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Exciting Announcement! Posted on 2 Apr 07:37

Desert Aircraft has acquired the Slimline Products brand, design rights, and fabrication technologies. All production will soon take place at our facility in Tucson, AZ. While initial focus will be on mufflers for Desert Aircraft engines, a variety of Slimline products will be offered in the near future. We will make the transition as smooth and timely as possible. As always, thank you for supporting Desert Aircraft.

2020 Tucson Aerobatic Shootout Posted on 31 Mar 16:19

  As Covid-19 continues to spread, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Tucson Aerobatic Shootout. Normally cancelling the Shootout would be a very difficult decision, but in light of the massive and ongoing impact of the virus, it is actually easy to be realistic and pro-active.    

    Unlike a casual fly-in, a top tier international competition like the Shootout takes a huge amount of preparation from everyone involved. The ongoing effects of the pandemic greatly inhibit those efforts. While we are sad we won’t be hosting all of our friends in Tucson this fall, we look forward to seeing everyone again in 2021. 

Dave Johnson

Desert Aircraft

DA Shop Update Posted on 27 Mar 11:35

For the time being, DA is still open. Like everyone else, we are taking the situation day by day. The shop is currently working on a more limited schedule, but business is still flowing. At the moment, the website is still the best way to purchase anything, and email is the best way to reach us:
Shipping for orders may be delayed, but they will still go out as long as the shipping providers are running.
Repairs are also still going, but we are not giving any estimated turnaround times at this time; expect some delays, and we will get to them as the schedule permits.
We thank everyone for your understanding as we work through this situation.

DA-215 Has Arrived Posted on 5 Dec 14:01

The DA-215 is complete and the first few batches have been rolling out of DA. We are currently fulfilling those on the waiting list, and should have them readily available for purchase on the website for everyone the first of the year. 

For those that want to see the DA-215 in action here is the amazing Jase Dussia doing a 3D routine with his  Extreme Flight 125" Extra. As he puts it, "This is definitely a game changer for 40% aircraft in both 3D and IMAC flying. Built to last, the new 215 is extremely strong and efficient"

Get Ready! Posted on 25 Jun 12:58

Registration for the 2018 Tucson Aerobatic Shootout is open!

Register now at for your chance to compete against the best aerobatic pilots in the world!!

Now Available! Posted on 14 Jun 10:04

DA is proud to announce our new line of Servos and Arms

Order Now Posted on 25 May 15:15

Just in time for the 3 day weekend DA-70s and 35s have been turned back on. 

Rolling back in! Posted on 18 May 08:29

Let the building begin! 35's & 70's will begin rolling out over the next week. We will begin fulfilling the waiting list and then they should be live on the website in about two weeks.

Now Back in Stock! Posted on 14 Mar 11:49

Desert Aircraft has a limited stock of DA200 Lights and Standards in. 

DA200 Light

New Item! Posted on 1 Mar 14:33

Desert Aircraft is now stocking J-Tec QC-120 Canisters. Head on over to the store and check them out. 


The QC-120 canister muffler has been designed for up to an 120cc Single Cylinder and 215cc Twin or Four Cylinder engine. The QC canisters are made of an all aluminum construction and have been developed for high performance while reducing engine noise. As with all of our mufflers the QC canisters are designed and Produced by JTEC right here in the U.S.A..
As tested by Desert Aircraft, the QC-120 canisters offer the most power for any canister or tuned pipes on the DA-200. They are also one of the lightest canister setups and will not clog like other brands. 

QC-120 Specs:
2.5" diameter
28mm (O.D.) Inlet Tube diameter

Recommended Uses:
70 - 100cc Singles (DA-85)
150 - 170cc Twin (DA 150/170)
200cc Four Cylinder (DA-200)

Recommended Setup:
Stainless steel flex header at approx 11"-12" long
Recommend mounting at 2 points to reduce vibration