Aircraft Overview

This kit plane is ideal for the first time home builder. Utilising easy building techniques, this plane is a quick build, single seat aircraft that can be configured as either a tri-gear or taildragger. With a range of motors from 40hp to 60hp, the Super Diamond MkI is economical on every scale. With a build time of approximately 350 hours, the Super Diamond MkI is sure to get you into the skys...fast!

 

This Super Diamond MkI is aimed at the entry level builder and is a very low cost, quick build aircraft.

 

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Basic Kit does not Include: Motor, Instruments, Paint or Upholstery.

Prices quoted are in Australian dollars and subject to change without notice. All prices are plus GST.

Specifications

The Super Diamond MkI uses a simple aluminium tube fuselage and pop rivet construction method. The main support frame that holds the undercarriage, pilot and wings to the fuselage is a welded steel tube frame. The double taper main wing spars are a structural angle top and bottom with a sheer web face; these are riveted together with solid rivets. Many pre-moulded fibreglass parts such as the wing ribs help reduce construction time. Other fibreglass parts such as cowl, spats and wing tips are included in the kit as well as wheel brakes and various hardware. The aircraft is fabric covered to get a smooth finish. Many optional extras can be purchased should you wish to upgrade certain aspects of the basic kit.

 

Performance

Cruise - Sea Level 90 Kts
Vne 108 Kts
Manoeuvring Speed 85 Kts (Max)
Cruise - 8000 ft. (Indicated) TBA
Stall - Clean 37 Kt
Stall - Flaps NA
Rate of Climb - Sea Level (@ 60 Kts, full fuel) 1200 fpm
Glide Ratio 12:1
Take-Off Roll 60m
Landing Distance (Over 50m Obsticle) TBA
Landing Roll (with light braking) 75m
Take-Off Distance (Over 50m Obsticle) TBA
Service Ceiling 10,000 ft
Fuel Consumption 12-16 Litres p/h

Performance figures quoted are for the prototype Super Diamond MkI fitted with the Rotax 503 50hp engine.

Dimensions

Cabin Width 28 inches (Standard)
Baggage Space 0.5 Cubic Meters
Length - Spinner to Rudder
19'
Wing Span
25'
Wing Chord - Root / Tip
1.20m / 0.90m
Wing Area
81 Sq Feet
Tailplane Span
2.4m
Height (Rudder Tip)
1.6m (Tri-Gear)
Wheel Base (Mains)
1.7m
Empty Weight
185 Kg
Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW) 450 Kg

 

Power Plants

Rotax 503 - 2 Cylinder 50hp