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by Thomas
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: 246 Engine Outages, 30 Deaths?
Replies: 26
Views: 5756

Re: 246 Engine Outages, 30 Deaths?

Peter, keep in mind that this newspaper story (Kurier Austria) is based on the Thielert (Conti) and Austro powered Diamonds, and mainly on DA40s. I only know of one dual failure on a DA42, which was after a departure with a discharged main battery - and a voltage drop following a dual ECU/Engine dur...
by Thomas
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: PowerFlarm Portable
Replies: 2
Views: 921

Re: PowerFlarm Portable

Hi Lea
I do have a PowerFlarm on my DA40 since years. No interference to any avionics. In my opinion it’s a must in the European Airspace.
(see the latest SUST/SESE Report - collision of the C210/PA28 near Lommis).

see the Installation;
by Thomas
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Nit Picking at Altitude
Replies: 10
Views: 2407

Re: Nit Picking at Altitude

This forum is great, English is not my native language – “Nit Picking” never heard … but Google helped me
- learning English in the DAN –

But for the “OCD Pilot” I need your help

Danke schön - many thanks :)
by Thomas
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Interested in an 01-03 DA40 6 pack
Replies: 12
Views: 2607

Re: Interested in an 01-03 DA40 6 pack

Don, with a six pack DA40 (up to 2003 standard), you have the possibility to upgrade with new Garmin avionic, GTN 650/750 - G500 or an Avidyne solution. Except for the Autopilot KAP140 you have then an equal or even better equipped panel than the (old) G1000. The aircraft is definitely lighter. If y...
by Thomas
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Tug for 42-VI
Replies: 15
Views: 5001

Re: Tug for 42-VI

We use a TugMAXXE - SM 2.0 TWIN ENGINE AIRCRAFT TUG for years for a DA42 and I use the smaller type for my DA40. Very easy and durable. ---------------- if you consider an offer, tell them regards from Thomas/Switzerl...
by Thomas
Thu May 25, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Converting from a VM-1000 to EDM-900 Engine Monitoring System (EMS)
Replies: 7
Views: 3488

Re: Converting from a VM-1000 to EDM-900 Engine Monitoring System (EMS)

Lance, I will be in the same situation soon, the VM1000 shows some signs of age, MP is off some times and so is one EGT. I did change the internal battery, its Ok now but I don`t think that was the real problem. Anyway we in Europe are not urged soon to go for ADS B, but it would make sense do to it...
by Thomas
Tue May 09, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What comes after a DA40? (the reply)
Replies: 24
Views: 6412

Re: What comes after a DA40? (the reply)

Nice plane, I will definitly visit you in October ... our next planned spain trip ... this time for 4 weeks. Looking forward to land with the DA40 on the firefighter runway in the mountains near your home.
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by Thomas
Mon May 01, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: KAP 140 STC'd replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 4713

Re: KAP 140 STC'd replacement

Same for me - a slide-in replacement for non-g1000 aircraft. Cost and EASA compliance is a factor.
by Thomas
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Manifold Pressure Gauge Intermittent
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Re: Manifold Pressure Gauge Intermittent

I had the same ... it was a drop of oil/water in the line. Cleaned and since then OK.
by Thomas
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Lean of peak
Replies: 26
Views: 5211

Re: Lean of peak

Fully agree with Antoine. Especially first part, this has nothing to do with DA40, it`s pure airmanship.