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by shorton
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20
Replies: 101
Views: 9149

Re: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20

If you are interested in the high altitude performance of the DA40NG, you might want to consider adding a supercharger to a Lycoming DA40. You can view this very informative thread for more information: https://www.diamondaviators.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=75645#p75645. You get excellent high-densit...
by shorton
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40NG article in Aviation Consummer
Replies: 13
Views: 832

Re: DA40NG article in Aviation Consummer

The same trip and reserve burning an average of 11gph of avgas = 44 * 6 = 264lbs of fuel. 73lbs of additional useful load from fuel efficiency. A realistic average fuel burn on that trip with the IO-360 is 9 gph. 11 is way too high. So its only a 25 pound difference. Now add the 50 pounds of ballas...
by shorton
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: da42 lease
Replies: 2
Views: 777

Re: da42 lease

The most common flight school "leaseback" model provides for the flight school to receive x% of the wet rental rate with the rest flowing to the owner. The owner then pays all of the bills (fuel, maintenance, insurance, etc). X is often 15-20%. Of course, there are other possibilities, but this type...
by shorton
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: ForeFlight Glide Advisor
Replies: 8
Views: 1761

Re: ForeFlight Glide Advisor

It’s a good question why the FAA does not require OEM’s to determine glide speed for twins. I’ve always guessed it was near Vy.
by shorton
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: ForeFlight Glide Advisor
Replies: 8
Views: 1761

Re: ForeFlight Glide Advisor

14 CFR Part 23.71 — Glide: Single-engine airplanes. “The maximum horizontal distance traveled in still air, in nautical miles, per 1,000 feet of altitude lost in a glide, and the speed necessary to achieve this must be determined with the engine inoperative, its propeller in the minimum drag positio...
by shorton
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Missed Approaches with G1000 & NXi
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Missed Approaches with G1000 & NXi

I think 347FT is a course to altitude (CA) leg. In other words, when you go missed (hit the TOGA) the FD will command a 7-degree nose up climb along runway centerline until the altitude indicated which will allow a safe turn. In this case on the RNAV 29 at O69, once above 347', the FD will give you ...
by shorton
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 NG Delivery - Taxable in Canada?
Replies: 10
Views: 1743

Re: DA40 NG Delivery - Taxable in Canada?

With my DA40 I made a LOT of effort to deal with the sales tax because the cost of the plane already seemed like a stretch and the California sales tax was $20k or so. I found out about "safe harbor" protection which meant that if in the first year the plane spent more than 50% of it's hours flying...
by shorton
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 NG Delivery - Taxable in Canada?
Replies: 10
Views: 1743

Re: DA40 NG Delivery - Taxable in Canada?

Later you pay state sales tax in whichever US state you plan on registering the aircraft. In the case of a Canadian delivery, the tax imposed by a state will be use tax, which is a tax triggered by the use of the plane in the state rather than the sale. The use tax is imposed at the same rate as th...
by shorton
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Piston power
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: Piston power

Having said that, the money in the trust fund not spent on maintenance belongs to the aircraft owner. It either leads to a dollar for dollar increase in value on sale or the owner gets the money back. So the “cost”, other than 1/2 the enrollment fee, seems to be time value of money. I don’t know th...
by shorton
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Piston power
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: Piston power

Zilberbrand is also the founder of JSSI, the turbine focused hourly maintenance program that’s been around for a few decades. So they no doubt know what they are doing. I’m in the process of moving my planes from a flight school to a club-like program at KSNA, so I was interested in what the numbers...