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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 […]
Blue Sky policy on pre-heating the Cessnas is to pre-heat the engine any time the temperature has been 20F or below within the two hours prior to flight. For the Diamond, the temperature threshold is 32F. Pre-heating is very important to the life of the engine; please protect your asset. The Pre-Heater lives in the shed […]
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 […]