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Old 04-09-2010, 09:27 PM
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Default Desert Aircraft DA 60

Hey guys,

Just got back from Toledo and guess what DA had to show off.
The brand new release a DA 60 in the flesh. Listed weight is 3.00lbs thats just slightly more than the 2.95lbs for the DA 50.
Built in standoffs similar to the DA 85 with a wood spacer included as well.
The DA staff said its good for at least another 500rpms over the 50cc engine.
Hoping for a summer time release.


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Old 04-09-2010, 09:50 PM
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nice 2 C them on the move like this
Old 04-09-2010, 11:16 PM
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Default RE: Desert Aircraft DA 60

Finally.....
Let's hope it's worth the wait.
Thanks
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:03 AM
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I'm stoked for them!! Way to go DA!!!!
Old 04-10-2010, 08:26 AM
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Default RE: Desert Aircraft DA 60

I see they left the price off...
Old 04-10-2010, 09:52 AM
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Default RE: Desert Aircraft DA 60

I didn,t think to ask Dave what the projected price was going to be.
It won,t matter though as I been very happy will all of my DA engines, besides there shiny! [just kidding] lol

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Old 04-10-2010, 10:40 AM
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The new DA-120 is $1199, just $50 higher than the current DA-100L. So I would guess the DA-60 will be within $25-$30 of the current DA-50. Of course this is just a guess.
Old 04-10-2010, 08:43 PM
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well i guess this lowers the price of a used da50
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Default RE: Desert Aircraft DA 60

Yeah I was thinking about that as well.
I,ve got 4 of them at present and will most likely add a 60 to the collection.
I had planned on getting an ES Composite tuned pipe for my DA 50 Aeroworks Extra 260 combo but am going to rethink that now and may just go with a DA 60 cannister combo instead.


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Old 04-11-2010, 04:37 AM
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how would you like to be the poor guy that just bought a new da50 and now you know you just bought a antique.
i just got a da50 back from da with a new cylinder,piston,bearings,i should have sold it then,i also have two antiques now.
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You still have a perfectly good engine that can be serviced for years to come.
Old 04-11-2010, 07:46 AM
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Let's see, the DA50 - $595 , DA85 - $795, my guess is DA60 will be $695.
Old 04-11-2010, 08:31 AM
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I bet your very close with your estimation on cost.
As for the antique, I,m not worried as the DA 50 is an excellent engine and will continue to be so for years to come.
I will get a DA 60 for my Extra just to see if the additional umph is noticeable, otherwise I,m happy with the 50's
As I stated earlier is was planning to try a tuned pipe in my Extra since I used the cannister I had in that plane for my new Edge 540 and have to either buy a new one or get a pipe for it.
Who knows I may just get a pipe for the 50 plus a 60 on a can and compare the two of them side by side.
Either way its nice to have options.

Dave
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Default RE: Desert Aircraft DA 60

Woohoo!

Well done to Dave and the boys at Desert Aircraft [sm=thumbs_up.gif]

Should pack some real punch!! [sm=punching.gif]


I wouldn't say the DA50 is an antique. Its a proven platform for people who want a reliable 50cc engine.
Old 08-30-2010, 09:14 AM
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One thing I noticed. The DA-50 pipe will not work on the DA-60. So add the cost of a new pipe if you are swapping up to one of these.

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yeah looks to have that 85/170 deal yeah baby
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ORIGINAL: daveopam

One thing I noticed. The DA-50 pipe will not work on the DA-60. So add the cost of a new pipe if you are swapping up to one of these.

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You can use the same pipes. You'll just need a different Header.
Old 08-30-2010, 03:22 PM
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If you look closer the head is from the DA-120, so any header and canister that works on the DA-120 should work on the new DA-60.

Old 08-30-2010, 03:36 PM
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The header from the 120 will not work as it is mounted with exhaust ports down, where as the mounting of the 60 will require the header to bolt to the side of the cylinder and use a wrap around header shape. Pipes will be fine but header must be different.
Old 08-30-2010, 04:25 PM
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I'll gladly change the Header for the improved port design and extra power from it.
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Any info on props for the 60? 24x10 a reasonable guess?

Never mind. The posted picture has the prop list and 24x10 is one of them.
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yeah got the prop and pipe now i need the 60
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Any real idea when it will be for sale?
Old 09-01-2010, 09:27 AM
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ORIGINAL: ghoffman

Any real idea when it will be for sale?
Nope.

I would not expect that you'd see anything here from DA either, it'll have to come from someone who's seen it on another forum.

When the 120 rumors were flying around, DA had said they'd make an official announcement over on FG but they didn't acutally do that in a manner you'd suspect like a new thread or something. One of the DA guys just mentioned in an existing thread that they were taking backorders and that was several days after they actually started taking them.
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nov we'll have that beast

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