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Quick links. Logout Register. Board index Aircraft DA40 Forum. DA40 Any DA40 related topics. Had her for 15yrs. DA40 owners how do you like the 40? Is it under powered as one owner told me? Can it take 4 people or is it a 3 seat craft? I am aware one can reduce fuel to make weight. I flew one at Diamond fest years ago but only two people were in it.
However fuel burn is not my first choice in an aircraft. I'm even considering experimental. It was amazing aircraft and I wrote about it being my favorite plane.
I had the 40 gallon version and I had no trouble with four adults in it, but my wife is a hundred pounds. Other people can speak to that better than I can.Moderators: RickLance Murray. Style by Arty - Update phpBB 3. Privacy Terms. The ultimate resource for Diamond Aircraft Pilots and Owners. Skip to content. Quick links. Logout Register. Board index Public forum. Posts of our guests are on moderation queue. What was the source of your information, as I have not seen any official announcement from Garmin?
N62DV DA62 If they are forcing you to have VNAV now, it seems like it's only because they want to sell more hardware! No AP. My old non-GFC My current XLS. Any DA have this?
I am guessing that Garmin's bezels are the easy part of the whole thing and that they're really just having a harder time sourcing the underlying components e.
When I was at Qualcomm we spent a lot of time deciding to get into automotive, for example, since the product cycles are so long and I am sure that Garmin has run into the same issues with the Intel and other chips they've been using. Diamond's are smart enough to figure out you're flying a back course if you approach the runway from the "wrong" direction and turn on NAV or APR on the GFC - it compensates for reverse sensing.
Board index All times are UTC.Discussion in ' Pilot Training ' started by JaybirdJun 28, Log in or Sign up. Pilots of America. Let me start by saying this thing is Saaaaaweeeeet! Very responsive and smooth. Excellent visibility This plane may just be enough to get my wife to sit still long enought during our upcoming XC to complete the trip in a single hop.
I have a couple questions that I've asked the CFI, but that's one man's opinion. I'd like to get others. Mention that this is also my first venture into the low-wing world. These questions are for my knowledge of the fuel system ONLY! This particular aircraft has 2 fuel probes for the fuel meter. In a low fuel situation, slipping on final, which tank should I draw fuel from up or down wing?
JaybirdJun 28, You should not trust the gauges. What I do is: Find out how much fuel is in the tanks, either by topping it off slowly, or by using the handy-dandy Diamond sight gauge. Subtract two or three gallons "for the wife and kids".
Then if I'm not on final with an hour of fuel remaining, I'm diverting to the nearest airport with fuel. As for slipping, there is ONE fuel pickup per tank, at the wing root. Therefore you want to slip in such a way that fuel is collecting at the root of the wing you are draining from. If you tilt the airplane, then drain off the higher wing.Table of Contents.
Learning new plane: Diamond DA-40 w/G1000
Integrated flight deck for beechcraft a36 and beechcraft g36 pages. Integrated flight deck cockpit reference guide for cessna nav iii pages. Page 4 Except as expressly provided herein, no part of this manual may be reproduced, copied, transmitted, disseminated, downloaded or stored in any storage medium, for any purpose without the express written permission of Garmin. Garmin hereby grants permission to download a single copy of this manual and of any revision to this manual onto a hard drive or other electronic storage medium to be viewed for personal use, provided that such electronic or printed copy of this manual or revision must contain the complete text of this copyright notice and provided further that any unauthorized commercial distribution of this manual or any revision hereto is strictly prohibited.
Page 5: Limited Warranty Garmin retains the exclusive right to repair or replace the unit or software, or to offer a full refund of the purchase price, at its sole discretion. The Garmin G does not contain any user-serviceable parts.
For additional information, refer to the website at www. Interference from GPS repeaters operating inside nearby hangars can cause an intermittent loss of NOTE: attitude and heading displays while the aircraft is on the ground.
Page Table Of Contents Page 11 6. Page 15 including accelerometers and rate sensors and interfaces with the Magnetometer to obtain magnetic field information, with the ADC to obtain air data, and with both IAUs to obtain GPS information. AHRS operation is discussed in Section 1. These units interface with each IAU. The GSM 85 servo mounts are responsible for transferring the output torque of the servo actuators to the mechanical flight-control surface linkages.
This document assumes that the reader is already familiar with the operation of this additional equipment. The change to backup paths is completely automated for all LRUs and no pilot action is required.
Upon G power-up, certain instruments remain invalid as equipment begins to initialize. All instruments should be operational within one minute of power-up. If any instrument remains flagged, the G should be serviced by a Garmin-authorized repair facility.
GEA This aircraft addon package comes with 9 different aircraft registries with variations of interiors, animated pilot, high detail and fully animated virtual cockpit. The DiamondStar XLS features the Garmin G glass panel instrument system high detail bazels, built in Autopilot system, and 'soft light' illumination. Textures are 'ultra' 4K high resolution, giving the DA crisp, beautiful textures throughout. There are 9 different aircraft variants to choose from, that feature 4 different interior themes as well.
Some cool features also included in the package are flexing wings that move with turbulance and when hitting bumps on the ground, a popup 3d placard, and rear fold down seats. For those that are student pilots and lovers of modern, new, fresh looking, sleek General Aviation aircraft, the DiamondStar XLS might be for you. The cockpit of the Diamond Star DA40 has been modeled with extreme attention to accuracy.
From the panel, to each gauge, to the bazels of the Garmin system to each engine control knob and also the sophisticated rudder pedals. BUILD 3. Pop-up Preset:. Richard Bach. Be the first to hear about the latest product releases, collaborations and online exclusives. United States. Feel free to contact us with questions or comments!Whether you are a new aviator looking for the perfect first airplane or an experienced IFR pilot with discerning tastes, the DA40, available either with a jet fuel or an AVGAS engine, is the smart choice.
