Documentation

MANUALS
* L13 Blanik
* L13AC Blanik
* L23 Super Blanik
* L33 Solo
* L13 Vivat

FACTORY BULLETINS
* L13 Blanik
* L13AC Blanik
* L23 Super Blanik
* L33 Solo

TYPE CERTIFICATES
* L13 Blanik and L13AC Blanik  
* L23 Super Blanik
* L33 Solo
* L13 Vivat

L13 Blanik manuals

SPC L13 Illustrated spare parts manual (283 pages, 1989)
WO L13 Maintenance manual for operation without overhauls (291 pages, 1985)
OM L13 Overhaul manual (101 pages, 1971). It describes repair procedures.
TM L13 Technical manual (131 pages, 1977). It shows maintenance procedures.
PN L13 Flight manual (Pilot Notes, 23 pages, 1969).
L13-UPD Manuals and bulletins update subscription

L13AC Blanik manuals

L13ACSPC Illustrated spare parts manual (Do-L13-AC-2051.0,  2004)
L13AC-MM Maintenance manual  (Do-L13AC-1032.3)
L13AC-FM Flight manual (Do-L13AC.1013.3).
L13ACUPD Manuals and bulletins update subscription

L23 Super Blanik manuals

L23 SPC Illustrated spare parts manual
L23 MM-I Maintenance manual Vol. I
L23 MM-II Maintenance manual Vol. II
L23 FM Flight manual
L23-UPD Manuals and bulletins update subscription

L33 Solo manuals

L33 SPC Illustrated spare parts manual
L33 MM Maintenance manual
L33 FM Flight manual
L33-UPD Manuals and bulletins update subscription

L13 Vivat manuals

SPC Vivat Illustrated spare parts manual for the Vivat motorglider
SPC Mikron Illustrated spare parts manual for the Mikron engine
OM Mikron Overhaul and repair manual for the Mikron engine
MM Vivat Maintenance manual for the Vivat motorglider
FM Vivat Flight manual

 


L13 Blanik bulletins

L13/015d TM L13 technical manual update - inspections
L13/016d  
L13/017d  
L13/022d  
L13/032 Type certificate conversion set
L13/040 MB Fin top rib - FAA Airworthiness Directive 77-15-05
L13/042 Periodical inspections, lengthening of service life
L13/045 Service life set at 3,750 hours, procedures for lengthening service life
L13/047 MB Tow release mount - FAA Airworthiness Directive 78-23-14
L13/050 What needs to be done to lengthen service life
L13/052 MB Horizontal stabilizer outer end ribs - FAA Airworthiness Directive 80-16-03
L13/059 Maintenance procedures and the service life evaluation data form
L13/060 What needs to be done to lengthen service life to 4,000 hours
L13/061 Transition to maintenance program without overhauls
L13/062 Inspection for cracks on wing main spar lower flange
L13/063 Standardization of cockpit placards
L13/066 Transition to maintenance program without overhauls
L13/068 Replacement of wings at the factory
L13/069 Transition to maintenance program without overhauls
L13/070 Conditions for service life extension to 4,500 hours
L13/071 Procedure for extension of the time to next overhaul
L13/073a WO L13 maint.manual w/out overhauls update pages, 1995
L13/074a TM L13 technical manual mods related to conversion from L13 to L13A model, 1996
L13/075a L13A Flight Manual changes (German text only), 1996
L13/076b IB Extension of time period to type D revision, 1996
L13/078a MB max. trim tab allowable tolerances, TM L13 update 4th Ed. 1977, 1997
L13/079a MB max. trim tab allowable tolerances, WO L13 update 1st Ed. 1985, 1997
L13/082a MB elevator drive marking, to be done by the next annual inspection, 1998 Click here for the bulletin's full text and drawings. FAA Airworthiness Directive 99-19-33
L13/085a Mandatory testing of A102021N fuselage-fin fitting, to be done no later than Dec.31, 1999. Click here for the bulletin's full text and drawings. FAA Airworthiness Directive 2000-20-11
L13/101b Information bulletin - renumbering of bulletins for use with L13AC
L13/103a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (flap handles)
L13/105a Mandatory Bulletin - Controls bridge inspection for cracks FAA Airworthiness Directive 2007-25.01
L13/108a Mandatory Bulletin - all L13 and L13 A Blaniks. Checks for cracks at ribs and stringers in areas of wing skin joints at ribs No. 7 and 13 of the wing. July 14, 2011.
L13/107b Information bulletin - Repair of loose rivets, ribs and stringers at wing sections No. 7 and 13. July 18, 2011.
L13/109a Mandatory Bulletin - EASA AD No. 2010-0119-E, superceded by 2010-0122-E concerning Wing Main Spar - Inspection, FAA Airworthiness Directive, 2010-14-15 superceded by FAA AD 2010-18-05 This AD may be revised in the near future. See also the Bulletin L13/117a below.
L13/112a Mandatory Bulletin - Concerns all L13A Blaník sailplanes and modified L-13 „BLANÍK“ sailplanes which were modified according to the L13/068 or L13/050 bulletins using critical parts of L13A Blaník variant. Determination of compliance of individual sailplane with L13A type design – verification of work range completeness, that have been performed on L13A and L13 sailplanes during a repair or a modification. Sailplane service life and its further operation shall be assessed according to real range of performed modification. May 16, 2011.
L13/116a Mandatory Bulletin - all L13 Blaník sailplanes. Check of the mechanical characteristics of the material of the upper and lower spar cap. Jan. 24, 2013.
L13/117a  Mandatory Bulletin - all L13 Blaník sailplanes, dated 20 January 2016. If a particular L-13 Blanik glider is modified according to this Bulletin, and after all actions have successfully been accomplished as stipulated in the EASA Airworthiness Directive, 2011-0135R1 issued 27 January 2016, then flights can be resumed. (This is now possible in the countries which are under the EASA oversight. An application has been submitted to the FAA and in February 2016 the FAA acknowledged working on it. In May 2016 the FAA made a factory inspection visit.)

