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by jprhode
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA-40 checkride help
Replies: 28
Views: 1972

Re: DA-40 checkride help

My $0.02 is that it's at least as important to study the DPE as it is the airplane. They've all got their quirks.
by jprhode
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: New DA 62 Owners
Replies: 61
Views: 13163

Re: New DA 62 Owners

John - there aren’t enough superlatives to do it justice!
by jprhode
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: New DA 62 Owners
Replies: 61
Views: 13163

Re: New DA 62 Owners

Awww...thanks for the kind words! I kept a plastic pitcher (thought I left it there) in the left nose baggage compartment for filing the TKS. I filled it from a 5 gal jug of TKS, and then filled the plane from the pitcher. Worked. BTW, the DA62 is kinda nose heavy. I also kept a collapsible camping ...
by jprhode
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Please advise on a da62 purchase.
Replies: 38
Views: 6204

Re: Please advise on a da62 purchase.

Back to the original question: If the purchase price matters, I’d go with a used Meridian for about the same $. 900 miles in a DA62 is doable, but damn that’s a long time in the air. You’re exposed to more WX, and for longer. Different story if that’s a once in awhile mission, but if that’s the main...
by jprhode
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: Twin or Single
Replies: 44
Views: 5060

Re: Twin or Single

Twin or single what is also a good question. A single PT6 is for sure more reliable than 2x piston anything, NG or otherwise, and without the multi engine minus one engine complexity. It’s not as emotionally satisfying as having a spare engine, but the math is better. I like math.
by jprhode
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: New DA 62 Owners
Replies: 61
Views: 13163

Re: New DA 62 Owners

Mike - PM sent.
cheers
Jason
by jprhode
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Contemplating long-term suitability of a DA40 for family of 4
Replies: 18
Views: 1506

Re: Contemplating long-term suitability of a DA40 for family of 4

Set up a typical W&B in Foreflight and just play with it. It's an awesome airplane, but what you can do with 4 people and any bags is so limited that it seems a very poor fit to me. I'm not an expert, but from observing my friends with children, kids grow fast.
by jprhode
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Simulator for a DA62
Replies: 13
Views: 1882

Re: Simulator for a DA62

There’s a very nice X-plane model for the DA62 available. And, it takes a little tinkering but it can be made to work with the Simionic iPad app for the MFD and PFD. Simionic also makes G1000 hardware bezels -you drop the iPads into the bezel, so then you have all the physical knobs and buttons. Sim...
by jprhode
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: DA62 flight planning
Replies: 6
Views: 1549

Re: DA62 flight planning

85% seems to result in ~ 175ktas and 16.2 gph across a reasonable range of cross country altitudes.
by jprhode
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Nacelle plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 1664

Re: Nacelle plugs

Just to close this out:

I ended up ordering Bruce’s engine covers instead. Super nice, they go on very quickly - slip over the back of the nacelle and Velcro down the front. Likely faster than plugging up all the openings. Two thumbs up, problem solved.

Cheers
Jason