PZL Krosno KR-03 Puchatek
|Designer||Jerzy Krawczyk and Eugeniusz Pelczar|
|Number built||about 30|
The PZL Krosno KR-03 Puchatek is a Polish mid-wing, T-tailed, two-seats-in-tandem, glider that was designed by Jerzy Krawczyk and Eugeniusz Pelczar and produced by PZL Krosno, first flying in 1985.
Design and development
The aircraft is made from aluminium with some parts covered in doped aircraft fabric covering. Its 16.4 m (53.8 ft) span wing employs a Wortmann FX S-02-158 airfoil. The wing features top and bottom Schempp-Hirth-style dive brakes. The landing gear consists of an oleo-pneumatic sprung, non-retractable main wheel, a tail wheel and a rubber sprung nose skid. The Puchatek has a baggage compartment with a capacity of 5 kg (11 lb) for soft baggage items.
- Main production version.
- Crew: one
- Capacity: one passenger
- Wingspan: 16.4 m (53 ft 10 in)
- Wing area: 19.44 m2 (209.3 sq ft)
- Airfoil: Wortmann FX S-02-158
- Empty weight: 350 kg (772 lb)
- Gross weight: 540 kg (1,190 lb)
- Never exceed speed: 198 km/h; 123 mph (107 kn)
- g limits: +5.3/-2.65
- Maximum glide ratio: 27:1 at 88 km/h (55 mph)
- Rate of sink: 0.78 m/s (154 ft/min)
- Wing loading: 27.78 kg/m2 (5.69 lb/sq ft)
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