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PW-6 Double-Seat Glider News

Last updated 1998-07-18

The main Polish TV channel showed a short report on the very first flights of the new double-seater
PW-6 in the news at 19.30 (17.30 UTC) on Saturday, July 18th, 1998. So the new bird has come into existence!
Congratulations to the designer team from the Politechnika Warszawska (Warsaw University of
Technology) lead by professor Roman Switkiewicz
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The PZL Swidnik factory plans to deliver 6 PW-6 gliders by the end of 1998. While waiting for more news have a look at these pictures (made by  Miroslaw Rodzewicz and contributed by Miroslaw Ciesla of the PW design team):

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Basic technical data

Wing span 16.0 m
Overall length 7.85 m
Wing area 15.25 m˛
Aspect ratio 16.8
Empty weight 320 kg
Max. take-off weight Utility category 540 kg
Aerobatic Category 500 kg

Calculated performance for the aerobatic version

Stalling speed 68 km/h
Min. sinking @ 80 km/h 0.75 m/s
Best glide ratio @ 95 km/h 34
Never exceed speed 260 km/h

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