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by Diamond_Dan
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ADS-B Install Experience
Replies: 144
Views: 24089

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: 24089

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: 24089

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: 24089

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: 3390

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: 3390

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: 10069

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: 15081

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...
by Diamond_Dan
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Engine Options
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Re: Engine Options

Diesel vs. Gas is a big discussion with a lot of parameters to consider. IMHO the prop and mixture levers should be on the low end of your concerns. A LOT of pilots (myself included) graduate trainers and learn the ways of constant speed propellers on a subsequent airplane. You can learn the prop an...
by Diamond_Dan
Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: Tiedown for DA40
Replies: 22
Views: 8337

Re: Tiedown for DA40

I take it off when I'm not using it. I keep it in the mesh bag that came with the tie-down kit. It comes off with a few twists of the thumbscrew - takes seconds. I don't see any chance for the pin to back out if it's only used for tying down the plane. I looked at several shackles before buying this...