The airplane’s maximum take-off weight of 750 kg and empty weight of 435 kg offer you 315 kg of useful load. With a 120-litre fuel tank capacity, the BRISTELL B23 is “a very good cruiser. The airframe is designed for long life and has a robust structure, which makes it particularly well-suited for flight training,” says Milan Bristela.
THE NEW BRISTELL B23
BRISTELL, the Czech light aircraft manufacturer which has produced more than 600 LSA aircraft worldwide, has launched the BRISTELL B23, its next generation low-wing airplane. The B23 has been designed to satisfy the European CS23 / U.S. FAR23 certification basis. BRISTELL says they “had listened to feedback from happy customers from around the world” before designing the new aircraft.
While the airplane looks very similar to the classic BRISTELL LSA, there is far more to the new design. The fuselage is longer and the tail with an aluminium rudder is larger; the flaps and stabiliser are bigger and better; the composite main landing gear legs have been redesigned completely to enable them to carry much heavier loads than previous Bristell models; and the aircraft’s handling characteristics are much improved too. In addition, the twin elevator trim tab function helps the pilot to optimise the forces on the control stick.
The basic equipment includes a steerable nose wheel and a BRS ballistic parachute rescue system. The standard-equipped aircraft also meets the night-VFR requirements and can be upgraded to meet IFR requirements.
kg Useful load
litre fuel tank
BRISTELL B23 mISSION
“It is a great trainer for any flight school,” says Milan Bristela, founder and CEO of the company. The airplane looks very elegant and anyone who flies a BRISTELL falls in love with it within a few minutes. Once you try a BRISTELL, you don’t want to fly with anything else.” Why?
ADVANCED AVIONICS AS STANDARD
Two Garmin G3x Touch screens with SyntheticVision, NAV/COM Garmin GNC255 radio, ADSB transponder GTX345 WAAS/GPS, Autopilot Garmin GMC307 + LEVEL button, L3 instruments
BRISTELL B23 Is Best For
Easy operation thanks to excellent stability, outstanding stall characteristics and rich aircraft instrumentation. Adjustable propeller for optimal use of power.
Flying for fun
Enjoy high performance thanks to the combination of a ROTAX engine and MT propeller. Enjoy great views from the cockpit. Enjoy flying with speed and action – it is nimble and responds extremely well to aircraft control.
Come fly with me, let's fly away – you have a range of 600 NM! Pack even that thick book you haven’t got round to reading yet, you can take up to 55 kg of luggage on the plane. Fly in comfort at any time, even at night.
Fly any time, even at night
BRISTELL B23 is also certified for flying at night under VFR conditions. Enjoy a quiet night flight in a certified airplane with dual glass cockpit and Garmin autopilot.
BRISTELL B23 main features
While the BRISTELL B23 is very similar to the classic BRISTELL LSA, its design has been fundamentally modified to withstand much heavier loads than the previous BRISTELL UL-LSA models.
Rescue system FOR MORE SAFETY
BRISTELL B23 has successfully passed the entire certification process without a ballistic rescue system. However, due to high demand, the B23 has also been certified with a rescue system from BRS, a company supplying rescue systems, for example, to Cirrus.
EASY TO FLY WITH Autopilot
Fly cross-country with even more comfort and safety. A modern and advanced GARMIN autopilot and GMC307 control panel will be at your assistance.
Large luggage compartment
The certification for BRISTELL B23 includes the luggage compartment capacity of 2x20 kg in both wings and 15 kg behind the seats. In total, you can load 55kg of luggage into the aircraft and you still have 250kg of useful load left. This makes the B23 a global winner among GA aircraft.
Three-blade constantspeed propeller
As standard, BRISTELL B23 is certified with a hydraulically adjustable three-blade constant speed propeller to take advantage of the maximum power of the ROTAX engine, both in the ascending mode and maximum speed in horizontal flight.
Steerable nose wheel FOR FULL CONTROL
You will have the aircraft under complete control even when taxiing. BRISTELL B23 is produced only with a steerable nose wheel, helped by rudder pedals.
The most spacious cockpit in its class
A very pleasant flying experience even for two people. Don't limit yourself, you have plenty of space. Enjoy the comfort of the most spacious cockpit on the market. It is 130cm wide.
BRISTELL B23 UPHOLSTERY
First-class materials with certified properties. Top workmanship. Your comfort is ensured even during long flights.
BRISTELL B23 TECHNICAL DATA
Empty weight (with parachute)
Useful load (with parachute)
Fuselage luggage compartment
Wing luggage compartment
2 x 20 kg
Maximum flap speed VF
Maximum horizontal flight speed VH
Never exceeded speed VNE
Speed with best rate of climb (without flaps) Vy
Maximum rate of climb (without flaps)
690 ft / min
Speed with the best angle of climb Vx
Speed with best rate of climb (flaps 10 °) Vy
Maximum rate of climb (flaps 10 °)
732 ft / min
Take-off distance (roll)
Take-off distance (passage of 15m)
Landing distance (rolling)
Landing distance (from the passage of 15m)
"My opinion on the Bristell B23 is that it is a beautiful little airplane, with a really appealing design. Also, the interior looks good and is very comfortable. The plane has very good flight characteristics. The modern glass cockpit and the autopilot make traveling a pleasure. Even with a lot of luggage! I was amazed how much I can load!"
"I have travelled a large part of Europe with BRISTELL B23. Compared to other types, I appreciate the excellent comfort even on long flights. The instrumentation makes the flight very easy and I always have a perfect flying experience."
"I have accumulated approx. 70 flying hours on this airplane, through test flights as well as delivering the planes to new owners. Regarding test flights, I really like the aircraft’s great flying qualities, further enhanced by the large cockpit, very comfy seats and superb instruments, which all make for an extremely comfortable journey when flying the planes to their new homes. It’s thumbs up from me!"
BRISTELL B23 BASIC EQUIPMENT
Included in the basic equipment of the BRISTELL B23 airplane are
BRISTELL B23 RTF CS-23-Light
912 S3 - 100Hp
Single colour paint scheme
All documents for registration
ROTAX 912 S3 (100HP) engine, carb. heat., slipper clutch, water thermostat
In flight adjustable propeller MTV-34-1-A/175-200 hydraulic constant speed
Locking canopy, locking fuel tank caps
Adjustable fresh-air ventilation system
Hydraulic differential disk brakes installed on both sides of rudder pedals
Steerable nose wheel
Electric elevator trim
Electric flap control system
Electric aileron trim
Four-point AmSafe seat belts
Luggage compartment behind seats
Canopy protection cover
Auxiliary fuel pump
Adjustable rudder pedals
Beringer light-weight wheels 5,00-5
Cockpit heater with demisting system
BRS rescue system
Cockpit upholstery, two map pockets, arm rest box
Special leather upholstery - including sleeve strips
Leather upholstered glare shield
Landing light mounted in wing
Wing strobes and navigation lights
Instruments / Navigation
Garmin GNC 255A NAV/COM
Garmin G3X GDU 460 Dual
Garmin GTX 345R, GPS 20A WAAS/GPS Pos.
Garmin G3X GDU 460 Dual
Garmin GSA 28 servos
Garmin GMC 307 autopilot control panel
Garmin GAP 26 AOA probe heated
Back-up battery for G3X, IBBS-12V-3AH
Intercom PM 3000 stereo
Tosten CS6 on both sticks
LED strip on the glare shield
BOSE Lemo connectors
ELT KANAD 407
BRISTELL B23 TURBO with ROTAX 915 iS engine.
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