It evolved from the Zlín Z 42, a two-seater aircraft, and boasts a low-wing monoplane design.
The Zlín Z 143, a more advanced model of the Z 43, continues to be produced.
After the Z-26 aircraft family’s success, Moravan, a Czechoslovakian aircraft maker, initiated the development of a new line of training aircraft, the Z-40 family.
This family differed from its predecessors with its side-by-side cockpit layout.
It includes two primary models: the Zlín Z-42, a two-seat trainer, and the Zlín Z-43, a four-seat aircraft suitable for both training and touring.
The ultimate design features an all-metal, low-wing monoplane structure with a single engine and fixed tricycle undercarriage.
The Z 43 model retains 80% of the Z 42’s structure but introduces a modified fuselage to seat up to four passengers and a stronger engine.
The Z-43’s wingspan is larger and does not have the Z-42’s slight forward sweep.
The Z-43’s maiden flight occurred on December 10, 1968, with production starting in 1972.
Despite this, it failed to achieve the popularity of the two-seater version, leading to the end of its production in 1977 after 80 units were built.
In 1992, a revised version, the Z-143, was launched, featuring a six-cylinder Lycoming O-540 engine.
Concurrently, the Z-42 was re-engineered to include a Lycoming engine, resulting in the Z-242 model.
Variants
Zlín Z-43
Constructed in 1990, only one unit was produced.
After accumulating 307 flight hours, it was reverted to the standard Z 43 configuration in 1998.
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Capacity
3 passengers
Length
7.75 m (25 ft 5 in)
Wingspan
9.76 m (32 ft 0 in)
Height
2.91 m (9 ft 7 in)
Wing area
14.50 m^{2} (156.1 sq ft)
Empty weight
730 kg (1,609 lb)
Max take-off weight
1,350 kg (2,976 lb)
Fuel capacity
130 L (34 US gal; 29 imp gal) normal,
Provision for additional 110 L (29 US gal; 24 imp gal) tanks in wingtips
Powerplant
1 × Avia M 337 A inverted six-cylinder air-cooled inline engine,
160 kW (210 hp)
Performance
Maximum speed
235 km/h (146 mph, 127 kn) at sea level
Cruise speed
210 km/h (130 mph, 110 kn)
Stall speed
103 km/h (64 mph, 56 kn) (flaps down)
Never exceed speed
273 km/h (170 mph, 147 kn)
Range
610 km (380 mi, 330 nmi) (standard fuel),
1,150 km (710 mi; 620 nmi) (with wingtip tanks)
Service ceiling
3,800 m (12,500 ft)
Rate of climb
3.5 m/s (690 ft/min)
Take-off distance to 15 m (50 ft)
700 m (2,300 ft)
Landing distance to 15 m (50 ft)
590 m (1,940 ft).
Sources
https://zlinaircraft.eu.
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