The poetry of gliding
L-23 SUPER BLANIK 2018 EditionL-33 SoloL-13SE Vivat - Rotax 912

L-13 Blanik

Two-seat, all-metal structure high wing sailplane designed for gliding and basic acrobatic training. The development begun in 1954, serial production run since 1958 till 1978. Total number of manufactured L-13 is 2616 pieces operated in more than 40 countries worldwide. In 1981 – 1982 was also produced smaller serie of  L-13A Blaník with re-inforced wings.

wingspan 16,20 m, fuselage length 8,40 m, wing area 19,20 m2
WEIGHTS empty weight 292 kg, max take-off weight 500 kg, useful load 208 kg
PERFORMANCE gliding ratio (at 88 km/h) 28, max speed 253 km/h, min speed 55 km/h

L-13AC Blanik

The all-metal two-seater, type-certified in the standard aerobatic category, primarily intended for dual aerobatic training while also used for elementary glider training. It has the same cockpit as the L-23 Super Blanik with one piece canopy, the tail of an L-13, and shortened L-23 wings. The intended users of the L-13AC Blaník are clubs, commercial and military schools where instructors and other pilots are trained in mastering basic aerobatic maneuvers. The aim of L-13AC Blanik is to promote instruction in aerobatics, including recoveries from unusual glider attitudes. The availability of this kind of glider, similar to the original L-13 Blanik, the most widely used trainer in the world, makes it possible for instructors to refresh their aerobatic skills, and to pass the confidence gained on to their students.

DIMENSIONS wingspan 14,20 m, fuselage length 8,40 m, wing area 17,44 m2
WEIGHTS empty weight 305 kg, max take-off weight 500 kg, useful load 195 kg
PERFORMANCE gliding ratio (at 88 km/h) 25, max speed 230 km/h, min speed 65 km/h, G-limit at MTOW (2 pilots)+5.3/-3, G- limit (1 pilot)+6/-3.5
allowed maneuvers: Loop, Stall Turn, Slow Roll, Half Roll and Half Loop, Inverted Flight and Inverted Turns, Flick Roll (also called snap roll, kick roll or horizontal spin), Spin (including inverted spin), Chandelle, Lazy Eight, Cuban Eight, Steep Turn

L-23 SUPER BLANIK 2018 Edition

Two-seat, all-metal structure high wing sailplane with fabric covered control surfaces. New series started in 2018, produced with implemented modifications from L-23 NG.
L-23 SUPER-BLANÍK 2018 Edition is designed for flight training including basic aerobatics. Thanks to its easy maneuverability is widely used in pilot schools, gliding and sport clubs worldwide. 2018 Edition has several improvements including material changes. Single piece canopy makes space for great views together with tilting roof so the back seat is easily accessible. Added dashboard handles also make boarding much easier. Interior is somewhat roomier. Newly designed, adjustable seats with headrest have improved ergonomics. Pilots will value the higher comfort especially when spending longer hours airborne. Manipulation with the fuselage has been simplified by fixed handle placed in the rear. Standard wingtips or salmons can be replaced by new winglets to improve gliding ratio. Dashboard is equipped with new avionics by Winter and modern radio stations KRT2 or Trig. Towing is possible by plane or by winch (side and bottom tow release). Further equipment is optional according to the customer preferences. Thanks to the durable materials L-23 can be stored outside, has easy maintenance and repairs while keeping low operating costs.

wingspan16,20 m, fuselage length 8,50 m, wing area 19,15 m2
WEIGHTS empty weight 310 kg, MTOW 530 kg, useful load 220 kg
PERFOMANCE gliding ratio (at 88 km/h) 28, max. speed 250 km/h, min. speed 60 km/h

L-33 Solo

L-33 Solo is a single-seat all-metal glider with T-type tail surfaces. The construction of the first three prototypes began in 1991, the series production in Let Kunovice started in 1993 and to date about 100 pieces have been produced . The L-33 was developed as the single-seat "natural step" for early solo students to fly after dual training on the two-seat L-23 Super Blaník. The semi-monocoque design is made from flush riveted aluminum sheet. The rudder is covered with doped aircraft fabric. Its 14.12 m (46.3 ft) span, semi-tapered wing employs a Wortmann FX-60-17A11-182 airfoil at the wing root, transitioning to an FX-60-126 at the wing tip. The wing has an area of 11 m2 (120 sq ft) and mounts top surface air brakes.

wing soan14,20 m, fuselage length 6,62 m, wing area 11,00 m2
empty weight 210 kg, MTOW 340 kg, useful load 130 kg
PERFORMANCE gliding ratio (at 88 km/h) 31, max. speed 248 km/h, min speed 65 km/h

L-13 SE Vivat - Rotax 912

Prototype with built-in Rotax 912 ULS engine and avionic system Garmin G3X touch. The wings, fuselage and tail surfaces of the L-13 are mated to a cockpit featuring side-by-side seats and a conventional firewall forward engine installation. Remotorization of the L-13SE Vivat replaces the original Walter Mikron unit with the modern Rotax 912 ULS engine. The primary goal is not to only achieve a higher speed, but to shorten the take-off time and improve the climb performance. To fly VIVAT with built-in Rotax engine means to have one of the most effective platforms to acquire and to maintain PPL or LAPL license, go for further training, for radio communication and navigation training all together while keeping low operating costs. Currently in certification process under EASA to acquire STC.

wing span 16,80 m, fuselage length 8,40 m, wing area 20,20 m2
WEIGHTS empty weight 470 kg MTOW 705 kg, useful load 235 kg
PERFORMANCE gliding ratio (at 88 km/h) 21, max. speed 230 km/h, min. speed 74 km/h, take-off distance approx. 370 m (depending on altitude and temperature), cruising range approx. 550 km, climb rate 3,5 m/s, engine power 73,5 kW / 100 HP