Hi Mathew It is inevitable that pilots will self-launch in the ASG 32 El although the A/C is not certified for it.
When the ASG 32 El is fully ballasted (to 850 kg) the 27kW (36 hp) motor will be marginal and I’m sure the Schleicher flight manual will warn against this practice. The 2m/s climb rate I saw during my test flight was with two people on board but probably still almost 100 kg below max. all up weight. When fully ballasted it is unlikely that you will climb much above 1,5m/s. Kind regards from good old Adelaide Bernard > On 21 Sep 2016, at 4:00 PM, Matthew Scutter <yellowplant...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I don't understand why the ASG32 EL can't self launch - the quoted 2m/s is a > better climb rate than many self launchers. > > On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 4:23 PM, DMcD <slutsw...@gmail.com > <mailto:slutsw...@gmail.com>> wrote: > Didn't I read in Bernard Eckey's recent ad in Soaring Australia that > electric SLGs did not work and that Schleicher's had decided to just > make an electric sustainer. > > Maybe electric only works for gliders like the Silent which are around > 150 kg in basic glider form and 210 kg in advanced (electric) form. > > D > _______________________________________________ > Aus-soaring mailing list > Ausfirstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:Ausemail@example.com> > http://lists.base64.com.au/listinfo/aus-soaring > <http://lists.base64.com.au/listinfo/aus-soaring> > > _______________________________________________ > Aus-soaring mailing list > Ausfirstname.lastname@example.org > http://lists.base64.com.au/listinfo/aus-soaring
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