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PZL Bielsko SZD 51 Junior

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SZD 51-1 Junior


Designed by Stanislaw Zientek, this simple early solo/ club glider first flew in 1980. It has a fixed main wheel and top surface Schempp-Hirth type airbrakes. A simplified model 51-2 was a runner up in the IGC World Class design contest. The structure is GFRP, epoxy, and steel tube.

 

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SZD 51-1 Junior
Wing span: 15 m / 49.2 ft
Wing area: 12.51 sq.m / 134.7 sq.ft
Aspect ratio: 18
Airfoil: Wortmann
Empty Weight: 242 kg / 533 lb
Payload: 113 kg / 250 lb
Gross Weight: 355 kg / 783 lb
Wing Load: 28.38 kg/sq.m / 5.81 lb/sq.ft
L/DMax: 35 80 kph / 43 kt / 50 mph
MinSink: 0.60 m/s / 1.97 fps / 1.17 kt
Seats: 1

 

 


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