SGS 1-26 A,B,C & D Schweizer   

General Details
Manufacturer: Schweizer
Plane Name:

SGS 1-26 A,B,C & D

Classified as: Unclassified
Country Of Origin: U S A
Designer: Ernest Schweizer
No. of Seats 1
No. Built 480
L/DMax: 23 79 kph / 43 kt / 49 mph
MinSink: 0.82 m/s / 2.7 fps / 1.60 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.
12.19 40 14.86 160 161 355 100 220 261 575 17.56 3.59 0 0
Aspect ratio: 10
Airfoil: NACA 4301 2A
Structure: metal/ fabric wings and tail, steel-tube/ fabric fuselage

All model of the 1-26 make it the most numerous sailplane type in the U.S. today. The 1-26 has, since its first flight in 1954, become the most popular one-design sailplane in the world. Nurtured by the 1-26 Association, an affiliate of the Soaring Society of America, the design provides a significant percentage of the soaring done in America. The 1-26 once held the National Feminine Distance and Goal records at 439.8 km./ 273.28 miles and 153.1 km./ 96.5 miles set by Rose Marie Licher and Jean Arnold, respectively. A significant number of pilots have earned all three Diamond badges in 1-26’s. The original (‘standard’) model was factory completed (22 built); the A was a standard kit (114built); the B was factory completed with all-metal covered wings increasing both empty and gross weight by 11 kg./ 25 lb. And the C was the kit version of the B. The 1-26D, introduced in 1968, offered a new low-profile fuselage featuring a monocoque metal nose and new one-piece canopy for better visibility, plus air-balanced double dive brakes, a new cockpit interior and an increased allowable load. A significant number of 1-26’s were sold outside the U.S. notably in Canada and Indonesia. The original Standard 1-26, serial 001, was donated to the National Soaring Museum. Specifications are for the 1-26A. ATC


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