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by Thomas
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...
Replies: 37
Views: 5118

Re: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...

:) when you have to admit that your plane looking sexier than you do over the years….. 8-)
by Thomas
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Engine failure best glide speed descent rate
Replies: 36
Views: 3687

Re: Engine failure best glide speed descent rate

Back in 2002 I had an complete engine failure with an brand new (25TT) Diamond Dimona 115TTC (Rotax914S engine) at low level on a local flight. Immediate engine stop after strange sound. 90 s after the silence began I was on ground save on a field. As an active and current glider pilot I was used to...
by Thomas
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: DA40
Replies: 18
Views: 2407

Re: DA40

If you looking for one on the second hand market - best value will be a steam gauge (pre 2004). You have and will have almost any option to adopt the avionics always to the newest standard. (see all the G1000 threads in this Forum) And these airframes are the lightest DA40s ever build. Of course, it...
by Thomas
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Max Takeoff RPM
Replies: 12
Views: 1110

Re: Max Takeoff RPM

@ Rich … that`s sounds like false installation of the governor shop. How was the low RPM limit then? must have been also too low? @ Bernie, in my opinion…. the simple adjustment of the detent … you can do yourself … you just need basic tools … securing paint … and one or two engine full PWR run up`s...
by Thomas
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Max Takeoff RPM
Replies: 12
Views: 1110

Re: Max Takeoff RPM

Just adjust the detent of the governor, I did the installation of the governor myself after overhaul and had to do it, with the VM1000 (steam gauge) the RPM is blanked out above 2700... but you have then (almost) 180 HP at full PWR, depending of the atmospheric condition of course. (I do have a A/P ...
by Thomas
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: BRS
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: BRS

Here are a few - Pilots; Language proficiency check (English) every 3 yrs – even with an FAA license and current BFR. - personal logbook form requirement. - Operations according to EASA Part-NCC – half of the Business fleet in the US would be grounded with this regulation! - Airports; small airports...
by Thomas
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Position of front seats
Replies: 10
Views: 1188

Re: Position of front seats

here my 2003 panel. I am 6.10, fully comfortable. look at the space btw knees and panel

https://youtu.be/_8PVu0_Hq6I
by Thomas
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: BRS
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: BRS

I think adding a BRS to the DA40 needs a completely new certification process.
Especially in these new Boeing MAX FAA environments.
you know we look a bit jealous to the US with your agency … as we stick to our EASA Monster :scream: ….. hope you can keep your easy track
by Thomas
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: DA50 Forum
Topic: DA50 base MSRP Guesstimate
Replies: 30
Views: 11189

Re: DA50 base MSRP Guesstimate

Cirrus marketing is hard to beat but Diamond have two trumps: - their diesel-focus (wins by KO in markets where AVGAS is not so common and cheap as in the US) $- - the large pool of DA40 pilots waiting for a single engine upgrade. Especially in Europe is the AVGAS availability definitive an issue. ...
by Thomas
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Old codger "wisdom"
Replies: 19
Views: 2300

Re: Old codger "wisdom"

Diamond build a taildragger years ago, the motorglider HK36 Dimona and Super Dimona. I flew it frequently. When airborne it is a beautiful plane, a Diamond as we are used to. BUT on ground it was not. Taxing was a nightmare; backtrack on a narrow runway you have to get out and turn the tail by hand....