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by CFIDave
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: Finally the Launch??
Replies: 34
Views: 2004

Re: Finally the Launch??

The DA50 has been through so many promised variants that it's difficult to remember them all. The first version was the pressurized SuperStar shown at Oshkosh 2007 with a 6-cyl. Continental gasoline engine that was cancelled. Diamond was also in discussions with Rotax about another 6-cylinder engine...
by CFIDave
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: AOG in Cleveland at Burke Lakefront KBKL
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: AOG in Cleveland at Burke Lakefront KBKL

Time to go visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
by CFIDave
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: Finally the Launch??
Replies: 34
Views: 2004

Re: Finally the Launch??

You will see some SR22 owners go to the DA62, but looking at the specs for the DA50... not so sure DIA will steal much share from the SR22 crowd. BTW, just checked on COPA, and unless I am not looking in the correct place, no recent discussion on the DA50 since the launch. Compare that with the hea...
by CFIDave
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Bird Strike - DA40
Replies: 37
Views: 1331

Re: Bird Strike - DA40

And in case you were unaware, there's a NOAA website where you can report your bird strike (they keep track of these in a database). And if you haven't already cleaned up all of the bird remains, if you put a feather into a ziplock plastic baggie and ship it to NOAA, they'll do a free DNA analysis o...
by CFIDave
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Bird Strike - DA40
Replies: 37
Views: 1331

Re: Bird Strike - DA40

I had sun visors on my DA42-VI canopy, but as an extra-cost option when new. The photo above may be from a 2013+ DA40 XLT.
by CFIDave
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Masks in the Cockpit - VFR Paso Robles - pre-student Craig hand flying
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: Masks in the Cockpit - VFR Paso Robles - pre-student Craig hand flying

waynemcc999 wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:38 pm
What % degradation in coms transmission quality would you guestimate?
Wayne
No appreciable degradation if you put your headset's boom mic right up against your mask.
by CFIDave
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Bird Strike - DA40
Replies: 37
Views: 1331

Re: Bird Strike - DA40

Glad to hear you're OK.

You can order just the canopy replacement plexiglass -- re-using your existing frame -- from Diamond. It's about $5K, and may only be available in the 1" taller version that was originally introduced with the 2008+ DA40XLS models.
by CFIDave
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Masks in the Cockpit - VFR Paso Robles - pre-student Craig hand flying
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: Masks in the Cockpit - VFR Paso Robles - pre-student Craig hand flying

I just did some flight instruction in a DA40NG this morning: We both wore masks (cloth for me, N95 for the other pilot), had the air vents wide open (also necessary this time of year because of the heat), and left the canopy partially open in "cooling position" when taxiing. I won't fly with anyone ...
by CFIDave
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: G1000 NXi Phase II
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Re: G1000 NXi Phase II

Too late to edit my previous post above: Maintenance Mode is properly called "Configuration Mode" on the G1000 NXi.
by CFIDave
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: G1000 NXi Phase II
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Re: G1000 NXi Phase II

Another audio panel oddity is that there appears to be no way for center or rear row passengers to hear VHF communications. Yes, but there's a configuration setting in Maintenance Mode for the new GMA 1360 audio panel (the same screen where you can also enable 3D audio) that will fix this: "While p...