July 2000 Issue
Letters: July 2000
I enjoyed reading your review of Diamondís new DA40 Star in the May issue. It was interesting to read your review side-by-side with the one in AOPA Pilot.
Your perceptions appeared to be 180 degrees apart on entry/exit ease, stall behavior and landing characteristics. Left me wondering whether you had flown the same airplane. In my view you missed the most glaring ergonomic faux pas in the Star cockpit, the stick. If they had gone with a side stick, or at least a yoke, that would have been fine. But that between-your-legs stick is a deal killer right there.
Despite its sleek appearance, the DA40 is neither a Pitts nor an Extra, itís a travelling machine...
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