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by CFIDave
Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Best iPad DA40 Checklist?
Replies: 15
Views: 4413

Re: Best iPad DA40 Checklist?

Be careful on your checkride. Most examiners (DPEs) around here will fail you for not using a checklist, and some will bust you for not performing clearing turns prior to maneuvers. For one real-world example 2 years ago, a local DA40 owner I know was was flying his own aircraft on his CFI initial c...
by CFIDave
Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Trip Report on a DA42-VI Flown by an Owner
Replies: 44
Views: 11532

Re: Trip Report on a DA42-VI Flown by an Owner

Also on the loading question, does the weight of the air conditioning unit help alleviate the nose-heavy balance of Austro-equipped DA42s (due to the engines' heavier cast iron blocks compared to Thielerts)? While Diamond publishes the weight of the air conditioning option, I've never been able to d...
by CFIDave
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Best iPad DA40 Checklist?
Replies: 15
Views: 4413

Re: Best iPad DA40 Checklist?

But what about elevator trim wheel to T/O (takeoff) position before takeoff? If you forget that you'll probably have some heavier stick forces to deal with when it comes time to rotate.
by CFIDave
Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: SR22 Generation 5
Replies: 12
Views: 3426

Re: SR22 Generation 5

I agree that the panel-mounted G1000 keeps you from having to move your head very much. The Garmin G2000 located in the center console (about where the manual trim wheels are located on the DA40/DA42) on the Cessna Corvalis TTx is worse for heads-down movement because it's a touch screen: you're for...
by CFIDave
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: DA42 Checklist Condensed
Replies: 8
Views: 4090

Re: DA42 Checklist Condensed

Many thanks for this. I've recently been renting a 2006 DA42 ("NG" converted to Austro engines) in preparation for taking the multi-engine Commercial checkride, so I've been going through the DA42 NG checklist quite a bit lately. A few suggestions for the condensed checklist: Under "AFTER TAKEOFF": ...
by CFIDave
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: SR22 Generation 5
Replies: 12
Views: 3426

Re: SR22 Generation 5

[By the way, what happened to the TTx - wasn't it supposed to enter the marketplace 1½ year ago? I got to actually fly the one-and-only Corvalis TTx demonstrator with Garmin 2000 a few months ago when it visited our airport. It was the the first aircraft produced since Cessna shut down the former C...
by CFIDave
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: SR22 Generation 5
Replies: 12
Views: 3426

Re: SR22 Generation 5

DA50 would have been the SR22 competitor but Diamond shelved their plans. It is disappointing but I understand why that is. It would be very difficult to get significant number of buyers in already crowded segment. Maybe Diamond is waiting for the right diesel engine for DA50? Certifying DA50 that ...
by CFIDave
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The "Other" DAA
Replies: 48
Views: 8254

Re: The "Other" DAA

I just got this explanation via email: We apologize for the website being down for a week. A problem with the domain name link, our server and our hosting provider resulted in the link going down until we could get it transferred to a new server. Sorry for any inconvenience. We are back up and runni...
by CFIDave
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Best iPad DA40 Checklist?
Replies: 15
Views: 4413

Re: Best iPad DA40 Checklist?

The best checklist available is Diamond's own list published for the DA40-180: http://www.diamond-air.at/fileadmin/uploads/files/TRTO/DA40%20Checklisten/DA40-180/DA40_180_STAR_Checklist_Edit_15_A4.pdf Open iTunes on either a Mac or PC, drag the Diamond pdf file above to the "Books" icon (i.e., add i...
by CFIDave
Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The "Other" DAA
Replies: 48
Views: 8254

Re: The "Other" DAA

FWIW, the other Diamond forum is now back up.