Schleicher ASK 14
|ASK 14 partially disassembled for maintenance|
|Manufacturer||Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co|
|Developed from||Schleicher Ka 6E|
The aircraft is often referred to as the Schleicher AS-K 14 or the Schleicher ASK-14, the AS for Alexander Schleicher and the K for Kaiser. The US Federal Aviation Administration designates the aircraft as the Schleicher ASW-14, while Transport Canada and the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority call it the Schleicher ASK 14.
Design and development
The ASK 14 was developed as a low-wing motorized version of the Schleicher Ka 6E. The powerplant is a 19 kW (25 hp) Hirth F10 K19 two-cylinder, two-stroke engine, made by Hirth and driving a fully feathering propeller.
The aircraft is built from wood and covered with doped aircraft fabric covering. The 14.4 m (47.2 ft) span wing employs a NACA 63-618 airfoil at the wing root transitioning to a NACA 63-615 section at the wing tip and features spoilers. The monowheel landing gear is retractable. The cockpit is covered by a bubble canopy that gives all-around visibility.
The ASK 14 was never type certified and aircraft registered in the United States were in the Experimental - Racing/Exhibition category. ASW 14s in Canada are in the category CAR Standard 507.03(5)(a) Aircraft Held a Flight Permit - Private Aircraft prior 01/89. Those in the UK have an EASA Certificate of Airworthiness.
Specifications (ASK 14)
- Crew: one
- Wingspan: 14.4 m (47 ft 3 in)
- Wing area: 12.68 m2 (136.5 sq ft)
- Aspect ratio: 16.8:1
- Airfoil: root: NACA 63-618, tip: NACA 63-615
- Empty weight: 245 kg (540 lb)
- Gross weight: 360 kg (794 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Hirth F10 K19 two cylinder, two-stroke, 19 kW (25 hp)
- Propellers: 2-bladed fully feathering
- Maximum glide ratio: 29:1 at 81 km/h (50 mph)
- Rate of sink: 0.75 m/s (148 ft/min) at 72 km/h (45 mph)
- Wing loading: 28.6 kg/m2 (5.9 lb/sq ft)
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Activate Media (2006). "ASK-14 Schleicher". Retrieved 24 July 2011.
- Said, Bob: 1983 Sailplane Directory, Soaring Magazine, page 131. Soaring Society of America, November 1983. USPS 499-920
- Federal Aviation Administration (July 2011). "Make / Model Inquiry Results - ASK 14". Retrieved 24 July 2011.
- Transport Canada (July 2011). "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register". Retrieved 24 July 2011.
- Civil Aviation Authority (United Kingdom) (July 2011). "GINFO Search Results Summary". Retrieved 24 July 2011.
Media related to ASK 14 at Wikimedia Commons