Air International 1985-10
??? - Orlik ... A Polish Fledgeling
The first flying prototype of the Orlik (c/n 002) photographed during initial flight testing. The Orlik is the primary component of the so-called Kolegium System in which it is mated with a flight simulator and an electronic fault diagnosing device.
12 октября 1984г.: совершил первый полет самолет первоначального обучения с поршневым двигателем PZL-130 Orlik (SP-PCA), созданный под руководством Анджея Фридришевича.
The careful attention paid by the PZL team to the design of the engine cowling in order to minimise the drag of the radial air-cooled power plant is particularly apparent in this photograph of the third prototype Orlik. The levered-suspension undercarriage units with low-pressure tyres are noteworthy.
The first flying prototype of the Orlik (SP-PCA) which initiated the flight test programme in October last year
The third flying prototype and the second to fly (SP-PCC) which entered test late December and was the example exhibited at Le Bourget.
PZL-130 Orlik