Closing on a DA42 on 19 SEP!

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Re: Closing on a DA42 on 19 SEP!

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What's the detailed difference between the NG and -VI? Just curious :?:
ememic99 wrote: Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:36 am
Chris wrote: Fri Sep 16, 2022 1:53 am To the best of my knowledge, there's no way to convert an older DA42 airframe to full -VI specs. I asked the factory about it back before I purchased my NG and they said they couldn't do it. I think the main impediment is the additional reinforcement required for the final increase in max landing weight, but I suspect some of the aerodynamic improvements are difficult to retrofit as well.
I have somewhere in emails exchanged with DAI:
1. NG can't be converted to -VI.
2. TDI can be converted to -VI but MTOW will be 1900 kg (or so) instead of 1999 kg.
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Re: Closing on a DA42 on 19 SEP!

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Congratulations!! It's a beautiful airplane!!
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Re: Closing on a DA42 on 19 SEP!

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"What's the detailed difference between the NG and -VI? "

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Re: Closing on a DA42 on 19 SEP!

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yl472401 wrote: Sun Oct 09, 2022 9:23 pm What's the detailed difference between the NG and -VI? Just curious :?:
ememic99 wrote: Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:36 am
Chris wrote: Fri Sep 16, 2022 1:53 am To the best of my knowledge, there's no way to convert an older DA42 airframe to full -VI specs. I asked the factory about it back before I purchased my NG and they said they couldn't do it. I think the main impediment is the additional reinforcement required for the final increase in max landing weight, but I suspect some of the aerodynamic improvements are difficult to retrofit as well.
I have somewhere in emails exchanged with DAI:
1. NG can't be converted to -VI.
2. TDI can be converted to -VI but MTOW will be 1900 kg (or so) instead of 1999 kg.
NG can have either KAP140 or GFC700 and it doesn’t feature -VI aerodynamic improvements.
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Re: Closing on a DA42 on 19 SEP!

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Congrats Bryan!
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Re: Closing on a DA42 on 19 SEP!

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Makes me wonder if there's a way to get those upgrade to -VI from NG?
Just curious :?:
ememic99 wrote: Mon Oct 10, 2022 5:13 pm
yl472401 wrote: Sun Oct 09, 2022 9:23 pm What's the detailed difference between the NG and -VI? Just curious :?:
ememic99 wrote: Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:36 am

I have somewhere in emails exchanged with DAI:
1. NG can't be converted to -VI.
2. TDI can be converted to -VI but MTOW will be 1900 kg (or so) instead of 1999 kg.
NG can have either KAP140 or GFC700 and it doesn’t feature -VI aerodynamic improvements.
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Re: Closing on a DA42 on 19 SEP!

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yl472401 wrote: Sun Oct 16, 2022 6:07 pm Makes me wonder if there's a way to get those upgrade to -VI from NG?
Just curious :?:
No. I don’t know why but that’s the answer I got from DAI.
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Re: Closing on a DA42 on 19 SEP!

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Congratulations! It is a great transition and you will enjoy it. Thanks for sharing the information. Mine is identical except for the GFC 700.

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Completed the check ride on 11/9 and made first solo trip from Houston to Austin. Flew great and I'm very excited for future trips!
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Re: Closing on a DA42 on 19 SEP!

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Congratulations, Bryan!
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