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First Flight In A DA-40, What To Expect?  
User currently offlineEbs757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 758 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6060 times:

So im taking another intro next week at MDW with Midway Aviators and I am signed up for their DA-40 W/G1000

What should I expect? Ive only flown a bunch of 172's and a few 152's. I understand it is a "stick" airplane but what about other things like space control etc.? Thanks a lot


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User currently offlineEbs757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6053 times:

EDIT: Here is the plane- http://midwayaviators.com/rentals/n11zm.htm

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User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5986 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!

User currently offlineFoxXray From France, joined May 2005, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 5961 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).

I think you will be happy with this light plane  Wink

User currently offlineEbs757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 5941 times:

Thanks for the info guys! Much appreciated

Viva la Vida
User currently offlineCabso1 From Canada, joined May 2005, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5930 times:

You can ask A.net member Vio, who flies the DA-40, there should also be a couple of trip reports by him in the Trip report section in the DA-40

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