A high-level comparison of some features between 9ES and 8US:
|FIKI (Flight into known icing) with TKS||☒||☒|
|SVT (Synthetic Vision Technology)||☒||☒|
|ADS-B In (on MFD* and via Bluetooth**)||☒||☒|
|SiriusXM NEXRAD WX + XM Radio||☒||☒|
|IFR Charts (FAA | US & Canada) on MFD||☒||☒|
|Flight ID customizable for Public Benefit Flying||☒||☒|
|Sheepskin seat covers ***||☒||☒|
|USB Chargers (front seats only, in lower side panels)||☒||☒|
|Electric pedal adjustment||☐||☒|
|Auxiliary Fuel Tanks for 50% more range on long XC flights ****||☒||☒|
– ** TIS-B, FIS-B and AHRS
– *** 9ES: Front seats only
– **** Advanced feature – keys only available upon request during aircraft checkout. Demonstrated familiarity with fuel transfer process, impact on W&B and inflight fuel imbalance restrictions required!
To see more a more detailed overview of equipment and modifications from AFM (POH) perspective click here.
For a deep dive into the DA42 it is recommended to take a look at the AAM (MX Manual).