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by Antoine
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: The grass isn't always greener...
Replies: 4
Views: 698

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

I really like the DA20-C1. Do you actually see the 130 KTAS Diamond promise? This is only 10% less than a DA40 and more than most higher powered metal aircraft out there. Climb rate also great. And it is beau-ti-ful. Here a possible upgrade at low-ish cost: 8K plus install GNX375: GPS + COMM + ADSB ...
by Antoine
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: So-long, Fare-well
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: So-long, Fare-well

Good bye Brock, having downgraded to a distant cousin myself, I will let another person extend the invitation to stay around the family...
Your contribution was invaluable and I wish you well.
by Antoine
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Lac La Biche Fly In 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Lac La Biche Fly In 2020

Lou wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:07 pm
Here we were more of a passenger (think toboggan)
:D :D :D
by Antoine
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Lac La Biche Fly In 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Lac La Biche Fly In 2020

This must have been wonderful, Lou! I would love the experience. I do have a question for you: how did you manage the cross wind with such low adherence? I am asking because I recently took off from a wet runway with 20G26 crosswind and it was really borderline: the plane was skidding away and it wa...
by Antoine
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What comes after a DA40?
Replies: 470
Views: 75410

Re: What comes after a DA40?

More videos! One from Galatea



And another that was shot in 1997. Image quality is bad, but hang on!
Walter "da man" himself doing full blown aerobatics in an Extra 400 ?!?
D-EGEL is unknown to me. It has a different cooling system so it could be the first prototype.

by Antoine
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 Ground Speed Challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: What comes after a DA40?

:D
by Antoine
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What comes after a DA40?
Replies: 470
Views: 75410

Re: What comes after a DA40?

After being grounded for 6 weeks due to UPS losing the prop governor - I ended-up buying a new one - Galatea is back in the air.
there was some interesting WX lately so we went for a ride on the wild side!

Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHxqfgINgDQ&t=5s
by Antoine
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20
Replies: 83
Views: 3702

Re: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20

Colin wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:43 am
I am not a fan of the spring-loaded controls. I want to feel the air a little more, but I admit that I am not the best pilot and perhaps feeling my way around the sky is not the best long-range plan.
Colin, you should be in politics. I vote for you! :D
by Antoine
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20
Replies: 83
Views: 3702

Re: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20

Compared to a DA40-180, both the Cirrus and the DA40-NG have significantly higher stall speeds.
And for the anecdote, an Extra 400 with a MTOW of 4400 lbs / 2'000 Kg and the same wingspan has a lower stall speed (58 KCAS).
Isn't this embarrassing?
by Antoine
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Corked Nose Wheel
Replies: 93
Views: 9501

Re: Corked Nose Wheel

My friend in Zimbabwe came up with a solution as on page 1 of this thread. Took him 2 x 2 hours of work as he explained 1. Remove the nose gear fairing and reassemble the two halves. (1a - polish and wax the fairing) 2. Wrap this in thin plastic film to protect the paint. 3. Laminate a "hat" out of ...