Fly the Blanik L-23 Glider again at Seminole Flying! Model has an 18″ wing span and crafted from Mahogany.
- 18 inches
- Made from Mahogany
- Veteran Owned Business
The LET L-23 Super Blaník is a two-seater, all-metal glider with fabric-covered control surfaces. It is mainly used for flight training, while its single-seat counterpart is the Let L-33 Solo. The L-23 is an upgraded version of the original LET L-13 Blanik, featuring a more spacious cockpit, a swept fin, a T-tail, and a new instrument panel. The L-23 also has air brakes that open on the top and bottom of each wing, as well as a tailplane mounted on top of the vertical stabilizer for added protection during rough landings. The L-23 has a two-part canopy, with the front part opening to the right and the rear part opening upwards and to the rear for improved visibility. From serial number 968401, the L-23 was equipped with a one-piece canopy that only opens to the right, with a small section at the wing root opening to the rear. The aircraft can hold a maximum of two occupants, with the front seat reserved for the pilot if flying solo. The pilot’s weight (including parachute and ballast) must be at least 70 kg (154 lb) if flying solo, or ballast must be used to reach this weight if the pilot is lighter. A 15 kg (33 lb) weighted cushion is available to replace the soft seat cushion in the front seat. The L-23 is also used by the United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol as a trainer for cadets. Blanik Aircraft CZ s.r.o. is planning to release a new version of the L-23 called the L23NG (New Generation), which will feature winglets and slightly enhanced performance (L/D ratio: 31) as well as a redesigned fuselage and one-piece canopy.