Hi Paul et al; I recently had the good fortune to be invited to a showing of a couple of Diamond Aircraft models, a 4 place single, conventional power, and a 4-place twin, DIESEL POWERED!!! Cruise at 80% power at altitude: 172 kts, burning 12.6 gph for BOTH engines!! At about 70% power he told us the burn per engine was 5.6 gph! Engine is rated at 135 hp, but turns a 3-blade prop approximately the same dia. as our 2-bladers! Obviously very torquey! I haven't a clue as to the cost of an engine, but I could probably find out. Probably more than our whole plane!! But I think it is an omen of things to come. You can see it at www.diamondaircraft.com Lee Robinson W. Palm Beach, FL
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> From: Paul Werbin <paulwerbin@yahoo.com>
> Date: 2006/03/22 Wed AM 08:37:55 EST
> To: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [musketeermail] Diesels?
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