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 Our Diamond Xtreme Motorglider:


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Sky King Soaring™ is a Training and Sales Partner for the HK36TTC motorglider. Sky King Soaring has offered Flight Training in HK36 motorgliders for more than 10 years - Russ Hustead, the owner of Sky King Soaring, has nearly 4.000 hours experience in this motorglider and is one on the most experienced Xtreme motorglider pilots in the US. Prices for new HK36T-series motorgliders with tricycle gear will start at about $ 220.000. For more information and demonstration rides or flight training in this motor glider give us a call.

Contact Russ Hustead, Sky King Soaring, 602 622-2257,
russ@skykingsoaring.com, or Andy James, the US Distributor, at Flyace@att.net. Please, out of courtesy to my unique business, mention you were referred by Sky King Soaring

 

Sky King Soaring™ utilizes a nearly new Diamond Xtreme touring motorglider made by Diamond Aircraft. These motorgliders are a pleasure to fly cross-country (power on and power off) because of its superb visibility through a pristine canopy. Flying a motorglider is an earth-friendly, energy-efficient air adventure!

 

Our graceful sailplane - the HK 36 TTC Motorglider:

  • - Wingspan 54 ft
  • - Glide ratio 27:1
  • - Cruise speed 120 KTS at 75% with 5.7 Gal/Hr
  • - Best glide speed 57 KTS
  • - Rotax 115 HP turbo-charged engine
  • - Manufactured in Austria
  • - Fully FAA certified

 

About our N638TT Xtreme Motorglider (official Diamond HK 36 TTC Motorglider): This motorglider was built in Austria in 1998 and has a BRAND NEW smooth-running Rotax 914 turbo-charged engine with a newly overhauled constant speed propeller. It possess a tricycle gear for easy take-off and landing. Additional technical details on Diamond Xtreme Motorgliders can be found at the Diamond Austria website.  Information about Diamond aircraft can be found at the Diamond website.

Equipment List of the N638TT motorglider:  This aircraft has splendid decals that represent the red, white, and blue of the American flag.  It has a panel that would please both soaring enthusiasts and airplane pilots.  Its panel includes a Borgelt B-40 audio variometer wired into a PS Engineering intercom.  A newly installed Grand Rapids mini-GA EFIS with synthetic vision provides both attitude reference and the convenience of a panel mounted brightly colored moving map.  Using a portable Stratus 2 ADS-B IN receiver enables the pilot to run Foreflight on an iPad which also displays attitude reference, moving map, and a navigational log.  Foreflight also displays inflight weather and traffic advisories.  At the Payson Airport (KPAN) we are lucky to receive ADS-B information while on the ground since the transmitter is on top of the Mogollon Rim and within our line of sight.
 
Planned upgrades to the panel include removing the KT-76A mode C transponder and mounting a Trig TT22 mode S transponder with ADS-B OUT capability.  The KLX-135A GPS-COM will be replaced with a new Trig Com Radio with an audio playback feature.  A panel mounted Free Flight GPS-ADS-B IN receiver will provide wifi throughout the cockpit for iPads running Foreflight.  The portable Stratus will now function as a backup device.  You will be flying a very nicely equipped ship when you fly with Sky King Soaring!

Please see also what our clients are writing about riding a motorglider at SkyKingSoaring! Motorgliders are real great fun to fly as a guest or a pilot - it is your choice! Sky King Soaring offers highly recommend flight training in motorgliders - see also our flight training page

 

Reasons hands down to fly a motorglider vs. light sport aircraft (LSA):

  • > Fly in a motorglider in a proven, certified airframe with a standard airworthiness certificate - utility category.
  • > Fly above 10,000 feet MSL - in fact powered or un-powered soaring flight is possible to FL 180 and beyond.
    (Sky King Soaring has been up to FL 220 without the engine!)
  • > Fly VFR over the tops. Fly even IFR in a motor glider if so equipped and rated.
  • > Fly in a motorglider with a cruise speed of 120 KTS and above.
  • > Fly in a motorglider with a GW up to 1698# to lessen the effects of turbulence.
  • > Glide in a motorglider without a tow plane. Cover long distances as a sailplane engine-off. Go international.
  • > Fly with your guests in your motorglider and charge them when you own a commercial glider license.
  • > Fly a motorglider (and glider) even if your medical certificate has been revoked.
  • > Fly without a medical even if you are not an american resident - no drivers license needed.

