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Nacelle plugs

Post by jprhode » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:01 pm

Hi

Any idea where to get the typical soft red plugs for the various holes in the nacelles? I have a most excellent travel canopy cover from Bruce’s, but haven’t seen orderable plugs anywhere.

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Re: Nacelle plugs

Post by Colin » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:33 pm

I got mine from Bruce's.

https://www.aircraftcovers.com/DA40

Click on plugs.
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Re: Nacelle plugs

Post by jprhode » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:52 pm

Need them for the 62, not the 40...only thing listed under plugs is the pitot cover.
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Re: Nacelle plugs

Post by Colin » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:54 pm

Oh, I missed what forum we were under.

Are they markedly different from the DA42 NG inlets?

I think Bruce does custom work for, essentially, the same price because they like increasing their catalog of pieces for different planes. All the work is done in China now, so I think their profit margin is healthy. It's worth shooting them an email.
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Re: Nacelle plugs

Post by CFIDave » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:12 pm

For Diamond twins, I've seen owners that keep their planes outside use engine covers rather than nacelle plugs.

Engine nacelles for the DA62 are identical to those of the DA42-VI, which have a very different shape and openings from the DA42 NG or DA42 TDI.
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Re: Nacelle plugs

Post by jprhode » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:48 pm

perfecto, thanks!
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Re: Nacelle plugs

Post by jprhode » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:54 am

Just to close this out:

I ended up ordering Bruce’s engine covers instead. Super nice, they go on very quickly - slip over the back of the nacelle and Velcro down the front. Likely faster than plugging up all the openings. Two thumbs up, problem solved.

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Re: Nacelle plugs

Post by ememic99 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:20 am

jprhode wrote:I ended up ordering Bruce’s engine covers instead.
I'm considering them as well. I've just got quotation - seems a bit expensive (I already have Bruce's canopy and nose cover). My aircraft is in hangar but I found bird's nest twice in the air inlet.
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Re: Nacelle plugs

Post by Pascal » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:39 pm

I purchased yellow ones you can cut to shape from Aircraft Spruce for my DA20-C1. But then I discovered that the 5$ car washing spunges from Wal-Mart were the perfect size. That’s what I have been using ever since. Call me frugal or cheapstake if you want, that’s fine by me. :lol:
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Re: Nacelle plugs

Post by ememic99 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:01 pm

The problem is inlet marked with B on picture below, A is easy to solve.
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