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by krellis
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: DA50 base MSRP Guesstimate
Replies: 29
Views: 3402

Re: DA50 base MSRP Guesstimate

I'm afraid the product itself contributes at best 50% to the overall success of a product. Distribution is a huge factor and Diamond is less than stellar when it comes to the distribution value chain. Product management, product marketing, customer communication, sales training, sales support and a...
by krellis
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Flaps circuit breaker pops
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: Flaps circuit breaker pops

Years ago I had the White Wire flap control module go bad. Same symptoms as you - pops the CB when connected. I was able to send it to White Wire and they repaired it quickly and inexpensively. I believe the company is out of business, hence the SB for a new module. I doubt there is any (legal) solu...
by krellis
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: How to value a DA20
Replies: 34
Views: 3192

Re: How to value a DA20

Have you considered making a reasonable offer that stipulates that the airplane have a current annual? Sounds like an engine teardown is in the cards and that way - the current owner accepts the risk/cost of making that happen. It might not require a complete overhaul. I'm with the others - a $25K o...
by krellis
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Austro Engines
Replies: 27
Views: 2573

Re: Austro Engines

I read the article to state that Austro was going to manufacture a "copy" of the cast iron MB OM640 for their use.

What a great idea though - adopt the much lighter MB aluminum block, keep the increased gross weight and pick up 50Kg or so in useful load.
by krellis
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Austro Engines
Replies: 27
Views: 2573

Austro Engines

What's the chance Austro will develop an aluminum block and not simply manufacture the boat anchor cast iron blocks of the MB OM640? And how "competitive" will the price be when they are making a few hundred engines a year versus the tens of thousands manufactured by MB? https://www.avweb.com/elette...
by krellis
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Grrr
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: Grrr

At least the Taco will get you anywhere you need to go ;)
by krellis
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 472
Views: 38767

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Haven’t read all the posts but has anyone contacted MTSU? They have a large Diamond fleet. Or Utah State?
by krellis
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: So you think you want an E-AB ...
Replies: 12
Views: 935

Re: So you think you want an E-AB ...

The Glasair Sportsman is a great airplane. I came really close after learning about the two week to taxi program they have. For those who criticize E-AB, I think you might see the Sportman in a certified version before too long. I doubt it will be fundamentally different than the E-AB version... Lan...
by krellis
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: So you think you want an E-AB ...
Replies: 12
Views: 935

Re: So you think you want an E-AB ...

Don't be so quick to judge E-AB aircraft. I have owned three Diamonds - a DA20-A1 and two DA40-180's. Great airplanes, very safe, nice handling qualities. Downside is limited performance (especially the DA20), really expensive parts, limited to non-existent support from the manufacturer (again, espe...
by krellis
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: Pres-to-Test GEN/CANOPY Light STUCK
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Pres-to-Test GEN/CANOPY Light STUCK

It's a Cutler-Hammer/Eaton switch P/N 206K11810D0202S. Appears to be available from several sources for around $50 US.

I'm sure you can get it from Diamond for 3-4 times as much if you like ;)