The DA-150 has been designed from the ground up with TOC and Masters style competition aerobatics in mind. The DA-150 is ideally suited for aircraft where existing 120 and 140 size engines aren't quite enough. Still, it has the power to fly those aircraft currently using heavier 4-cylinder, 160cc engines.


Capacity: 150 cc

Bore x stroke: 49 x 40 mm

Power: 16.5 hp

Weight: 3610 g with Ignition: 3770 g

Menz S Propeller: 2-blade: 30x10, 32x10

RPM range: 1000-6500 max. 8500

Crankshaft with 3-bearings

Computer Simulation designed high performance engine with very high torque output.

Crankcase CNC milled from high tensile aircraft aluminium.

Cylinder, piston and crankshaft developed by Desert Aircraft.

Long conrod with gudgeon pin set very near piston crown for reduced side load.

Unusually low vibration due to computer simulation aided design.

4 Leaf reed valves. Battery ignition with automatic advance and retard.

5 year European warranty

Full repair, and spares backup.

DA150 ..... 105800 - complete with Ignition.

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First sight of any DA engine is very satisfying due to itís high quality finish. The cylinders, pistons and crankshaft are not from industrial sources but specially designed by Desert Aircraft and manufactured by specialist companies exclusively for DA.

The long conrod with the gudgeon pin mounted very near the piston crown allows the high torque output to be transferred with the minimum of piston side thrust, thereby reducing drag and wear.

With the first place in 1999 World Aerobatic Masters as well as the TOC 2000, the DA 150 has proved itís superiority in choice as a power unit for large aerobatic models.

To show what pilots using DA engines can achieve is the end results in the last TOC, 1st and 2nd place went to DA engines. 15 from the 21 entrants used DA engines, 14 from these used the DA 150. Champion was Chip Hyde with the DA 200, this engine is only in the development stage at the present time.

The piston, conrod and crankshaft has been designed with a computer simulation programme. These parts are perfectly balanced and harmonized to each other. The DA 150 has the lowest vibration levels possible over the entire throttle range.

The most prominent feature, as is the case with the DA 100, is the very long crankcase. The third bearing sits right behind the propellor hub. The very long and stiff crankshaft housing makes installation easy.

Every single crankcase is CNC milled from the solid in high tensile aircraft aluminium 7075-T6. In comparison to die casting a vastly more expensive process in time and materials. The CNC method has the very distinct advantage over die casting in that tolerances are very much closer and ensures a perfect alignment of the crankshaft as well as an overall greater stiffness and strength. All requirements for a high performance long life engine. You must agree upon seeing the DA 150 that it looks so good, it is a pity to cover it up with a cowl.

The reliable Desert Aircraft battery ignition unit has of course automatic advance and retard that makes starting very easy and ensures maximum power. This unit is completely screened.

DA150 ..... 105800 - complete with Ignition.

Please email or call for current price.


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