L13AC Blanik bulletins

L13AC/001b New L13AC- specific bulletins numeric series established
L13AC/002a Elevator drive marking (same as L13/082a)
L13AC/003a Reinforcement of rear fuselage and fin according to type certification (was L13/083a)
L13AC/004a Replacement of bottom dive brakes (was L13/084a)
L13AC/005a Initial aerobatic time total set at 300 hours (was L13/093b)
L13AC/006a LET factory renamed to Letecké Závody, a.s.  (was L13/094b)
L13AC/007a Mandatory bulletin - inspection for cracks  of control column mount (was L13/095a)
L13AC/008a Maintenance manual update tow hooks time limits between inspections (was L13/096a)
L13AC/009a Flight Manual update (was L13/097a)
L13AC/010a Maintenance manual update max. airspeed placards (was L13/098a)
L13AC/011a Maintenance manual update addition to approved instruments and equipment
L13AC/012a Maintenance manual update to periodic inspection list, placards, G-force monitoring unit
L13AC/013a Flight Manual update minimum equipment list
L13AC/014a Mandatory bulletin  only applicable to serial numbers 988601, 988603, 008605, 008606, and 028902. FAA Airworthiness Directive 2005-08-14
L13/014d Maintenance manual update - inspection of the no. 6a frame and a list of parts subject to dye penetrant NDT inspection (Oct. 2007}
L13/014d-R1 Maintenance manual update - corrections to L13/014d (Nov. 2007)
L13AC/015b Information bulletin optional G-force monitoring unit to increase glider service life
L13AC/016a Mandatory bulletin  - procedure to increase glider service life (Jan. 2013)
L13AC/019d Maintenance manual update - revisions to pages 2-3, 2-4 and 2-5. Procedure to increase glider service life (Jan. 2013)
L13/085aMandatory testing of A102021N fuselage-fin fitting, to be done no later than Sept. 7, 2016. FAA Airworthiness Directive 2016-11-10.
L13/082aMandatory elevator drive marking, to be done no later than Oct. 14, 2016. FAA Airworthiness Directive 2016-11-13.

