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Discussion in 'Member Announcements' started by KVNC, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. ozziecat35

    ozziecat35 4 out of 5 great lakes prefer Michigan.

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    how did you like the diamond? I ferried one last week and was very pleased with it. (The Lycoming version, not the diesel).
     
  2. KVNC

    KVNC Average Joe

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    I liked everything but the price.. :) Seriously though, it was a nice bird. This one had the Austro turbo diesels as you can probably tell by the picture. It really simplifies multi-flying as everything is FADEC controlled (No prop/mixtures). Power settings are through a load % on the engine page of the MFD. OEI procedures are just as simple.. Full power, Flaps Up/Gear Up, Identify, Verify, Feather (Flip Engine Master). Performance wise, it seemed decent. I have only flown an Aztec and a 421 before so I don't have a lot of twins to compare to. I'd say expect 1100-1200 fpm at 100% load at climb out. Single engine climb was generally 200fpm-ish. (I only had instructor, no baggage and empty Aux tanks though). It handled nice and didn't really have a heavier "twin" feel. It is nice burning only about 6gal/hr per side of Jet though. All in all, it was fun to fly.
     
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    ozziecat35 4 out of 5 great lakes prefer Michigan.

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    The Lycoming verision, with my skinny 150 lbs and full tanks both sides (Main and Aux) gave me 1400 ft a minute on takeoff and 900 @ 25/25 in the climb at 100 knots. About 9 gph per side during cruise (6K and 8K for my legs)...not a bad flying machine at all with a 155 TAS.
     
  4. bustinminimums

    bustinminimums Well-Known Member

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    That is one of the nicer Arrows I have seen.
     
  5. Roger Roger

    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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    Read up on the DA62. burning ~15 GPH of jet fuel with twin engine redundancy and the useful load of a Baron sounds pretty promising.
     
  6. KVNC

    KVNC Average Joe

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    Well, It's official. Thanks to all who have shared their wisdom with me over the years here. I'm looking forward to instructing and supporting GA!

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