The full-scale ASW 28 is a Standard Class glider with a fifteen metre span built of modern fibre reinforced composites. The manufacturer of the ASW-28 is Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. The 'W' indicates this is a design of the influential and prolific German designer Gerhard Waibel. Serial production started in 2000.
As all Standard Class sailplanes, the ASW-28 does not have flaps or other lift-enhancing devices. It has tall winglets, a retractable undercarriage and a water ballast system. The structure is a complex composite of carbon, aramid and polyethylene fibre reinforced plastic. This permits a light structure with the strength to carry large amounts of water ballast, thus permitting the widest possible range of wing loadings for weak and strong soaring weather.
Our ASW 28 is a sport scale model that does incorporate flaps unlike its full scale counterpart. It comes plug and fly so you just need to complete some final assembly, install your battery, receiver and fly. The airframe is a mix of EPO foam for the wings and tail, with a blow molded plastic fuselage. This gives a slick finish that is also extremely durable. Great for those less than perfect slope sites. A powerful 4018 850kv brushless outrunner motor rockets the ASW 28 to altitude, then when you throttle down, the propeller folds back for extended soaring. Accessing the battery is easy through the canopy with four small snap locks that keeps the canopy secure.
• Plug and Fly - Just install your own battery, transmitter and receiver
• Ultra durable blow molded plastic fuselage
• EPO foam molded wings and tail
• All servos, including flaps come pre-installed
• Easy removal canopy/battery hatch with pilot figure
• Powerful 4018 850kv brushless motor with folding propeller
Flying Weight: 1050g
Motor: 850 Brushless Motor
: 30A w/BEC
Servo: 9g x 6
6 Channel Transmitter and Receiver
3S 11.1V 1500mAh Lipoly Battery
Bin sehr ?berrascht wie qualitativ gut das Teil ist. Hatte schon einige "Schaumwaffeln" von HK, dieser ist jedoch der beste den ich je hatte.
Einziges minus bekommt er f?r den Antrieb, entweder gleich mit 4S fliegen oder bei 3S sofort neue 11x6 Propeller drauf... sonst is er sehr schwach.There is a hurricane passing through Florida right now, so this review is of aircraft only, not flight.
Pros: I like the plastic fuselage and the ample space for FPV gear. All the parts came, except a few servo horns. I already had extras from other planes
Cons: Everyone says canopy, and I agree. Not only do I wish it were more rigid, but I also with the plastic was clear. I now understand why all the ASW videos have the camera outside the cockpit. It isn't transparent enough. What a shame because with a better canopy this would be a superb FPV platform. As it stands now, I would call it good.
Mods: I added a divider between the battery tray and the motor, so that in a crash the battery doesn't fly into the motor's shaft. I had a part from a broken Sky Eye that fit nearly perfectly. I also removed the wooden battery tray dividers so that I have more control over CG without adding weight. I also added a balsa sheet aft to extend the battery tray, so I had a good place for my flight controller.Hello
A super model, I was surprised to see that the body is plastic, the finish is perfect
For balancing it will put the receiver far back of the fuselage and voila
The CG is good.
Un super model, j’ai été surpris de vois que le fuselage est en plastique, la finition est parfaite
Pour l’équilibrage il faudra mettre le récepteur loin en arrière du fuselage et le tour est joué
Le CG est bon
Quality is not that good. The canopy broke the first time i took it off, and the connection between the wings has a lot to wish for. But for the price i guess i can't complain.Magnifique planeur pour le prix. 1ers vols le 24/07/2016. Peut être lancé sans courir.
J'avais mis du différentiel d'aileron (bras de servos ailerons inclinés de 30° vers l'avant) pour éviter du lacet inverse -> OK. Expo à 35 pcnt. Monte sans aucun problème. Plane très bien. Assez rapide vu la finesse. UN EXCELLENT ACHAT !!!
https://youtu.be/Dhyg82qMy_IVery easy to assemble. It flies and thermals well. The only downside it the lack of parts. The canopy mounting needs improvement, thus the 4 crowns, but still a great value.Came in perfect packing. No damage, no wrong or missing parts. Easy to built up.
I will change the servos on elevator and ailerons before maiden for better ones. Not that are not working but my faith on them is equal to zero. For the rudder and the flaps I will leave them in and see, what they do. Also the ESC is one that I do not trust on, and so I change it for a YEP 40A before meiden. That is surely not necessary but I want to be on the safe side when powering it with 4S and hope the motor will stand that number of cells. All in all you get a beautyfull plane for a really good price. Will come back with more info after ( hopefully soon ) maiden.For the value this glider is very good, it came very well packed, everything pre-installed. You would need about 3 hours to equip it and fine tune the installation (Personally I modified Flap / Aileron cables and connector to ease wing assembly)
Regarding the sailplane performance it's flying fast and is not beginner's glider it could be compared to Proxima from Reichard with the difference of material used of course!
I strongly recommand this model!I have to say that this plane Flys really well and the quality is great only issue with mines was the wings do not fit in place tightly so I used some tape to stiffin up the gap areas. Motor and esc both work fine. The servos are great too I highly recommend this plane.
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