Welcome to my DA62 around the world challenge. I plan on starting and ending in the Caribbean, while circumnavigating the globe. I don’t have my entire route planned out yet, but a lot of it is already complete - tweaking here and there as I go.
We’re starting at a little island in the Caribbean sea called the Cayman Islands - MWCR is our airport.
Cleared for takeoff
Picked up some severe icing at FL180, had to drop to 11000 ft to shake it.
About 35 minutes out, Cayo Largo (MUCL) is in the distance
Descending to intercept the Localizer for Runway 06
Leg 1 complete - MUHA
- Total flight time 1:26.
Next stop will be to the Key West - KEYW, with some neat addon scenery.
Good luck on your journey.
I just finished a 104 airport trip (vfr) around the Caribbean as well in the same plane! Loved every minute with it.
Are you thinking long flights or short airport hops?
Probably going to be a bit of both - the trips to Greenland and the UK will be fairly lengthy alone, but I’ve got some short hops planned in the US currently.
Leg 2: MUHA - KEYW
Flight Time: 0:53
On our way to Key West - Live Weather was not fully cooperative most of this trip
On approach to Key West
Touch down and roll out!
Leg 2 completed… uneventful due to live weather not working as intended this trip
This plane need a mod to fix
So after hearing about complaints on the DA62, I thought id take everything I learned from the DA40-NGX project and adapt it to the DA62.
Use the F2-F3 keys to set the Power and the FADEC will control Boost and PropRPM.
NonFADEC version also available with ENGINE CAS callout.
Due to a bug in the SimConnect Throttle axis we are currently unable to use the throttle axis, you will have to use the F2-F3 keys to set power. When Asobo fixes this, then it will work…
Need some insight to systems and things that are not given/ can only be known by actually flying the plane IRL