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by jast
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20
Replies: 75
Views: 3432

Re: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20

Here is a nice new video about the safety features of the DA62. As mentioned in the video many of these are valid for the DA40 as well:

by jast
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20
Replies: 75
Views: 3432

Re: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20

If you fully stall a DA40 (and even a DA62) with stick at the rear limit and you stabilize the stall with rudder it will just descend 700-900fpm while slowly waving from left to right. This is about the same speed as the Cirrus parachute. To be fair it still flys forward, so it’s not comparable. But...
by jast
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 NG, available power check
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: DA40 NG, available power check

At least hold with full power until you see the expected power level (there is a table in the checklist depending on pressure altitude) and add a few moments to be comfortable that the power is stable.
by jast
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 NG, available power check
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: DA40 NG, available power check

I do it on the runway: go to a full stop at the takeoff point and hold the breaks, set full power and when it reaches the expected power output + 1 second I let the brakes go and execute the takeoff. It is important to let the power settle as the moving air can already influence the achievable power...
by jast
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20
Replies: 75
Views: 3432

Re: DA40 vs. Cirrus SR20

Hi! I made two decisions in the last 3 years towards Diamond. First a DA40NG (new) vs a SR20 and 2019 a DA62 (new) vs ST22T (new). Both Diamond won due to the safety background and less cumbersome everyday handling. I flew the SR22T with a CFI and K had to watch so many things from the seat to brake...
by jast
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: External Power Connection - DA40NG
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: External Power Connection - DA40NG

Since the battery bus 1 is connected to the epu the plane should power up with the master switch=off. However there is a relais which has to be activated from the EPU as well. Maybe check the documentation? Then enabling the master switch also charges the battery from the EPU. A slowly constantly dr...
by jast
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Looking to purchase DA62
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

Re: Looking to purchase DA62

They had quickly realized that the sum of the parts would make owners start saying, “ I might as well just buy a complete overhauled engine” so they did come up with a 900hr kit, which was close to $18k per engine . What parts did the exchange? I heard something about flywheel, timing chain, high p...
by jast
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Flightstream 510
Replies: 15
Views: 1442

Re: Flightstream 510

I'm looking forward to hearing that the two certifications pending for the DA62 have been granted. Unfortunately, the "any week now" sounds too familiar to what was happening a year ago on the DA40NG Phase II program. If you read exactly, the certifications for the DA62 have not been granted, just ...
by jast
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Looking to purchase DA62
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

Re: Looking to purchase DA62

Sometimes it’s easy, sometimes it’s a huge effort to acquire spare parts due to the overburdened certification efforts. Can you explain the relation between spare parts delivery delay and certification? So it seems to be more a question of luck. No, it's an issue of poorly organized spare parts del...
by jast
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Looking to purchase DA62
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

Re: Looking to purchase DA62

Hi! I had similar thoughts, but still decided to get a DA62 in spring this year. It is just an awesome aircraft for my usage profile and everything else had other disadvantages. Talking to people I heard horror stories also from other aircraft manufacturers. Sometimes it’s easy, sometimes it’s a hug...