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PIK-26 Mini-Sytky and Pilot/Builder Janne Laurinen.
Role Ultralight aircraft
Manufacturer PIK
Designer Kai Mellen
First flight 1996
Number built 6 in Finland
Program cost Around 9,000 Euros, or around $12,000 US

PIK-26 Mini-Sytky is a low-wing monoplane, designed by the Finnish aircraft designer Kai Mellen. Its high performance allows it to cruise at 173 km/h while burning 7 litres/hour. Several aircraft of this design are now flying.

The PIK-26 is mainly constructed from wood. While the skins are made of birch plywood, and the spars of pine, the wing ribs are made of PVC foam. Construction time for the PIK-26 is about 2,300 hours.

Specifications (PIK-26 Mini-Sytky)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one (pilot)
  • Length: 4.33 (m)
  • Wingspan: 5.24 (m)
  • Height: 1.22 (m)
  • Wing area: 6 (m²)
  • Airfoil: GAW-2 (also referred as the NASA LS(1)-0413 airfoil)
  • Empty weight: 144 (kg)
  • Useful load: 106 (kg)
  • Loaded weight: 250 (kg)
  • Fuel Capacity (litres) 27
  • Powerplant: 1 × Citroen Visa or Mosler MMCB 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, (35 hp)