Schleicher ASH 26
|Role||18 metre Class sailplane|
The ASH 26 is an 18 metre Class glider 18 m (59 ft), built of modern fibre reinforced composites. It is manufactured by Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. The 'H' indicates this is a design of Martin Heide.
The ASH 26 has plain flaps, a retractable undercarriage and a water ballast system. The structure is a complex composite of carbon, aramid and polyethylene fibre reinforced plastic. The wings have pneumatic turbulators. Of the ASH26s sold, over 90% are the self-launching version, the ASH 26E; the engine being a liquid cooled Diamond AE50R (now Austro Engine AE50R) Wankel rotary.
- ASH 26
- Production variant with 18-metre wingspan.
- ASH 26E
- Production variant, self launching utilising the 37 kW (50 hp) Diamond AE50R engine.
Specifications (ASH 26E)
Data from 
- Crew: One
- Capacity: 110 kg (242 lb) water ballast
- Length: 7.05 m (23 ft 2 in)
- Wingspan: 18.00 m (59 ft 1 in)
- Height: 1.51 m (4 ft 11 in)
- Wing area: 11.68 m2 (126 ft2)
- Aspect ratio: 27.7
- Wing profile: DU 89-134/14
- Empty weight: 360 kg (792 lb)
- Gross weight: 525 kg (1,155 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Diamond AE50R, 37 kW (50 hp)
- Maximum speed: 270 km/h (170 mph)
- Maximum glide ratio: 50
- Rate of sink: 0.48 m/s (94 ft/min)
- Johnson, Richard (September 1995). "A Flight Test Evaluation of the ASH-26E Self Launching 18-Meter Sailplane" (PDF). Retrieved 31 August 2011.
- Austro Engine gmbh brochure Nov2 009
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to ASH 26.|