The PZL-104 Wilga is a Polish designed and built short-takeoff-and-landing (STOL) Civil Aviation utility aircraft manufactured by PZL "Warszawa-Okecie". The Wilga has evolved through many ever-improving versions during its continuous production run from 1962 to 2006.
The PZL-104 was designed for robust use in sports, civil aviation, with a strong emphasis on glider-towing and parachute training. The Wilga Mark 1 variant was first flown in 1962 powered by an existing Polish 220 hp (160 kW) horizontally-opposed engine. The Wilga 1 prototype exposed a number of design faults, the most serious of which was excessive weight and a rear view restriction such that the crew could not easily see a towed glider. This resulted in an airframe review that thoroughly redesigned the aircraft, though retaining major structural sub-assemblies from the wings. A completely new slimmer, strengthened fuselage was added that also offered an excellent rear view for the crew during glider towing operations, and the side doors were re-engineered to open upwards for better aero observation or parachute jump sorties. The upgraded aircraft could be flown with the doors open if required, and had an air ambulance conversion capability.
The new PZL-104 Wilga Mark 2 flew in August 1963, followed by a short production run which later was converted to the Wilga Mark 3 configurations using a 260 hp (190 kW) Ivchenko AI-14R radial engine in 1965. Due in combination to the power of the engine and the STOL capability of the airframe, an extraordinary high rate of climb of 11 m/s (2,165 fpm) (maximum) under minimal load was possible.
Our Wilga model comes in a realistic finish and a nicely shaped, true-scale outline that looks just like the real thing! Featuring a built-up wing/tail section and factory covered plastic film matched to the fuselage color this Wilga will be a real looker at your favorite flying site. The fuselage is a hand laid fiberglass unit with pre-installed fiberglass bulkheads. In the extensive hardware pack are hinges to make the side windows open and close similar to the full size aircraft. This makes accessing electronics and the wing bolts extremely easy.
To complete this model you will need 7 standard servos, a 20CC gas or glow engine, and a 5-6 channel transmitter and receiver. Add some epoxy and cyanoacrylate to the mix, a few evenings, a little work, and you'll be in the air in no time.
Flying the Wilga is like any other high wing tail dragger, a breeze. With a model of this size, smooth flight characteristics and the ability to handle wind are almost guaranteed. Just like the full scale, our Wilga also has functional shock absorbing landing gear perfect for rough fields or those less than perfect landings.
• Almost Ready to Fly - Just install your choice of motor, battery, and electronics
• Pre-painted composite fuselage with corrugated skin details
• Built up balsa wood wing and tail pre-covered in color film
• Functional shock absorbing landing gear
• Complete hardware pack
20CC Gas Engine
7 Standard- High Torque Servos
5-6 Channel Transmitter and Receiver
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