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.
This PowerPoint was originally put together by an officer of the Civil Air Patrol (credits on last page). Tom found it and he and I have adapted/edited it for our use. It covers all the normal operating procedures with the KAP-140. If you’re not sure of all the details of this autopilot, the PPT should […]
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 […]
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 […]