     

Motorgliders for Sale:


REDUCED PRICE! 351HK 1991 Diamond HK36R For Sale $89,500 with newly overhauled Rotax 912 and all life limited repairs accomplished. Hangared at Sky King Soaring in Payson, AZ.

This ship is a nicely flying Diamond tailwheel model with an 80 hp Rotax 912 that was just overhauled by Rotech Research, the North American Distributor for Rotax engines. This was likely the first Diamond motorglider to enter the US and it started the touring motorglider revolution. It’s a 28:1 glider at 57 kts. KX-125 Radio, PS Engineering Intercom, 121.5 ELT, KT-76A Mode C Transponder with current check, portable Garmin 196 Garmin G5 Electronic Flight Instrument (newly installed) Borgelt B-50 audio variometer wired into intercom Good condition, many new parts. Prop newly overhauled. New interior too. New tailwheel assembly. Baggage pouch for an oxygen bottle. The landing gear was damaged in about 1997 and replaced with a new gear by Larry Mansberger, a Diamond certified and FAA certified composite repair station in Minden NV. It has a canopy patch on the left side which is out of the pilot’s sight. Useful load: 464 lbs (pilots+gas+bags) payload: 338 lbs with full fuel payload: 401 lbs with half fuel The wings do not fold. Wingspan is 53'. It has a polyurethane finish that allows it to be parked outside in a tie down without significant wear. The canopy cover is a custom made product by Bruce's that is part of the purchase. Logbook available upon request.

Contact Russ Hustead, Sky King Soaring, 602 622-2257,
russ@skykingsoaring.com
 
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N302AH 2002 Distar Tricycle Gear Lambada for SALE $77,700 hangared in Phoenix, AZ. Trailer sold separately.

This aircraft is an undiscovered gem! It is only for sale because the owner needs more hangar space and already owns and loves to fly his other Lambada! It will sell quickly. As the owner describes: “This motorglider was the one that Dr. Robert Broadwell used for demo rides when the Lambadas were first introduced. It has a new panel with a Dynon Flight DEK PFD, new interior upholstery and a flight adjustable Woodcomp variable pitch prop (not a simple feathering prop). I also have extended wingtip for it, new super-bright LED strobes and navigation lights, LED landing light, soaring battery, Mode C transponder, B50 Vario, 2 ICOM nav radios and built in the panel Garman 496. Very few hours (under 600 if I'm not mistaken). There's also a custom Lambada trailer that I would sell separately. All the ADs have been complied with. I use Performance One Aviation on Falcon Field for all maintenance and service. They do very good composite work and maintain the fleet (must be 50 of them) of DA20s being used for primary flight training by Sabena.” It will come with a fresh annual inspection. This is a flaperon ship and is distinctly different from the aileron-only ships that experienced an incorrectly manufactured horizontal tail unit. It has no damage history.

Contact Russ Hustead, Sky King Soaring, 602 622-2257,
russ@skykingsoaring.com
 
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1998 Diamond HK36TC For Sale soon

Sky King Soaring is repairing an HK36TC that suffered a landing accident. It’s an 80 hp tricycle gear Diamond Xtreme that was in use at Sporty’s. It has a new right main landing gear and a new canopy. The tail boom was broken (minor repair) and is being repaired by one of the best men in fiberglass, Fidel Ramirez of Moriarity, NM. Life limited repairs will be completed in Tucson by Rick Wright. Email me at russ@skykingsoaring.com for more information on our progress. This will make a nice ship for somebody who likes the strength and safety of the Diamond product. We can also customize the avionics package for the buyer.

Contact Russ Hustead, Sky King Soaring, 602 622-2257,
russ@skykingsoaring.com
 

SOLD 2005 Distar Lambada UFM 13/15 meter SN 64 1680 TT for Sale $69,900 

This is a low cost and nice flying flaperon 30:1 motorglider with new epoxy paint at 1500 hours. Owner, based at Clemson SC, needs hangar room for a new aircraft. Oil changes every 30 hours and good compressions and oil analysis data allow safe and legal flight way past 1500 hr TBO. Backup fuel pump, fuel/water separator, engine oil thermostat, and Reiff crankcase preheater. New custom seats and belts. Ski/baggage tube. Two sets of easily removable wing tips make it a 13m or 15m wingspan. Damage to two landing gear struts repaired by replacement. Damage to prop which struck a taxi light replaced with no engine damage found. Heavy engine maintenance performed by Rotax-expert facility Lockwood Aviation. Priced fairly to sell soon.  SOLD!

