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New Aztec Nacelles In final Approval Process

New Aztec Nacelles- In final approval process. This variation covers the hundreds of PA23-250 Aztec Models which are equipped with the factory-installed  or aftermarket Air-Research Turbo-Charging Systems.  Nacelle kits will be available for all Aztec models.  Call or email John Talmage at Montana Diamond Aire for more info. 

Montana Diamond Aire New Aztec Nacelles

 

Montana Diamond Aire New Aztec Nacelles

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See Photos of Piper Aztec Tail Removal

We have posted photos of the Piper Aztec tail removal that was executed last week.

Follow this link to view them.   http://rides.webshots.com/album/574596625CLvpNi?vhost=rides

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

One Piece Windshield Kits

Acrylic windshield before heat treating.

Acrylic windshield before heat treating.

Custom made heat intensive molding oven makes acrylic pilable for shaping.

Custom made heat intensive molding oven makes acrylic pliable for shaping.

 

Exclusive Piper-approved form molds heated acrylic in to a one-piece speedslope windshield.

Exclusive Piper-approved form molds heated acrylic in to a one-piece speedslope windshield.

Finished windshield cooling on felt-covered stand.

Finished windshield cooling on felt-covered stand.

Acrylic sheets for cabin windows.

Acrylic sheets for cabin windows.

Diamond Aire carefully fabricates one-piece speedslope windshields and cabin window panels on site.  We always have windshields and windows in stock for Piper Aztec, Piper Apache, and Piper Geronimo.   Please visit www.diamondaire.com for pricing and info.

Custom Interior Upholstery for Piper Apache, Aztec, and Geronimo

Front of seats are all leather.

Front of seats are all leather.

Rear seats are made of durable vinyl.

Rear seats are made of durable vinyl.

Lower panels are made with vinyl while the uppers are constructed of leather.

Lower panels are made with vinyl while the uppers are constructed of leather.

Montana Diamond Aire offers custom leather and durable vinyl interiors. We have several colors to choose from and all upholstery is hand-made and hand-fitted in our Kalispell shop.  Please visit www.diamondaire.com for more pictures.