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Gliders

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Let L-13 Blanik Glider

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The L-13 Blaník is a two seater trainer glider produced by Let Kunovice since 1956.

It is the most numerous and widely used glider in the world.

In United States Air Force Academy service, it is designated TG-10C and is used for basic flight training.

General characteristics

• Crew: 2
• Length: 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)
• Wingspan: 16.2 m (53 ft 2 in)
• Wing area: 19.15 m2 (206.1 sq ft)
• Aspect ratio: 13.7
• Airfoil: Root: NACA 652A 615, Tip: NACA 652A 612
• Empty weight: 292 kg (644 lb) equipped
• Gross weight: 500 kg (1,102 lb)

Performance

• Stall speed: 62 km/h (39 mph; 33 kn) (Flaps 0°), 56 km/h (34.8 mph; 30.2 kn) (Flaps 10°)
• Never exceed speed: 240 km/h (149 mph; 130 kn)
• Rough air speed max: 145 km/h (90.1 mph; 78.3 kn)
• Aerotow speed: 140 km/h (87.0 mph; 75.6 kn)
• Winch launch speed: 100 km/h (62.1 mph; 54.0 kn)
• Terminal velocity: with full airbrakes 258 km/h (160 mph; 139 kn)
• g limits: +5 -2.5 at 136 km/h (84.5 mph; 73.4 kn)
• Maximum glide ratio: 28.2 at 93 km/h (57.8 mph; 50.2 kn)
• Rate of sink: 0.84 m/s (165 ft/min) at 83 km/h (51.6 mph; 44.8 kn)
• Wing loading: 26.1 kg/m2 (5.3 lb/sq ft)
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