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by CFIDave
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Does each engine have an 2 ECUs
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Does each engine have an 2 ECUs

Phil: Try TakeFlight Aviation at Orange Co airport KMGJ about 30 miles north of NYC. While operating a Diamond-oriented flight school (#1 school in the US according to last year's AOPA poll), they also have their own maintenance facility that works on Diamonds including twins. They can work on Austr...
by CFIDave
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: DA62 at Norwood, MA KOWD
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: DA62 at Norwood, MA KOWD

Does anyone know the pilot owner of the DA62 at KOWD? And any idea if they have landed out at Katama on the Vineyard? Can't answer your first question, but last month we landed our DA62 at the main airport KMVY on Martha's Vineyard for our first visit to the island. While there we took the bus over...
by CFIDave
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Sitting on a heap of gold [was: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...]
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...

Antoine: Your DA41 already exists in the form of the DA50: Room and carrying capacity for 4 full sized adults. The same forgiving airfoil as all Diamonds. Enough power and room to incorporate FIKI deice and air conditioning. Turbocharging for flying at higher altitudes...it was originally called the...
by CFIDave
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Transatlantic trip to Europe
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Transatlantic trip to Europe

While completed years ago, here's a detailed trans-Atlantic trip report of ferrying my then-new DA42-VI the opposite direction via Scotland, Iceland, Greenland, and Canada:
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by CFIDave
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...
Replies: 37
Views: 1574

Re: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...

I thought I *did* have LED landing and taxi lights. At least I paid for something LED lighting related when it was at the factory. No? You probably got replacement LED wingtip strobe and position lights. As far as I know, nobody makes certified LED landing and taxi lights in the rectangular form fa...
by CFIDave
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 19
Views: 1534

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

I had an opportunity to spend some time discussing the letter with Scott McFadzean at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The bottom line: In about 2 weeks he intends to provide a written response addressing all of the points raised in the letter. And he welcomes the opportunity to establish a meeting with owne...
by CFIDave
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Diamond DA40 pricing
Replies: 21
Views: 1408

Re: Diamond DA40 pricing

DA40s are now appreciating assets. Prices are up $20K-$40K since 2 years ago as demand exceeds supply of good used aircraft. With our list of interested buyers, most aircraft sell before ever being advertised publicly. The biggest unmet demand is for 2008+ DA40 XLS models, now selling for more than ...
by CFIDave
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...
Replies: 37
Views: 1574

Re: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...

You have to pay for expensive special ground shipping of your DA40 or DA42's lithium-ion backup battery (must be replaced every 2 years at annual) because it's too dangerous to be flown in an aircraft... Your mechanic has to go out to the trunk of his car to get his metric tools to work on your plan...
by CFIDave
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Going to OSHkosh 2019???
Replies: 28
Views: 1471

Re: Going to OSHkosh 2019???

Will be there all week, working at the Diamond exhibit about 1/2-time. Got a late start on getting a hotel room, so had to settle for nearby Appleton instead of Oshkosh. Tried to get a rental car in Appleton (where we parked our DA62 last year), but most rental agencies are sold-out and I refused to...
by CFIDave
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Hangar Furniture
Replies: 17
Views: 573

Re: Hangar Furniture

I'm really envious of those of you who can put down a rug or have furniture in your hangar. My hangar unfortunately floods every time there's a heavy rainstorm, since the blacktop ramp outside the door is actually higher in elevation than the concrete hangar floor. So everything in the hangar has to...