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by Antoine
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: "Soft spot" on the side of the fuselage
Replies: 14
Views: 1538

Re: "Soft spot" on the side of the fuselage

Davestation wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:24 am

Could it just be a thinner section of the structure?
The fuselage is normally rock solid at this location.
i guess the only reasonable explanation would be delamination due to poor resin diffusion during manufacturing...
by Antoine
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Question for engine ground run during lockdown
Replies: 10
Views: 1262

Re: Question for engine ground run during lockdown

My experience is similar / these engines are extremely robust and unless you are near the sea I would not worry / leave it alone.
by Antoine
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What comes after a DA40?
Replies: 473
Views: 86810

Re: What comes after a DA40?

Aaargh Corona messed up my maintenance plans. Annual should have been completed by now... If this monster does not go away soon, a permit to fly the aircraft to maintenance will be needed in May! Yesterday my GF and myself went to Geneva International Airport where Galatea is based. The GA entrance ...
by Antoine
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: DA-20 is no longer offered
Replies: 9
Views: 3149

Re: DA-20 is no longer offered

soarer20 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:57 pm
Also they are bringing back the DA-20-100.
Love the DA-20, most beautiful Diamond! Look at how graceful the wing roots are
Can I have a DA-20 915 is? Diamond's Lotus Elise?
by Antoine
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: GTX 345R AHRS via Bluetooth?
Replies: 13
Views: 3333

Re: GTX 345R AHRS via Bluetooth?

Strange... my FS210 works perfectly. Attitude, heading, everything is perfect. It is true that GPS derived ground speed is not very useful and even potentially dangerous if not understood for what it is, but the altitude indication of a WAAS GPS is more useful and accurate by design than the primiti...
by Antoine
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: The grass isn't always greener...
Replies: 7
Views: 4811

Re: The grass isn't always greener...

I really like the DA20-C1. Do you actually see the 130 KTAS Diamond promise? This is only 10% less than a DA40 and more than most higher powered metal aircraft out there. Climb rate also great. And it is beau-ti-ful. Here a possible upgrade at low-ish cost: 8K plus install GNX375: GPS + COMM + ADSB ...
by Antoine
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: So-long, Fare-well
Replies: 3
Views: 1744

Re: So-long, Fare-well

Good bye Brock, having downgraded to a distant cousin myself, I will let another person extend the invitation to stay around the family...
Your contribution was invaluable and I wish you well.
by Antoine
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Lac La Biche Fly In 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 2319

Re: Lac La Biche Fly In 2020

Lou wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:07 pm
Here we were more of a passenger (think toboggan)
:D :D :D
by Antoine
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Lac La Biche Fly In 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 2319

Re: Lac La Biche Fly In 2020

This must have been wonderful, Lou! I would love the experience. I do have a question for you: how did you manage the cross wind with such low adherence? I am asking because I recently took off from a wet runway with 20G26 crosswind and it was really borderline: the plane was skidding away and it wa...
by Antoine
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What comes after a DA40?
Replies: 473
Views: 86810

Re: What comes after a DA40?

More videos! One from Galatea



And another that was shot in 1997. Image quality is bad, but hang on!
Walter "da man" himself doing full blown aerobatics in an Extra 400 ?!?
D-EGEL is unknown to me. It has a different cooling system so it could be the first prototype.