Schleicher ASH 31

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ASH 31
ASH 31 Mi Flug 003 20090421.JPG
Schleicher ASH 31 Mi during its first flight
Role Open-class sailplane
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Schleicher
Designer Martin Heide
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[edit]

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

Variants[edit]

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.

Specifications (21-metre)[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • 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)

See also[edit]

Related lists

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "ASH 30Mi". alexander-schleicher.de. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 

References[edit]

  • "ASH 30Mi". alexander-schleicher.de. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 

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