The ASH 30 is a two-seater Open Class glider manufactured by Alexander Schleicher, developed as a replacement for the ASH 25.[3] The Mi version is powered by a 41 kW (55 hp) Wankel engine.[4] The prototype made its maiden flight on 7 April 2011 from Wasserkuppe.[1]

ASH 30
Martin Heide and Peter Kremer flying the maiden flight.
Role Open Class sailplane
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Schleicher
Designer Martin Heide
First flight 7 April 2011[1]
Number built 5 as of 2013[2]

Design and development edit

The improvements over the ASH 25 are given as:

  • a larger span
  • new wing sections with a coefficient of lift that is about 0.2 higher[5]
  • a maximum take-off weight of 850 kg for the Mi version
  • automatic control surface connections for the entire aircraft
  • enlarged cockpits
  • larger canopies to improve visibility and to allow easier entry and exit for the rear pilot

Variants edit

ASH 30
The un-powered prototype glider.
ASH 30 Mi
The motor-glider production aircraft, capable of self launching with a retractable engine and propeller.

Specifications (ASH 30 Mi) edit

Data from Schleicher.[6]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Capacity:
    • 50 L (110 lb) max. water ballast in wing
  • Length: 9.33 m (30 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 26.5 m (86 ft 11 in) including winglets
  • Height: 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 17.17 m2 (184.8 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 40.9
  • Empty weight: 630 kg (1,389 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 850 kg (1,874 lb)
  • Fuel capacity:
    • 14 L in fuselage fuel tank
    • 44 L with 2 wing fuel tanks
  • Powerplant: 1 × Austro Engine IAE 50R-AA single rotor Wankel engine, 41 kW (55 hp) [7]
  • Propellers: 2-bladed, 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in) diameter (retractable)

Performance

  • Maximum glide ratio: >60
  • Rate of climb: 3 m/s (590 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 49.5 kg/m2 (10.1 lb/sq ft)

See also edit

Related lists

Notes edit

References edit

  • "ASH 30 Mi Brochure" (PDF). Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. Segelflugzeugbau. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  • "ASH 30 Mi Technical Data". Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. Segelflugzeugbau. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  • "ASH 30 Mi – the new measuring stick in Open Class". Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. Segelflugzeugbau. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  • "Maiden Flight of the ASH 30 Mi". SoaringCafe.com. April 9, 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  • Eckey, Bernard (2011), "Flying the ASh 30 Mi" (PDF), Gliding Australia, Sydney, Australia: Gliding Federation of Australia, no. 1, pp. 14–17, retrieved 30 June 2014
  • "ASH 30 Mi – Serial-No. 5 completed". Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. Segelflugzeugbau. November 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  • "Eastern Sailplane Catalog ASH 30 Mi". Eastern Sailplane, Inc. January 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  • "AE50R Technical Data Sheet" (PDF). Austro Engine GmbH. Retrieved 30 June 2014.

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