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Aviation and Diplomacy

Frank Piasecki

NATO 1949-2009 Projekt ekspozycji w Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego w Krakowie



Polish Aviation Museum

31-864 Kraków,
al. Jana Pawła II 39
phone: (12) 640 99 60,
(12) 642 40 70
e-mail: info@muzeumlotnictwa.pl

a cultural institution of the Malopolska Region

Małopolska – Kraków Region


Patronage

Kraków Airport







Storehouses: Janowski J-5 Marco

Janowski J-5 Marco
Poland
homebuilt aircraft
1985



  • Technical data


Span 8.0 m (26 ft 2 in)
Length 4.7 m (15 ft 5 in)
Take-off weight 280 kg (617 lb)
Maximum speed 183 kph (99 kt)
Ceiling 3000 m (9850 ft)
Range 550 km (342 mi, 297 NM)
Armament
Powerplant :
2-cylinder inline flat KFM 107 Maxi ER rated at 18.4 kW (25 hp)

 

J-5 Marco is the fifth consecutive desing by Jarosław Janowski. It was designed in the years 1978-80. Unlike previous Janowski's aircraft the J-5 had advanced technological features. A middle-wing airframe with pusher propeller was built of composites (glass fibre, resin) fitted with a V-tail and a retractable monowheel landing gear. It had a finely tuned aerodynamic shape.

The building of the prototype lasted until 1983 and was financed by the firm Alpha (its CEO being the former top Polish car racer Sobiesław Zasada) located in Kraków. Serial production of kit planes started in the mid-1980s at Marco-Electronic of Zgierz.

The example registered as SP-YAC belonged to the late Józef Gorszczyński, one of the most notable pilots of the Aero Club of Silesia. It was loaned in 2011 r. by the pilot's daughter Ms. Halina Gorszczyńska.

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