L-Spatz Scheibe   

General Details
Manufacturer: Scheibe
Plane Name:


Classified as: Unclassified
Country Of Origin: Germany
Designer: Egon Scheibe
No. of Seats 1
No. Built 400
L/DMax: 29 72 kph / 39 kt / 45 mph
MinSink: 0.67 m/s /2.2 fps / 1.30 kt


Span Area Empty Weight Payload Gross Weight Wing Load Water Ballast
m ft sq.m sq.ft kg lb. kg lb. kg lb. kg
kg lb.
15 49.2 11.71 126 157 346 112 246 269 592 22.97 4.71 0 0
Aspect ratio: 19
Airfoil: Mu 14%
Structure: wood/ fabric wings and tail, steel-tube/ fabric fuselage

The L-Spatz 55 is a sailplane developed in 1955 to the then Standard Class rules from the earlier Spatz and L-Spatz. It features dive brakes and simple assembly. The L-Spatz-III, had a slight reduction in fuselage height and frontal area, enlarged air brakes, a trim tab on the elevator and a slight wing twist for improved stall handling. Specifications are for the L-Spatz 55, an example of which belongs to the National Soaring Museum


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