Tuesday, December 16, 2008
DIAMOND AIRCRAFT KATANA X-TREME
The Katana X-Treme was born in Austria in 1990. The all-composite two-seater flies with 80, 100, and 115-hp Rotax engines, operating as both a sport plane (under the name HK36 Super Dimona in Europe) and as the Eco Dimona, a variant modified for surveillance and observation. This model features a movable Wescam camera and cockpit monitor. Roughly a thousand of these motorgliders are flying worldwide, owing its origin to the H36 Dimona developed in 1981. The big wings or the HK36 Super Dimona can also be found flying the company’s powered aircraft, the Katana C1 and the Diamond DA40 four-seater.