PZL 102B
1958
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PZL 102B

On 23 May 1958 P.Z.L. flew the prototype of a two-seat semi-aerobatic light monoplane to which it allocated the designation P.Z.L. 102, later giving it the name Kos (blackbird). Of all-metal construction, except for fabric-covered tail control surfaces, this had fixed tailwheel landing gear, seated two side-by-side in an enclosed cockpit and, as first flown, was powered by a 48kW (65-hp) Nar-kiewicz WN-1 flat-four engine. Further prototypes preceded the production P.Z.L. 102B flown first in October 1959, which was powered by a Continental C90-12F engine, and the type was built in moderate numbers before production ended in 1964.

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PZL 102BA three-view drawing (780 x 1022)


Specification 
 MODELPZL 102B
 ENGINE1 x Continental C90-12F flat-four piston engine, 71kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight655 kg1444 lb
    Empty weight418 kg922 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan8.5 m28 ft 11 in
    Length6.95 m23 ft 10 in
    Height1.9 m6 ft 3 in
    Wing area11.0 m2118.40 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed190 km/h118 mph
    Ceiling4600 m15100 ft
    Range640 km398 miles

Comments
Joe Shatz, joeshatz=pobox.com, 18.11.2010

I was one of the first owners of ZS-UDI {I think]and felt quite safe with it once I had it in my hanger with the doors double padlocked.
I managed some fair aerobatics but if you needed to land in a 9knot crosswind you went somewhere else. Alan Lurie {Major in 40 Squadron] taught me to almost fly it and I only had one small midfire fire

Joe Shatz
Sydney Australia

Paulo Polé, poleh=uol.com.br, 29.03.2010

I own and fly one of these under 79 and 85. I fly about 400 hs and we have a lot of histories. Her comand response is imbeliveble. A have one manual copy in english. The manutention was made by myself.Was matriculed PT-BGP.
Escuse me my bad english.

BOBBY J, bobbyjsbox=yahoo.com, 09.01.2010

This looks very similar to the airplane, "Trainer" that was used in the movie, The Great Escape. James garner stole it? Is this the same? Anyone know? Thanx

Mauricio, mauriciomacedo=hotmail.com, 22.04.2009

Hi, I have a PZL 102B and it is for sale. For further information, please contact me by email.

Karol, karolzieminski=wp.eu, 27.02.2009

Hello! Mayby someone has information about this plane? Draw, specification. I will very happy if i get it.

Anthony, antspence=telkomsa.net, 30.11.2007

Jeff I would love to chat to you somemore about UDI and is there any possibility that I could buy those manuals off you.my e-mail is antspence@telkomsa.net

Anthony, antspence=telkomsa.net, 30.11.2007

Thanks Jeff that is a great help, appreciate it. i am just finishing off a top overhaul on it.

Jeff Benater, Network=pixie.co.za, 10.11.2007

Hi - I used to own ZS-UDI which I sold to an SAA Captain-Named Donaldson about 25 years ago - I kept it at Half Way House- the altitude was 6500 ft. The Problem and danger on taking off was to keep the stick slightly forward on take off- otherwise it tended to stall - and one of the of the captains that "Knew All" dipped the right wing into the ground.It is not very Aerobatic and to to a loop you really have to get the speed up in a dive first and pull up and be sharp about the manouver As for rolls, Dive till you get quite max speed ,pull up stick left or right and just before you complete the roll --"opposite rudder completely- just before you get to 270 full opposite and the and then centralize just before you get to 360"- It was never good arobatic machine,at that altitude- I always considered it an unsafe machine and not for the average pilot ==I still have a few manuals Spins were no problem but not more than 2 rotations

I bought the machine from Joe shatz in those days - he had it at barag G - very few pilots wanted to fly it -However my friend Skully Levine and myself managed to master it
an underpowered machine for the highvelt -- coast should be much better
Jeff Benater

Anthony, antspence=telkomsa.net, 12.09.2007

I own one of these aircraft. ZS-UDI and would like to know from anyone who has experiance with the type, just how aerobatic is this aircraft and what is it's "G" loading, as all my books are in polish.

Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?

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