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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. 

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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.

Piper Apache Enhancement Kits

Montana Diamond Aire has the following Piper Apache enhancement kits available:

Full Main Wheel Gear Door Kit 

Main wheel full clamshell door kit includes complete streamlined door housing/fairings for both sides, and all necessary gear door actuator components and hardware. Adds about 5 Mph to cruise, and very noticeable increase in climb performance.

EXTENDED SHORT NOSE

The nose is 16 inches longer than standard with a baggage compartment.

Wing Tips

Improves lateral stability, stall characteristics and appearance. Increases speed approximately four mph, decreases take-off distance and lowers the stall speed. The wing span is reduced by 22 inches.

WING TIP TANKS

Same aerodynamic advantages as the regular wing tips plus an increase of 48 gallons of fuel capacity.

DORSAL FIN

Reduces single engine control speed and yaw tendency in turbulence. Greatly improves single engine performance.

SQUARE TAIL KIT

Greatly improves the appearance and single engine performance of the aircraft. Includes fiberglass horizontal stabilizer fairings (both sides) for a slightly increased airspeed.

TAIL CONE

Increases speed & directional control, and is more streamlined in appearance.

FLAP GAP SEAL KIT

Flap gap seals lower the stalling speed and increases the rate of climb, cruise and top speeds, especially when heavy or at high altitudes.

One Piece speed slope windshield kit

Quarter-inch thick, distortion free plexiglass. Much more streamlined than the standard one piece windshield. Increases airspeed up to four mph. Tremendous improvement in appearance and style. Includes new fiberglass cowler and hardware. Available in green tint or solar gray for additional $60.

ENGINE NACELLE & WING ROOT FAIRING KIT

Improves airflow for reduced drag, a slight increase in airspeed and an enhanced appearance.

FIBERGLASS ENGINE NOSE BOWLS

Replace the original with impact resistant fiberglass. Eliminates problems of metal fatigue, cracking, splitting and repairs.

INFLATABLE DOOR SEAL KIT

Greatly improved sealing for your protection. Considerably lower cabin noise and lasts longer than other door seals. Available with either electric or manual pump. Call with specific application. This enhancement also approved for Aztecs.

FIBERGLASS WINDOW MOLDINGS

Available in several different options. Call for details

INSTRUMENT PANEL STC KIT

Approved for Aztec, Apache & Geronimo aircraft, this one-piece design eliminates cockpit display clutter and is shock-mounted to isolate full panel. Several panel styles include back-lighting or post-lighting, engine instrumentation and radio configuration options. Dual centerstack design with option for copilot instruments. Kit price consists of STC paperwork, eight Lord mounts and complete installation plans only. Swing-down buss/ switch panel optional. Custom cut panels and pre-fabricated PMA bracket sets available. This STC affords the owner/installer great latitude in customizing panel to fit individual avionics & instrumentation needs without the need for a field approval. Installation available, call for details. We also offer a new fiberglass glareshield in two styles for $389. Note: PMA approved, 2-1/4 inch round, dual backlit engine instrumentation/fuel gauges available soon!

Rear Baggage Compartment Kit

Aluminum construction, measures 33 inches deep, 36 inches high. Extends cabin & baggage area to create a more modern interior appearance.

THIRD WINDOW KIT

Aztec Style available in several different options. Improves passenger comfort, styling and appearance. Call for details.

DUAL BRAKE KIT

Includes upgrading system to dual Cleveland brake calipers. Holds aircraft during application of full power engine run-up and shortens landing roll. Especially useful with gross weight increase STC.

HIGH DENSITY SOUNDPROOFING KIT

Reduces noise level to a point of normal conversation. Improves passenger comfort and is an effective barrier against heat transfer. Can be installed with or without the purchase of a new interior.

For prices, photos and more, please visit www.diamondaire.com or email John Talmage.

 

 

Piper Apache Modifications

My Piper Aztec

 

Diamond Aire offers quality Piper Apache aircraft enhancements as well as do-it-yourself kits.  Just a few of our available enhancements : 180 HP Lycoming Engine and Prop conversion, Fiberglass Nacelles, Extended Nose and Wheel Well Doors, Wing Tips, Extended Short Nose, and Dorsal fins.  Just a few of our available do-it-yourself kits: Flap Gap Seal Kit, One Piece Windshield Kit, One Piece Speed Slope Windshield Kit, and Instrument Panel STC Kit.  Please visit www.diamondaire.com