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by TimS
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Aero Friedrichshafen 2020 postponed
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: Aero Friedrichshafen 2020 postponed

Wow!
by TimS
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20
Replies: 101
Views: 9090

Re: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20

All very true, however if I was in IMC over mountains or other difficult terrain, or water, a chute to pull is a very good option to have. This has been tried a few times and has not turned out well in all but one that I'm aware of. The most extreme was this: https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wi...
by TimS
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 Ground Speed Challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: DA40 Ground Speed Challenge

I flew in a friends C152; on a windy day. At full throttle around 5K we had a ground speed of 5 KIAS per the installed GPS; and could pull the throttle back and watch the ground go in reverse. It was rather fun.

Tim
by TimS
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20
Replies: 101
Views: 9090

Re: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20

Jeez, this group has already made up its mind.

To the OP, both are great planes. Like I said before, figure out your mission, and your emotions and go from there.

Tim
by TimS
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20
Replies: 101
Views: 9090

Re: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20

No idea where you get the idea that stall/spin is a major contributor to Cirrus accidents. Seriously? By looking at the NTSB accident database. Start with the very first SR22 fatal accident and go from there. Actually I have many times. Beyond looking at one accident, if you want to make such an ac...
by TimS
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20
Replies: 101
Views: 9090

Re: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20

I wrote a lengthy reply yesterday on the whole Cirrus spin issue and then decided to delete it. I'll just put in an abbreviated one. As an engineer, it simply makes no sense to say that the Cirrus was designed to avoid stalls and spins with a parachute. Ugh, not sure why I am bothering. But here go...
by TimS
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20
Replies: 101
Views: 9090

Re: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20

Derek, You may want to hang out in COPA and talk to actual Cirrus long time employees some :) You can fly a Cirrus much deeper into a stall than a Diamond and maintain control. But when it lets go; it is vicious and fast. A Diamond on the other hand is much more benign on the stall; and with the hi...
by TimS
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20
Replies: 101
Views: 9090

Re: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20

1. Chute was required due to one of the founders having had a midair collision. Nothing to do with how it flies. The ELOS was a cost saving measure. The chute allowed Cirrus to avoid spin-testing for the FAR 23 certification. Those who reportedly have tried spinning a Cirrus said it wasn't benign. ...
by TimS
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20
Replies: 101
Views: 9090

Re: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20

@CBreak Glad you love your DA-40. I bought a 2003 SR22 G1 last year with two partners for 160K. A few incorrect things you mentioned. 1. Chute was required due to one of the founders having had a midair collision. Nothing to do with how it flies. The ELOS was a cost saving measure. 2. Stall speed on...
by TimS
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20
Replies: 101
Views: 9090

Re: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20

One thing I have heard from my mechanic about SR-22’s is that they rarely get to 1000hrs without requiring a top overhaul, and that they often have cracked cylinders before that. I don’t know what the story is for SR-20s but he says the tight cowling is a problem for proper cooling. It’s true, Diam...