DA-42 Twin StarItem Number: 576
The Diamond DA-42 Twin Star is an all new four place carbonfibre construction light twin powered by jet fuel burning turbo diesel engines.
Austria's Diamond Aircraft unveiled the DA-42 at the May 2002 Berlin Airshow. The new aircraft flew on December 9 2002, leading to European JAA certification in late 2003 and US FAA certification and first deliveries in mid 2004.
The Twin Star's design objectives include high speed cruise at very low throttle settings and good low speed handling. It is loosely modelled on Diamond's DA-20Diamond Star single engine four place and features an all composite airframe with a high aspect ratio wing with winglets.
Mahogany wood. Scale: 1/24. Wingspan 22 inches, Length 14 1/2 inches.