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by Thomas
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: So, my 15 year old son had a good idea...
Replies: 8
Views: 2121

Re: So, my 15 year old son had a good idea...

We just had the first snow this year. But a very good idea for our next summer in Switzerland. ;)

regards to Texas Thomas
by Thomas
Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Castering nose wheel on take off roll UGH!!!!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 12104

Re: Castering nose wheel on take off roll UGH!!!!!!

I agree with Lance, coming from a Maule MX7, using the feets for t/o and ldg is the half flight.
by Thomas
Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Fuel tank leaks
Replies: 24
Views: 4803

Re: Fuel tank leaks

Hi Max,
Understand you are AOG with your Diamond and not able to Fly over to the Tampa Bay for lunch. tropical storm Isaac has now past our region, it is flyable again. Thomas
by Thomas
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Da40 purchase
Replies: 35
Views: 8773

Re: Da40 purchase

Hello Hans, Suggest you operate the plane in Europe.... The Diamond is a excellent plane for personal use. It needs a bit more care due to the composite airframe. That's why the flying clubs tend more to C's and P's. If you using it privatly .. The DA40 is definite the better choice. If you planning...
by Thomas
Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Overhead Light Repair
Replies: 24
Views: 5534

Re: Overhead Light Repair

Hi Jean,
Do you have any reference. I.e. part Nr. Would like oder also replacement from bulb town.

Thanks Thomas
by Thomas
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Folding bicycles
Replies: 16
Views: 6393

Re: Folding bicycles

Hi Tim, we have two Dahon Bikes, they easily fit in the back, one in the baggage comp (standard) one on the back seats. Secured with the baggage net and the other with the back seat belts and an extension belt from the baggage net attaching points. here are our bikes: (at a trip to Montpelier southe...
by Thomas
Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40 as first plane?
Replies: 54
Views: 14408

Re: DA40 as first plane?

Hi John, In 2009 I bought a 2003 Lycoming DA40 with Classic panel, KAP140 / 2x G430. The choice for the DA40 was the same reasons as everybody explained before. Decision Classic or G1000; in my case I fly VFR only and unfortunately only about 50hrs a year. As the (excellent) G1000 need a bit more tr...
by Thomas
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: N807DS across Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 11895

Re: N807DS across Europe

Antoine ... We, my wife and I were in Venice LIDO LIPV on Monday 09 June, arr 10:20LT. Departed back to Buochs LSZC today 11:20LT VFR arcoss the alps, was a bit of a challange, managed it finally via Locarno-Domodossola-Jungfraujoch (13`000ft) rapid decent in spirals in a cloud hole to Wengen/Lauter...
by Thomas
Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Grand Old Lady and DA40
Replies: 7
Views: 2835

Re: Grand Old Lady and DA40

Hello Phil, in he meantime all the Breitling birds have left again. Hope to see you again in Buochs. Thomas
by Thomas
Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:01 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Grand Old Lady and DA40
Replies: 7
Views: 2835

Grand Old Lady and DA40

Had the opportunity to park my DA40 next to the Grand Old Lady. Till end of June, we have the whole Breitling Fleet operating out of (my) airport. Unfortunately the Super Conctellation take not part of the event this year. They had an engine failure during flight training and need to replace the eng...