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by Pascal
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: The grass isn't always greener...
Replies: 2
Views: 544

The grass isn't always greener...

I am still trying to figure out whether I will keep my DA20-C1 and commit $$$ on a major avionics upgrade or sell it and look for a more capable airplane (light ifr capable, autopilot, more comfy for my girlfriend). So last Sunday I flew in a 1967 Mooney Ranger. Beautiful airplane, but not that much...
by Pascal
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: DA-20 prices high, no inventory????
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: DA-20 prices high, no inventory????

Da20s are a great value. Mine is probably worth at leadt twice what I paid for it three years ago. But it is also in better shape than it was when I bought it.
by Pascal
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: High Airframe Time
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: High Airframe Time

Mine had its 6000 hours inspection two years ago. This winter I am replacing the canopy as the current one is cracked. We will also inspect the front landing gear for cracks using Magniflux. And will be replacing some rubber thingies in the front landing gear to fix the vibration I get on takeoff. W...
by Pascal
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: DA-20 is no longer offered
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

DA-20 is no longer offered

I guess the writing was on the wall. Now the Da20 has disappeared from Diamond's web site. Why build an affordable, low margin, fun to fly twin seater when you can make better use of your manufacturing capacity selling a four seater and turn a higher profit. I still love my DA20-C1 though. And I'll ...
by Pascal
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Montreal Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: Montreal Suggestions

You could also go through customs in Dorval and then park for free at CYJN for a few days and I'll drive you to town for free.
by Pascal
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: DA-20 Autopilot
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: DA-20 Autopilot

Thanks Mark. I’m interested.
by Pascal
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...
Replies: 37
Views: 2792

Re: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...

You know you don't need a parachute to perform a safe off field landing thanks to the low stall speed. And you know you are flying one of the safest machines in general aviation.
by Pascal
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: No free lunch
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: No free lunch

Well I was quoted 5k$ for adding a heated pitot to my DA20-C1 so I would not be surprised that 172 part was upwards of that.
by Pascal
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 509
Views: 52231

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Dear all, This thread is very interesting. I learned a lot by Reading this thread and other avionics threads on the pilotsofamerica forums. I am currently looking at avilution.com. An open and upgradable system. Not certified and won’t be for the near future. Does not lock you to a single hardware v...
by Pascal
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: DA20 Forum
Topic: A&P/IA Recommendation Seattle/North
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: A&P/IA Recommendation Seattle/North

I'm from the East coast, so I do not have first hand knowledge of mechanics in your area. The Canadian Aircraft registry lists all canadian owners of DA20-A1: https://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/2/ccarcs-riacc/RchSimpRes.aspx?cn=%7c%7c&mn=DA20A1%7c&sn=%7c%7c&on=%7c%7c&m=%7c%7c This one in particula...