... the essence of beauty and performance
The ASW 20 is an FAI 15 metre Class glider designed by Gerhard Waibel and built by Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. Its fuselage is nearly identical to that of the ASW 19,
mated to newly designed flapped wings for the 15 metre Class. The
prototype first flew in 1977. It proved to be a highly successful
glider, winning several World Championships, and was still being flown
at this level up to 1995. Developments along its production life
included winglets, pneumatic turbulators, and wingtip extensions. It remained in production until 1990, when it was superseded by the ASW 27
This model is actually a replica of the 16m ASW-20L (with winglets) excellent for aerotowing, and great for
thermalling, as it has very slow flying ability. Stall is smooth and predictable. Able to
make stable turns without tip stalling. If you have access to a slope that permits you to
fly this glider, the flapped HQ airfoil gives you a very wide speed range with amazing
energy retention. You may even afford aerobatics.
is a highly prefabricated kit, the model comes
fully moulded, and
ready for radio installation. Only a few hours are required, before you
go to the field.
The wings are hollow moulded, with carbon and glass reinforcement. With a
gloss surface finish and control surface pre-cut and live hinged. It
flaps and ailerons control. Standard
airbrakes are already installed. The winglets are hollow moulded
Fiberglas. The high gloss, gelcoated
fiberglas fuselage has the wing joiner carrying tubes installed. The
canopy is fitted to its frame and painted. Tail surfaces are
also hollow moulded and are finished. A small hardware package and
instructions are completing the kit.
- Epoxy/fiberglass fuselage painted in the mould.
- Wings hollow moulded in Carbon D-box version, very sturdy.
- Double-height airbrakes, already installed.
- Clear canopy fitted.
- retractable landing gear installed
- Wings 2 pieces with wing joiners, moulded tail unit, set of winglets
- Hardware, short instructions, decals.
Radio requirements are two micro servos for the ailerons,
two for the flaps and two additional micro servos for the airbrakes. Four regular servos
for the elevator, rudder and retract. Additional servos might be installed for aerotow and water ballast.
aerotowing, this glider requires a nose tow release, sold separately,
this is also a great candidate for electric power, either FES (front
electric sustainer) or pylon.Inquiry for complete power and servo combo package deals.