LAMBERT TO OFFER MISSION M212 FOUR SEATER
WITH 180 AND 200 HP DIESEL ENGINES
PRESS RELEASE - 10 DECEMBER 2005
As the Lambert Mission M212 goes into production, Lambert is adding a new engine to the list of options for its all-composite 4-seater aircraft. The DeltaHawk diesel engines will be offered in
180 and 200 HP versions, driving either a fixed pitch or constant speed propeller.
The DeltaHawk is a liquid cooled, four cylinder, 2-stroke V4 turbocharged engine. Displacement is 3.3 litres (202 cu. in.) and the engine will be installed in the inverted position on the
Mission M212. With the new DeltaHawk engines the Mission M212 will make a very attractive package, combining excellent performance with low operating costs. At the MTOW of 1150 kg, the Mission M212 will be airborne in less than
300 metres and climb at 1000 ft/min. Cruise speed at 9000 ft will be 140 kt with a fuel consumption of only 25 litres per hour of diesel or Jet-A fuel, a reduction of 30% compared to spark ignition engines. With a fuel capacity
of up to 280 litres, the Mission M212 will have a range of more than 1400 nm (2600 km). With a payload of 430 kg (950 lbs) this promises to be just a great touring airplane.
Mission M212 prototype G-XFLY is equipped with a Lycoming O-320, derated to 140 hp, and has logged nearly 100 trouble-free flight hours since coming out of the flight testing programme in April
this year. Several customers have signed up orders for this comfortable tourer and interest in diesel engines and glass cockpit options has been particularly high.
Other engines available for the Mission M212 are the XP-360® petrol engines (180 hp) from Superior Air Parts, of which the installation is also compatible with Lycoming O-320 and O-360 series engines.