NEW VIDEO! Just dropped on the LifeStyle Aviation Youtube channel:
Since he was a boy, Diamond Aircraft test pilot Jarred has dreamed of flying to First Flight Airport... the place where the Wright Brothers first took to the skies in 1903.
Today we make that dream a reality. Join LifeStyle Aviation pilot Sharon and Jarred from Diamond Aircraft as we fly the NEW Diamond DA50 RG to First Flight. This fun trip is also an excellent chance to test the performance and capabilities of this aircraft, as we land on a short 3000' runway with the 300HP, Jet-A burning, FADEC-controlled Diamond DA50.
ABOUT THE DA50: The DA50 RG offers the ultimate in handling, stability and control, ease of operation as well as structural and system redundancies, all coupled with a high degree of crashworthiness. The sleek all carbon composite airframe incorporates advanced aerodynamics with the latest in passive safety technology for high performance, great efficiency and superior occupant protection.
The DA50 RG is powered by the 300 hp Continental Aerospace Technologies CD-300. The CD-300 is a geared, liquid-cooled, turbo-charged and jet-A1-fueled engine controlled by two redundant full FADEC. Pilot workload is lightened using a single lever power control that adjusts thrust and propeller RPM’s automatically. The extra benefits of operating a jet fuel powered aircraft are low emissions, low fuel consumption and global availability.
The 3 blade MT hydraulic variable pitch propeller features advanced blade geometry with state of the art aerodynamic airfoils for efficient performance, smoothness and low noise. The blades are built in natural composite design which leads to an exceptional vibration damping behavior and reduced weight.
0:25 Clearance & Taxi
2:37 Take off
4:04 Cruise / DA50 Q&A
8:06 Final / Landing