Schleicher ASW 20 · GliderReview

Schleicher ASW 20

ASW 20
Average Price €23000 1

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Average Flown Distance

(source: OLC 2016)

For Beginners
Crosscountry
Competition
Handling
Climbing
Spin Recovery
Aerobatics
Rigging

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?

Roger Burghall

Why buy

Delightful handling - good performance for its price range - ability to get into small fields.

General characteristics

Class FAI 15 Metre
Crew 1
First flight 1977
Built 511

Technical characteristics

Height 1.45 m
Length 6.82 m
Wingspan 15 m
Wing Area 10.5 m²
Aspect Ratio 21.43
Flaps Yes
Empty Weight 255 Kg
Gross Weight 454 Kg
Ballast 120 Kg
Retractable Gear Yes
Retractable Propeller No
Self Launching No

Performance

Min Sink 0.59 m/s
Glide Ratio 42
Stall speed 66 Km/h
VNE 265 Km/h
Gs 5.3/-2.65