The durable composite airframe, ultra-low fuel burn and superb handling make the DA40 a great airplane for travel, leaseback, and training alike.
Diamond DA40-180 Diamond Star XP11
Taking delivery of a brand new DA40 NG was a dream come true. I have been the happy owner of a DA42 and had long wanted to add a sister single engine plane alongside the twin for my owner-run rental business. I took the plunge and ordered the DA40 NG. She is beautifully designed and has a character that shows through as you warm her up, playfully waiting to launch herself into the world. This plane soars rather than just takes off.
In her short time in the UK, she has been all over Europe, including down as far as Portugal, and has won many fans. Choose from nine different standard exterior styling options and a variation of premium interior materials. The DA40's industry-leading safety record is the result of Diamond's commitment to protecting occupants with a vast array of both active and passive safety features.
Make your favorite engine choice - Austro Engine or Lycoming and enjoy airliner like flight handling. The composite airframe incorporates advanced aerodynamics with the latest in passive safety technology for high performance, great efficiency and superior occupant protection. For luxurious comfort and style, available features include premium leather interiors in several designs and colors, adjustable pilot seatbacks and lumbar support, electrically adjustable rudder pedals, electric air conditioning, and much more.
Active safety features help to avoid accidents in the first place, the first and most important line of defense. Passive safety features are designed to minimize the probability and degree of injury, just in case the unexpected happens. The DA40 offers the ultimate in handling, stability and control, ease of operation plus structural and system redundancies, all coupled with a high degree of crashworthiness. Learn more about our Safety Concept. The 3 blade MT hydraulic constant speed propeller features advanced blade geometry for efficient performance, low vibration and noise.
See Technical Specifications. The freedom of backcountry flying is one of the most rewarding and pleasurable flying pursuits. The spacious 4-seater cabin with folding rear seat backs, large forward opening canopy and huge rear door, offers the optimum in loading flexibility. Fly fishing rods, guns, tents, skis, snowshoes, even mountain bikes, and plenty more gear all fit the DA We are thrilled to be the first piston aircraft and engine manufacturers to offer a program that jet owners have enjoyed for years.
The fixed maintenance cost is built into this rate. The other pilots know I have no incentive to "skimp" on maintenance, delay it due to cash flow considerations, or surprise them with some kind of 'maintenance assessment'. Everything is built-in. As a first-time owner of a TAA, I also found value in Piston Power's expertise in overseeing the entire maintenance process, from spinner to rudder.
I appreciate having their experience working for me.This manual reflects the operation of System Software version Some differences in operation may be observed when comparing the information in this manual to earlier or later software versions. Garmin Europe Ltd.
Garmin Diamond DA40, Diamond DA40F User Manual
Except as expressly provided herein, no part of this manual may be reproduced, copied, transmitted, disseminated, downloaded or stored in any storage medium, for any purpose without the express written permission of Garmin. Garmin hereby grants permission to download a single copy of this manual and of any revision to this manual onto a hard drive or other electronic storage medium to be viewed for personal use, provided that such electronic or printed copy of this manual or revision must contain the complete text of this copyright notice and provided further that any unauthorized commercial distribution of this manual or any revision hereto is strictly prohibited.
These trademarks may not be used without the express permission of Garmin. This Garmin product is warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for two years from the date of purchase.
Within this period, Garmin will, at its sole option, repair or replace any components that fail in normal use. Such repairs or replacement will be made at no charge to the customer for parts and labor, provided that the customer shall be responsible for any transportation cost. This warranty does not cover failures due to abuse, misuse, accident, or unauthorized alterations or repairs. Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
Garmin retains the exclusive right to repair or replace the unit or software, or to offer a full refund of the purchase price, at its sole discretion. To obtain warranty service, contact your local Garmin Authorized Service Center. Thoroughly practice basic operation prior to actual use. During flight operations, carefully compare indications from the G to all available navigation sources, including the information from other NAVAIDs, visual sightings, charts, etc.
For safety purposes, always resolve any discrepancies before continuing navigation. Although unlikely, it may be possible for erroneous operation to occur without a fault indication shown by the G It is thus the responsibility of the pilot to detect such an occurrence by means of cross-checking with all redundant or correlated information available in the cockpit. GPS altitude should never be used for vertical navigation. Always use pressure altitude displayed by the G PFD or other pressure altimeters in aircraft.
Always refer to current aeronautical charts for appropriate minimum clearance altitudes. The G Terrain Proximity feature is NOT intended to be used as a primary reference for terrain avoidance and does not relieve the pilot from the responsibility of being aware of surroundings during flight. The Terrain Proximity feature is only to be used as an aid for terrain avoidance and is not certified for use in applications requiring a certified terrain awareness system. Terrain data is obtained from third party sources.
Garmin is not able to independently verify the accuracy of the terrain data. Databases used in the G System must be updated regularly in order to ensure that the information remains current.Ocean Approach to Calvi with Diamond DA40 G1000 Cockpit
Pilots using any outdated database do so entirely at their own risk. Basemap data is intended only to supplement other approved navigation data sources and should be considered as an aid to enhance situational awareness. The aircraft should be maneuvered based only upon ATC guidance or positive visual acquisition of conflicting traffic.
Due to inherent delays in data transmission and the relative age of the data, NEXRAD weather data should not be used for short-range weather avoidance. Stormscope information, as displayed on the G MFD, is to be used only for weather avoidance, not penetration. Never use the G to attempt to penetrate a thunderstorm. Repairs should only be made by an authorized Garmin service center.
It is very important to clean the lens using a clean, lint-free cloth and an eyeglass lens cleaner that is specified as safe for anti-reflective coatings.