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I just found my ALL-TIME favorite VFR/IFR aircraft!

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The Alabeo DX42 Twin Star

 

What a beaut!  Simply..a beaut, in all ways...inside the cockpit, outside the cockpit...

 

..and that this is a bubble-type clam-shell canopy...there is nothing to compare the panoramic view from the cockpit.  Unreal!

 

Wonderful flight instruments,

 

I am loving this plane...and now it will replace my C377 as my all-time, go to, for VFR/IFR cross-country flights

 

Just came out...v2.0

 

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GREAT !  But please be careful on those water landings, Mitch :Tounge:

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Great pics Mitch, but it is so sad to see you are replacing the beloved C377.  The DX42 looks tempting though..

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GREAT !  But please be careful on those water landings, Mitch :Tounge:

Still have the StationAir 6 for that, lol.

Great pics Mitch, but it is so sad to see you are replacing the beloved C377.  The DX42 looks tempting though..

Oh..that will still be flown, Carl...

 

but this...this plane is the Cat's A**!   If you like your virtual world as close to full output as you can get your system to render...the view out the cockpit...is top notch, no window frames, nothing but that gorgeous view before the leading edge of the wing....

 

Fully modern instrumentation....the whole thing is a winner...

 

She is a beautiful airplane to fly, and to view.  I love how they swept the tail so drastically from the back of the cabin.  A very interesting air-frame.

 

Mitch

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Very nice.  Thanks for sharing.

It comes highly recommended!

Very similar to this:-

 

 

 

But in a modernised T-tail way ;)

Mark, your  cabin still has window frames, etc...as do my others.  The clam-shell lift up on the DX 42....is totally 180 degree rubber-neck panoramic.  This plane is drop dead gorgeous when you go into a left or right bank...I'm having a BLAST!  With the length of those wings...there is high loft.... :)))))))

 ...and this plane runs on Diesel, or Bio-Fuel.......2.4 gallons per hour at econo-cruise...WOW!

Mitch

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Mark, your  cabin still has window frames, etc...

 

Lol. I know that's why I said the DX42 is a modernised T-tail version of the Beagle Bassett....kind of. Just the overall shape jumped out at me and said Bassett.

 

Happy Flying!

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Lol. I know that's why I said the DX42 is a modernised T-tail version of the Beagle Bassett....kind of. Just the overall shape jumped out at me and said Bassett.

 

Happy Flying!

Right...:)

 

If you pick this up...you won't be wanting to return it to the factory....nope....

 

Thanks...now back to AussieLand for some great VFR....I have to read up on the G1000 to fully utilize all its features. The plane comes with all the pertinent manuals....

 

Cheers,

 

Mitch'er

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It's a beauty Mitch, the long wings makes it fly like a dream I bet. Do you fly it with a stick or Yoke?

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Definitely a nice rendition of a DA42. Very clean and smooth.  I noticed Alabeo's XP port of this just came out, I'm very curious to hear from anyone that may of taken the plunge on it.  I never did pick this one up for FSX because of the glass; I might be willing to in XP, however.

 

I'm rather partial to flying the DA20 in the sim. Same clean peerless view, even a bit more so since there's no engines on the wings. Not as fast, however. I've logged more hours in the Aerosoft / Marcel Felde DA20 4x than in all my other sim aircraft combined...

 

Anyhow, very nice pics.

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Definitely a nice rendition of a DA42. Very clean and smooth.  I noticed Alabeo's XP port of this just came out, I'm very curious to hear from anyone that may of taken the plunge on it.  I never did pick this one up for FSX because of the glass; I might be willing to in XP, however.

 

I'm rather partial to flying the DA20 in the sim. Same clean peerless view, even a bit more so since there's no engines on the wings. Not as fast, however. I've logged more hours in the Aerosoft / Marcel Felde DA20 4x than in all my other sim aircraft combined...

 

Anyhow, very nice pics.

About those engines on the wings...that's what I have always loved about twins...the look of them...and seeing them in operation.  Now...with the clam-shell canopy...I have the best of both worlds. My P.O.V. favorite, is looking down just ahead of the left leading edge...totally immersive.  The sound package is totally adequate for immersion as well.

 

So very glad that I decided to drop the coin.  I saw the email about it now available for XP...but honestly, half of the blast, is operating in an environment that still dominates the virtual world...that being FSX/P3D.  

 

Cheers,

 

Ses

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Posted Today, 01:56 PM

vcarlo, on 25 May 2016 - 10:19 AM, said:

GREAT !  But please be careful on those water landings, Mitch

Still have the StationAir 6 for that, lol.

 

 

I hear ya Mitch... Great pics ... you have sold me on the aircraft... BUT I think I would prefer to pick up Eaglesoft's version.  I would think Eaglesoft's avionics are fantastic, not to mention a 30 day guarantee. :smile:  

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Very nice images, Ses. 

