Videos of Piper Aztec Tail Removal

Removing the tail section using a plasma cutter

Removing the tail section using a plasma cutter

The crew at Diamond Aire separated the tail section from the fuselage on a Piper Aztec.  We have posted videos of the operation on YouTube.  We have many parts in stock for Piper Aztec, Piper Apache and Piper Geronimo.  Please visit www.diamondaire.com for more info.

Our New Website

Our Updated Website

Our Updated Website

 

We have given our website a new look!  The updated site is now viewable in all browsers.  www.diamondaire.com

Complete Piper Aztec Overhaul

 

Piper Aztec Complete Overhaul and Restoration Before

Piper Aztec Complete Overhaul and Restoration Before

 

The Piper Aztec pictured above is currently undergoing a complete restoration and overhaul.  Upgrades will include a new interior, custom paint job, new engines and nacelles, and instrument panel.  We will be posting the final “after” photos of this project once finished.

At Montana Diamond Aire we not only perform complete Piper Apache to Geronimo conversions but all types of modifications and upgrades for Piper Aztecs and Apaches.  Visit our website for a listing of our fully STC’d modifications www.diamondaire.com or email john@diamondaire.com .

Please note the performance chart below for the Piper Aztec if you are considering a twin-piston aircraft purchase.

 
Performance

Piper Aztec

Take-off Distance, 50-foot obsacle (Ft)

1250

Landing Distance, 50-foot obsacle (Ft)

1250

Gross Weight

5200

Useful Load

2150

Max Payload (Full Fuel)

1286/998

Fuel Capacity

144/192

Range @ 65% Power

950/1350

Cruise Speed @ 65% Power (Kts)

180

Rate of Climb (Sea Level)

1490

Single Engine Rate of Climb (Sea Level)

240

Service Ceiling

21,100

Single Engine Service Cieling

6400

Engine/Horsepower

Lycoming 250 Hp IO-540-C4B5

Total Fuel Burn/Hr

26

Piper Geronimo Conversion Safety and Stability

Like This Classic Car, a Meticulously Maintained Piper Geronimo Conversion By Montana Diamond Aire Will Provide Safety and Stability For Years to Come!

Like This Classic Car, a Meticulously Maintained Piper Geronimo Conversion By Montana Diamond Aire Will Provide Safety and Stability For Years to Come!

 

When we overhaul an Apache airframe, we completely strip the aircraft inside and out. All of the tail surfaces are removed including the vertical and horizontal stabilizers. We have STC SA2793SW which is a rudder bracket reinforcement, SA4007SW which is a structural improvement parts kit for the flaps and elevators. The whole aircraft is powerwashed inside and out, all surfaces are inspected. The landing gear gets updated (much-stronger) drag links, the tail system attach areas get a doubler added and all new attachment hardware before the tail components are reinstalled. All hoses are replaced, control surface hinges/bearings…all hydraulic components overhauled, all moving parts in the whole airframe get re-bushed or bearings replaced as applicable….the list gets pretty long. In short, we are very thorough with our airframe overhauls.

Montana Diamond Aire has several Piper Apache airframes available for made-to-order Piper Geronimo Conversions.  Order today and we can have you in the air by early 2010!

Please email john@diamondaire.com for more info.  Please visit our website as well www.diamondaire.com

Link to Piper Geronimo Engine Test Pre-Flight Video From Today

We have posted a video from today on YouTube.  We’ll try to get more takeoff video footage tomorrow. 

The New Generation Piper Geronimo Flight Test Update

Piper Geronimo Ground Engine Test April 2009

Piper Geronimo Ground Engine Test April 2009

 

We will begin in-flight testing for the Lycoming 360IO 200 HP fuel-injected, roller-cam equipped engine Piper Geronimo later this week!  Keep checking back as we will be posting the results here as soon as we compile the data.

Montana Diamond Aire currently has Piper Apache airframes available for made-to-order conversions to Piper Geronimo.  Order yours today and be in the air by early 2010! 

The new roller-can fuel injected Lycoming 360IO engine upgrade is also available for our Apache to Geronimo conversions!  These are factory-new engines.

Press Accolades For Our Piper Geronimo Conversion!

Aircraft Marketplace Article
Aircraft Marketplace Article

We are pleased to announce that our Piper Apache to Geronimo conversion was featured as the “Bird of the Week” for April 22nd on the Aircraft Marketplace website.

To view the entire article, please go to http://acmp.com/blog/piper-apache-geronimo-great-conversion.html .

The Next Generation Piper Geronimo

Piper Geronimo Engine Test

Piper Geronimo Engine Test

The next-generation Geronimo, powered by 2 factory-new Fuel Injected Lycoming IO-360 Roller Cam Equipped 200 HP Engines will be completed by the end of April. Check back for test flight reports. This will be the first 200 Hp Roller Cam-equipped model in the world!
Montana Diamond Aire holds the exclusive STC for this engine upgrade for the Piper Geronimo.

We currently have Piper Apache airframes available for conversion to Piper Geronimo.  Order yours today and you can be in the aire by early 2010!  These conversions are made to order and the fuel-injected Lycoming 360Io 200 HP roller cam equipped engine can be incorporated in to your aircraft!
For more info please email john@diamondaire.com

Reliable and Economical Flight Multi-Engine Trainer

Piper Geronimo at Montana Diamond Aire

Piper Geronimo at Montana Diamond Aire

With the price tag for a new twin-engine trainer at around $750K, a Piper Geronimo conversion is an economical alternative and a rugged addition to any flight training program.

Powered by Lycoming 180 HP engines, this six-seat aircraft has the ability to take off and land on shorter fields easily clearing 50ft obstacles.

For a sampling on how the Piper Geronimo compares to the other popular multi-engine trainers, please visit our new weblog page https://diamondaire.wordpress.com/piper-geronimo-multi-engine-trainer/apache

Montana diamond Aire currently has Piper Apache airframes availble for made-to-order conversions to Piper Geronimo.  Order yours today and be in the air by early 2010!

Engine upgrade to factory-new Lycoming 360Io 200HP fuel-injected roller cam equipped engines are available now for Piper Geronimo.  This upgrade is fully STC’d.

We will be updating our website, www.diamondaire.com to include more detailed performance specs.

For more info on the Piper Geronimo, please email john@diamondaire.com.

Piper Apache to Geronimo Conversion Enhancements

A custom paint application completes this Piper Apache to Piper Geronimo conversion.  Photo by Maegan Blankenbeckle.

A custom paint application completes this Piper Apache to Piper Geronimo conversion. Photo by John Talmage.

Montana Diamond Aire has just completed a full conversion of a Piper Apache to Piper Geronimo.  Upgrades included a fiber-optic back-lit Geronimo instrument panel, Piper Apache Vortex Generator, custom paint aplication, and custom leather and vinyl upholstered interior.  These features are in addition to the standard Piper Apache enhancement kits. 

We currently have Piper Apache airframes available for made-to-order conversions to Piper Geronimo.  Order yours today and be in the air by early 2010.

Montana Diamond Aire now offers a factory-new Lycoming 360IO fuel-injected 200HP roller-cam equipped engine upgrade for the Piper Geronimo.  This upgrade is fully STC’d.  Test flight data for this upgrade will be posted on this blog and on www.diamondaire.com.  Please email john@diamondaire.com for pricing and more info.

Please visit www.diamondaire.com for more photos and info.

Photo by Maegan Blankenbeckle

Photo by John Talmage.