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 fiber 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.
This Version 2 comes with lots of extra features. The wings come with two spars in each wing to give extra strength during those tight turns and power dives. Installing the wings is now easier with a plastic latch for securing the wings. Inside there is now a bigger plywood tray to make it easier to carry FPV camera's, VTx's or other electronics. Landings are now a lot easier with the inclusion of landing gear. No more scraping the fuselage.
• 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: 4018-850kv Brushless Outrunner Motor
ESC: 30A w/BEC
Servo: 9g x 6
6 Channel Transmitter and Receiver
3S 11.1V 1500mAh Lipoly Battery
bought two arrived well packed and in perfect condition. one for me and one my son to play with easy to build and glides for ever.very nice to fly but the flaps are crap they dont slow the plane down at all. took 3 attempts to get on the runway just kept gliding on and on lol. so next flights it will have crow braking that should help a lot. well worth the money. if you like gliders go for it.im very pleased with this plane
mickbought two arrived well packed and in perfect condition. one for me and one my son to play with easy to build and glides for ever.very nice to fly but the flaps are crap they dont slow the plane down at all. took 3 attempts to get on the runway just kept gliding on and on lol. so next flights it will have crow braking that should help a lot. well worth the money. if you like gliders go for it.im very pleased with this plane
mickGot mine yesterday and while unpacking i observed that the Canopy was totally twisted and bent. It was so much deformed that the black paint pealed off on certain places. By the way i think that the manufacturer made lots of shortcuts on that canopy, the insert is flimsy and i really dislike the four plastic pegs to install the plexiglass canopy. The four pins are a pain in the rear to insert and get lost easily, plus they do not look that nice.
The biggest turn off was when i installed the folding propeller. Tightening the nut the whole assembly broke in two parts. the Aluminum Collette is way to weak. The bore for the motor-shaft is 4mm The threaded part of the aluminum Collette is a M6. That leaves a solid wall thickness of 0.5mm. Not good enough or with other words a design without any care given.
watch out if you remove the decorative film. The transparent foil is not always cut all the way throe it will tear a part if you are not careful.
As usual the manual is a joke it is not up to date and does not provide real help. In page one there is a information saying " You must assemble the model according to the instructions" Good luck with that, you never get done if you let the manual guide you throe the assembly of the plane.Received the box of ASW28 V2 in about 1 week, pretty faster than I expect.
Quality of fuselage and wings are good. The fuselage look sturdy than thought.
Putting together was easy and with little problems. One is the length of control push rods (2 of them to long even screw the clip in to the end of threads have to cut the wire and z-bend). The other thing was the plastic pin that secure the canopy fall off. This caused by forcing it into one misalignment hole. Has to glue the plastic pin back to canopy and also file to enlarge the hole in the fuselage. kit came with 2 y-wiring harness for both flap and both aileron surfaces, so setup as a normal 4 channel wing no mixing required. "So easy"
ASW28 is a bit nose heavy need to move battery to be above the two steel rods.
When complete the ASW28 look very nice. All alignment of wings ,fin are great eve it is foam, Thanks to rods that strengten and straighten the wing and all control surfaces.
Flying was great, so smooth. Take off is smooth with full throttle it will climb steadily. but if too little power it will ditch after out of your hand.
-The poor quality of decal-it easy to tear and too thin the color that cannot hide the servo leads under side of wing. Should include better decal.
-The ESC should be pre-programmed to brake the motor as ASW28 comes with folding prop.We have a few of these locally now. With the motor they are a lot of fun. But we found where they really excel is on the slope. Take the motor out and use it for another project...and set them up as a glider and the sky...quite literally...is the limit. Do yourself a favour...get one of these.I've been buying from hobby king for years but never written a review until now. This plane builds fast and flies like a dream. it's my first glider so I'm not in position to compare it to anything else. She does prefer 2200mah packs on a windy day with a little ballast in the tail to balance her out but other than that she's a real pleasure to fly. Makes a nice change to my usual 3d heart in your mouth flight sessions.I had my first flights with this great looking glider.
It arrived in excellant condition except for a chip out of one of the folding prop blade, but I checked and adjusted for balance.
The plane goes together very easily. I did place hinge tape for the full length both sides of each control surface, for longevity. I also placed a round carbon spar rod in each Ally spar for added strength for little weight. The ready to fly weight is now 1,449g.
I am using the suggested 1800 mha 3s battery and it's cg is spot on without using the pilot.
The glider flew beautifully and was stunning in the air. Very happy and look forward to many flights.
Unfortunately the only weak point of this plane being the canopy has shown itself as when landing and a gust picked up the tail and flipped the glider over on landing the canopy cracked 2/3 way across it. Shame really as it is a quite flimsy canopy. Being a V2 I thought this may have been addressed but no. The next disappointment is there is no stock of a replacement. Will have to wait I suppose.
The clip in wings are very positive and feel very solid. Not a screw to assemble this one.
I am very happy with the gliders performance and look forward to many flights.
Definitely one to look at for anyone who is thinking getting into gliding, Great model, pity about the canopy though.Well. Good price for electro glider with flaps over 2,5 m glider.
Plastic fuslage looks really good, much better then EPP from MPX.
I will see, how it flies soon.
received 2 of these, well packaged an delivered promptly. Relatively easy to assemble, but the instructions have poor quality photographs and don't appear to match all of the parts supplied. Poor quality clevises/ horns which are very brittle, will change as I'd hate to lose a model because of a failure of such a cheap component.
Fuselage nicely made, if a little heavy, long wing spar very tight to get into r/h wing panel but with a little patience and some fettling, soon ok. Aileron/ flap servo wires are on y leads, so new ones required if you want to set up with differential, full span aileron, crow brakes.
Review sounds negative, but overall a nice plane, if you have assembly experience and don't mind changing some small parts.Recibido en muy poco tiempo del almacen de europa....llego en perfecto estado...bonita caja..todo embalado correctamente..muy ordenado......
Facil montaje...no falto nada y a falta de probarlo en vuelo,todo funciona en casa...
Habiendo probado otro de un compañero...decir que no es apto para principiantes...para mi gusto le falta autoridad en los mandos....los frenos no hacen nada,,,,,el motor algo escaso..pero cumple..
en fin por este dinero una buena compra...un 9..GRACIAS HOBBYKING
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