Diamond DA-40 Diamond Star

  • CountryAustria
  • TypeFour seat light aircraft
  • PowerplantsDA-40-180 - One 134kW (180hp) Textron Lycoming IO-360-M1A flat four piston engine driving a three blade MTV-12-B/180-7 constant speed propeller. DA-40D - One 100kW (135hp) Thielert Centurion 1.7 jet fuel burning turbo diesel flat four.
  • PerformanceDA-40-180 - Max level speed 287km/h (155kt), cruising speed at 75% power 272km/h (147kt), economical cruising speed 222km/h (120kt). Initial rate of climb 1070ft/min. Max certified altitude 16,400ft. Range with standard fuel and reserves 1100km (594nm), with optional fuel and reserves 1480km (799nm). DA-40D - Max speed 285km/h (154kt), cruising speed at 80% power at 12,000ft 278km/h (150kt), cruising speed at 60% at 12,000ft 250km/h (135kt). Initial rate of climb 730ft/min. Range with standard fuel and reserves 1400km (750nm), with optional fuel and reserves 2030km (1100nm).
  • WeightsDA-40-180 - Empty 700kg (1543lb), max takeoff 1150kg (2535lb). DA-40D - Empty 750kg (1653lb), max takeoff same.
  • DimentionsWing span 11.94m (39ft 5in), length 8.01m (26ft 3in), height 2.00m (6ft 7in). Wing area 13.5m2 (145.3sq ft).
  • CapacityStandard seating for four.
  • ProductionOver 425 built by end 2004, including 7 prototypes, over 300 DA-40-180 and over 125 DA-40D.

The DA-40 Diamond Star is a composite development four spot light single now offered in avgas and plane fuel blazing structures.

Precious stone Aircraft was shaped in 1981 as Hoffmann Flugzeugbau, and after insolvency changed as Hoffmann Aircraft in 1984. The organization was renamed HOAC Austria Flugzeugwerk in 1990 and Diamond Aircraft in 1996. The DA-40 is its first FAR/JAR Pt23 certificated flying machine, its prior items incorporate the H-36 Dimona, HK-36 Super Dimona (Katana Xtreme) and the Rotax 912 and Continental IO-240 controlled DV-20/DA-20 Katana two seater. The DA-20 is implicit Canada.

Precious stone formally dispatched the DA-40 on April 23 1997 at the Aero 97 airshow in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The Rotax 914 controlled evidence of idea DA-40v-1 first flew on November 5 1997, the second model DA-40v-2 with an IO-240 emulated soon after. The third model, with a Textron Lycoming IO-360, the generation powerplant, flew in 1998. Four further models emulated, with JAA JAR 23 accreditation honored on October 25 2000. FAA and JAR accreditation was recompensed in April 2001.

The DA-40-180 is built approximately in light of the DA-20 however emphasizes a bigger fuselage with seating for four and a marginally more compass wing. The airframe is produced using glassfibre strengthened plastics with carbonfibre fortification in a few territories. Force is from a Lycoming IO-360 with Lasar electronic fuel infusion. Standard fuel limit is 155 liters, nonobligatory fuel limit is 200 liters.

The turbo diesel Thielert Centurion 1.7 fueled DA-40d TDI flew on November 28 2001. Notwithstanding "just" creating 100kw (135hp) the Centurion 1.7 gives the DA-40d TDI journey execution practically identical to the DA-40-180 and stunningly better extend, while blazing only 17 liters of fuel (either fly fuel or diesel) a hour. Conveyances of this variant began in right on time 2003.

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