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PZL Bielsko PW-5 Smyk


The PW-5 was the winning entry in the IGC/ OSTIV World Class design contest. The Polytechnika Warszawska design was available for license contruction both by manufacturers and homebuilders. PZL Swidnik is the first manufacturing licensee to reach production. It is flapless, has upper surface Schempp-Hirth airbrakes for approach control, and a fixed main wheel. PZL has announced that PW-5 production will be transferred to PZL Bielsko by the end of 1997. The structure is GFRP, with a fabric covered rudder.






Wing span: 13.44 m / 44 ft
Wing area: 10.16 sq.m / 109.4 sq.ft
Aspect ratio: 17.8
Airfoil: Polytechnika Warszawska
Empty Weight: 190 kg / 418 lb
Payload: 110 kg / 242 lb
Gross Weight: 300 kg / 660 lb
Wing Load: 29.5 kg/sq.m / 6.03 lb/sq.ft
L/DMax: 32 88 kph / 48 kt / 55 mph
MinSink: 0.67 m/s / 2.2 fps / 1.30 kt
Seats: 1



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