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by Diamond_Dan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Help updating data on my G1000
Replies: 18
Views: 4881

Re: Help updating data on my G1000

Do this on the MFD right? PFD and MFD. The data is used on both sides (PFD inset) and for redundancy. The system will check and give an error if the versions don't match. The newest G1000 S/W version may copy the info to the other side for you (someone help me here) but I hear it is very slow. Load...
by Diamond_Dan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Help updating data on my G1000
Replies: 18
Views: 4881

Re: Help updating data on my G1000

NAV data loads from each of the top two. The bottom ones are for the other databases. Leave them be for the NAV update. Load the NAV data on a blank SD card, insert into one of the upper slots, turn on the batt and follow the prompts to accept and update the database. Power it down and repeat the pr...
by Diamond_Dan
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ADS-B Install Experience
Replies: 144
Views: 25903

Re: ADS-B Install Experience

"The existing G1000 software level does allow display of ADSb traffic and weather information" so maybe I can get weather on the MFD. I wonder how I can verify where the weather is coming from (XM or ADSb)? There are several people on this thread claiming to see traffic and weather on their MFD (Bu...
by Diamond_Dan
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ADS-B Install Experience
Replies: 144
Views: 25903

Re: ADS-B Install Experience

Just got ADS-B upgrade installed in my DA40. Cycle Aviation at KJYO installed a GTX345R in a similar manner as the original poster. The upgrade took two weeks. Cost was about $8400 not counting the FAA rebate..... The weather only shows up on my iPad and to mirror CFIDave it's not as accurate as XM...
by Diamond_Dan
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ADS-B Install Experience
Replies: 144
Views: 25903

Re: ADS-B Install Experience

ricksigler wrote:Dan,

The model numbers for Garmin's antennas are GA 35, 36 and 37. The combo unit is GA 37 and Garmin wants $550 for it.

Rick
Thanks Rick - but the GA 37 looks like my externally mounted antennas? Can it be mounted inside the tailcone to avoid drilling holes in the fuselage?

Dan
by Diamond_Dan
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ADS-B Install Experience
Replies: 144
Views: 25903

Re: ADS-B Install Experience

I spoke with Diamond, and they recommend replacing the XM antenna with a GDL37 (combo GPS / XM) , thereby avoiding the need to have any external antenna or having to do any "real" fiberglass work. New mounting holes need to be drilled, but it's not in a structural location. Sandy Can someone confir...
by Diamond_Dan
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Fuel pump malfunction
Replies: 16
Views: 3609

Re: Fuel pump malfunction

Diamond_Dan wrote:Our fuel pump breaker popped a couple of times just yesterday. A&P is checking it out today. I'll report back on the verdict, but he is saying most likely the pump is bad.
$775 + $42 shipping for a pump exchange from CJ Aviation + R&R by my A&P.
by Diamond_Dan
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Fuel pump malfunction
Replies: 16
Views: 3609

Re: Fuel pump malfunction

Our fuel pump breaker popped a couple of times just yesterday. A&P is checking it out today. I'll report back on the verdict, but he is saying most likely the pump is bad.
by Diamond_Dan
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Training market: Diamond or Cirrus?
Replies: 52
Views: 11074

Re: Training market: Diamond or Cirrus?

As DA20/DA40 owners, we gripe about the lack of product support from Diamond, but will manage it to enjoy a superbly designed product. For a multi-billion dollar business designing a multi-million dollar training program around an aircraft platform, the single engine Diamond fleet would be a non-sta...
by Diamond_Dan
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Optimal landing speed
Replies: 82
Views: 16511

Re: Optimal landing speed

I am relatively new to flying and the DA40 coming from Cessna trainers at the flight school. I can't add much to the wisdom above, but I didn't find it too difficult to land without slamming it down. Low to the runway, I try to keep it 66-69 with just me on board. Keeping center-line is another stor...