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by TimS
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: Finally the Launch??
Replies: 56
Views: 6603

Re: Finally the Launch??

Pehu wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:45 am
EASA certification is done:

https://www.diamondaircraft.com/en/abou ... ification/
Wow that was fast. Based on the press stuff, I did not expect it this quickly. They were much further along than they let on.

Tim
by TimS
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 279
Views: 49907

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

Really? I get it. So results don’t matter. You really, really tried hard, put together a five star team of participants to present your concerns, requests to Diamond hierarchy and you have absolutely nothing to show for it other than platitudes. I understand, you have no concrete results of what yo...
by TimS
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: First flight of the retractable DA50
Replies: 29
Views: 9927

Re: First flight of the retractable DA50

Why would any Cirrus SRXX owner switch to Diamond DA-50? It is under ranged, and has insufficient useful load. Note sure about others, but I am rather heavyset, and even with another broad shouldered co-pilot (enough I had to put weight in cargo for CG) we did not brush shoulders in the SR22. The ex...
by TimS
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Public forum
Topic: DA40 price
Replies: 17
Views: 915

Re: DA40 price

Prebuy is good, but going with a Diamond expert is likely a better choice.
by TimS
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 279
Views: 49907

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

Based on Garmin shutting down due to Ransomware attack, expect at least a couple weeks delay. They have effectively been offline for almost a week, and I would think there will be a lot of internal pressure to put emergency measures in place to prevent a repeat.

Tim
by TimS
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Nickels and dimes
Replies: 12
Views: 876

Re: Nickels and dimes

One more thing I consider: Foreflight costs (roughly) the same to produce whether people are flying or not. Auto insurance claims go down when nobody is driving. Actually FF could have cut costs during the shutdown if they had the desire too. With less flights, less support required, less new custo...
by TimS
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Nickels and dimes
Replies: 12
Views: 876

Re: Nickels and dimes

Enough nickels together and you have a dollar or two.
They really do add up.

Tim
by TimS
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Piston power
Replies: 10
Views: 1838

Re: Piston power

Call Ron and ask. He is a good guy, we have had multiple chats about the program.

Tim
by TimS
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: Finally the Launch??
Replies: 56
Views: 6603

Re: Finally the Launch??

Awe, come on Tim. Bills are fun. They let you know you’re alive. Spend it now because the gov is going to be coming after EVERYONE to pay for all of this Covid spending. My wife and I have an email address all as one word. our bills never end. But, I am flying an SR22 for my current missions at les...
by TimS
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: Finally the Launch??
Replies: 56
Views: 6603

Re: Finally the Launch??

I miss the Aerostar (but not the bills). In terms of engine out, the Aerostar props are so close to the fuselage it really is much more benign than any other twin I have flown (not that many). e.g. the Seminole I received my MEL in, or the DA-42 (demo flights), even the Tecnam twin (flight school fo...