The Yak-52 aircraft was initially designed for military pilot training. It become popular with Westerners following the break up of the Soviet Union where the economies of scale between East and West represented an opportunity for low cost aircraft overhaul and acquisition. Over the last 10yrs, the economic gap has adjusted making the acquisition of aircraft and parts more challenging.
Many pilots and groups opt for the Yak-52 because of its relatively low cost and high performance compared to that of a similar category aircraft. A much loved and very capable aircraft offering an impressive +7/-5g and intermediate aerobatic capability.
UK registration issues have gradually gone away or become much easier to deal with and in so making the Yak-52 an impressive and very desirable aircraft to choose for the UK. EASA has also welcomed the Yak-52. As you would expect from a training aircraft, it has dual controls and is relatively easy to fly a vast array of aerobatic manouvres.
Comprehensive Yak-52 overhauls are common place and many are offered with custom paint schemes, extended fuel, upgraded engine and propeller and even the 100+ service bulletins have been completed and yet the Yak-52 still comes to the West as a worthy competitor at reasonable prices compared to similar Western categories. It's not difficult to see why the Yak-52 is a serious option for pilots and groups wanting to get a bit more thrill out of their flying.
The Yak-52 is defined as a complex aircraft; with its 360hp 9-Cylinder M14-P radial engine, retractable gear and variable pitch propeller, it is clearly a step up from the entry level aircraft you learnt in. It is an venture into the world of aerobatics and along with it, it brings style, charisma and presence to the airfield.
Many modifications for the Yak-52 are currently available. For example, the engine can be upgraded to deliver 400hp (M-14PF), the propeller can be exchanged for a German MTV-9-260 3-blade or similar, extended wing tip tanks can also be fitted. However, expert advice is required when considering these modifications. Make sure you have the facts first; reliable information about the effects that some of these modifications can have on reliability and performance is still in demand.
The aircraft is currently based in Ukraine, just outside of the Kharkiv region. It does not have the recommended service bulletins 59/60 & 107 already incorporated and this has been factored into the price. However, the history behind the wing spar modification can be summarised as follows:
There is nothing wrong with non-modified, pre-86 Yak-52 aircraft, as long as the reduced g-rating is respected.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The price below includes test flights for airworthiness but is exclusive of delivery, type training, local import taxes and registration.
It includes: new lifed items, overhauled engine, propeller, spinner, new custom paint scheme (designed by you or our designers) or we can paint it back to the DOSAAF scheme if preferred.
It will also be sold with
Additional cost for Western avionics installation e.g. .833Mhz radio and Mode S transponder
Price: €67,500 negotiable
Cost of any additional modifications to be agreed in addition.
ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER: Yakovev Design Bureau
CURRENT LOCATION: Ukraine
Max level: 285km/h, 154kts
Nominal Cruise: 235km/h, 128kts
Range: 580km / 365nm
Take-off distance: ~250m / 825ft
Landing distance: ~250m / 825ft
Empty weight: 1,015kg
Useful load: 290kg
Fuel Type: AvGas
Fuel Capacity: 120 litres (as standard i.e. not extended)
TTSN: 800 hrs
SMOH: 0 hrs
Type: Vedeneyev M14-P 360hp 9-cylinder radial
Weight: 314kg (691lbs)
TTSN: 789 hrs
SMOH: 0 hrs
TBO: 500 hrs
Year: 2017 overhaul
Type: Speriott V530TA-D35 2-blade, Variable Pitch
TTSN: 0 hrs
SMOH: 0 hrs
TBO: 500 hrs
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