Diamond DA 20-C1 – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Diamond DA 20-C1 to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Diamond DA 20-C1
AIRCRAFT NAME
DA 20-C1
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Diamond
MAX RANGE (30 MIN RESERVE)
435 nm
SPEED
0 kts
PASSENGERS
1 people
ACQUISITION COST
$210000
ENGINES
Continental Con IO-240-B3B 1
WINGSPAN
35.67 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
No

Aircraft History

The Katana started out life as a motor glider built in Austria. The predecessor was the HK 36R Super Dimona tail dragger. The design had possibilities as a two-seat trainer, and the aircraft is now being built in Canada with conventional gear and is called the DA-20. The airframe is of composite construction with conventional gear, side-by-side seating, dual stick controls and a hatch canopy. The cockpit is snug and the seats do not adjust, although the rudder pedals do.
 
The DA20-A1 is powered by an 80 hp Rotax while a 125 hp Continental powers the C1 model. The A1 also has a Hoffmann constant-speed propeller, while the C1 has a fixed-pitch propeller. Both aircraft have safe, stable handling befitting a basic trainer.