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by TimS
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: AE330 180hp DA42 STC
Replies: 15
Views: 420

Re: AE330 180hp DA42 STC

Why not put a larger prop on?
If you are going through all this trouble, you may as well do it right.

Tim
by TimS
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 499
Views: 44610

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Scott,

No business incentive for Garmin to do so.
Until someone has a competitor, Garmin will not make a move.
The market has proven many times, that the vast majority of customers have very short memories.

Tim
by TimS
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 499
Views: 44610

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Scott,

What ever happened to hand flying the plane? When I have flown in a Diamond, properly trimmed it becomes a two finger plane....

Tim
by TimS
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 499
Views: 44610

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

But we’re talking here mainly about GFC700 which is certified for all three airframes (DA40, DA42 and DA62) for practically all engine options, so no certification cost is involved. And if the parts cost (retail price) $30-40k, where $85k price comes from? How is the GFC700 certified? I do not know...
by TimS
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 499
Views: 44610

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Plus, certifying new autopilot is pretty demanding job. In other words, I wouldn’t count on this as an option. I believe it’s more productive to concentrate our efforts to lower Diamond pricing to normal level, reflecting real cost of parts rather than tripled margin and to enable other certified s...
by TimS
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: First flight of the retractable DA50
Replies: 12
Views: 1710

Re: First flight of the retractable DA50

I’m not sure about HP - on web page it says 296 HP, graph in PDF (2nd page) starts at that value but 1st page says 271 HP. I’m also a bit confused. Also, the graph shows more power than normally aspirated Lycoming engine. If max load is available continuously, I would expect 200 KTAS at FL160 possi...
by TimS
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: First flight of the retractable DA50
Replies: 12
Views: 1710

Re: First flight of the retractable DA50

Tim H wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:26 pm
Any idea what the wingspan is on this? I'm wondering if it will fit in a 40' wide t-hanger.
I highly doubt it. Diamond likes long high aspect ratio wings.

Tim
by TimS
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The G1000 project - "The next step"
Replies: 115
Views: 9424

Re: The G1000 project - "The next step"

Scott, I am guessing here. But Garmin likely has already purchased enough parts to maintain the fleet for ten or more years. For the GNS line, Garmin was notified by their suppliers when parts would no longer be available. Likely due to manufacturing changes. Garmin at that time, purchased enough pa...
by TimS
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: What should Colin's next plane be?
Replies: 28
Views: 1761

Re: DA50 New Paint Scheme

Are you saying you are getting a DA62? And I can't in good conscience, buy a plane for over a million dollars where the company's strategy regarding software upgrades is so unclear. This is something DAI management should read very carefully and with great attention. The software issue was actually...
by TimS
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: New Cirrus Trainer
Replies: 29
Views: 1860

Re: New Cirrus Trainer

ememic99 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:26 pm
Surprisingly there’s some flying outside FAA jurisdiction :)
Yes, and almost no country in the world has the US Commercial ticket requirements. So the point is moot.

Tim