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by A Dopo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: ForcedAeroMotive: SuperCharged DA40
Replies: 321
Views: 74832

Re: ForcedAeroMotive: SuperCharged DA40

Just back to this thread that I have been watching for years. I flew 1'000 hours in two DA40s and left the family before the FAT team finally got their baby approved. My second DA40 (N905PA) was a 2008 XLS. It had the 17 lb nose ballast and was fast. I remember routinely doing 147 in cruise and eas...
by A Dopo
Mon May 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Leading edge protection
Replies: 14
Views: 2191

Re: Leading edge protection

I'm using Aerotect paint protection film for the nose gear and it works great. It's almost invisible. I found them this weekend, and just saw your thread. It's seems reasonable for the money if it does the job. One area that I have wondered about however is the area around the fuel caps. I noted wh...
by A Dopo
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 here in 30 or so days..what extra do I need to purchase?
Replies: 7
Views: 407

NG40 here in 30 or so days..what extra do I need to purchase?

Thank you forum members for all of the great feedback from the NG vs DA thread. The next question is " What accessories should we order?" For instance, Bruce cover when traveling (if no hanger is available), seat covers-what kind?, moveable sun shade?, etc etc. Is there a company that caters to DA40...
by A Dopo
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated
Replies: 42
Views: 3225

Re: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated

Well, looks like it's a done deal, series number 40.NC035 just was born. Next step is to arrange for a factory tour, hop in and fly to KCEU :) It will be interesting to find out just what it's like to live with a NG. Maybe I'll start a blog or thread on this so others will be enlightened. Thank you ...
by A Dopo
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated
Replies: 42
Views: 3225

Re: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated

CFI Dave thanks for the input. Finally got back from the St. Pete Grand Prix. Any car guys on here, I highly recommend it. Now for the NG. I cannot imagine an easier, more competent aircraft to fly. Much less vibration, noise, and ease of operation. Just super stupid simple. Check out the videos on ...
by A Dopo
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated
Replies: 42
Views: 3225

Re: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated

Image this is what its doing.
by A Dopo
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated
Replies: 42
Views: 3225

Re: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated

Did the test flight yesterday impressions to follow. On plane headed to St Pete for IndyCar race- any DA owners in the area PM or email me. Jdavidf1@gmail.com Also everytime I try to post pictures it simply adds an image icon. WTH? I've searched the forum for answers so please point me in the right ...
by A Dopo
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated
Replies: 42
Views: 3225

Re: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated

Thanks guys, this the feedback I hoped I would get. Any long term (relatively speaking) NG drivers out there?
by A Dopo
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated
Replies: 42
Views: 3225

Re: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated

Speaking of Diamond's customer service, every time I needed to talk to the factory they have been very helpful and I never have had any issues. I have near 2000 hours logged in Diamonds and been very pleased with my planes. That said, I prefer the Lycoming engine as it has an excellent safety recor...
by A Dopo
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated
Replies: 42
Views: 3225

NG40 VS IO-360 real user pros and cons appreciated

So, seriously considering a NG and I'd really like to hear from real world experience. I tried to do a search on this forum as I thought surely much had been discussed here, and only found a few threads. Pros and cons would be appreciated. As for the NG, it gets checks for simplicity, Jet-A, fuel ec...