PZL 130 Orlik / Turbo-Orlik
1983
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PZL 130 Orlik / Turbo-Orlik

Design of the P.Z.L. 130 Orlik (spotted eaglet) piston-engined two-seat primary and basic trainer began in 1981. Construction of four airframes, one for static test plus three flying prototypes, began in 1982, and the first aircraft flew on 12 October 1983, followed quickly by the second. However, the third aircraft did not fly until January 1985, and the two pre-production machines which followed did not take to the air until February 1988, owing to serious delays in deliveries of the 246kW Vedeneyev M14Pm nine-cylinder Russian powerplant. By that time P.Z.L. was seriously looking for another engine, and one contender was the company-produced but less powerful Kalisz K8-AA, which took the underpowered second pre-production aircraft into the air in March 1988. Although testing continued over the next two years, and included an evaluation by the Polish air force, the piston-engined Orlik was abandoned in 1990.

In 1985, while waiting for supplies of M14Pm powerplants, P.Z.L. re-engined the third prototype with a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-25A turboprop and this flew on 13 July 1986, was provisionally certificated in January 1987 but crashed later the same month. Three more pre-production aircraft were built, all with different powerplants and ratings. These were the 560kW Motorlet M601D (P.Z.L. 130TM), the 410kW PT6A-25A (P.Z.L. 130T), and the 708kW PT6A-62 (P.Z.L. 130TP), and all flew in 1989/90. In 1991, following the powerplant tests, the Polish air force placed an order for 48 P.Z.L. 130TBs powered by the Czech M601E engine and the first production Turbo-Orlik was delivered at the end of 1992. Export sales are now being sought for the PT6A-62-engined P.Z.L. 130TC, the PT6A-25C-equipped P.Z.L. 130TD, and the PT6A-25A-engined P.Z.L. 130TE 'economy' version, with a limited equipmentfit and minus ejection seats.

PZL 130 Orlik / Turbo-Orlik


Specification 
 MODELPZL-130TB "Turbo-Orlik"
 CREW2
 ENGINE1 x Motorlet M601E turbo-prop, 560kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight2000 kg4409 lb
    Loaded weight1600 kg3527 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan9.0 m30 ft 6 in
    Length9.0 m30 ft 6 in
    Height3.5 m12 ft 6 in
    Wing area13.0 m2139.93 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed501 km/h311 mph
    Range w/max.fuel970 km603 miles

Comments
Kevin, 17.11.2013

If any one knows where I could buy one of these aircraft I would like to know.

Thank you

laureano, 11.05.2010

parece al tucano brazilero

gopiath, 07.12.2009

Can you give me the unit price of PZL-130TB "Turbo-Orlik"?

Rich Munslow, 22.05.2008

Did you know?
There is only ONE FLYING TURBO PROP ORLIK IN NORTH AMERICA ?
It is owned by South Aircraft In Albuquerque, New Mexico. (505) 255-2156

After several trips to poland and the talking in to the PZL Factory, South aircraft Imported the Orlik to be used as a promo tool, along side the Wilga Aircraft. South aircraft was The only importer of the wilga aircraft from 1999
to 2004. In 2004 sealand aviation joined with south Aircraft and also imported North of the border, the Wilga, (Humming Bird) The wilga was a 35mph landing Bush plane. The factory like in the Orlik re-fitted the Wilga with all American equipment and Power plant.
The wilga Aircraft production was halted in 2006.
Due to lac of interest by the Western World Pilot's.

Rich Munslow, 22.05.2008

Did you know?
There is only ONE FLYING TURBO PROP ORLIK IN NORTH AMERICA ?
It is owned by South Aircraft In Albuquerque, New Mexico. (505) 255-2156
After several trips to poland and the talking in to the PZL Factory, South aircraft Imported the Orlik to be used as a promo tool, along side the Wilga Aircraft. South aircraft was The only importer of the wilga aircraft from 1999
to 2004. In 2004 sealand aviation joined with south Aircraft and also imported North of the border, the Wilga, (Humming Bird) The wilga was a 35mph landing Bush plane. The factory like in the Orlik re-fitted the Wilga with all American equipment and Power plant.
The wilga Aircraft production was halted in 2006.
Due to lac of interest by the Western World Pilot's.

Alec Sechler, 19.07.2007

Is Walter Motorlet the real name of the turboprop engine that the Orlik is using, or is it just Motorlet? I've looked at other sources on this particular aircraft and they say that the Orlik's turboprop engine is a Walter Motorlet. Can you set me straight on what name the Orlik's real turboprop engine name is? I would also like to know what the power output is in english because, i'm sorry to say, that I can't read metric all that well so will you please email me all the above I've described here? Thanks

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