What comes after a DA40?

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Re: What comes after a DA40?

Post by Antoine » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:38 pm

Amazing point of view @Steve - how did you attach it?.
I am thinking of adding a pair of go pros on both lifting points of the wings to record airflow on the fuselage.
The exhaust makes a lot of soot and must really be disrupting the airflow.
I'd like a little fairing be added to prevent this from painting the whole bottom (and gaining .02 knots of course).

Birds are a big issue on "my" island. I have had TWO strikes lately but I know someone who hit NINE birds in one event!
These seagulls are really dumb and they would simply not go away even if you taxi back and forth.
We hit one at take-off, made a precautionary landing and got MT on the phone to check the prop. All was fine. And it happened again after one month, but this time in flight.
Both times no damage apart from the real scare and awful blood spray and minced seagull parts all over the plane...
@John: yes I do wear my stripes when flying passengers into/out of an airport with security checkpoints.
Very useful in case I need to "explain my point of view" regarding a bottle of water or some make-up pot.
You would not believe the kind of "smart" people they hire to do security checks lately... (this said I must admit I like my pilot uniform :))
Thank you all for watching.
I'll publish more if it's appreciated. We're having a weird spring here in Europe and it makes for some really cool videos!
Today we did two wonderful flights and we were just barely on top at FL 200. During the descent in IMC and light icing I could hear all sorts of diversion requests due to weather and we had our on board weather radar working permanently. It is very difficult to tell what you see when descending because you pick up ground AND weather...
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Re: What comes after a DA40?

Post by Steve » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:04 pm

Antoine wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:38 pm
Amazing point of view @Steve - how did you attach it?
I have two attachment bungs - one on the top of left wingtip and one on the underside of the right horizontal stabilizer tip (photo I posted). My camera mount attaches to these.
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Re: What comes after a DA40?

Post by Antoine » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:23 am

Steve: does the presence of the camera cause any perceptible unbalance (yaw?)
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Re: What comes after a DA40?

Post by Steve » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:20 pm

Antoine wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:23 am
Steve: does the presence of the camera cause any perceptible unbalance (yaw?)
No detectable change in speed or handling characteristics.
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