Diamond HK36 Super Dimona. Specifications. A photo.
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Diamond HK36 Super Dimona. Specifications. A photo.

Diamond HK36 Super Dimona. Specifications. A photo.

Diamond HK36 Super Dimona - lightweight single-engine aircraft produced in Austria, referring to the class of motor gliders.

The first developments of the Diamond HK36 Super Dimona aircraft date back to the middle of the 70-ies of the last century, while Austrian design engineers intended to create a full-fledged light aircraft capable of overcoming long distances at quite acceptable speeds. Nevertheless, the model failed the first tests, and it was mainly expressed in insufficient lifting power, so the wings of the aircraft had to be lengthened, and in the future, the aircraft itself was assigned to the class of motorized gliders, although in reality, similarity with them Was very small.

Photo Diamond HK36 Super Dimona

Subsequently, several modified versions were created on the basis of the current model, including the Diamond DV20 light-engine aircraft, however, the current model has probably become one of the most popular.

Cockpit Diamond HK36 Super Dimona has small dimensions and is designed only for two people - one pilot and one passenger. Because of the design features of the aircraft, its functionality is very limited - the plane is not suitable for passenger traffic and freight traffic, although in fact, the maximum range of its flight of more than a thousand kilometers at a maximum speed of flight in 275 km \ h.

Diamond HK36 Super Dimona photos

As the power plant of the aircraft Diamond HK36 Super Dimona used piston aircraft engine Rotax 912A, allowing you to develop power in 80 hp and more, depending on the version and version. The power plant provides the aircraft with a cruising flight speed in 185 km / h. And at the same time it is not expensive in its service and maintenance.

On the basis of the main production version of Diamond H36 Dimona, which appeared in the year 1980, created several versions that differ as a design additions and flight performance, including power plants, a maximum take-off weight, speed, flight, route distance, etc. .

Cabin Diamond HK36 Super Dimona

In 1993, based on the first version, there was a modification of the Diamond HK36R Super Dimona, which used a carbon fiber fuselage, greatly facilitated the weight of the aircraft. The power plant of this version has not changed, and the fuselage was increased both in length and wingspan.

In 1997 year, it appeared several distinct modified versions, including:

  • Diamond HK36TS Super Dimona - Increase the size of the aircraft;
  • Diamond HK36TC Super Dimona - powerplant used Rotax 912 A3 capacity 80 hp .;
  • Diamond HK36TTS Super Dimona - used Rotax 914 F3 turbo piston aircraft engines with 115 hp power. and a new propeller;
  • Diamond HK36TTC Super Dimona - used Rotax 914 F3 turbo piston aircraft engines with 115 hp, a new propeller and a modified design of the aircraft;

Modification of Diamond HK36TTC Eco Dimona received minor technical improvements, hardly affected the flight characteristics of the aircraft (a new instrument panel, mounted camera, etc.).

The Diamond version of the HK36TC-100 Super Dimona, introduced in 2003, was obtained by the Rotax 912 S3 piston aircraft engine developing thrust in the 100 hp, which in turn led to an improvement in a number of technical indicators of the aircraft.

The final version of the current family of small-aircraft modification became Diamond DA36 E-Star, is different from the previous reduced to 25% fuel consumption, increased maximum flight range, and equipped with a hybrid.

Manufacturing and production of aircraft Diamond HK36 Super Dimona continues to this day. Over the entire period of production, it was built about 940 aircraft, including modification of this model.

Specifications Diamond HK36 Super Dimona.

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 10,2 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 16 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 1,8 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 497 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 273 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 770 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 185 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 275 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1094 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 5600 m (depending on version).
  • aircraft engine type: a piston (depending on version);
  • Powerplant: Rotax 912A (depending on version);
  • Power: 80 hp (Depending on version).

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