The Dutch Aeroplane Company (DAC) has delayed test flights of its RangeR two-seat kitplane.

The RangeR is an all-composite version of the Lucas Dieselis aircraft and uses an adapted 82hp (61kW) Opel Corsair Y17DT diesel automotive engine. DAC says the engine is running on the test stand, and will require an extra 200h to complete. Wing construction is almost complete and first flight is due in November.

The aircraft has a range of 2,300km (1,245nm) at a speed of around 280km/h (150kt). Only limited changes were made to the original Lucas design.

Source: Flight International