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

Cabin Door Repair

Cabin Door

 Montana Diamond Aire offers service and repair for Piper Aztec, Apache and Geronimo cabin doors.  We can replace handles and locks, add child safety locks.  We can also replace worn door panel upholstery.  Please email john@diamondaire.com for info and pricing.

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

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.

Complete Piper Aztec Overhaul- Paint Application

We are now in the process of  applying the final coats of paint to the Piper Aztec that has been one of our projects for over a year.  The custom paint scheme will be finished within the next few days.

Pre-paint taping

Pre-paint taping

Aztec Start Up Video

Check out our engine startup test of our current project- complete Aztec overhaul.

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

S’no Stopping Us at Montana Diamond Aire!

 

Christmas Eve at Montana Diamond Aire

Christmas Eve at Montana Diamond Aire

 

Looking for Piper Apache Vortex Generators,  Fiber-optic back-lit Geronimo instrument panel, 180 Hp Lycoming Engine, Piper conversion enhancements, Piper Instrument Panels, Engine Instrumentation, Piper Apache Enhancement Kits, Piper Apache To Geronimo Conversions, Prop Conversion-Tip Props, Piper Speed Mods, One Piece Speed Slope Windshield, Fiberglass Engine Nose Bowl. Fiberglass Nacelles, 2-1/4″ Dual-Needle STC’D Backlit Gauges, 3-1/8″ Dual Electric STC’D Tachometer?
We got them all at Montana Diamond Aire!  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.