Schleicher ASW 15
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Average Flown Distance
(source: OLC 2016)
Our editors' review up to date on Dec 28 2016
This is one of the most successful Standard Class sailplanes ever. First models were prone to suffering fungus infestation, some parts being built in balsa wood, so be sure you buy serial number 356 or above.
Despite its all-flying tailplane, the plane is not particularly pitch sensitive (like Std Cirrus). The older ASW-15 has a CG hook that is offset and is difficult to control on early phase of tow but a modification is available in more recent models. Low speed handling is good, specially if you can find a model with winglets.We are looking for an influential pilot to review ASW 15. Maybe you?
A best-seller, robust and easy to fly. Besides, it's Schleicher.
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|Wing Area||11 m²|
|Empty Weight||210 Kg|
|Gross Weight||318 Kg|
|Min Sink||0.58 m/s|
|Stall speed||64 Km/h|