What comes after a DA40?

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Re: What comes after a DA40?

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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.

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Re: What comes after a DA40?

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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 was shut down so we had to park at the main terminal and take a shuttle to our hangar.
This looked so gloomy, my God! The main terminal was absolutely, completely *dead*. No one.
The couple of maintenance employees we saw said "hello" from a distance in the tone of a nuke survivor meeting another living creature.

The ride in the shuttles was just as spooky. Dozens of airliners sitting there with their engine inlets taped shut !
We took Galatea for a VFR ride and she obliged.
We found out the hard way that a pressurized AC should be operated unpressurized when training for slow flight. We had painful excursions of cabin altitude.
On top of that weather was horrible for what we had come for: rehearsing some of the maneuvers.
Doing this over Lake Geneva means you need to watch the mountains! Hazy, cloudy was not good for us... we gave up and flew back home, chatting with bored ATC and adding "wishing you good health" at each change

But at least we flew - thank heavens...
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Re: What comes after a DA40?

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Antoine, that GRAMET tool you showed (around 3:05 in your video) looks great--similar to Foreflights vertical planning tool but looks more detailed. Who's tool/service do you use? I tried Autorouter.aero but doesn't seem to like airfields in the US. Love that format

edit: disregard*** just noticed Ogimet was in there. Playing around with it now
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Re: What comes after a DA40?

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That’s Autorouter but as you noticed doesn’t work in US. Ogimet uses same GFS data but graphical interpretation sometimes differs.
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Re: What comes after a DA40?

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Hey Steve, where did you purchase the attachment bungs? I'm very interested and would like to have one setup on the underside of the horizontal stabilizer tip.

Steve wrote:
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. IMG_2812.jpgIMG_2811.jpg

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Re: What comes after a DA40?

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Bryan:

This is what I use:

https://www.nflightcam.com/collections/ ... rior-mount

You can get as many extra mounting spuds as you want.

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Re: What comes after a DA40?

Post by yl472401 »

Thanks mate!
Steve wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:46 pm
Bryan:

This is what I use:

https://www.nflightcam.com/collections/ ... rior-mount

You can get as many extra mounting spuds as you want.

Steve
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