Schleicher ASH 30

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ASH 30
Schleicher ASH 30 Mi 20110407 130336.JPG
Martin Heide and Peter Kremer flying the maiden flight.
Role Open Class sailplane
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Schleicher
Designer Martin Heide
First flight 7 April 2011[1]
Number built 5 as of 2013[2]
Unit cost

The ASH 30 is a two-seater Open Class glider manufactured by Alexander Schleicher, developed as a replacement for the ASH 25.[4] The Mi version is powered by a 41 kW (55 hp) Wankel engine.[5] The prototype had its maiden flight 7 April 2011 from Wasserkuppe.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The improvements over the ASH 25 are given as:

  • a larger span
  • new wing sections with a coefficient of lift that is about 0.2 higher[6]
  • a maximum take-off weight of 850 kg for the Mi version
  • automatic control surface connections for the entire aircraft
  • enlarged cockpits
  • larger canopies to improve visibility and to allow easier entry and exit for the rear pilot


ASH 30
The un-powered prototype glider.
ASH 30 Mi
The motor-glider production aircraft, capable of self launching with a retractable engine and propeller.

Specifications (ASH 30 Mi)[edit]

Data from Schleicher.[7]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Capacity:
    • 50 l (110 lb) max. water ballast in wing
  • Wingspan: 26.5 m (86 ft 11 in) including winglets
  • Wing area: 17.17 m2 (184.8 sq ft)
  • Max takeoff weight: 850 kg (1,874 lb)
  • Fuel capacity:
    • 14 l in fuselage fuel tank
    • 44 l with 2 wing fuel tanks
  • Powerplant: 1 × Austro Engine IAE 50R-AA single rotor Wankel engine, 41 kW (55 hp) [8]
  • Propellers: 2-bladed, 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in) diameter (retractable)


  • Rate of climb: 3 m/s (590 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 49.5 kg/m2 (10.1 lb/sq ft)

See also[edit]

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