Schleicher ASG 29
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|Role||15 metre-class and 18 metre-class sailplane|
|First flight||November 2005|
The Schleicher ASG 29 is a German sailplane in production by Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co since 2006. It can be flown as an 18 metre Class glider or as a 15 metre Class glider. The 'G' indicates this is a design of designer Michael Greiner. It is a refinement of the popular ASW-27 and for certification purposes it is designated the ASW-27-18.
The ASG 29 has plain flaps and winglets. The structure is a complex composite of carbon, aramid and polyethylene fibre reinforced plastic. This permits a light structure with the strength to carry up to 170 liters (322 pounds) of water ballast, thus permitting the widest possible range of wing loadings for weak and strong soaring weather.
The unmotorised version made its first flight on 9 November 2005. The 'E' version has a self-sustaining engine (SOLO 2350, 18 hp 2-stroke) and was certified in February 2008.
By August 2014 the numbers of ASG29 produced had reached 163 turbos and 87 pure gliders.
Specifications (with 18m wings)
- Crew: One
- Capacity: 202 kg (447 lb) water ballast
- Length: 6.59 m (21 ft 7 in)
- Wingspan: 18.00 m (59 ft 1 in)
- Height: 1.30 m (4 ft 3 in)
- Wing area: 10.5 m2 (113 ft2)
- Aspect ratio: 30.4
- Empty weight: 280 kg (617 lb)
- Gross weight: 600 kg (1,323 lb)
- Maximum speed: 270 km/h (168 mph)
- Maximum glide ratio: 50
- Rate of sink: 0.47 m/s (92.5 ft/min)
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