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SLIDE SHOW COMPONENT

  • SLIDE SHOW COMPONENT

Overview

  • Appearances are deceiving. In the world of automobile design, for example, it's common to introduce a supposedly fresh model that is really a new body atop the old platform — giving what seems to be a clean-sheet design that in fact shares engine, suspension, and other major components with the outgoing version. It's a time-honored way to add sizzle to a well-aged steak. But just the opposite is true regarding Diamond Aircraft's latest version of the two-place Katana trainer, the DA20-C1. It's grown the C1 suffix as a result of a 125-horsepower Continental IO-240-B under the cowling that drives a fixed-pitch propeller. Even when you know that fact, a casual examination of the C1 barely discloses the differences from its predecessor, the Rotax-powered A1. A wasp-waisted empennage still draws the eye, as do the bubble canopy; sailplane-like T-tail; and long, graceful wing.

    Diamond DA20 Fact Sheet

     

Specifications

  • Powerplant

    Continental Motors IO-240-B32B, 125 hp

  • Propellers

    Sensenich 2 blade fixed pitch

  • Length

    23 ft 9 in

  • Height

    7 ft 1 in

  • Wingspan

    35 ft 9 in

  • Wing Area

  • Wing loading

  • Power loading

  • Cabin Width

  • Empty Weight

    1,180 lb

  • Maximum gross weight

    1,764 lb

  • Useful load

    584 lb

  • Payload with full fuel

  • Fuel capacity

    24 gal

  • Baggage capacity

Performance

  • Takeoff distance ground roll

    1,256 ft

  • Takeoff distance over 50-ft obstacle

    1,640 ft

  • Rate of climb sea level

    830 fpm

  • Service ceiling

    13,100 ft

  • Landing distance over 50-ft obstacle

    1,360 ft

  • Landing distance ground roll

    661 ft

  • Cruise speed/endurance w/45-min rsv, std fuel (fuel consumption, ea engine) @ 75% power, best economy

    130 KTAS

  • Range

Limiting and Recommended Airspeeds

  • VX

  • VY

  • VNE

  • VS1

  • VSO

    36 KCAS

For more information, contact Diamond Aircraft at or via https://www.diamondaircraft.com/en/flight-school-solution/aircraft/da20/overview/

All specifications are based on manufacturer's calculations. All performance figures are based on standard day, standard atmosphere, sea level, gross weight conditions unless otherwise noted.