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Zlin Z-50L MK ( 69 2/3 in. / 175.3 cm )

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Zlin Z-50L MK

Zlin Z-50L MK

In autumn 1973 it was decided to develop a new single seat aerobatic airplane. The design team was headed by Jan Mikula, a noted Czech designer. During the design phase, computer optimization was used to achieve the desired aerodynamic characteristics. The principal goal was to determine the optimum engine and propeller combination for this aircraft. Designers settled on the Lycoming AIO-540 D4B5 horizontally-opposed six-cylinder piston engine, rated at 194 kW (260 hp), driving a three-blade Hoffmann constant speed propeller.

These plans are from a kit produced in Japan by Kato aircraft Company Ltd. Two (fuselage & wings) of the four pages of plan datafiles contain images where the some of the important directions are blurry or very washed out. However the two pages containing patterns/templates are clearly defined and even contain patterns for the fuselage formers and wing ribs. Following the plans design closely an experience model builder will have an acrobatic aircraft. Using lesser size engine the builder/flyer will have a more docile model airplane to fly.

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zl%C3%ADn_Z-50
Details: Full Details
ID: 94723
File Size: 4.4 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Acro
Motor: Gas-Powered
Motor Size:0.90-To-1.20-CI (4-Strokes)
Wingspan: 69 2/3 in. / 175.3 cm
Weight:134 Ounces
Listing Editor: kenb
Added: 09/01/2016 03:44
Updated: 16/03/16 02:37:26pm
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Hello, I'm Ken Barclay

Flew first powered model airplane: 1/2A CL - 1953
Competed in AMA sanctioned events: C/L Combat, C/L Scale 1955-1961
USAF - 1962 - 1968 RC-130, RB-50, C-47, C-54, CH-56, RC-135
1st R/C: Falcon 56 with HeathKit radio
Resumed R/C: 2008 - Prefer stand-off scale (semi-scale) model airplanes

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Plan ID:94723
Keywords:Zlin Z- 50L aerobatic Czech Nitro power gas power 2 cycle 4 cycle Kato Japanese
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Acro
Wingspan: 69 2/3 in. / 175.3 cm
Wingspan Class:160cm-To-200cm (63in-To-79in)
Wing Position:Low-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Rect
Wing Dihedral:Flat
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Gas-Powered
Motor Size:0.90-To-1.20-CI (4-Strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:134 Ounces
Weight Class:2500g-To-4000g (88.1oz-To-141.0oz)
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:Advanced
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Formers sheets not in scale skyknight on 25/02/2016 11:27
the sheets with ribs and formers are not in the same scale with the rest of the drawings
Zlin Z-50L MK KapAdFreDD on 25/02/2016 18:05
Thanks for noticing.

That is correct, the wing ribs and formers sheets are about 10% bigger than they should.

We will try to fix it.

Zlin Rib/former scale TBird2 on 16/03/2016 08:51
I'll have a look at the originals and check them out. They were scanned full size so I don't know what's happened.

Zlin 50L scans TBird2 on 16/03/2016 09:08
The scans I have measure ok on parts to plan within close limits according to Adobe Reader. Will forward direct to Fred.

Zlin 50L scans TBird2 on 16/03/2016 10:08
Fred, the new scans are uploaded (one doubled up for some reason!!) Could you check sizes and replace original files then delete the ones not required.

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