N150PT is Crosswinds Aviation’s Diamond DA40 Diamond Star.

N150PT also features an Electronic Ignition System in place of the left magneto. This results in higher speeds and lower fuel burn. Don’t be surprised when you don’t notice an RPM drop checking the left “mag”! As a result, the actual performance numbers will vary from the book numbers presented below!

The Diamond DA40 Diamond Star is a great aircraft for instrument training as well as pilots looking to gain experience in a faster aircraft with a constant speed propeller.

General Aircraft Information
Engine and Prop Specs
Avionics
Fuel & Oil
Weights & Capacities
Aircraft Speeds
Performance
Aircraft Documentation
General Aircraft Information
Make Diamond
Model DA40 Diamond Star
Year 2005
Category Utility / Normal
Span / Length / Height 39 ft. 2 in. / 26 ft. 3 in. / 6 ft. 6 in.
Permitted Operations Day and Night VFR and IFR
Panel Garmin G1000
Engine Lycoming IO-360-M1A (180hp @ 2700 RPM)
Propeller Type Constant Speed
Gear Configuration Fixed Tricycle w/ Castering Nosewheel
Body Construction Composite
ADS-B N/A
Engine and Prop Specs
Model Lycoming IO-360-M1A
No. Cylinders 4
Displacement 361 cu. in.
Output Max: 180hp @ 2700 RPM
Max Continuous: 160hp @ 2400 RPM
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection
Propeller Type Constant Speed
Propeller Manufacturer Hartzell
Avionics
PFD / MFD Garmin G1000
GPS Garmin GIA 63
Transponder Garmin GTX 33
Audio Panel Garmin GMA 1347
COM 1 Garmin GIA 63
NAV 1 Garmin GIA 63
COM 2 Garmin GIA 63
NAV 2 Garmin GIA 63
Autopilot Bendix King KAP 140
Fuel & Oil
Total Fuel Capacity 41.2 Gallons
Usable Fuel Capacity 40 Gallons
Fuel Type 100LL
Oil Quantity 8 Qts.
Weights & Capacities
Max Ramp Weights Normal: 2655 lbs.
Utility: 2170 lbs.
Max Takeoff Weights Normal: 2646 lbs.
Utility: 2161 lbs.
Max Landing Weight 2407 lbs.
Aircraft Specific Basic Empty Weight & Arm 1738.1 lbs. @ 96.95 in.
Max Useful Load Normal: 907.9 lbs.
Utility: 422.9 lbs.
Useful Load w/ Full Usable Fuel Normal: 667.9 lbs.
Utility: 182.9 lbs.
Baggage Capacities Forward Compartment: 100 lbs.
Aft Compartment: 40 lbs.
*Max Forward + Aft is 100 lbs*
Aircraft Speeds
Climb Speeds
Cruise Climb 1874 lbs.: 60 KIAS
2205 lbs.: 68 KIAS
2535 lbs.: 73 KIAS
2646 lbs.: 76 KIAS
Best Rate Climb – Flaps T/O (VY) 1874 lbs.: 54 KIAS
2205 lbs.: 60 KIAS
2535 lbs.: 66 KIAS
2646 lbs.: 67 KIAS
Best Angle Climb – Flaps Cruise (VX) *Numbers not given, but implied to be same as VY*
Landing Speeds
Normal Landing – Flaps LDG 1874 lbs.: 58 KIAS
2205 lbs.: 63 KIAS
2535 lbs.: 71 KIAS
2646 lbs.: 73 KIAS
Go Around Climb – Flaps T/O 1874 lbs.: 54 KIAS
2205 lbs.: 60 KIAS
2535 lbs.: 66 KIAS
2646 lbs.: 67 KIAS
Max Demonstrated Crosswind Component 20 KTS
Airspeed Limitations
Never Exceed Speed (VNE) 178 KIAS
Max Structural Cruising Speed (VNO) 129 KIAS
Maneuvering Speeds (VA) 1720 lbs. – 2284 lbs.: 94 KIAS
2284 lbs. – 2646 lbs.: 111 KIAS
Max Flap Extended Speed – Takeoff (VFE) 108 KIAS
Max Flap Extended Speed – Landing (VFE) 91 KIAS
Clean Stall Speeds (VS) 2161 lbs.: 47 KIAS
2535 lbs.: 52 KIAS
2646 lbs.: 53 KIAS
Landing Stall Speeds (VS0) 2161 lbs.: 42 KIAS
2535 lbs.: 49 KIAS
2646 lbs.: 52 KIAS
Performance
Glide Ratio (Windmilling Propeller) 8.8:1 (1.45 NM / 1000 ft.)
1874 lbs.: 60 KIAS
2205 lbs.: 68 KIAS
2535 lbs.: 73 KIAS
2646 lbs.: 76 KIAS
Glide Ratio (Stationary Propeller) 10.3:1 (1.7 NM / 1000 ft.)
Note: May not be attainable w/ safe airspeed
Max Demonstrated Crosswind Component 20 KTS
Max Cruise Speed / Fuel Burn 137 KTAS / 11 gph (6,000 ft. Density Altitude @ 75% Power)
Max Cruising Altitude 14,000 ft. (16,400 ft. demonstrated w/ supplemental O2)
Sea Level Climb (Cruise) @ Max T/O Weight & Std. Temp. 780 fpm (Flaps Cruise @ 76 KIAS)
Sea Level Climb (Takeoff) @ Max T/O Weight & Std. Temp. 980 fpm (Flaps T/O @ 67 KIAS)
Wing Loading 18.16 lbs./sq. ft. (Max T/O Weight)
Power Loading (Max Power) 14.7 lbs./hp (Max T/O Weight)
Aircraft Documentation

Airplane Flight Manual (please consult the AFM for the specific aircraft for official information).

Checklist

Photo of the latest Weight & Balance

Interactive Weight & Balance Spreadsheet

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