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Author Topic: Just became joint owner of a balsa ASW 15  (Read 795 times)

Offline Henry Swayze

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Just became joint owner of a balsa ASW 15
« on: 19 April 2018, 01:52 »
I am Henry Swayze of Tunbridge Vermont going under VTHenry.  I have been flying Post Mills Soaring club planes, 2-33, 1-23 and Blanik L-13.  Only just over 100 flights on my log.  I have not yet brought the plane to the airport due to winter hanging in very late.
I am 6'4" so with seat pan in the plane I only have 1 1/2" of head room with out a shoot.  I am OK about no shoot but would not mind a bit more head space.  Any one have experience with flying with out the seat pan?
Anyone have a sense of the glide ratio of this plane with full air breaks on?  Trying to sense how it compares with a 1-23.  Also is it forgiving about changing the air breaks setting on final?
Thanks VTHenry

Offline Chuck Lohre

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Re: Just became joint owner of a balsa ASW 15
« Reply #1 on: 12 May 2018, 02:43 »
Hi Henry,

Surprised no one has responded. I came looking for the 2 meters/sec sink rate to program my flight computer. You're big for the ASW 15 but should be fine. I have an A but I think the airbrakes are the same. You'll have very good sink rate with full air brakes. I never have to use them very long on full out. The ship doesn't change pitch when you apply or retract the air brakes. Good luck with the 2018 season.
Chuck Lohre, 6V,, 1-513-260-9025