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Schleicher ASG 29

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Schleicher ASG 29
Type designation ASG 29
Competition classes 15m & 18 m
Number built
Crew 1
Length 6.585 m
Height 1.30 m
Cockpit width 0.64 m
Cockpit height 0.80 m
Wingspan 15/18 m
Wing area 9.20 m²/10.50 m²
Aspect ratio 24.4/30.4
Wing profile
Empty mass 265 kg/280 kg
Water ballast 195 kg
Maximum mass 510 kg/575 kg
Wing loading ca. 36 – 55.4 kg/m² /
33 - 54.7 kg/m²
Maximum speed 285 km/h
Rough air speed 210 km/h
Stall speed
Minimum sink rate
Best glide ratio 50 at 100 km/h /
52 at 90 km/h

The ASG 29 can be flown as a 18 metre Class glider or as a 15 metre Class glider. The manufacturer is Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. The 'G' indicates this is a design of the German designer Michael Greiner. It is a refinement of the popular ASW 27 and for certification purposes it is designated the ASW-27-18.

The ASG 29 has plain flaps and winglets. The structure is a complex composite of carbon, aramid and polyethylene fibre reinforced plastic. This permits a light structure with the strength to carry large amounts of water ballast, thus permitting the widest possible range of wing loadings for weak and strong soaring weather.

The unmotorised version made its first flight on 9 November 2005. The 'E' version has a self-sustaining engine (SOLO 2350, 18 hp 2-stroke) but has yet to be certified.


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