Friday, 17 April 2009

Rough Diamond

Diamond Aircraft displayed the DA40 complete with their new AE300 engine at Friedrichshafen. The new engine, which shares some DNA with the Thielert Centurion, is mounted differently hence the new cowling. The new engine brings an extra 40hp (which is nearly a third more than the 135hp Centurion) so performance should be much improved. That cowl however does little for the aesthetics and looks like it will bring a whole bunch of extra drag too. As soon as I get a chance, I'll go to the factory for a flight and an update.

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