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by Antoine
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: AE330 180hp DA42 STC
Replies: 20
Views: 4539

Re: AE330 180hp DA42 STC

But the DA42 unfortunately suffers from greater form drag due to excessive fuselage taper -- the airflow separates from the rear fuselage at higher airspeeds because it can't follow the curved shape. The DA20/DA40/DA42 skinny tapered fuselages were originally designed to reduce "wetted area" -- imp...
by Antoine
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: AE330 180hp DA42 STC
Replies: 20
Views: 4539

Re: AE330 180hp DA42 STC

Antoine, I live vicariously through your EA400 adventure. It looks like an awesome machine (please keep posting cool content!). Regarding the lighter engines--yes, the Austro is an anvil for the power produced, but there are already hundreds of DA42NG and 42VIs out there. If it were an affordable S...
by Antoine
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Safety: Piper Mirage
Replies: 6
Views: 1549

Re: Safety: Piper Mirage

Yikes, this is really scary, Karl! Thanks for being so outspoken. I think the PA46-350 is inherently more dangerous than less complex aircraft. The problem lies in the domino effect. One failure causes another. Example: lose the engine at FL200 and your first challenge is not the engine but pressuri...
by Antoine
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: AE330 180hp DA42 STC
Replies: 20
Views: 4539

Re: AE330 180hp DA42 STC

Dear Neema, this idea would have gotten me really excited before I took the exotic route. Meanwhile, I have jumped boats and was able to measure the value of incremental and costly changes to an existing aircraft vs sell and go a different route. From my only flights in the DA42 NG and DA 62, I thin...
by Antoine
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Diamond Gadgets & Extras
Topic: Garmin Autoland
Replies: 24
Views: 5588

Re: Garmin Autoland

Amazing Colin...
by Antoine
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Intermittent AHRS fail
Replies: 14
Views: 2597

Re: Intermittent AHRS fail

It can't be a G1000 Rich, this is a DA20... maybe G500? My experience with electronics issues is that you start by tracing the wiring and doing a cleanup of all contacts. I use a product called "Stabilant" that was purchased from a NYC sound studio (!) based upon a recommendation by a fellow forum m...
by Antoine
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Interior - leather on seats
Replies: 13
Views: 1580

Re: Interior - leather on seats

Arnaud this thread is going to cost you a lot of money :) If you can afford a full refurbishment, I would do it because your current interior looks dated. A beautiful leather interior will definitely make you very happy AND pay for itself the day you move on. Important: make sure you comply with the...
by Antoine
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What comes after a DA40?
Replies: 473
Views: 86961

Re: What comes after a DA40?

Thanks Bernie. This did not improve.... I have learnt the hard way that it is a bad idea to arrive or depart VFR from Geneva. The wait on departure is typically 10-20 minutes, you rarely can arrive without holding and on one occasion, as I was in short final, they ordered me to go around to make roo...
by Antoine
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What comes after a DA40?
Replies: 473
Views: 86961

Re: What comes after a DA40?

I have been too busy to install an outboard camera, but here's some footage from our latest flight into Geneva. It should also give some insight on the workflow during a high speed arrival on a busy airport. https://youtu.be/KyxAK7bpnLg Makes me very grateful to live in such a beautiful part of the ...
by Antoine
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Just Discovered GTN 750
Replies: 7
Views: 1139

Re: Just Discovered GTN 750

What happened to voice control?