Applebay Sailplanes Mescalero
The Mescalero was designed by George Applebay in response to a 1970 sailplane design competition promoted by the Soaring Society of America and first flew in 1975. The controls are 100% mass balanced and connect automatically.
Wing span: 21.9m / 72ft
Wing area: 13.56sq.m / 146sq.ft
Empty Weight: 454kg / 1000lb
Payload: 227 kg / 500 lb
Gross Weight: 680 kg / 1500 lb
Wing Load: 50.15 kg/sq.m / 10.27 lb/sq.ft
Aspect ratio: 36
No. of Seats: 1
Structure: fuselage and tail assembly, glass monocoque ; wing, composite metal-fiberglass.