The SZD-59 Acro is a single-seat glass composite glider
for aerobatics and cross-country flying by PZL Allstar of Bielsko-Biala, Poland,
designed and built since 1991.
The SZD-59 can be flown with a 13.2m span or a 15.0m span. Attaching or
detaching the wing-tips takes only a few minutes. With 15m wing-tips it is a
competitive Club Class glider, while it is a competitive aerobatic glider in the
13.2m configuration. (Source Wikipedia)
This is the
most successful model from HB in Germany. It has entered several Acro-Cup
contests over Europe since 2008 and pilots flying it made 1. and 3. places in
four of them.
This model has been designed and built at 1:2.5 scale, and
comes with extension wing tips, which are great for thermal flying. Without
wingtips, it has been proven to be a master aerobatic airframe that will do
easily and precisely the complete AcroCup routines.
Thus the fuselages has been built with additional
torsionnal reinforcement, as well as an integrated cockpit seat to increase
fuselage stiffness. Wings and stab are obechi sheeted foam wings with carbon tow
reinforced sandwich spar and carbon D-Box.
The long wing tips, can be fitted with winglets which will
respect the aerodynamic swept. The model has also a retractable landing gear.
Elevator is two piece but actuated by one servo. The rudder is based on an
airfoil shape and is a weight optimized, hollow moulded construction.
This kit comes highly prefabricated, and has a
complete wing joiners system installed in the wings. Rudder post and rudder finished.
High end retractable landing gear. Canopy
scale opening mechanism is supplied, needs to be fitted. Wings and tail
parts are finished sanded, ready to cover.
- White epoxy gel coated fibreglass fuselage.
- Wings, elevator and rudder are obechi sheeted, carbon reinforced, ready to
- Extra large airbrakes installed.
- Landing gear supplied
- Canopy and frame, hinge system supplied like full size.
Radio requirements are four
high torque servos for the ailerons,
four for the flaps and two additional std servos for the airbrakes. Three more
high torque servos
for the elevator, rudder and retract. An additional servo might be installed for aerotow.
SZD-59, 5.3 - 6.0 m,
SZD-59, with self launch system available, price: