Schleicher ASG 29

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Schleicher ASG 29
ASG 29
Type: Glider of FAI 18m- and 15m-Class
Design country:

Germany Federal RepublicFederal Republic of Germany BR Germany


Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co

First flight:

November 2005

Production time:

from 2005

Number of pieces:

over 250 (as of Nov. 2013)

The Schleicher ASG 29 is a single-seat glider from the glider manufacturer Alexander Schleicher . It is by various external wing in the FAI - 18m class and FAI 15-m class used. The glider index is 119 in the 18 m version and 113 in the 15 m version.


It was presented to the public in 2005 as the first in-house design by Michael Greiner. The third letter G of the AS ... type designation corresponds to the name of the designer.


The Schleicher ASG 29 was designed for the FAI 18 m class, so it has 18 m wingspan, but the wing is divided into four and so the wingspan for the FAI 15 m class can be increased by a shortened, second pair of outer wings Reduce 15 m.

The wings of the Schleicher ASG 29 can be dismantled in four parts for easier transport. The Schleicher ASG 29 has flaps , airbrakes that extend upwards and water ballast tanks in both wings and in the fuselage. Winglets with a height of 0.5 m are attached to the wing tips in both versions . The ailerons and airbrakes are automatically connected when the wing is assembled.

The cockpit was developed in close cooperation with the FH Aachen; It was designed with light but stable parts made of synthetic resin reinforced with carbon fibers in such a way that the pilot is optimally protected in the event of an accident. The safety cockpits have been built by Schleicher since the Schleicher ASW 19 and have been further developed since then.

The transition from the fuselage to the wing was developed according to the latest findings in aerodynamics, as was the T-tail unit supported by a tail wheel . A 5-liter water tank can be installed in the tail unit to optimize the center of gravity.

The main wheel is retractable and equipped with a hydraulically operated disc brake.

The motorized variant Schleicher ASG 29 E has a 13.2 kW (18 HP) two-stroke engine with single lever operation; However, it is not capable of self-launching, the engine only serves to ensure a return to the home airfield when the thermals decrease . The engine does not have a starter, it can only be started in flight by taking advantage of the airflow, the so-called "windmill effect".


The US champion in the 18 m class Chris Saunders won with the Schleicher ASG 29, and Tassilo Bode also achieved 2nd place in the 15 m class with the Schleicher at the Gliding Grand Prix at Hahnweide airfield in Baden-Württemberg ASG 29. Hermann Leucker from the Luftsportclub Bayer Leverkusen (LSC) won the 2007 German championship in the 18 m class in Zwickau with an ASG 29. During the 2008 world championship in the 18 m class in Lüsse, three of the first four places were won by ASG 29 pilots occupied.

Technical specifications

Parameter ASG 29-15m ASG 29-18m
Wingspan including winglets 15 m 18 m
Winglet height 0.5 m
Wing area 9.2 m² 10.5 m²
Wing extension 24.4 30.4
Hull length 6.585 m
Empty weight with minimum equipment 270 kg 280 kg
Water ballast 170 kg (optional 202 kg)
Max. Takeoff mass 550 kg 600 kg
Max. Wing loading 59.8 kg / m² 57.1 kg / m²
min. Wing loading 37 kg / m² 33 kg / m²
Top speed 270 km / h
Maneuver speed 210 km / h
Glide ratio 48 50
IGC index 113 119

Technical data of the drive

Parameter Data
engine Solo 2350
Engine type 2-cylinder 2-stroke
Engine power 18 kW (24 PS) at 4200 rpm
best climb 1.2 m / s
propeller rigid 2-blade propeller from Schleicher
Propeller diameter 1.2 m

See also

Web links

Commons : Schleicher ASG 29  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. The 250th ASG 29 delivered. (No longer available online.) Alexander Schleicher , November 2013, archived from the original on March 22, 2015 ; Retrieved February 9, 2015 .
  2. Overall ranking of the 2008 World Cup, 18m class