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LET L-23 Super Blanik

by
Noël Rumers
Vince Cockett

World’s most respected and popular two-seater trainer glider, the Blanik, is also available in the improved version: the L 23 Super Blanik.

The original L 13 Blanik, almost 3000 units were produced, was build in the LET factory since 1956.

The new L 23 retains the excellent flying and maintenance characteristics of the L 13 Blanik, while the visibility and handling were further refined. One of the improvement are the T-tail for less damage during out landings, the swivelling tail wheel and the new canopy for better visibility with a lower entry of the cockpit because this was cut out deeper then the L 13. The L 23 is also an all-metal, two- seat, self supporting high wing glider. Due to the all-metal construction it has a excellent service life of 6000 hours. Now the wings are foreseen to build an one meter extension on both sides for better performance.

The L 23 has been sold to many countries over the world just like the famous L 13.




                                     
Technical data:
Span

16.20 m /18.20m with ext.

Landing gear:

Length

8.50 m

Main One retractable
Empty weight

310 kg

Tail

One steer able

Max. weight

510 kg

Wing

2 tip wheels

Best glide ratio

28 / 32 wing extension

Construction method:

Profiles

Naca 63²A-618 / 63²A-612

Fuselage

All aluminium

Engine

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Wing

All aluminium

Max. speed

250 km / h  / 230 extension

Tail

All aluminium

Cruising speed

95 km / h

 

Climb

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 Propeller:

Seating

2

 

Information: Let

Photos:     Noël Rumers

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