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by Thomas
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Katana emergency landing in the Austrian alps
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Katana emergency landing in the Austrian alps

The landing site is approx. 8000ft, it was a hot summer day, max. ROC acc. AFM for the Rotax 912 powered DV20 100hp shows 200-300 ft/min. Acc.to local police they flew into wrong valley. It looks very much like a CFIT due to poor climb performance in rising terrain. Then, emergency landing just unde...
by Thomas
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Katana emergency landing in the Austrian alps
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Katana emergency landing in the Austrian alps

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Emergency landing in the Austrian Alps. Thanks to the save Diamond design... both crew survived with minor brushes only. Landing spot approx. 8000ft
by Thomas
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20
Replies: 101
Views: 15965

Re: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20

All true about the DA40 fun factor … hand it is flying fun, I was coming from gliders, Diamonds roots came from a (motor) glider, it kept the control sensitive well-balanced controls. On the shadow side is of course the long wingspan, in the bumpy air at lower altitude … and when bringing it into th...
by Thomas
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA40 bevore the B777X in KBFI
Replies: 2
Views: 1737

DA40 bevore the B777X in KBFI

777X-DA40 2.jpg 777X-DA40.jpg Watching todays long awaited first flight of B777X from Seattle - noticed that after the successful flight … the landing in KBFI was behind N489Y DA40 …. a landing watched by a huge crowd of aviation journalists That was a perfect timing ….. was this a member of our fo...
by Thomas
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: What Tug to Get
Replies: 12
Views: 3863

Re: What Tug to Get

I am using a tow TowFLEXX since 11 years.... its just perfect and easy to use.
We do have several units on our airfield, including the larger remote controlled ones ( for the PC12 / TBM‘s).
by Thomas
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Dynon Avionics - seeking an alternative to Garmin
Replies: 10
Views: 2192

Re: Dynon Avionics - seeking an alternative to Garmin

5. Thomas Bienz, based Switzerland
D-ENMA
Interested in either/both

2003 DA40-180 40.337
KAP-140 A/P
2x Garmin 430
GTX-330
foreflight/Sentry ADS-B in

planned 2020:
Garmin GNX 375 (add GPS / GTX330 replacement)
AT-1 air avionics (collision warning)
by Thomas
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Lycoming
Topic: SureFly Electronic Ignition
Replies: 93
Views: 15601

Re: SureFly Electronic Ignition

Rich, this is also my concern, I have no answer so far. The SureFly product is also available from Lycoming https://www.lycoming.com/eis
by Thomas
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Diamond Statement at Dubai Airshow
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Diamond Statement at Dubai Airshow

Report in Flight International issue 19-25 November Entry-level piston and D-JET may shine again at Diamond New Chinese chief executive considers relaunches as part of five-year product strategy. Diamond Aircraft is planning to relaunch production of the DA20 piston-single in 2020 and says the D-JET...
by Thomas
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: VM1000 fuel totalizer
Replies: 30
Views: 3079

Re: VM1000 fuel totalizer

I do the same thing to have the correct indication with 28 gallons. I did replace the VM1000 Batt chip 3 yrs ago - but it had no effect. (2003 plane)
by Thomas
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 244
Views: 41386

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

I believe they focus now on the huge trainer market. The private GA owner is no business case anymore for diamond.