Schleicher ASW 20
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Average Flown Distance
(source: OLC 2016)
Our editors' review up to date on Dec 28 2016
The ASW20 and ASW20L combine a performance that was unmatched when they were introduced and is still good now, with delightful handling and, because the wing is flexible, a soft ride through turbulence. The very effective flaps allow you, as has been said, "to get into the field you really shouldn't have chosen!".
On the downside it requires good speed control on approach, due to a low maximum speed with landing flaps, and (in mine anyway) the Hotelier connectors make care during rigging essential. But with belly hook only, reasonably experienced pilots only to aerotow?
Delightful handling - good performance for its price range - ability to get into small fields.
What people say about ASW 20
|Class||FAI 15 Metre|
|Wing Area||10.5 m²|
|Empty Weight||255 Kg|
|Gross Weight||454 Kg|
|Min Sink||0.59 m/s|
|Stall speed||66 Km/h|