Zlin Z-26 Trener

The Zlin Z-26 Trener was a tandem-seat basic training aircraft built by the Czechoslovakian company Moravan.

A low-wing monoplane of largely wooden construction, it was developed into a series of all-metal trainers.

In 1956, deliveries began of the Z326 Trener-Master and Z326A Akrobat.

Many sub-variants were also produced, for example the Z-526A and Z-526AFS were aerobatic specials.

The production of the family was terminated in the 1970s with Z-726.

The Z-726 Universal had reduced wingspan.

Variants

Z-26

Two-seat primary trainer aircraft, 163 built.

Z-126

Introduced in 1953, Czech military designation C-105, all-metal wing instead of original wooden wing.

Z-226

More powerful Walter Minor 6-III six-cylinder engine, C-205

Z-226A

Single-seat aerobatic aircraft

Z-226B

Glider tug aircraft

Z-226T

Basic training version

Z-326

Introduced in 1959, with an electrically retractable undercarriage 

Z-526

With the Walter 6-III carburettor’s six-cylinder engine

Z-526A

Single-seat aerobatic aircraft

Z-526F

Improved version, M-137 engine with fuel injector.

Z-726

Modified 526 with shortened wings and fuselafe

Z-726K

With Walter M 337 supercharged engine

Specifications

Crew

Two

Length

7.975 m (26 ft 2 in)

Wingspan

9.875 m (32 ft 5 in)

Height

2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)

Wing area

14.89 m2 (160.3 sq ft)

Airfoil

Root

NACA 2418

Tip

NACA 4412

Empty weight

700 kg (1,543 lb)

Max take-off weight

1,000 kg (2,205 lb)

Powerplant

1 √ó Avia M 137AZ 6-cyl, air-cooled inverted in-line piston engine, 134 kW (180 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed

236 km/h (147 mph, 127 kn)

Cruise speed

216 km/h (134 mph, 117 kn)

Stall speed

98 km/h (61 mph, 53 kn) (flaps down)

Range

440 km (270 mi, 240 nmi)

Service ceiling

4,500 m (14,800 ft)

Rate of climb

5 m/s (980 ft/min).

 

 

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