 

For the same reason that all of my vehicles have manual transmissions (two cars and a motorcycle) I'm not sure that I could ever completely warm up to a FADEC piston plane.  Like modern automagic transmissions, I know it's a better, more efficient, etc, etc.. system, but I like being "in the loop" when it comes to doing engine management.  On a light jet flown single pilot - yeah, FADEC all the way, as things just happen too fast to be worrying about engine management, but for a relatively slow light twin like this, I'm afraid that I'd be looking for things to do.  :-)

 

 

Still, you can't beat the view!

 

Scott

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The Diamond aircrafts could have been better (in real  world) if they had not put that stick in the crotch area. They should have stuck it as a side stick instead.

 

I have flown the D20...  This is not an aerobatic aircraft like the Decathlon.. .so not sure what the need is for that stic kand rudder theme.

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UK TV star Carol Vorderman is planning a round the world solo flight for charity in a DA42.

Channel 4 TV are making a 3 part programme following her adventure.

Looking forward to that and hopefully following her route in this really nice aircraft.

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UK TV star Carol Vorderman is planning a round the world solo flight for charity in a DA42.

Channel 4 TV are making a 3 part programme following her adventure.

Looking forward to that and hopefully following her route in this really nice aircraft.

I'm following this plane, for live coverage and 'histronics' as well, now.  Really getting into this sled.  Unique that it uses desiel fuel..and can get trimmed to as low as 2.2 gallons per hour...wow....and now am pouring over the printed G1000 manual.  Amazing how in-depth this beast is....page after page that can be brought up, for input...wow.

 

http://glasspilot.com/page/2/?s=DA42

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=Diamond+DA42&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:%7Breferrer:source?%7D&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj1hKvJ_vfMAhVHxoMKHeqIAUQQiR4IfQ&biw=1536&bih=860&safe=vss

 

DA42 Groupie

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Definitely a nice rendition of a DA42.

 

Lol! I was wondering why three posts had referred to it as the DX-42 :smile:   (wondered if it was a new version).

 

Beautiful pics Mitch!    I have owned the V1 since release - one of Alabeo's finest.   I'll have to get the new V2 downloaded.  Good that Carenado/Alabeo are working on these V2s.

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Lol! I was wondering why three posts had referred to it as the DX-42 :smile:   (wondered if it was a new version).

 

Beautiful pics Mitch!    I have owned the V1 since release - one of Alabeo's finest.   I'll have to get the new V2 downloaded.  Good that Carenado/Alabeo are working on these V2s.

Yes..sorry 'bout that...missed that typo....DA42 is correct  Doh!

 

I just tried it out in FSX DX10, P3D v2.4...and of course all these pics were taken with P3D v3.2.3.

 

It works great in all of them.

 

I am hooked on it...the view, the G1000....the whole deal.  I have a few planes for sale...if you are interested. I have to pay for this thing...lol.

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This plane ROCKS!

 

I use the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro (stick)

 

Here's some more...Lamar..and yes..it handles like a dream...

 

 

...and away my friend and I go....out of  someplace in Oz.....

Fantastic Mitch, I'm going to put one in my hanger !!

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Fantastic Mitch, I'm going to put one in my hanger !!

Well..think  very carefully about that, Lamar...for you might soon have a plane auction at your hangar...LOLOLOLOL.

 

I warned you.....

 

I'm presently in a flight over Quebec...near Quebec City....you couldn't pull  me outta this aircraft.... :hi:

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Carol Vorderman... and a gorgeous aeroplane... at the same time.. together... and SHE's flying it? TOO MUCH FOR MORTAL MAN! (Well, me anyway!)  :dance:  :Whistle:  :Whistle:


.you couldn't pull  me outta this aircraft.... :hi:

 

You've got to refuel sometime....  :Devil:

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Carol Vorderman... and a gorgeous aeroplane... at the same time.. together... and SHE's flying it? TOO MUCH FOR MORTAL MAN! (Well, me anyway!)  :dance:  :Whistle:  :Whistle:

 

You've got to refuel sometime....  :Devil:

oh..that.....you're right...what a bother!  :P

 

...but then again...this gal merely sips her fuel.....

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A real nice looking AC very nicely captured Mitch.

 

Is it a speedy bird, or more suited for a bit of low & slow?. It looks sleek and fast, but looks can be deceptive.

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A real nice looking AC very nicely captures Mitch.

 

Is it a speedy bird, or more suited for a bit of low & slow?. It looks sleek and fast, but looks can be deceptive.

She can do 192 knots...under best conditions.

 

Once you are at cruise, those twins will get you there.   The actual 'problem'...now is...that I am spoiled rotten with a 200 degree unobstructed view of atmospherics and ground rendering.  Going back to one of my window-frame cabins....well...it sorta sucked.  With that DA42 clam-shell, you feel you are one with the sky....very seducing, Novation.

 

Mitch

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Wow! Fantastic shots indeed Mitch!

 

Thought you might like to compare with a shot from me old days of FSX:

 

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