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Progress AI-25TL
3,800 lbs.
7,625 lbs.
12,650 lbs.
39 ft. 10 in.
31 ft.
360 mph
460 mph
4,300 fpm
38,000 feet
620 miles

RC Airplanes L-39 Albatros For Sale

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We have a total of 26 L-39 Albatros aircraft for sale in full size, rc models, and scale plastic models of all sizes and color schemes.

The design for the L-39 Albatros for sale by Aero originated in Czechoslovakia in 1966. It remains the most popular advanced jet training aircraft in the world today. Pilots from some thirty nations around the world get their training in the aircraft.

L-39 Albatros For Sale van Howell
L-39 Albatros For Sale

The L-39 Albatros for sale by Alexander van Howell is a 1976 model V that is equipped to tow targets. It is owned by BAC Flight Management. There are a total of 1131 hours on the airframe. Its engine has accumulated 309 hours since its last major overhaul with 441 hours left until the next one is due. The orange and white aircraft is a total restoration with Garmin avionics. It is equipped with the standard AI-25-TL engine.

The popularity of the aircraft is due to numerous attributes. It uses an extremely reliable and efficient turbofan engine that is simple to maintain. Pilots report excellent visibility all around the aircraft. Docile handling characteristics plus high performance make the L-39 Albatros for sale an excellent advanced trainer. An added benefit is the ability to operated from smooth grass and unimproved landing fields.

L-39 Albatros For Sale 1975
L-39 Albatros For Sale

Pride Aircraft has a 1975 L-39 Albatros for sale with 2705 hours total on its airframe. Its engine has 641 hours on it since new. The cockpit is fully restored with Garmin and Collins avionics. The aircraft features new paint in a white and blue paint scheme with red accent lines, a new battery, hydraulic accumulator gauge, new tires, Shadin fuel totalizer, front and rear ejection seats overhauled, and “as new” parachutes, all as of June 2013.

In addition to pilot training, the L-39 Albatros for sale is used for ordnance training and light troop support.

A total of some 2,863 L-39 Albatros aircraft were sold through 1999.

L-39 Albatros For Sale Pride
L-39 Albatros For Sale

The L-39 Albatros for sale from Pride Aviation is a 1979 model with 2602 total airframe hours. It has 1134 hours total time on its engine, with 370 since its last major overhaul. The aircraft was fully restored in 1999, including a new gray/white paint scheme, and has only accumulated 285 hours since its restoration. It has always been hangared since then. New avionics include Shaden, Garmin, Collins, Argus, Sigtronics, Bendix-King, and Davtron.

We received the following email from Jan Masaryk: “While browsing the Intenet for information about the L-39 Albatros for sale, I happened upon your website. While you have some information about the aircraft itself, how it is to fly may be of interest to potential buyers. I have over 4,000 hours of flying time in the Albatros and the following is a guide to flying it.

Starting the L-39 Albatros consists of going through your checklist to ensure that all switches and indicators are where they should be. Find the button marked “turbo” and depress it. In less than half a minute a light should illuminate indicating that the APU is ready for engine start. Depress the “engine start” button, and move the throttle to the “idle” position. When the light goes out you can let go of the button. Go to your checklist to see what switches need to be activated now that the engine is running. Be sure that the exhaust gas temperature is in its proper range and the bleed valve is operating normally.

To turn the aircraft while on the ground, differential braking is applied through a combination of using the rudder pedals and applying the brakes by squeezing their handle on the control stick. The steering is not self centering, and this takes some getting used to. To slow or stop the aircraft, push the pedals and squeeze the control stick brake handle simultaneously

Once the L-39 is centered on the runway, the brake handle is squeezed and RPM brought up to 106 percent. With all gauges and lights checked and within proper operating range, the brake is released.

During the takeoff roll, the same methods are used to keep the aircraft centered down the runway. The more corrections necessary to keep the aircraft going straight, the longer the takeoff run.

The engine spools up slowly, and you feel a gentle pressure back in your seat, rather than a shove. The rudder becomes effective at around 45 mph, at which time it becomes easy to keep the aircraft rolling down the center line of the runway. Rotation is at about 105 mph by pulling the control stick towards you around two inches. The nose wheel will come up from the runway at about 115 mph. At about 125 mph the aircraft will lift off with about eight degrees of nose up. When a speed of 160 mph is reached, the flaps can retract. You want to keep the nose from getting too high to increase your air speed as quickly as possible to 190 mph. That is the initial turn speed necessary in the event the engine quits. Make sure all gauges show normal engine operation and be sure that the cockpit pressure gauge shows pressure building inside.

A climb rate of 2,000 fpm can be established at a speed of 240 mph. At around 8,000 feet of altitude the climb rate slows. By the time 16,000 feet is reached, it will be down to about 1,000 fpm.

At a VFR flight level of about 17,000 feet a throttle setting of 98 percent will result in a speed of about 340 mph with a fuel consumption of about 150 gallons an hour. The best cruise altitude of the L-39 Albatros is at about 24,000 feet, where at the same throttle setting it will cruise at around 365 mph with fuel consumption around 135 gallons an hour. With internal fuel the aircraft has a range of around 575 miles. Add wing tip drop tanks and the range increases to over 900 miles.

Many L-39 Albatros aircraft are used for aerobatics, both individually, and in air teams. They are capable of up to +8G and up to -4G maneuvers. When first attempting aerobatic maneuvers the pilot should be aware that it takes minimal effort to achieve the maximum G forces. The size and weight of the aircraft combined with its speed combine to hold a maximum G maneuver. Traveling at the speeds of the L-39 Albatros covers a lot of air space in little time. It is necessary to allow sufficient room to perform maneuvers. That means keeping the start of your loops and vertical maneuvers high enough to allow for plenty of recovery time.

