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PZL Bielsko SZD-43 Orion

 

 

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The 15m Standard Class Orion had its first flight in December 1971. It is a mixture of wood, metal and GRP. The fin was upright – no sweepback.
 
 
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Only two were built.
 
 
Wingspan: 15m
 
Wing section: FX61-168/FX60-1261
 
Wing area: 11.6 sq,m
 
Aspect ratio: 19.4
 
Wing loading: 38 kg/sq.m
 
Empty weight: 255 kg
 
AUW: 442 kg
 
Min sink: 0.62 m/sec at 84 kph
 
Stall: 69 kph
 
Max speed: 250 kph
 
Glide ratio: 40-1 at 90 kph

 

 

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