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Schweizer SGM 2-37 / TG-7A

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The SGM 2-37 self-launching motorglider designed by Leslie Schweizer, which first flew in 1982, and has the capacity to operate as a towplane for other gliders.

Nine (known as the TG-7A) were operated as trainers at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The aircraft is without flaps but has balanced upper/lower surface dive brakes.

Engine: 83 kW/ 112 bhp Lycoming 0-235-L2C
Wing span: 18.14 m / 59.5 ft
Wing area: 18.18 sq.m / 195.7 sq.ft
Airfoil: Wortmann Fx 61-163
Aspect ratio: 17.9
Empty Weight: 544 kg / 1200 lb
Payload: 213 kg / 470 lb
Gross Weight: 757 kg / 1670 lb
Wing Load: 41.64 kg/sq.m / 8.99 lb/sq.ft
L/DMax: 28
MinSink: 0.96 m/s / 3.16 fps / 1.87 kt
Seats: 2
No. Built: 12

 

 


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