L23 Super Blanik bulletins

L23/001a Flight Manual update
L23/002a Tail skid suspension reinforcement (ser.no. 897501-907614)
L23/003a Tail skid replacement (907601-907613)
L23/004a Lower towhook adjustment (907609-907621)
L23/009a Wheel spur adjustment (897501-917930)
L23/010a Tail landing gear reinforcement (897501-917921)
L23/011a Flight and Maintenance manuals updates
L23/012a Forward backrest strap replacement (897501-917921)
L23/013a Conversion set required for Type Certification (917803-9280087)
L23/018a Reinforcement lower rudder mount (897501-948130)
L23/019a Tail lifting yoke (897501-917921)
L23/022a Maintenance manuals update (938101+)
L23/026a Flight manual update (938101+)
L23/027a Maintenance manuals update (all)
L23/028a Maintenance manuals update (all)
L23/029a Flight manual update (938101+)
L23/030a Flight manual update (938101+)
L23/032a Flight manual update (938101+) Canada, Germany, Brazil
L23/033a Maintenance manuals update (all)
L23/035a Flight manual update  Sec.9 addition.
L23/036a Maintenance manuals update Chapter 35, oxygen. Jan 28, '99
L23/039a Maintenance manuals update Ch.5 periodic inspection periods lengthened Mar 27, '00
L23/041a Maintenance manuals update Ch.11 added to MM - placards and markings. Jan 04, '02
L23/043a Flight manual update L23 s/n 029005 and higher. Increase of max. useful load value. Apr 9, '02
L23/048a Mandatory Bulletin L23s up to and including s/n 039019. (All L23s manufactured before and in 2003). Elevator rocker lever A730201N inspection. Mar'2004. FAA Airworthiness Directive 2004-25-17
L23/050a Mandatory Bulletin all L23s. Check of the control bridge at the place of gripping of control levers in the front and the rear cockpit to exclude the presence of eventual cracks. FAA Airworthiness Directive 2008-26-12.
L23/051a Mandatory Bulletin all L23s. Checks for cracks at ribs and stringers in areas of wing skin joints at ribs No. 7 and 13 of the wing. July 14, 2011.
L23/052a Mandatory Bulletin all L23s. Check of the inboard elevator hinges on the stabilizer area and their potential replacement. Reason: Appearance of cracks on the hinges. March 4, '10. FAA Airworthiness Directive 2010-08-01
L23/053a Mandatory Bulletin all L23s. December 14, 2010. Check the welded bracket A730420N located on the fin for cracks. Photo. FAA Airworthiness Directive 2011-02-08
L23/001d Documentation bulletin Maintenance manuals update (all)
L23/003d Documentation bulletin Maintenance manuals update (all)
L23/004d Documentation bulletin Maintenance manuals update (968401+)
L23/006d Documentation bulletin Maintenance manuals update (errata list 1d, 3d, 4d)
L23/007d Documentation bulletin Maintenance manuals update (turn and bank indicator)
L23/008d Documentation bulletin Maintenance manuals update NKDU 11 battery operation
L23/011d Documentation bulletin Maintenance manuals update canopy removal test
L23/013d Documentation bulletin Maintenance manuals update new Ch.35 oxygen equipment
L23/014d Documentation bulletin Maintenance manuals update canopy jettison wires
L23/015d Documentation bulletin Maintenance manuals update when is leveling needed?
L23/017d Documentation bulletin Maintenance manuals update new Ch.90 -supplements- is added / July 04, 2001
L23/020d Documentation bulletin Maintenance manuals update control bridge inspections / August 6, 2007
L23/021d Documentation bulletin Maintenance manuals update inspection frame no. 6 and ribs no. 13, 7 / October 15, 2007
L23/022d Documentation bulletin Maintenance manuals update documentation supplement to bulletin L23/051a / August 12, 2011

L33 Solo bulletins

L33/001a New frame 7a installation (ser. no. 930101-930103)
L33/002a Type Certificate Conversion Set (930101-930106)
L33/003a Flight Manual updates through Oct. 1995
L33/005a Static pressure probe adaptation (930101-940220)
L33/006a Print errors corr. FM L33 1012.5 (Canada)
L33/008a Wing hinges to be exchanged by 1500 flight hours, L33 up to and including s/n 960410  FAA Airworthiness Directive
L33/011a Flight Manual updates 16 pages
L33/012a Maintenance manual update 56 pages 01/12/2000
L33/014a Maintenance manual update time limit insp. for TOST hooks is deleted. March 2002
L33/015a Flight Manual update airspeed placards, Supplements added. March 2002.
L33/001d Maintenance manual complete update, rev. 08/31/95
L33/002d Maintenance manual update, rev. 06/28/96
L33/003d Spare parts catalog update 10/96
L33/004d Spare parts catalog update
L33/006d Maintenance manual update Section "Supplements" is added. Jan.2002.

 

L13 Vivat Bulletins

FAA Airworthiness directives 2016-11-11 and 2016-11-12. Contact Blanik America for details.


L13 and L13AC Blanik Type Certificates

G24EU U.S.A. (1975)  L13AC G24EU Rev.5 (1999).
G-69 Canada (1964)
  ... and most other countries

L23 Super Blanik Type Certificates

G60EU U.S.A. (1993)
G-117 Canada (1991)
  ... and most other countries

L33 Solo Type Certificates

G71EU U.S.A. (1993)
G-120 Canada (1995)
  ... and most other countries

L13 Vivat Type Certificates

G72EU U.S.A. (1993)
E-118 Canada (1993)
  ... and most other countries

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