Zlin Trener & Akrobat

  • CountryCzech Republic
  • TypeOne and two seat aerobatic and training light aircraft
  • PowerplantsZ 226 - One 120kW (160hp) Walter Minor 6III inverted inline six cylinder piston engine driving a two blade fixed pitch propeller. Z 526F - One 135kW (180hp) Avia M 137 A inverted inline six driving a two blade constant speed propeller.
  • PerformanceZ 226 - Max speed 220km/h (120kt), normal cruising speed 195km/h (105kt). Initial rate of climb 950ft/min. Service ceiling 17,390ft. Range 485km (260nm). Z 526F - Max speed 244km/h (132kt), normal cruising speed 210km/h (113kt). Initial rate of climb 1180ft/min. Service ceiling 17,060ft. Range with standard fuel 475km (256nm), range with wingtip tanks 837km (452nm).
  • WeightsZ 226 - Empty 570kg (1257lb), max takeoff 820kg (1808lb). Z 526F - Empty 665kg (1465lb), max takeoff 975kg (2150lb).
  • DimentionsZ 226 - Wing span 10.29m (33ft 9in), length 7.80m (25ft 7in), height 2.06m (6ft 9in). Wing area 14.9m2 (160.4sq ft). Z 526F - Wing span 10.60m (34ft 9in), length 8.00m (26ft 3in), height 2.06m (6ft 9in). Wing area 15.5m2 (166.3sq ft).
  • CapacitySeating for two in Z 26, Z 126, Z 226, Z 326, Z 526 and Z 726. Pilot only in Z 226A, 326A, 526A, Z 526AF and Z 526AFS.
  • ProductionMore than 1400 of all variants built, many against military and government flying school orders.

The eminent Zlin arrangement of two seat Trener coaches and single seat Akrobat aerobatic air ship was an extraordinary achievement, winning various world aerobatic title titles amid the 1960s.

The first Z 26 Trener was composed in light of a Czechoslovak government prerequisite for a two seat fundamental coach for flying school and military utilization. The Z 26 was controlled by a 78kw (105hp) Walter Minor 4iii inline four chamber motor, offered wooden development and a settled taildragger undercarriage. The model flew without precedent for 1947 and 16 generation Z 26s were constructed before it was supplanted from 1953 by the metal development Z 126.

Improvement over a three decade creation run brought about various further enhanced variations. In 1952 Zlin presented the Z 226 Trener6 which emphasized an all the more effective 120kw (160hp) six barrel Walter Minor 6iii motor. The Z 226 was additionally inherent single seat Z 226a Akrobat, lightweight plane tug Z 226b and Z 226t mentor structures.

The comparative Z 326 Trenermaster and single seat Z 326a Akrobat presented retractable undercarriage, a gimmick that got to be standard on all ensuing models. Conveyances started in 1959. The Z 526 contrasted in that the pilot flew the airplane from the back, as opposed to the front seat, with discretionary tip tanks and a consistent pace prop. The Z 526f presented in 1968 had a 135kw (180hp) Avia M 137a motor, the generally comparative Z 526l varied in being controlled by a 150kw (200hp) Lycoming Aio360 level four and was expected for fare.

Single seat Z 526s were the Z 526a, Z 526as, and Z 526afs.

The Z 526 AFM was fabricated somewhere around 1981 and 1984 and was controlled by a 155kw (210hp) Avia M337 motor, had tip tanks and the Z 526afs' protracted fuselage.

Last improvement was the Z 726 arrangement, the Z 726 Universal had lessened compass wing, the Z 726k a 155kw (210hp) Avia M 337 motor.

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