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by Keith M
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: New Cirrus Trainer
Replies: 29
Views: 1658

New Cirrus Trainer

This could put a squeeze on Diamond in the trainer market:

Cirrus TRAC

No mention of prices, but it's a high-spec aircraft, so they seem to be targetting the professional pilot market, and it comes with multimedia learning courses.
by Keith M
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 115
Views: 8623

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

2. Diamond would be reluctant to give up the STC because it would remove much of the incentive for older DA40 owners to want to trade up to a newer DA40 with the latest avionics. How much incentive is there to trade up to a newer DA40 to get a software update, once you realise it's the only one you...
by Keith M
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 115
Views: 8623

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

I don’t count and I don’t trust DAI anymore. They can do whatever they want and they can announce whatever they want. I’m not interested any more. For me this is the end of story. I’m not wasting my time on DAI. It’s just layer of promises on top of previous layer of promises. By their behavior I c...
by Keith M
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...
Replies: 37
Views: 2076

Re: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...

Pascal wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:13 am
You know you don't need a parachute to perform a safe off field landing thanks to the low stall speed.
Unless you're flying a DA40NG!
by Keith M
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: G1000 and GIA63W WAAS Upgrade Issue (mid-2019 update)
Replies: 33
Views: 2446

Re: G1000 and GIA63W WAAS Upgrade Issue (mid-2019 update)

I wonder if it would be in Continental's interest to fund the STC, tying it to their CD-155 engines? :D
by Keith M
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: G1000 and GIA63W WAAS Upgrade Issue (mid-2019 update)
Replies: 33
Views: 2446

Re: G1000 and GIA63W WAAS Upgrade Issue (mid-2019 update)

Diamond's attitude towards G1000 software upgrades reminds me of my late mum who, after buying a new lampshade for a table lamp, insisted that the whole room needed to be redecorated to match it! One of the reasons I've sold my DA40TDI.
by Keith M
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: DA62 down in Dubai
Replies: 32
Views: 3830

Re: DA62 down in Dubai

by Keith M
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 496
Views: 42464

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

NickBudd wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:34 am
Keith, does your new TDI come with WAAS?
It was new when I bought it in 2006, so no WAAS. No G1000 software updates since then either.
by Keith M
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 496
Views: 42464

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Having paid €310k for a brand new DA40 TDI, I'm not amongst them either!
by Keith M
Wed May 15, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: 1,000-lb useful load? +BRS?
Replies: 34
Views: 1771

Re: 1,000-lb useful load? +BRS?

I definitely hold that the same pilot in their first 500 hours is a lot safer in a DA40 than an SR22 even with the chute in play. That's why I bought one. Their primary safety features are better than the SR2x, but Cirrus compensate with secondary safety, apart from their wet wings which have a ten...