AEROTECHNIK L13 Vivat

The L13 Vivat is an excellent all-metal two-place motorglider derived from the L13 Blanik by Aerotechnik factory *), located at the same airport as the Blanik factory. The wings, spar and aft fuselage were strengthened and modified, while the front fuselage was redesigned to house a roomy side-by-side cockpit and an engine in front (either a standard Mikron M III AE or a Limbach L 2000 EO1 as an option). More than 150 Vivats are operated worldwide **). Most of them are with a tandem retractable main wheel and tailwheel with retractable wing tip outriggers, while a small number were manufactured with two main wheels under the wings and one tailwheel. Unlike other motorgliders in this class, the Vivat is a true soaring glider thanks to its responsive controls, great roll rate, and low forces in the controls.

*) In 1999 the production of new Vivat motorgliders was suspended (as the Aerotechnik factory redirected its efforts towards manufacturing their "Euro Star" power planes). Blanik America continues to support Vivat owners with spare parts and documentation service.

**).The SEH, SL, SDM and SL models are Type-Certified in the U.S.A and Canada, and other countries. The Vivat has its own type certificate, entirely different from the L-13 Blanik.

 

TECHNICAL DATA UNIT SE SEH SL SDM SDL Options
Span feet/in 56'0" 56'0" 56'0" 56'0" 56'0"  
Length feet/in 27'3" 27'3" 27'3" 27'3" 27'3"  
Height feet/in 7'7" 7'7" 7'7" 7'7" 7'7"  
Wing area (sq. feet) 220 220 220 220 220  
Empty weight lbs 1,040 1,102 1,102 1,122 1,122  
Max. weight lbs 1,520 1,588 1,588 1,588 1,588  
Payload lbs 480 485 485 463 463  
Flaps   YES NO NO NO NO  
Min. crew weight lbs 121 121 121 121 121  
Max. crew weight lbs 441 441 441 397 397  
Max. luggage lbs 44 44 44 33 33  
Fuel US Gal. 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.2 21

L13 SEH Vivat

Engine   MIIIAE MIIIAE L200E01 MIIIAE L200E01 MIIIB
Cylinders   4 4 4 4 4 4
Volume Cu. in 148.9 148.9 121.7 148.9 121.7  
Compression ratio   6:1 6:1 8.6:1 6:1 8.6:1  
Max. Output HP 65 65 67 65 67 75
at engine RPM   2600 2600 2900 2600 2900  
Cruising power HP 45 45 58 45 58  
at engine RPM   2350 2350 2500 2350 2500  
Propeller make Hoffman Hoffman MTV Hoffman MTV  
Never exceed speed knots 114 114 114 114 114  
Max. horiz. speed knots 103 103 104 103 104  
Cruising speed knots 94 94 96 89 90  
Best glide ratio L/D 25:1 25:1 25:1 23:1 23:1  
at speed knots 56 56 56 56 56  

[Product Image]L13 SE Vivat

Stall speed knots 33 33 33 33 33  
Min. sink rate knots 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.35 2.35  
at speed knots 50 50 50 50 50  
Best climb rate knots 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.0 5.0  
Take-off run length feet 721 721 721 721 721  
Take off to 50 feet feet 1,380 1,380 1,380 1,380 1,380  
Range at engine-on cruising speed st. miles 330 330 375 313 336  
Endurance hours:min 3:10 3:10 3:30 3:00 3:20  
Fuel consumption US Gal/hr 4.2 4.2 3.7 4.2 3.7  
Miles per gallon St.miles/

US Gal

23.5 23.5 29.3 23.8 27.3  
Noise at take-off Decibel 65 65 71 65 71  
Overflight at 1,000' Decibel 54 54 63 54 63  

 

 


Some nice Vivat motorglider photos



 

 


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