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by YCCA
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Theoretical Situation: Forced approach and Nose over
Replies: 29
Views: 8815

Re: Theoretical Situation: Forced approach and Nose over

It's the "just above the water surface" that I'm assuming I can't rely on being able to judge properly, thereby running the risk of hitting the water with too much forward speed. Maybe way too much. So sometime on the way down I'm slowing to just above stall and don't worry about vertical speed at ...
by YCCA
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Theoretical Situation: Forced approach and Nose over
Replies: 29
Views: 8815

Re: Theoretical Situation: Forced approach and Nose over

Still not sure I follow ya, but I will say this.. We practiced this a lot when I flew P-3’s and the Navy has done extensive research into how to successfully ditch a plane. Wings level, minimum rate of descent of slowest practical speed, without stalling, are what they came up with. Granted in this ...
by YCCA
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Theoretical Situation: Forced approach and Nose over
Replies: 29
Views: 8815

Re: Theoretical Situation: Forced approach and Nose over

The key to doing this successfully would be absolute minimum airspeed and rate of descent , wings level, when the gear hits the water. I would do it in a normal landing attitude. I think the airplane would be less likely to flip nose over, then cartwheel, if you landed in a bank with one gear grabb...
by YCCA
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Pres-to-Test GEN/CANOPY Light STUCK
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Pres-to-Test GEN/CANOPY Light STUCK

Just had to replace mine as well. First it fell out then it got stuck in
by YCCA
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Theoretical Situation: Forced approach and Nose over
Replies: 29
Views: 8815

Re: Theoretical Situation: Forced approach and Nose over

The key to doing this successfully would be absolute minimum airspeed and rate of descent, wings level, when the gear hits the water. I would do it in a normal landing attitude. I think the airplane would be less likely to flip nose over, then cartwheel, if you landed in a bank with one gear grabbin...
by YCCA
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: cockpit & intrument lights
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Re: cockpit & intrument lights

The cheapest and easiest fix is to wear a headlamp
by YCCA
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Emergency escape - how to break Canopy?
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Emergency escape - how to break Canopy?

If I was flying dual, I would unlatch my side and brief the pax to unlock their side when all motion stopped.. If I was alone, I would unlatch right side and do the same.. I can’t even imagine having to use that tool to egress, upside down in the water
by YCCA
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: DA-20 MT prop STC experience
Replies: 11
Views: 835

Re: DA-20 MT prop STC experience

So I researched some of the previous MT prop threads. There was a video in there of a guy going a little over 140 kts but only at 2500 rpm and a normal fuel flow. I’m thinking I could get 150 kts with an MT prop
by YCCA
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: DA-20 MT prop STC experience
Replies: 11
Views: 835

Re: DA-20 MT prop STC experience

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by YCCA
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: DA-20 MT prop STC experience
Replies: 11
Views: 835

Re: DA-20 MT prop STC experience

I talked to the MT prop guy in Florida. It’s just under $2900 shipped anywhere in the US. I looked at the charts and I’m getting better performance than what is listed there with the older prop I have on now. This is with wheel pants on and full throttle but I was making 2700ish RPM and 142 kts at 2...