Contact Russ Hustead, Sky King Soaring, 602 622-2257, russ@skykingsoaring.com
 
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SOLD ESTATE SALE  1998 Diamond HK36TTC motorglider (first service in 2001), N116TT, 100 hrs engine, approx 150 hrs airframe, NDH.  Rotax 914F.  Garmin GNC 430C panel mount GPS-Com.  Wired to accept Garmin portable. Portable oxygen system and new canopy cover included. Nearly complete overhauled including "section 6" life limited repairs worth $10.000.
Now for only $129,900 - ESTATE SALE PRICING $75.000
SOLD!

Contact Russ Hustead, Sky King Soaring, 602 622-2257, russ@skykingsoaring.com


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SOLD 2006 Ximango "S" version motorglider, SN 200-161, 455 hrs TT, 288 hrs Engine. Fresh annual. 100 hp Rotax 912S. Apollo SL-40 C comm., Apollo SL-70 transponder, Dynon EFIS D-10a,  ILEC 10b soaring computer, "volkslogger" , Garmin 420 GPS, Garmin 396 GPS with weather option.  External charging plug and battery upgrade.  Winglets and USAF Graphics.
2006 price new $233.000, now $185,000. Based in Durango, CO. SOLD!
 
Contact Russ Hustead, Sky King Soaring, 602 622-2257, russ@skykingsoaring.com


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SOLD 2006 AMT-200S Super Ximango motorglider, SN 165. 100 hrs TT. One owner, always hangared, one of a kind with NDH.  Rotax 912S 100 hp, Blue Mountain EFIS, Garmin 530, Garmin MX-20 MFD all coupled!  Fresh annual, ready to fly, 31:1 retractable gear motorglider with no medical required, $209,900. Reduced NOW $189.000. OH. SOLD!

Contact Russ Hustead, Sky King Soaring, 602 622-2257, russ@skykingsoaring.com

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SOLD 1998 Diamond HK36TTC motorglider, N613TT, 450 hrs engine, approx 450 hrs airframe, NDH.  Rotax 914F. Towing package (10.000 $ value) included (perfect for gliding clubs). Bendix King KLX 135 panel mount GPS-Com.  Wired to accept Garmin portable. Replacement of life limited parts done. Canopy cover included.
For Sale Summer 2008. Price upon request. SOLD!

Contact Russ Hustead, Sky King Soaring, 602 622-2257, russ@skykingsoaring.com


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SOLD 1999 Turbo Super Ximango motorglider, SN 300-115, 290 hrs TT, 130 hrs SMOH, Rotax 914F3.  Always hangared.  Annual 10/07 by Ximango USA.  Bendix KY97A comm., KT76A transponder certified 3/2008.  Ilec SC-7 vario with total energy.  Vertical card compass.  Electric attitude indicator.  Canopy cover, wing hinge covers, and cowling plugs.  Telex ANR headsets.  Owner’s health forces sale, $125,000. Based in Payson, AZ. SOLD!

Contact Russ Hustead, Sky King Soaring, 602 622-2257, russ@skykingsoaring.com


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SOLD 2002 AMT-200S, Super Ximango motorglider, SN 150, 231 hrs TT.  Low maintenance 912S 100 hp engine, one-man folding wings.  IMMACULATE condition, one owner, not a flight school aircraft.  Hangared in AZ. Includes 2 Bose X headsets wired into panel.  Ilec SC-7 TE vario, Apollo SL-40 comm and SL-70 transponder.  Bendix King Skyforce color moving map installed in panel but removable.  Retractable 30:1 motorglider with 110 kts cruise speed.  $144,900.  This will sell fast priced $40K under new. SOLD!

Contact Russ Hustead, Sky King Soaring, 602 622-2257, russ@skykingsoaring.com 

 

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    Russ Hustead, CFIG, Owner       

Questions?   russ@skykingsoaring.com