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DIAMOND AIRCRAFT KATANA

Specifications & Performance

AIRFRAME: Full-fibre all composite construction
  Wingspan 34'1" 10.8 m
  Length 23'6" 7.2 m
  Height 6'11" 2.1 m
  Wing Area* 125 sq.ft. 11.61 m2
  Gross Weight 1,610 lbs. 730 kg
  Useful Load 520 lbs. 236 kg
  Basic Empty Weight 1,090 lbs. 494 kg
  Fuel Capacity 20.9 U.S. gal. 79.1 L
PROPELLER: Constant speed with composite blades
ENGINE: Bombardier/Rotax 912
  81 horsepower 4 cylinder, horizontally opposed
  Combination liquid and air cooling Dual electronic ignition
PERFORMANCE: Never exceed speed (Vne) 161 kts 185 mph
  Cruise speed (75% power) 119 kts 137 mph
  Maximum range 523 nm 602 sm
  Rate of climb (at sea level) 730 fpm
  Service ceiling 14,000 ft.
  Stall speed (flaps up) 50 kts
  Stall speed (flaps down) 44 kts
  Landing (over 50'/15 m) 1,490 ft 451 m
  Takeoff (over 50'/15 m) 1,600 ft. 488 m
  Fuel efficiency (65%) 34 mpg
  Exterior noise (takeoff) 65.2 db
* Estimated; not given in the reference document.

All specifications, performance data and measurements are stated in U.S. standards. Operating procedures specifically mentioned or implied in this document are not intended for aircraft operation. Consult the appropriate Pilot-Operating Handbook for information pertaining to flight.

Reference: Diamond Aircraft Brochure, 1996.

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