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PH-1580 Diamond HK 36 TTC Super Dimona c/n 36.562 - Hoogeveen airfield in Holland - 15 May 2018 vliegveld Hoogeveen (EHHO)

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.
The ICAO Aircraft Type Designator for the Diamond HK36 TTC Super Dimona is DIMO.

Vliegclub Hoogeveen (VCH) operates 9 gliders. The towing of their gliders is done by Super Dimona HK 36 TTC 115 motorgliders. Super Dimona HK36 TTC PH-1580 is equipped for this task with special towing-equipment. Diamond HK.36TTC 115 Super Dimona c/n 36.562 (ex OE-9462) was registered PH-1580 in the Netherlands on 10 August 2016. The aircraft is powered by a Rotax 914 F3, 4 stroke turbo-charged engine, with a maximum take-off performance of 115 shp.
On 15 May 2018, the Diamond HK36 TTC Super Dimona PH-1580 was seen at its home base Hoogeveen airfield.

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