Technologies

Power Plant

The Pratt&Whitney PT625C (559 KW/750 SHP) of the ORLIK TC-II is the optimum power plant, a perfect compromise between cost, power, durability and reliability.

Having tested several P&W engines on ORLIK prototypes from 550 shp (AC without ejection seats) up to 950 shp and WALTER 760 shp (TC-I model), the Pratt&Whitney PT6A-25C and Hartzell four bladed propeller meet the performance requirements expected from the aircraft providing surge free handling throughout the entire flight envelope and a quick response from idle to full throttle.

Landing Gear

Martin Baker ejection seats

The landing gear (LG) is a hydraulically actuated, retractable, tricycle-type system designed to allow absorbing high energy of unskilled heavy student's landings, and working properly on ground landing areas. It also enables the operation in semi- and unprepared runways

The aircraft is equipped with Martin Baker ejection seats. Each ejection seat is fully automatic and cartridge operated, providing safe escape for most combinations of aircraft altitude, speed, attitude and flight path.

Cockpit design and overrides

The cockpit has been designed to comply with the requirements of ergonomics and to provide comfortable operation for both crew members. Besides this, the cockpit configuration and 5 points seat's harness system meet the crashworthiness requirements.

Once in flight, the PZL-130 TC II Orlik provides the instructor and trainee with override facilities for the trimmers, Normal Undercarriage, Normal Flaps Operation so as communication and navigation equipment as requested by the customer.

The good visibility from both crew stations is provided due to high pilot's position over the fuselage sides, and a large, panoramic canopy, without a separate windscreen frame. The student's helmet can be equipped with an instrument flying training hood to simulate IFR conditions.

The noise in cockpit during the flight is on the low level and enables the crew members to communicate even without intercom.

Avionics

The Avionic set installed on Orlik is the subject of detailed considerations with each customer their training needs.

From simple commercial-off-the-self solutions up to synthetic cockpit or advance glass cockpit with Mission Computer, multifunction Displays and Head-Up display, the PZL-130 TC II Orlik avionics configuration is a cost-effective solution that perfectly balance the capability of IFR training of military student-pilot, with synthetic or glass-cockpit main systems displays and military communication and navigation systems.

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