|Schleicher ASH 31 Mi during its first flight
||April 21, 2009
The ASH 31 is a single seat Open Class glider which can also be flown in the 18 metre class configuration.
Design and development
The ASH 31 was announced at the end of 2008 by Alexander Schleicher. The glider was developed as a replacement for the ASH 26. The self-launching Mi version is powered by a 41 kW (55 hp) Diamond IAE 50R-AA Wankel engine.
The improvements over the ASH 26 and ASG 29 are given as:
- Extended ailerons
- Redesigned wing structure
- ASH 31
- Production variant with 18-metre or 21-metre wingspan.
- ASH 31 Mi
- Production variant, self-launcher utilising the 41 kW (56 hp) IAE 50R-AA rotary engine.
Data from 
- Crew: One
- Capacity: 140 kg (308 lb) water ballast
- Length: 7.07 m (23 ft 2 in)
- Wingspan: 21 m (68 ft 11 in)
- Wing area: 13.2 m2 (142 ft2)
- Empty weight: 430 kg (948 lb)
- Gross weight: 700 kg (1543 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Diamond IAE 50R-AA single rotor Wankel engine, 41 kW (55 hp)
- Related lists
- ^ "ASH 30Mi". alexander-schleicher.de. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
- "ASH 30Mi". alexander-schleicher.de. Retrieved 17 January 2013.