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by Antoine
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: The 1,000 Pound 1,000 Mile Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 361

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

Dunno why but I need O2 as low as 8000 ft... Back to the topic: my experience of flying with PAX is that a 3.5 hour leg is about as much as you can stretch it. Expecting anything beyond that from the aircraft is justifiable for fuel reserve purposes but would not be a use case that can be sustained ...
by Antoine
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: The 1,000 Pound 1,000 Mile Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 361

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

Poking around for slightly more capability than the DA42-VI, I cannot help but marvel at the specs of the DA62. Using cruise data only (disregarding takeoff and descent), a hypothetical DA62 with book useful load of 1,565 on a standard day at FL180 cruising at 162 KTAS could haul 1,017 lbs payload ...
by Antoine
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Just Discovered GTN 750
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Just Discovered GTN 750

"The big icing?" as in FIKI? Nobody will shoot you here for liking the Malibu! Great aircraft if you're not too tall. After many hours flying G 1000 followed by 4 years with the avionics combo you describe plus Garmin Pilot, I think the same as you. So much so that I would even advocate taking out a...
by Antoine
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Airspeed Difference
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: Airspeed Difference

Yes Rich, what you say makes sense. I had the following experience with my aircraft which has 2 x dual static ports (total 4), with a cross tie. Some bug got this and produced some rather horrible slime. The first instrument to show distress was the analog "round" backup altimeter which started swin...
by Antoine
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Airspeed Difference
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: Airspeed Difference

Mike you can start by looking at the pitot static assembly under the left wing.
There could be a bug nest there. static port is on back side.
by Antoine
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: can you increase speed to 210 KIAS for the next 2 minutes?
Replies: 7
Views: 490

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

Heyyy Tommy nice to see you again here. I tried to PM you. I wanted to connect you to a new friend who almost bought an Extra 400 and then backed off and went for ... an Aerostar 700P. I flew with him and was very impressed. Since then he has criss-crossed Europe and then taken his plane across the ...
by Antoine
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Hangar Fire !!!
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: Hangar Fire !!!

Hmm, thanks Rich. I'll also do some tidying up. I have a battery minder and a couple of chargers on the hangar floor... And this place definitely gets flooded when rain and heavy winds come from the door side.
by Antoine
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: can you increase speed to 210 KIAS for the next 2 minutes?
Replies: 7
Views: 490

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

Another fun story from the LSGG Geneva arrivals library! The other day we were incoming from the west at FL 230 to take advantage of a nice tail wind. The Extra 400's cabin altitude is 7'000 ft at this level and I normally prefer it lower due to my strange oxygen saturation issue (I need oxygen from...
by Antoine
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Heat Wave Thunderstorm
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: Heat Wave Thunderstorm

Colin sorry for late reply. This is definitely not the case. I do it every time it makes sense. Especially french ATC are very friendly - unless they confronted with a thick accent, in which case they tend to scale down service to a very formalistic level. I have a new Thunderstorm story to tell. Se...
by Antoine
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: No free lunch
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: No free lunch

Owner produced parts. The FAA has you covered.