude pre-select) Was working on my instrument proficiency today with an instructor and encountered a problem with the autopilot trim. On a coupled approach, the autopilot would not descend quickly enough with a reasonable power sett...
by Diamond_Dan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Avoiding Night Blindness While Flying
Replies: 7
Views: 2093

Re: Avoiding Night Blindness While Flying

PIREP on this headlamp absolutely love it. It has built in prevention for preserving your night vision. It has only one button. Push it and you get a dim red light good for most nighttime cockpit needs. Push it again and it turns off. You have to double press the button to get high intensity red, an...
by Diamond_Dan
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: AP Disconnect Button Fell Off
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

Re: AP Disconnect Button Fell Off

I tried to press the A/P disconnect button yesterday during an instructional flight and it wouldn't disconnect the autopilot. Not a big deal at that moment since there are several other ways to shut down the autopilot. I fiddled with it for a few minutes and got it working again. After reading this ...
by Diamond_Dan
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Pitot Static Check
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: Pilot Static Check

In 2018 I paid $425 + a $45 travel Expense for the biannual IFR Cert for our 2004. It is lined up with the annual.
by Diamond_Dan
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 251
Views: 43668

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

After talking to Garmin, it would appear that the "upgrade" path for the non-WAAS G1000 owners does not exist at this time. While GIA63W owners can buy new screens for a mere $28k (whenever Garmin provides the software), us GIA63 owners are pretty much hosed. The Gamrin rep said that there is no pa...
by Diamond_Dan
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: G1000 KAP 140 NAV to APR transition question
Replies: 35
Views: 6170

Re: G1000 KAP 140 NAV to APR transition question

The Honeywell B/K manual tells you to press APR to intercept the localizer. This usually works but my KAP 140 seems lazy to me. Sometimes it will overshoot or wander and I use CWS to nudge it back on course. Other times my APR indication will start flashing on the display, no idea why. If I push APR...
by Diamond_Dan
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DX.X Waypoint added to approach
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: DX.X Waypoint added to approach

Thanks Paul - I will check out the videos.