N233AH - Schweizer SGS 2-33A
HERE for the 2-33A handbook.
Schweizer SGS 2-33A Specifications
- Length: 25 ft 9 in (7.90 m)
- Wingspan: 51 ft 0 in (15.54 m)
- Height: 9 ft 3.5 in (2.90 m)
- Wing area: 219.48 ft² (20.4 m²)
- Aspect ratio: 11.85:1
- Wing profile: NACA 63(3)-618
- Empty weight: 600 lb (272 kg)
- Gross weight: 1,040 lb (472 kg)
- Maximum speed: 98 mph (157 km/h)
- Maximum glide ratio: 22.25 at 52
mph (83 km/h)
- Rate of sink: 168 ft/min (0.85
N7516U - Schleicher Ka6-CR (SOLD)
HERE for the Ka6CR handbook.
The series began with the 14 m. Ka 6. This was followed
by the Standard Class (15 m.) Ka-6b, with skid, and Ka6Br
with main wheel. The Ka-6B won the OSTIV prize for the
best Standard Class design at the 1958 World Championships
at Leszno, Poland. The 6c version was a 6b with modified
wing root. It has more of the wing covered with plywood
and incorporates other minor improvements, and also comes
in skid and wheeled (-6cr) models. All models have
airbrakes for approach control. Some later 6CR models are
designated as Ka-6CRPE's, the PE standing for pendulum
elevators (the all-moving tail used on the Ka-6E). Heinz
Huth of Germany won in the Standard Class at the 1960
Koln-Butzwelerhof, Germany and 1963 Junin, Argentina World
Championships in Ka-6's. In 1963 two Ka-6's were flown
876.0 km./ 544.3 miles by Karl Betzler and Otto Schauble
from Germany to France, setting a world distance record,
and in 1964, Wally Scott of the U.S. flew his Ka-6CR to a
world goal of 837.7 km./ 520.55 miles.
The Ka-6E was produced concurrently with the Ka-6CR for
three years. The Ka-6E has, compared to the earlier 6CR, a
longer canopy a lower fuselage (cross section reduced
10%), a modified leading edge prodile and an all-moving
tail. Hans Werner Grosse of Germany, flying a Ka-6E as a
guest, was the highest scoring pilot at the 1965 U.S.
Nationals. Wally Scott won the 1967 Barringer Trophy by
flying 888 km./ 552 miles in a Ka-6E. One belongs to the
National Soaring Museum.
Schleicher Ka6-CR Specifications
- Span 15.0 m./
- Area 12.45 sq.
m. / 134 sq.ft.
- Aspect ratio
- Airfoil NACA
- Empty weight
190 kg. / 420 lb.
- Payload 114 kg.
/ 250 lb.
- Gross weight
304 kg. / 670 lb.
- Wing loading
24.41 kg. / sq. m. / 5.0 lb. / sq. ft.
all-wood with some fabric cover
- L/D max. 31 80
kph / 43 kt / 50 mph
- Min. sink 0.61
m/s / 2.0 fps / 1.18 kt
- 68 kph / 36 kt
/ 42 mph
- Country of
- Designer Rudolf
- No. of seats 1
- No. built 1,400
- No. in the U.S.
N9156 - Schleicher Ka7 Trainer
HERE for the Ka7 handbook.
N9156 was registered as D9156 in Germany before she made
the trip across the pond this year (2008). Frank was lucky
to have N9156 available in the FAA registry.
K7 was built in Germany in 1962. The fuselage is of steel
tube construction with fabric covering. The wings,
horizontal stab and control surfaces are all wood
construction with fabric covering.
This K7 has been upgraded to be more like the later K13.
The nose skid was replaced with a K13 nose wheel assembly.
The seats were replaced with nice K13 fiberglass buckets
and the main landing gear was replaced with a K13
assembly. It now has rubber doughnut shocks like on a
Mooney. This helps save the instructors back during those
hard student landings.
Schleicher Ka7 Specifications
Empty Weight: 615 lbs.
Max Useful Load: 440 lbs.
Max All Up Weight: 1055 lbs.
Max Weight of non-supporting structure: 700 lbs.
Vso: 54/59 kph. (stall)
Vms: 59/69 kph. (minimum sink)
Vbg: 74/85 kph. (best glide)
Vmax, auto/winch: 102 kph.
Vmax, aerotow: 130 kph.
Va: 130 kph.
Vne: 170 kph.
Class 2, German Glider Stress Specifications (BVS)
Schleicher Ka 7 Center of Gravity Limits
Forward: 2.0 inches aft of datum.
Rearward: 11.0 inches of datum.
The datum is defined as the leading edge of the wing at
the station of rib 2.