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Schempp-Hirth SH1 Austria s/n 55 OO-ZPL

The Austria is a glider originally designed and produced by the Austria Aeroclub to compete for a standard class sailplane from 1959. The production later moved to Schempp-Hirth in Germany in 1962.  59 exemplars were manufactured. It is one of the last example of glider mainly build in wood (the nose is in fiberglass). Our Austria mainly flew from Temploux owned by Willy Marrot. The machine arrived at the BAPA on 22/10/2013. Except the missing instrument dashboard, nothing is missing. Very few damages need to be repaired. The project is to fix the small scratches, to apply a new paint to protect the wood structure and to display it.   

 


Data from The World's Sailplanes:Die Segelflugzeuge der Welt:Les Planeurs du Monde Volume  II

 

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6.2 m (20 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 15 m (49 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 13.5 m2 (145 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 16.7
  • Empty weight: 205 kg (452 lb)
  • Gross weight: 323 kg (712 lb)

Performance

  • Stall speed: 55 km/h (34 mph; 30 kn)
  • Max Speed : 250 km/h (155 mph; 135 kn)
  • Rough air speed max: 140 km/h (87.0 mph; 75.6 kn)
  • Aerotow speed: 140 km/h (87.0 mph; 75.6 kn)
  • Winch launch speed: 95 km/h (59.0 mph; 51.3 kn)
  • Terminal velocity: with full airbrakes 250 km/h (155 mph; 135 kn)
  • g limits: +8 -0 at 230 km/h (142.9 mph; 124.2 kn)
  • Maximum glide ratio: 34 at 105 km/h (65.2 mph; 56.7 kn)
  • Rate of sink: 0.7 m/s (140 ft/min) at 70 km/h (43.5 mph; 37.8 kn)
  • Wing loading: 24 kg/m2 (4.9 lb/sq ft)


Austria OO-ZDL picture Album

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