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Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse

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Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse
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Type Civil utility aircraft, Civil trainer aircraft
Configuration Low wing aircraft
Propulsion Piston aircraft, Single-engine aircraft
Manufacturer Diamond Aircraft
Author(s) Ron Jensen
FDM JSBSim
--aircraft= DA20-C1
Status Under Developement
Development
 Repository The development repository of the Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse.

The Diamond DA20 is a single-engine, low wing, two-seat tricycle gear general aviation aircraft designed for flight training with a propeller. In addition to its role as a civil and military training aircraft, it is also used for personal flying by pilot-owners

Real-life Specifications

General characteristics

Crew: one, pilot
Capacity: one passenger
Length: 7.16 m (23 ft 6 in)
Wingspan: 10.87 m (35 ft 8 in)
Height: 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in)
Wing area: 11.61 m² (125 ft²)
Empty weight: 529 kg (1,166 lb)
Useful load: 271 kg in the USA and Canada; 221 kg elsewhere (597 lb / 487 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 800 kg in the USA and Canada; 750 kg elsewhere (1,764 lb / 1,653 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Continental IO-240-B Fixed pitch Hoffmann or Sensenich propeller, 93 kW (125 hp)

Performance

Never exceed speed: 164 knots (304 km/h, 189 mph)
Cruise speed: 138 knots (256 km/h, 159 mph) @ 5.5 gal/hr
Stall speed: 42 knots (CAS) (78 km/h)
Range: 1013 km (547 nm, 623 mi)
Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,120 ft)
Rate of climb: 5.08 m/s (1,000 ft/min)
Wing loading: 64.6 kg/m² (13.2 lb/ft²)
Power/mass: 124 W/kg (0.0756 hp/lb)

Aircraft help

Key Function
) Toggle battery switch
( Toggle alternator switch
! Toggle fuel pump
@ Toggle strobe light
# Toggle landing light
$ Toggle taxi light
% Toggle nav lights
^ Toggle avionics power

Startup

  1. Engage battery switch (up)
  2. Engage fuel pump switch (up)
  3. Set magnetos to both
  4. Engage starter switch (hold up till the propeller starts spinning)
  5. Once engine is running, engage alternator switch (up)