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Zlin 326 Trener-Master
 
The Zlin 26 all-wood two-seat tandem trainer was superseded by the metal Zlin 126 Trener, which went into production in 1953.
 
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Zlin Z-126 Trenér 2

 

Designed and built in 1947, the Zlin 26 all-wood two-seat tandem trainer was superseded by the metal Zlin 126 Trener, which went into production in 1953. The basic design was developed subsequently through Z 226, Z 326 Trener Master in 1957.
 
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Z-326 Trener Master
 
Zlin built 433 Z-326s.
 
Zlin developed the Z 526 in 1965, and Z 726 models in both Trener (two-seat) and Akrobat (single-seat competition aircraft) variants with retractable landing gear and a variety of engines. 330 Z-526s were built.
 
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Z-526
 
Production included the Z 726 trainer development of the Z-526.
 
As one of the world's foremost aerobatic aircraft, the Zlin was also widely exported outside the Eastern bloc.
 
 
Variants:
 
Z-26
Initial wood version
 
Z-126 Trener
Metal version of Z-26
 
Z-226A Akrobat
Fully Aerobatic version of Z-22T
Seats: 1
 
Z-226AS Akrobat Special
Fully Aerobatic version of Z-22T
Seats: 1
 
Z-226B Bohatyr
Glider towing version of Z-226T
 
Z-226T Trener-6
Development of Z-126
 
Z-326
Engine: Walter Minor 6-III, 116 hp
Wingspan: 34.777 ft / 10.6 m
Wing area: 166.304 sq.ft / 15.450 sq.m
Length: 25.656 ft / 7.82 m
Height: 6.759 ft / 2.06 m
Max take off weight: 1984.5 lb / 900.0 kg
Weight empty: 1404.6 lb / 637.0 kg
Max speed: 132 kt / 245 km/h
Cruising speed: 116 kt / 215 km/h
Initial climb rate: 866.14 ft/min / 4.4 m/s
Service ceiling: 15748 ft / 4800 m
Wing load: 11.89 lb/sq.ft / 58.0 kg/sq.m
Range: 313 nm / 580 km
Normal crew: 2
Aerobatic crew: 1
 
Z-326A Akrobat
Fully aerobatic version of Z-326
 
Z-526 Trener-Master
Development of Z-326
Pilot at rear
Prop: constant speed
 
Z-526A Akrobat
Fully aerobatic version of Z-526
Engine: Walter Minor 6-III K, 158 hp
 
Z-526AS Akrobat Special
Fully aerobatic version of Z-526
 
Z-526L
Engine: 1 x Lycoming AIO-360-B1B, 200 hp
Gross wt: 2175 lb
Empty wt: 1489 lb
Fuel cap: 151/262 lb
Equipped useful load: 585 lb
Payload max fuel: 323 lb
Wing loading: 12.5 lb/sq.ft
Pwr loading: 10.9 lb/hp
Range max fuel/75% pwr: 556nm/3.3hr
Service ceiling: 18,000 ft
75% cruise: 139 kt
Stall: 46-53 kt
1.3 Vso: 60 kt
ROC: 1380 fpm
Min field length: 1050 ft
Seats: 2
 
Z-526 AFS Akrobat
Single seat version of Z-526F
Engine: Walter Minor 6-III M-137, 130 hp
Wingspan: 29.003 ft / 8.84 m
Wing area: 148.651 sq.ft / 13.81 sq.m
Length: 25.361 ft / 7.73 m
Max take off weight: 1631.7 lb / 740.0 kg
Weight empty: 1334.0 lb / 605.0 kg
Max. speed: 132 kt / 245 km/h
Cruising speed: 116 kt / 215 km/h
Initial climb rate: 1574.8 ft/min / 8.0 m/s
Service ceiling: 16732 ft / 5100 m
Wing load: 11.07 lb/sq.ft / 54.0 kg/sq.m
Range: 421 nm / 780 km
Crew: 1
 
Z-526 F Trener
Engine: Avia M 137 A, 180 hp
Wingspan: 34 ft 9 in / 10.60 m
Wingspan over tip tanks: 35 ft 11.5 in / 10.96 m
Length: 26 ft 3 in / 8.00 m
Empty weight: 1465 lb / 665 kg
MTOW Aerobatic: 2072 lb / 940 kg
MTOW normal: 2150 lb / 975 kg
Max cruise max norm TOW: 113 kt / 130 mph / 210 kph
ROC SL max norm TOW: 1181 fpm / 360 m/min
Service ceiling max norm TOW: 17,060 ft / 5200 m
Max range std fuel max norm TOW: 255 nm / 295 mi / 480 km
Max range w/tiptanks max norm TOW: 450 nm / 520 mi / 840 km
Seats: 2 tandem
Glider tow option
 
Z-726 Universal
Similar to Z-526F, shorter wing span
Engine: M 137 AZ, 180 hp
 
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Zlin 526 AFS
 
 
 
 


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