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Schleicher ASK-23

sch-ask23


The ASK-23 is a composite structure flapless early solo/ club sailplane designed by Rudolf Kaiser as a successor to the Schleicher Ka-8 and ASK-18. It is the single-place counterpart of the two-place ASK-21 with cockpit layout similar to that of the latter’s front cockpit. It has a fixed gear and Schempp-Hirth type airbrakes.

Wing span: 15 m / 49.2 ft
Wing area: 12.9 sq.m / 138.8 sq.ft
Aspect ratio: 17.4
Empty Weight: 240 kg / 529 lb
Payload: 120 kg / 265 lb
Gross Weight: 360 kg / 794 lb
L/DMax: 34 90 kph / 49 kt / 56 mph
MinSink: 0.66 m/s / 2.17 fps / 1.29 kt
Airfoil: Wortmann FX-61-168
Wing Load: 27.91 kg/sq.m / 5.72 lb/sq.ft
Seats: 1

 

 


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