The L-39 Albatros is an ideal training aircraft. It is easy to fly, hard to over control, and has a large flight envelope. Those same qualities make it ideal for aerobatics. Loops are typically accomplished at full throttle with an entry speed of 370 mph, pulling up at about a 45 degree angle. By raising the nose about ten degrees and pushing the stick hard to one side, one can complete aileron rolls while flying level, at a 270 degrees a second rate.

To spin the aircraft, speed should be around 125 mph. The aircraft holds left spins more uniformly than right spins, which can be entered more quickly. Recovery is straight forward and can be accomplished with less than an additional revolution when countering the spin.

The aircraft does not stall easily, and will give you plenty of warning when approaching a stall condition. It is possible to keep the nose pointed above the horizon while the aircraft is fully stalled by using the rudder to level the wings. However, you will be losing altitude at up to 4,000 fpm. Recovery is just a matter of lowering the nose and adding power until sufficient speed is achieved for controlled flight.

When entering the landing pattern, ideally you will be flying at an altitude of 1,500 feet at a speed of about 285 mph. Turn bank can be at 60 degrees to lose speed and altitude quickly. Deploy the speed brakes and put the throttle to idle. At below 205 mph the gear can be lowered. Level the aircraft, and bring the power up to above 70 percent. That will minimize the time it will take to achieve full engine thrust in the even of a go around. At 185 mph set flaps to 25 degrees. Power is increased to around 85 percent to keep above 1,000 feet while on downwind approach. When the aircraft slows to 160 mph, full flaps can be deployed. Keep the speed up to at least 155 mph until you are on final approach. This should put you at about 250 feet of altitude and a quarter mile from the end of the runway. Bring the throttle back to 140 mph and then raise the nose about seven degrees as you gently touch down.  Keeping the nose up will help to slow the aircraft while saving brakes and tires.

I enjoy flying the L-39 Albatros. Its maintenance is among the simplest of any jet aircraft available in civil aviation. The pressurized air conditioned cockpit just make it that much more special. The price of the L-39 is lower than just about any comparable aircraft, there are parts readily available, and it gives more joy to fly per dollar than any other aircraft I know.” Thank you for all the valuable information, Jan. We know our readers appreciate it.

L-39 Albatros for sale 1981
L-39 Albatros For Sale

Vast Aviation has a L-39 Albatros for sale in a Russian blue camouflage paint scheme. It is a 1981 model with 1633 total airframe hours and 411 engine hours since last major overhaul. The aircraft has always been hangared since 2000. It will be sold with a fresh annual.

RC Airplanes L-39 Albatros For Sale
L-39 Albatros For Sale

The L-39 Albatros for sale from NitroPlanes made by CMP has a wingspan of 47 in. and is 52 in. long. Included with the ARF is a motor, 90 mm EDF unit, controller, and servos. It has working flaps, provision for retractable landing gear, a glass fibre fuse, and b/u wings. It is also for sale as a kit. Weight is around 6 lbs.

L-39 Albatros For Sale
L-39 Albatros For Sale

HobbyKing’s L-39 Albatros for sale has a 47 in. wingspan with a length of 60 in. Included is a motor with 90mm fan unit, controller, and servos.

L-39 Albatros For Sale HobbyKing
L-39 Albatros For Sale

The L-39 Albatros for sale from HobbyKing with a 70 mm fan unit needs your motor, servos, and electronics. It has glass fibre construction with a 32 1/2 in. wingspan, 36 in. length, and 28 oz. weight.

L-39 Albatros For Sale Breitling
L-39 Albatros For Sale

HobbyKing has a L-39 Albatros for sale that is a foamy. It has a 31 1/2 in. wingspan and is 38 in. long. Included is a motor, controller and 64 mm fan unit. Ready to fly weight is around 23 oz.

L-39 Albatros For Sale
L-39 Albatros For Sale

Red Top has a L-39 Albatros for sale on eBay. Its wingspan is 49 in. and length is 59 in.. The fuse is glass fibre. You will need 102 mm fan power and your own electronics. It weighs about 6 1/2 lbs.

L-39 Albatros For Sale
L-39 Albatros For Sale

The L-39 Albatros for sale from Banana Hobby’s wingspan is 22 in. and it is 27 1/2 in. long. Included is a 50 mm fan unit, controller, and motor. Weight is just 12 oz.

L-39 Albatros For Sale

X-Treme Jets has the Skymaster L-39 Albatros for sale. That’s Nicol from Rome with his in the above picture. It has a 68 in wingspan, is 86 in. long, and includes retractable landing gear. It needs from 17 to 27 lb. thrust turbine engine power.

L-39 Albatros for sale
L-39 Albatros For Sale

Fan Jets USA has the L-39 Albatros for sale by HET.  Its wingspan is 44 in. and length is 55 in. Features are a glass resin fuse, sheeted foamy wings, working flaps, and retract ready. A 90 mm EDF is needed for power. Weight is around 9 lbs.

L-39 Albatros for sale
L-39 Albatros For Sale

Ducted Fans. com has a L-39 Albatros for sale with a 35 in. wingspan. It is 42 in. long. The kit has a composite fuselage with sheeted foamy wings. A 70mm fan unit will get it flying. Color schemes are red, blue, or U.S. Navy. Weight is around 3 1/2 lbs.

L-39 Albatros for sale
L-39 Albatros For Sale

The Airworld Modellbau L-39 Albatros for sale has a wingspan of 75 in. and a length of 96 1/2 in. For power you will need a minimum 26 lb. thrust turbine. All up weight is 35 lbs.