The DA40 TDI Diamond Star is a modern single-engine aircraft with a glass cockpit and a diesel engine. It is one of the add-ons available for Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX), a popular flight simulation game. In this article, we will show you how to install and fly this aircraft in FSX.
To install the DA40 TDI Diamond Star add-on, you need to have FSX: Steam Edition installed on your computer. You can buy the add-on from Steam for $24.99[^2^]. Alternatively, you can download a free repaint of the DA40 TDI Diamond Star from Fly Away Simulation[^1^], but you will need to have the payware Abacus Platinum Collection DA40 TDI installed first.
Once you have purchased or downloaded the add-on, follow these steps:
Run FSX: Steam Edition and go to Settings > Add-ons.
Click on Browse and locate the folder where you saved the add-on files.
Select the add-on and click on Install.
Wait for the installation to complete and restart FSX: Steam Edition.
Go to Free Flight and select the DA40 TDI Diamond Star from the Aircraft menu.
The DA40 TDI Diamond Star is a modern aircraft with a high-tech glass panel system that includes a built-in autopilot, a pattern entry selection, a wind direction indicator, and much more. To fly this aircraft, you need to familiarize yourself with the cockpit instruments and controls. Here are some tips:
The main display in front of the pilot is called the Primary Flight Display (PFD). It shows your airspeed, altitude, attitude, heading, vertical speed, and flight mode. You can use the knobs on the left side of the display to adjust the brightness, contrast, and zoom level of the PFD.
The display on the right side of the pilot is called the Multi-Function Display (MFD). It shows your navigation map, engine parameters, fuel status, flight plan, and other information. You can use the knobs on the right side of the display to switch between different pages and modes of the MFD.
The panel below the displays is called the Audio Panel. It allows you to control your radio communications, intercom, transponder, and audio alerts. You can use the buttons and knobs on the panel to select your frequency, volume, squelch, and code.
The panel below the audio panel is called the Autopilot Panel. It allows you to engage and disengage the autopilot system, as well as set your desired altitude, heading, speed, vertical speed, and navigation mode. You can use the buttons and knobs on the panel to activate and adjust your autopilot settings.
The throttle lever is located on the left side of the cockpit. It controls your engine power and fuel flow. You can move it forward or backward to increase or decrease your power. The throttle lever also has a button on its tip that allows you to activate or deactivate your flight idle mode.
The mixture lever is located below the throttle lever. It controls your fuel-air ratio and engine efficiency. You can move it forward or backward to lean or enrich your mixture. The mixture lever also has a button on its tip that allows you to activate or deactivate your auto-mixture mode.
The propeller lever is located below the mixture lever. It controls your propeller pitch and speed. You can move it forward or backward to increase or decrease your propeller RPM. The propeller lever also has a button on its tip that allows you to activate or deactivate your auto-propeller mode.
The rudder pedals are located at your feet. They control your yaw movement and nose wheel steering. You can press them left or right to turn your aircraft left or right on the ground or in the air.
The brake pedals are located above the rudder pedals. They control your wheel brakes. You can press them down to slow down or stop your aircraft on the ground.
The control stick is located between your legs. It controls your pitch and roll movement. You can move it forward or backward to raise or lower your nose, and left or right to bank your wings left or right. e0e6b7cb5c