ASW-17 Schleicher   

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General Details
Manufacturer: Schleicher
Plane Name:


Classified as: Unclassified
Country Of Origin: Germany
Designer: Gerhard Waibel
No. of Seats 1
No. Built 10
L/DMax: 48 100 kph / 54 kt / 62 mph
MinSink: 0.50 m/s / 1.64 fps / 0.97 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.
20 65.6 14.86 160 404 890 166 367 570 1257 38.36 7.8 0 0
Aspect ratio: 27
Airfoil: Wortmann FX 62-K-131 (mod.)
Structure: fiberglass-balsa sandwich wing, fiberglass-honeycomb monocoque fuselage

The ASW-17 was the second of Gerhard Waibelï¾’s Open Class designs, superseding the ASW-12. Aluminum double segment airbrakes make for much easier approach and landing. The four-piece wing, only 4.5 inches deep at the root, has provision for up to 100 kg./ 220 lb. Of water ballast and a four-setting flap/ aileron system in which the ailerons droop with the flaps. An ASW-17 flown by Hans Werner Grosse of Germany gained the World record 1,000 km. Speed triangle at 145.33 kph/ 78.5 kt/ 90 mph and the 1,250 speed triangle at 133.24 kph/ 71.9 kt/ 82.8 mph in 1980, both in an ASW-17. ATC


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Number built - 134 - Posted by: Bluejay (15/Apr/2002) Reply
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        - 134_148 - Posted by: Jody (31/Jul/2002) Reply
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Number of ASW-17 built - 174 - Posted by: V. Rydl (04/Nov/2002) Reply Copyright 2006 Activate Media. Glider data contains information Copyright