Zlin Z 143L aircraft history, performance and specifications

The name of
Czechoslovakian aircraft manufacturer Zlin has been
associated with excellence in aerobatic aircraft since the
firm was founded in 1934. The first airplane to win a
modern World Aerobatic championship was the two seat Zlin
226T Trener, at the hands of Ladislav Bezák, who flew one
in the 1960 World Championships at Bratislava,
Czechoslovakia in 1960.
The Z143 was based on the
very successful Z 42 / Z 142 / Z 43, (over 750 aircraft
produced), the ZLIN Z 143 L has been in production since
1992.
The Z 143
L is a single engine, four seat, low wing, cantilever
monoplane. lt is powered by a TEXTRON LYCOMING O540J3A5
piston engine with a threeblade, hydraulic pitch
controlled Mühlbauer MTV9B/19545a propeller.
engine
TEXTRON
Lycoming, USA Type O540J3A5
Max
takeoff 175 kW (235 HP)
2400 RPM max contin. 175 kW (235 HP)
2400 RPM cruising 75% MC 130 kW (175 HP)
2200 RPM cruising 60% MC 104 kW (140 HP)
dimensions
Wing span
10.14 m 33.25 ft
Length 7.58 m 24.86 ft
Height 2.91 m 9.55 ft
Wheel track 2.44 m 8.00 ft
Performance
Z 43  Max speed 235km/h (127kt), cruising speed 210km/h
(113kt). Initial rate of climb 690ft/min. Range with max
fuel 1100km (595nm). Z 242 L  Max speed 236km/h (127kt),
max cruising speed 214km/h (114kt). Initial rate of climb
1102ft/min. Range with max fuel 1056km (570nm). Z 143 
Max speed 265km/h (143kt), max cruising speed at 75% power
235km/h (127kt), econ cruising speed at 60% power 216km/h
(226kt). Initial rate of climb 1457ft/min. Range at 65%
power 1335km (720nm).
Weights
Z 43  Empty 730kg (1609lb), max TO 1350kg (2976lb). Z 242
L  Basic empty 730kg (1609lb), max TO 1090kg (2403lb). Z
143  Empty equipped 830kg (1830lb), max TO 1350kg
(2976lb).
Seating
Seating for two in tandem in Z 42, Z 142 and Z 242,
seating for four in Z 43 and Z 143.
