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by Thomas
Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 Tundra Star v DA40 Lycoming
Replies: 17
Views: 5712

Re: DA40 Tundra Star v DA40 Lycoming

Hi Konrad, I think you can not compare the Maule with the DA40. I learned to fly on a Maule, with Ray Maule in Moultry GA Spence Field. I like to fly the MX7-235 we had as a tow plane in our club. As tow pilot you get excellent landing training wich is needed for that plane. But for back country the...
by Thomas
Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Gear up landing DA42
Replies: 16
Views: 4836

Re: Gear up landing DA42

Here a french version of the subject.

wish you all a Happy Landings (on wheels) in 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5McECUtM8fw


Thomas
by Thomas
Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Gear up landing DA42
Replies: 16
Views: 4836

Re: Gear up landing DA42

Steve, the landing roll was a landing slide ... 220m / 722 feet - touch down at 60kts - wind from the front left at 4 kts. It was the day when whole IFR and commercial traffic in Europe was grounded due to the vulcano ash from Island - the name of the vulacano "Eyjafjalljökull" easy name i...
by Thomas
Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Gear up landing DA42
Replies: 16
Views: 4836

Re: Gear up landing DA42

Here is the report of a DA42 gear-up landing in Switzerland. Almost no damage.

http://www.bfu.admin.ch/common/pdf/2103_e.pdf
by Thomas
Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Engine Heater
Replies: 24
Views: 5260

Re: Engine Heater

Graham, specially in Winter ... it is really nice time to fly.
by Thomas
Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Engine Heater
Replies: 24
Views: 5260

Re: Engine Heater

Hi Antoine, I am thinking about installing a heater, do you have a 220V type. My bird is in the cold hangar tent bute we have an el. pwr outlet available. I thinking about a Reiff System.
by Thomas
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Boost Pump
Replies: 147
Views: 31108

Re: Boost Pump

I bought a charger, see link. It is a good equipment and could be used as a Gnd power as well. Fellow pilots here in Buochs are using it for the monthly FMS update of the PC 12. I put it on from time to time in Winter to keep the battery up. aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/portPowerCharger24ces.php
by Thomas
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Boost Pump
Replies: 147
Views: 31108

Re: Boost Pump

Hi Antoine, I will travel back to CH tomorrow and will have to do as well a cold weather procedure, hope the weather is fly able, have to bring it to the annual .. I do it in Leutkirch Germany .. So today last eve in warm Florida. Thomas
by Thomas
Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Boost Pump
Replies: 147
Views: 31108

Re: Boost Pump

Hi Antoine. Did you do the maintenance in GRE with Pius and Renè? Sounds high for the 400h annual etc. About the pump, checked the maint manual, there is in fact no relay between the switch and the pump, it was either the CB or Switch with a bad contact ....or then yes the pump itself. Considering t...
by Thomas
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 Rental in the aera of Tampa Bay FL
Replies: 1
Views: 1625

DA40 Rental in the aera of Tampa Bay FL

Does anybody know a place in the Tampa Bay aera we're a DA40 could be rented? As I am planning to be here in our new holiday condo quite often the next years, I would love to fly also "Diamond style" here. To bring my DA40 over from Switzerland is a bit a too long trip...... :P I have seen...