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by pietromarx
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 279
Views: 49837

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

As a matter of corporate and legal policy Garmin cannot apply for a STC without the consent of the airframe manufacturer If Diamond is showing some flexibility this is encouraging. There are a lot of moving parts in play here: global recession, US China relations and the impact on cross border inve...
by pietromarx
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 279
Views: 49837

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

Diamond had the same level of (non)communications about the digital side of their business when I first started trying to buy an airplane in 2002. They promised the G1000 and it was delayed for a variety of reasons, none of which were ever clearly communicated or committed to. I used to torture them...
by pietromarx
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA40 price
Replies: 17
Views: 908

Re: DA40 price

When involving a broker you have to know whether he is representing the interests of the buyer or the seller (in addition to the reality of his own interests). I do agree that it is very helpful to know DA40s. This should include things like the struggles most have been having with G1000 software. ...
by pietromarx
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA40 price
Replies: 17
Views: 908

Re: DA40 price

I would absolutely stay away from anyone purporting to have special knowledge of Diamonds, especially since the DA40 is such a straightforward well-designed airplane. Really? Let me give you just one instance of where a Diamond-knowledgeable broker adds value to the seller: After a pre-buy inspecti...
by pietromarx
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA40 price
Replies: 17
Views: 908

Re: DA40 price

One experience buying through a broker, one selling through a broker. Other airplanes were direct (through a sales rep) with the factory, etc. Buying through a very reputable "Diamond expert" broker resulted in a very poor experience (undisclosed damage, etc.). Selling through a local broker made li...
by pietromarx
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 279
Views: 49837

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

I admit I'm a little confused here, too.
by pietromarx
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: KHND, Las Vegas (Was: New Forum - Approaches / FBOs)
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: New Forum - Approaches / FBOs

I've only flown IFR through SoCal (LA) airspace twice, but my greater experience with NY controllers has always been positive. They're really sharp. 2 years ago we flew our plane with a group of planes and pilots to the Bahamas and were staying at Bluff House on Green Turtle Cay. While hanging out ...
by pietromarx
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: KHND, Las Vegas (Was: New Forum - Approaches / FBOs)
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: New Forum - Approaches / FBOs

I'll also just add that SoCal and NorCal (and LA Center and Oakland Center) controllers are generally *much* more helpful and friendly than either Boston or NY. Las Vegas is much quieter than the other centers. The airspace in NY is rather less complex than the San Francisco and Los Angeles ones, bu...
by pietromarx
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Lycoming
Topic: Maximizing Lycoming IO360 Climb Performance
Replies: 10
Views: 703

Re: Maximizing Lycoming IO360 Climb Performance

Chris -

I really appreciate you putting the effort into this post. I was in Truckee the other day and was *very* focused upon weight, performance, density altitude, etc. The airplane performed well, but I really wish I had a better climb rate.


Peter
by pietromarx
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: NG vs XLS
Replies: 27
Views: 2582

Re: NG vs XLS

I assume the Lycoming's factored in the 50hr servicing? Referencing the same flight that I quoted above, I burned 6gph on the Hobbs, 6.9gph on the service clock. The Lycoming AFM looks like about 10.5gph, assume 100ll is $4/gal and 150hrs a year. 10.5 - 6.9 = 3.6gph * 4 * 150 = $2,160 We run about ...