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by psk
Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: DA42 v Baron
Replies: 129
Views: 20891

Re: DA42 v Baron

Not so sure. Keeping it on N-Reg wouldn't be so complicated for me today and there are at least two well regarded maintenance shops. There were several of them based and being serviced at my old field outside London, EGTF, Fairoaks, where I used to be based. Believe the other shop is in Germany. I m...
by psk
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: DA42 v Baron
Replies: 129
Views: 20891

Re: DA42 v Baron

Single engine and zero thrust or feathered on the other, it's quite benign. You have so much thrust available with the 717hp/side, the big wing, big rudder, that it just flies fine. If you have an engine failure after takeoff, it is keep flying, climb out and come back and land, not the land straigh...
by psk
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: DA42 v Baron
Replies: 129
Views: 20891

Re: DA42 v Baron

Emir, it has dual G600s, GTN 750 and 650, avidyne EX500, radar altimeter, dual transponders and lots of other stuff I'm forgetting. It is in very good shape, so not a refurbishment project. It has mid time engines, so something like 3000 hours left before overhaul. They are the less desirable of the...
by psk
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: DA42 v Baron
Replies: 129
Views: 20891

Re: DA42 v Baron

Update, now a little over a year later, I went turbine.
The Baron is going on the market and I bought a Turbo Commander 690A... Pressurization, turbines, more space, 280kts for about what I was originally looking to pay for a used DA42.
I still have a special place in my heart for DA40s
by psk
Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: DA42 v Baron
Replies: 129
Views: 20891

Re: DA42 v Baron

I really loved and miss my DA40 but have ended up moving in a completely different direction with the follow up plane, have a nice 1982 Baron 58 under contract. It's going to be a big change after flying the DA40 and then doing my multi add on rating in a DA42. I had some magical flights around the ...
by psk
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: DA42 v Baron
Replies: 129
Views: 20891

Re: DA42 v Baron

Robert that's impressive. I always had a stiff back after long flights in the DA40... although I did manage to from Cannes to London and back a few times, those were some long days.
by psk
Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: DA42 v Baron
Replies: 129
Views: 20891

Re: DA42 v Baron

I had googled the POH and found the link you posted... it is for X-plane, flight simulator. I wasn't comfortable relying on it as factual due to it being for a simulator. Do the flight sim POHs typically have identical info to the manufacturers' POHs?
by psk
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: DA42 v Baron
Replies: 129
Views: 20891

Re: DA42 v Baron

Chris, is the Cessna 400 POH available online? I've seen the marketing docs which use speeds and ranges using some silly altitude like 25,000 feet...
I'm interested in the figures for real world flight planning.
by psk
Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: DA42 v Baron
Replies: 129
Views: 20891

Re: DA42 v Baron

How do you like the Cessna 400? I'm not so interested in the Cirrus due to the lack of feel on hand flying and have heard good things about the feel of the Cessna. There seem to not be many of them out there, for whatever reason (passenger comfort?).
by psk
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: DA42 v Baron
Replies: 129
Views: 20891

Re: DA42 v Baron

This really looks quite amazing. Never seen one... The fuel burn is remarkably low for such a heavy, fast plane. The MTOW almost certainly rules it out for us Euro flyers. En-route IFR taxes... (which probably explains why I haven's seen one...) Antoine, I've seen a couple in the UK, but they defin...