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Re: New DA 62 Owners

Post by fleetrader » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:40 am

I’m new to aviation, ordering a DA62. Does anyone think it makes any difference in quality if you have it built in Austria vs. Canada. Thank you
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Re: New DA 62 Owners

Post by CFIDave » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:26 pm

fleetrader wrote:I’m new to aviation, ordering a DA62. Does anyone think it makes any difference in quality if you have it built in Austria vs. Canada. Thank you
Regardless of where a DA62 is assembled, all of the composite parts are produced from the same set of molds now located at Diamond Canada. Composite part "kits" can be shipped to Wiener Neustadt for Austrian assembly.

BTW, congratulations on your DA62 order and welcome to the forum.
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Re: New DA 62 Owners

Post by gordsh » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:42 pm

fleetrader wrote:I’m new to aviation, ordering a DA62. Does anyone think it makes any difference in quality if you have it built in Austria vs. Canada. Thank you
Mike, very cool...new to aviation and thinking of a DA62?...Love it. Congrats!!!
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Re: New DA 62 Owners

Post by fleetrader » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:00 pm

Thank you for the response. I was thinking the Austrian group is more experienced than Canadian. I like the idea of it being broken in for me as well, crossing the Atlantic. Hope to have it delivered in September.
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Re: New DA 62 Owners

Post by jprhode » Sun May 27, 2018 2:28 am

Old thread I know, but yes - I bought 62.010 used about a month ago. Subsequently finished my multi, and flew myself home from Tampa after the checkride. All the way around, it is a badass plane. Love it.

Be sure to have a very thorough conversation with your insurance guy before pulling the trigger. They have next to no data on this plane, so they seem to be imagining the worst case combination of a Baron and a Cirrus having a $1.3M love child, which it very much is not.
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Re: New DA 62 Owners

Post by gordsh » Sun May 27, 2018 4:13 pm

Jason, did you finish your multi using the DA62? Do you mind if I ask what is your mission for the DA62?
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Re: New DA 62 Owners

Post by CFIDave » Sun May 27, 2018 4:51 pm

jprhode wrote:I bought 62.010 used about a month ago.
Jason: Congrats on your "new to you" DA62, which I had an opportunity to fly back when it was the original North American demonstrator at Sun N Fun 2 years ago. If you look at the photo of multi-color DA62s included with all of my posts, that's your plane (anthracite N62VV) parked right next to mine (gold N62DV).
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Re: New DA 62 Owners

Post by jprhode » Thu May 31, 2018 11:27 pm

Thanks! Nice, I’ve seen that pic, didn’t notice it was my tail #.

Regarding the multi add on, I’ll shorten the long story as much as possible:

I finished my instrument rating in early April with about 150 hours total. Given that, it was not especially easy to line up insurance for the 62. I ended up with a requirement for 50 hours of dual/multi and 10 more hours solo prior to carrying any pax. Plus earn the rating of course. The 50 hours dual could be in either my 62 or a DA42-VI. I ended up doing about 15 of the hours in the 42 and the rest in my plane, with the check ride being in the 42. As far as I know there isn’t a DPE that can do a multi check ride in a 62. Anyway, as far as flying the planes, the 42-VI and 62 are so similar that this was pretty efficient and seamless. Nice to have all of that behind me! I’m happy to keep learning but nice to be done with school and check rides for awhile. I’m at ~230 hours now and very comfortable with the plane. It helped a ton that all of my PPL and Instrument hours were in the DA40 G1000. Hell of a year - first lesson ever was last June. The DA42-VI is the perfect airplane for the multi rating, and I happen to know an excellent instructor lady who owns a nearly new one.

Typical missions for this plane will be Austin to places in UT/CO where it is less hot and there are real trees. Plus shorter runs to New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, South Padre etc, and of course the $100 hamburger circuit. My wife has been up with me and was smiling afterward, just need to do a trial flight with the dog...
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Re: New DA 62 Owners

Post by ememic99 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:56 am

jprhode wrote:...just need to do a trial flight with the dog...
I’m sure it will enjoy :)
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Re: New DA 62 Owners

Post by gordsh » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:33 pm

jprhode wrote:Thanks! Nice, I’ve seen that pic, didn’t notice it was my tail #.

Regarding the multi add on, I’ll shorten the long story as much as possible:

I finished my instrument rating in early April with about 150 hours total. Given that, it was not especially easy to line up insurance for the 62. I ended up with a requirement for 50 hours of dual/multi and 10 more hours solo prior to carrying any pax. Plus earn the rating of course. The 50 hours dual could be in either my 62 or a DA42-VI. I ended up doing about 15 of the hours in the 42 and the rest in my plane, with the check ride being in the 42. As far as I know there isn’t a DPE that can do a multi check ride in a 62. Anyway, as far as flying the planes, the 42-VI and 62 are so similar that this was pretty efficient and seamless. Nice to have all of that behind me! I’m happy to keep learning but nice to be done with school and check rides for awhile. I’m at ~230 hours now and very comfortable with the plane. It helped a ton that all of my PPL and Instrument hours were in the DA40 G1000. Hell of a year - first lesson ever was last June. The DA42-VI is the perfect airplane for the multi rating, and I happen to know an excellent instructor lady who owns a nearly new one.

Typical missions for this plane will be Austin to places in UT/CO where it is less hot and there are real trees. Plus shorter runs to New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, South Padre etc, and of course the $100 hamburger circuit. My wife has been up with me and was smiling afterward, just need to do a trial flight with the dog...
Thanks for the response Jason. I asked because I some how see my path being very similar to yours (I hope). Your progress is very motivating.
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