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PH-1224 Diamond HK 36 TTC Super Dimona c/n 36.543 - smen - Hoogeveen airfield in Holland - 28 May 2004 more at vliegveld Hoogeveen

The Diamond HK36 TTC Super Dimona is a two-seat single engine low-wing motor-glider. HOAC-Austria Flugzeugwerk began in 1989 with the development of the HK36 Super Dimona a two-seat powered glider made of fibre-reinforced high-tech composite based on the Hoffmann H36 Dimona. Series production of the HK36 Super Dimona began in 1990. The Super Dimona is equipped with Rotax engines with either the 80 hp 912S; the 100 hp 912S or the 115 hp turbo-charged 914 variant and is commonly used for glider pilot training and towing. In 1996, the company was renamed into Diamond Aircraft Industries. In the USA and Canada, the Diamond HK36 TTC Super Dimona is known as Katana X-treme series. A surveillance derivate is the ECO Dimona, known as Multi Purpose Xtreme in Canada, which is equipped with a movable Wescam camera and cockpit monitor. Over 900 Super Dimona aircraft are built so far.

Vliegclub Hoogeveen (VCH) operates 9 gliders. The towing of their gliders is done by Super Dimona TTC 115 motorgliders of the "Stichting Motorzweefexploitatie Nederland". Both, the Vliegclub Hoogeveen and the smen, are based at Hoogeveen airfield in the Netherlands. Super Dimona HK36 TTC PH-1224 is one of the motor-gliders of the smen equipped for this task with special towing-equipment. Diamond HK.36TTC Super Dimona c/n 36.543 (ex G-BXGI and OE-UHK) was registered PH-1224 in the Netherlands on 17 April 2001. The aircraft is powered by a Rotax 914 F3, 4 stroke turbo-charged engine, with a maximum take-off performance of 115 hp. On 25 March 2005, Vliegclub Hoogeveen was registered as owner of the PH-1224. On 31 March 2017, registration PH-1224 was cancelled as exported to Germany, where the Diamond HK36 TTC Super Dimona was registered D-KFSO.

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