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by Pascal
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: MT Prop: How much rain is too much?
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: MT Prop: How much rain is too much?

Dave, thank you very much for taking the time to answer my question. As always, very informative!
by Pascal
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Painting metal parts
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Painting metal parts

I used white spray paint used on refrigerators and such for touch ups. Worked well.
by Pascal
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: MT Prop: How much rain is too much?
Replies: 2
Views: 422

MT Prop: How much rain is too much?

Last week-end while flying over mountainous terrain, I flew though misty rain which did not affect visibility. The MT propeller has a metallic leading edge and thus is not affected/damaged as much by rain as the Sensenich propeller that came with the airplane. That was one of the reasons why I insta...
by Pascal
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: 29 DA20s, 7 DA42s, 5 DA 40s tragically for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 2165

Re: 29 DA20s, 7 DA42s, 5 DA 40s tragically for sale

I’d be interested in a da40 if others want to get together and put an offer in. From our experience in 2008 - 2011, inventory from flight schools will go for a lot less than people think. supply is essentially unlimited and demand is 10% of what it was 1 short month ago. I bought my Da20 for $55k i...
by Pascal
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA40 based at Palm Beack County Park
Replies: 1
Views: 2225

DA40 based at Palm Beack County Park

I am curently in Lantana, Florida for a short vacation. There is DA40 based there and I can't help but look at it when it flies overhead from time to time. Is it someone on this forum?
by Pascal
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: The grass isn't always greener...
Replies: 7
Views: 4970

Re: The grass isn't always greener...

why spend money upgrading other avionics in a da20? Sorry for the late reply. Good point. On the Bendix King KX 125 radio, the backlighting does not work anymore, and with my eyesight I am having trouble reading the digits. I am planning to replace the unit with a more modern nav/com, or perhaps a ...
by Pascal
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: The grass isn't always greener...
Replies: 7
Views: 4970

The grass isn't always greener...

I am still trying to figure out whether I will keep my DA20-C1 and commit $$$ on a major avionics upgrade or sell it and look for a more capable airplane (light ifr capable, autopilot, more comfy for my girlfriend). So last Sunday I flew in a 1967 Mooney Ranger. Beautiful airplane, but not that much...
by Pascal
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: DA-20 prices high, no inventory????
Replies: 5
Views: 2725

Re: DA-20 prices high, no inventory????

Da20s are a great value. Mine is probably worth at leadt twice what I paid for it three years ago. But it is also in better shape than it was when I bought it.
by Pascal
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: High Airframe Time
Replies: 2
Views: 1837

Re: High Airframe Time

Mine had its 6000 hours inspection two years ago. This winter I am replacing the canopy as the current one is cracked. We will also inspect the front landing gear for cracks using Magniflux. And will be replacing some rubber thingies in the front landing gear to fix the vibration I get on takeoff. W...
by Pascal
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: DA-20 is no longer offered
Replies: 9
Views: 3313

DA-20 is no longer offered

I guess the writing was on the wall. Now the Da20 has disappeared from Diamond's web site. Why build an affordable, low margin, fun to fly twin seater when you can make better use of your manufacturing capacity selling a four seater and turn a higher profit. I still love my DA20-C1 though. And I'll ...