PIK-26

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PIK-26
Pik-26.jpg
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

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: 1
  • Capacity: 106 kg (234 lb)
  • Length: 4.33 m (14 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 5.24 m (17 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 1.22 m (4 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 6 m2 (65 sq ft)
  • Airfoil: GAW-2 / NACA LS(1)-0413 [1]
  • Gross weight: 250 kg (551 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 27 l (7.1 US gal; 5.9 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Citroen Visa 2-cylinder air-cooled horizontally-opposed piston engine, 26 kW (35 hp)
or Mosler MMCB
  • Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch propeller

Performance

  • Stall speed: 63 km/h (39 mph, 34 kn)
  • Never exceed speed: 190 km/h (120 mph, 100 kn)
  • Range: 450 km (280 mi, 240 nmi) (with 45 min reserve)
  • Service ceiling: 3,300 m (10,800 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 3.2 m/s (630 ft/min)
  • Fuel consumption: 7 l/h (1.8 gal/h; 1.5 imp gal/h)
  • Take-off run: 170 m (558 ft)
  • Landing run: 250 m (820 ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lednicer, David. "The Incomplete Guide to Airfoil Usage". m-selig.ae.illinois.edu. Retrieved 16 April 2019.

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