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Schleicher AS-K 16

Sch-ASK-16
 
The AS-K 16 is a side-by-side two-seater motor glider, with dual controls. The type is of mixed construction with a welded steel tube fuselage covered in fabric, plywood and glassfibre. The cantilever single-spar low-set wooden wings are fabric-covered with glassfibre tips and spoilers in the upper surfaces. The tail unit is of wooden construction with fabric covering, with combined trim and anti-balance tabs in the port elevator. The AS-K 16 has main wheels retracting inwards into the bottom of the fuselage, and a fixed tailwheel; the main wheels have rubber shock absorbers and Tost drum brakes. The pilots sit under a one-piece blown canopy that hinges sideways to open. Powerplant is a 72hp Limbach SL 1700EB1 modified Volkswagen 'flat four' engine driving a Hoffman HO-V 62 two blade variable-pitch propeller.
 
It first flew in prototype form on 2 February 1971 and first appeared in public at the second German Motor Glider Competition at Burg Feuerstein in June that year, but it did not compete.
 
An AS-K 16 flown by Hans Werner Grosse and Ing R. Kaiser took third place in the First International Motor Glider Competition in 1974.
 
By January 1976 38 AS-K 16s had been built, but it is now out of production.
 
Engine: VW Limbach, 75 hp
Wingspan 49 ft 2 in
Length 21 ft 10 in
Gross 1,540 lb
Empty 1,010 lb
Useful 530 lb
Fuel 60 lb
Wing loading 7.1 lbs/sq ft
Wing aspect ratio 17.1
Max airspeed 110 kt
Rough‑air speed 110 kt
Stall 40 kt
Lift to drag 25 at 50 kt
Sink 3 fps at 45 kt
 
 
Wingspan 53 ft
Length 24 ft 
Seats 2
 
Engine: Limbach SL 1700 EB1, 53.7 kW (72 hp)
Span: 52 ft 6 in / 16.0 m
Length: 24 ft 0.25 in / 7.32 m
Height: 6 ft 10.75 in / 2.10 m
Wing area: 204.5 sq ft / 19.0 sq.m
Aspect ratio: 13.5
Wing section: NACA 63618/Joukowsky 12%
Empty weight: 1,036 lb / 470 kg
Max weight: 1,543 lb / 700 kg
Water ballast: None
Max wing loading: 37.0 kg/sq.m / 7.57 lb/sq ft)
Max speed: 124 mph / 108 kt / 200 km/h
Stalling speed: 37 kt / 69 km/h
Min sinking speed: 3.28 ft/sec / 1.0 m/sec at 46 mph / 40 kt / 74 km/h
Best glide ratio: 25:1 at 58.5 mph / 51 kt / 94 km/h
Take-off run: 755 ft / 230 m
Rate of climb at S/L: 150 m/min / 492 ft/min
Range: 310 miles / 500 km / 270 nm
 
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