Interesting video and subsequent comments/discussion. I agree with some of the pilots that I probably would have gone around. But hard to say in that instant you have to make a decision. Pilot Niko explained that he lost about 15 knots of wind speed coming in, but he followed the guidelines for wind shear compensation […]
This is for club documents relating to the Diamond DA 40. It’s up to the member to determine if the document should be public or private.
Here’s a brief video on the use of the new battery-powered tug to move the DA-40. Similar to the pre-heater, the tug will live in the shed and its battery will remain charging with a small solar panel. The tug has a front end (the fork) and a rear end (the wheel frame, battery, and […]
Here’s a 1 minute video on a leaning technique with the VM-1000.
The fuel gauges in the Diamond are not very accurate. But the VM-1000 has a nice feature that, when properly initiated, will give you a very accurate reading. On a recent flight the difference between the fuel burn as computed by the VM-1000 and the fuel added from the pump was only about 1/2 gallon. The fuel […]