|Martin Heide and Peter Kremer flying the maiden flight.
||Open Class sailplane
||7 April 2011
The ASH 30 is a two-seater Open Class glider manufactured by Alexander Schleicher, developed as a replacement for the ASH 25. The Mi version is powered by a 41 kW (55 hp) Wankel engine. The prototype had its maiden flight 7 April 2011 from Wasserkuppe.
Design and development
The improvements over the ASH 25 are given as:
- a larger span
- new wing sections with a coefficient of lift that is about 0.2 higher
- a maximum take-off weight of 850 kg for the Mi version
- automatic control surface connections for the entire aircraft
- enlarged cockpits
- larger canopies to improve visibility and to allow easier entry and exit for the rear pilot
- ASH 30
- The un-powered prototype glider.
- ASH 30 Mi
- The motor-glider production aircraft, capable of self launching with a retractable engine and propeller.
Specifications (ASH 30 Mi)
- Crew: 2
- Wingspan: 26.5 m (86 ft 11 in) including winglets
- Wing area: 17.17 m2 (184.8 sq ft)
- Max takeoff weight: 850 kg (1,874 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × IAE 50R-AA single rotor Wankel engine, 41 kW (55 hp)
- Propellers: 2-bladed, 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in) diameter (retractable)
- Rate of climb: 3 m/s (590 ft/min)
- Wing loading: 49.5 kg/m2 (10.1 lb/sq ft)
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