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Applebay Sailplanes Chiricahua GA-11

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The Chiricahua was designed by George Applebay to comply with the Standard Class rules existing at the time construcion started, 1959, the first flew in 1970. It has a fixed main wheel and top surface Schempp-Hirth type airbrakes for approach control.

Wing span: 15m / 49.2ft
Wing area: 13.77sq.m / 148.2sq.ft
Empty Weight: 268kg / 590lb
Payload: 100kg / 220lb
Gross Weight: 368kg / 819lb
Wing Load: 26.73kg/sq.m / 5.47lb/sq.ft
No. of Seats: 1
Aspect ratio: 16.2
Airfoil: Gottingen 549
Structure: wood, plywood, ceconite

 


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