Schleicher ASW 27
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Average Flown Distance
(source: OLC 2016)
Our editors' review up to date on Dec 28 2016
This is a high performance glider, meant to compete in the FAI 15 Metre class with no compromise. It doesn’t feature any 18 m wing extension, it allows no engine retrofit… it is strictly meant to be a 15 metre competition sailplane, OK?
The wing design just doesn’t let air get turbulent all along its profile, allowing for performance usually associated with larger Open Class gliders. The controls are linked in a very sophisticated way resulting in desirable feedback from control surfaces but still comfortable enough to match non-fatiguing fly requirements need for long flights. The cockpit is top-notch in safety and protection, while still being comfy and allowing for easy operations on board (I mean... adjustable back rest!). Crash tests were performed letting the fuselage drop at 6 m/s on the ground.
It was so uncompromising that when the overlapping ASW 29 came into the game its production was terminated.We are looking for an influential pilot to review ASW 27. Maybe you?
You want this glider because you want to compete, no frills.
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|Class||FAI 15 Metre|
|Wing Area||9 m²|
|Empty Weight||235 Kg|
|Gross Weight||500 Kg|
|Min Sink||0.5 m/s|
|Stall speed||70 Km/h|