This 2007 Diamond Star DA40 features a G1000 platform with integrated Garmin GFC700 autopilot complete with Flight Director. It has been upgraded with a Hartzell composite prop for smoother operation, better climb performance, lighter weight, and increased TAS. As of late March 2015, it will also feature a PowerFlow tuned exhaust, resulting in an additional 3-5 knots of TAS, for a total TAS of approximately 145 knots. Best Diamond Star aircraft for rent in the San Francisco Bay Area!
This DA40 has been upgraded with many of the features of the DA40XL without the weight penalties of the XL. Therefore, it boasts a 921 lb useful load (see POH). Outfitted with extended range 50 gallon tanks, this fuel efficient (average 18 mpg, or approximately 8-9 gph) Diamond Star is a great choice for cross country flights.
Other features include: Max Gross Weight Increase, 4-way Extended Baggage System, Electric Trim, Garmin TAWS-B Terrain Awareness, Garmin TIS Traffic, Artex 406 ELT.
Engine: Lycoming IO-360, 180hp / Seats: 4 / Useful Load: 921 lbs (see POH) / Cruise Speed: 145 KTAS / Fuel Capacity: 50 gallons