|Schleicher AS-W 19|
This Standard Class single-seater is basically an improved version of the AS-W 15B and very similar to it externally except for a T-tail similar to that of the AS-W 12; it is intended for more advanced pilots than the AS-W15, and was designed to take advantage of the new Standard Class and 15m Unrestricted Class rules of 1975, which now permit camber-changing flaps (not fitted on the AS-W 19) and water ballast. The AS-W 19 first flew in prototype form on 23 November 1975, and production began in the spring of 1976. An AS-W 19 flown by the Dutch pilot Baer Salen won the Standard Class; section of the 1978 World Championships Chateauroux in France.
The cantilever laminar flow mid-wings are of glassfibre/foam sandwich construction, with a glassfibre roving main spar and Schempp-Hirth metal air brakes above and below each wing. Up to 100kg of water ballast can be carried. The tail unit is also of glassfibre/foam sandwich and the tailplane is an all-moving surface; the AS-W 19B has a tailplane and elevator, and air brakes on the upper wing only. The fuselage is a glassfibre/honeycomb sandwich structure with a reinforced keel, and the nose tapers to a point like that of the AS-W17. There is a retractable monowheel with an internal drum brake and a tailskid. The pilot sits in a semi-reclining seat under a large flush-fitting one-piece canopy which hinge at its front end to open upwards.
The AS-W 19 Club is a club class version with a fixed unsprung monowheel, no water ballast carried and larger air brakes.
|Empty Glider Mass||250||kg|
|Minimum Sinking Speed||0.70||m/s|
|Max. Rough Air Speed||97||kt|
|Never Exceed Speed||132||kt|
|Three Axis View Schleicher AS-W 19|
The ASW-19 is privately owned by club member Haidyn Dunn. Haidyn is an enthusiastic cross country and competition pilot, frequently finishing amongst the leaders in competitions such as the National Sports and Two-Seater competition.
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