Thanks to reader Gary Childers for alerting us to this fascinating video of NINE (!) Blaniks on tow behind a single tow plane.
Tag Archive for Blanik L-13
by Bill Elliott •
They CAN be made to fly again, but not by spraying them with “Crack Bane”. It’s time to leave denial and wishful thinking behind, and start to face facts: There is nothing mysterious about the fatigue life of a metal aircraft structure; you can look it up in FAA Advisory Circular AC 23-13A. Every stress cycle takes a little bit out of the life of the structure. It does for glass, too, but not in quite the same way as for metal.
by SC Admin •
Editor’s note: The grounding of the Blanik L-13 fleet has created a number of problems around the world. I found this article interesting; however, this approach has not been approved and is provided here for information and to stimulate discussion. — WE Note about the author: Francisco Leme Galvão, (urupema@ directnet.com.br) is an aeronautical engineer.…