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by Tommy
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Shortest Field You Are Comfortable Taking Your '62 Into?
Replies: 34
Views: 1731

Re: Shortest Field You Are Comfortable Taking Your '62 Into?

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/Repor ... m&IType=FA
It was a mis-fuel. The NTSB narrative is astounding. I just keep shaking my head. :scream:
by Tommy
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Shortest Field You Are Comfortable Taking Your '62 Into?
Replies: 34
Views: 1731

Re: Shortest Field You Are Comfortable Taking Your '62 Into?

It appears he crashed right after takeoff. Sources close to the event are suggesting a mis fuel.
by Tommy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: The 1,000 Pound 1,000 Mile Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 759

Re: The 1,000 Pound 1,000 Mile Challenge

I can’t get down to 162 kts., however, I can get down to 180 kts. @ 21 gph ff @ 15,000’ msl with a full fuel range of 9 hrs. including reserve for 1,620 miles. Or, I can carry 1,000 lbs. of people and gear for 5 1/2 hrs. @ 180 kts. including reserve for 990 miles. I’ll bet I could squeeze out anothe...
by Tommy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: The 1,000 Pound 1,000 Mile Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 759

Re: The 1,000 Pound 1,000 Mile Challenge

Aerostar 600 : mine. 5,700 lbs. gross Useful load = 1,801 lbs. Full fuel with auxiliary tank 210 gal. @ 6 lbs. = 1,260 lbs. Useful load after full fuel = 540 lbs. 210 gal. @ 31 gph = 6.77 hrs. Less ifr reserve = 6.0 hrs. @ 195 tas @ 2,300 rpm @ 10,000’ msl = 1,170 miles Std. day no cannoli’s real wo...
by Tommy
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: can you increase speed to 210 KIAS for the next 2 minutes?
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: can you increase speed to 210 KIAS for the next 2 minutes?

Hi Antoine, just got back from the Aerostar factory myself a couple of weeks ago. I actually had a chance to fly the jet. 4,000’ a minute climb with 241 ias at 15,000 msl and it wasn’t even breathing hard. It’s really not even like flying an airplane. Very quite and so ridiculously smooth. Lots of e...
by Tommy
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: can you increase speed to 210 KIAS for the next 2 minutes?
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: can you increase speed to 210 KIAS for the next 2 minutes?

Aerostar. Yeah, I wouldn’t doubt it. They were really trying to cram everybody in quickly.
by Tommy
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: can you increase speed to 210 KIAS for the next 2 minutes?
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: can you increase speed to 210 KIAS for the next 2 minutes?

Hey Antoine. How’s it going? I had a similar experience going into Chicago Exec. (KPWK.) ATC wanted to know if I could keep my speed up (184 ias) for a visual approach No.1 into runway 34 in front of an Embraer. No problem I told ATC. It was somewhat of a nail biter going that fast so close to KPWK....
by Tommy
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 472
Views: 38756

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

I also tend to trust people more often than I should and I still do. I’ve just been down this road way to many times. It never changes. It is what it is. I accept it and move on.
by Tommy
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 472
Views: 38756

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

It is what it is gentlemen. At some point in this discussion you must accept the reality of the situation and move on. Diamond is not going to change. You have plenty of Diamond’s behavioral history to support this. The wall is not going to move the more you bang your head against it. You’re just g...