Ajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5186 times:
I've done a flight in a DA-20, and i loved it. The probably aren't much different, but compared to a C172, they are really roomy. I'm pretty well built (my friends complain when i sit next to them on buses, and this is the girls!) and i found it really roomy. I learn in a PA-38 which is really wide inside because of the "bubble" cockpit, but i found the DA-20 wider.
One thing to be careful about if you burn easily is wear sun screen. I had 20 mins in the DA-20 and i came back sunburnt!
FoxXray From France, joined May 2005, 435 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5161 times:
I have a few hours on the DA40, it is a good new generation single engine... low operating cost and it is quite easy to fly !
The early TDI models had some problems with the FADEC, the engine has caused a few problems especially with the fuel injector connectors,... ; but now it seems that everything is ok !
The 180hp model has of course better performance, especially take off roll distance and climb rate. Cruise speed at 5,000ft is 130kt at 75% power (~10 US gal/hour).