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New Release: ASW 20 4.7m ARF - A Tribute To The Full Size ASW 20

Discussion in 'Scale Civillian and WarBirds' started by SleepyC, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. SleepyC

    SleepyC 150cc

    Hey guys, saw a post on Pete Goldsmith’s facebook page about the new UBER glider coming from Horizon. 4.7 Meter wing span I think classifies as BIG! Check this bad box out!


    Soaring offers a sense of adventure that uniquely connects a pilot to the environment in a way that’s both relaxing and challenging. Modern composite glider designs are both incredibly efficient and capable of amazing speed, enabling the pilot to conquer conditions as vast as there are sites to soar. Just one such marvel of aerospace technology is the Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. ASW 20 sailplane. Designed by Gerhard Waibel, it’s a 15-meter ship that’s proven successful as a trainer and in competition at the World Championship levels.

    The Hangar 9® ASW 20 4.7m ARF is a model tribute to the single-seat sailplane. Its dramatic wingspan puts it above the 1/3-scale category; however its light weight allows options not typically found in a giant-scale glider. The sleek fuselage is molded fiberglass right up to the vertical fin for a contoured appearance that’s as elegant as the original. Solid carbon-fiber rods support the foam-core wing panels, while balsa sheeting and carbon-fiber spar caps help assure that the HQ 12% airfoil is accurate and rigid. To complement the brilliant painted finish of the fuselage, the wings and horizontal stabilizer are covered in genuine Hangar 9 UltraCote® film.

    As you might expect from a model of this caliber, a scale electric retract and electric spoilers are available. The flaps are functional and the horizontal stabilizer is removable just like the full-size. There are even pockets located in the wings for electric spoilers. But the option that takes this masterpiece of soaring to another level is the practical application of an electric motor system. The specially-made spinner (available separately) fits the contour of the nose so that the motor-drive is practically invisible during flight. As a result, the ASW 20 4.7m is a great way to join the world of RC Aero Tow flying as well as a giant-scale electric powered dream machine.

    If adding the thrill of giant scale soaring is the way you’d like to climb higher, add the Hangar 9 ASW 20 4.7m ARF to your fleet now.


    The fiberglass fuselage is equipped with a cockpit tub which conceals the roomy electronics area that’s enclosed by a crystal clear canopy hatch. Pilot figure not included.


    Complete the authenticity of the scale soaring experience by simply bolting in the optional E-flite® 1/3-scale Sailplane Electric Retract.


    An electric power system including the E-flite Power 60, 470Kv motor, 100-amp ESC, and single 6S Li-Po battery can be easily added. The recommended spinner has been contoured to match the scale outline.


    Manage lift with greater precision by taking advantage of the electric spoiler option. The E-flite® Electric Spoiler Set, 440mm simply bolts right in and connect directly to an open channel on your receiver.


    The fully balsa-sheeted foam core wing construction features carbon-fiber spar caps for an excellent blend of airfoil efficiency and wing strength. Each UltraCote® film covered wing panel connects to solid-carbon joiner rods and is pre-hinged for fast assembly

    Key Features
    • True scale outline of the full-size ASW 20
    • Pure glider or electric powered sailplane options
    • Fiberglass fuselage with a high-gloss painted finish
    • Foam-core wing construction that’s fully sheeted with balsa
    • Carbon-fiber wing joiners and spar caps
    • Pre-hinged flap and aileron control surfaces
    • Ready to accept electric spoilers—sold separately
    • Balsa sheeted rudder and horizontal tail
    • Cockpit tub and crystal clear canopy hatch
    • Electric retract ready
    • Removable T-tail with pre-hinged elevator
    • Complete high-quality hardware package included
    • Genuine UltraCote® film covering
    • Scale decal set included
    Material: Balsa Fiberglass
    Wingspan: 185.5 in (4.70 m)
    Length: 89.5 in (2.74m)
    Wing Area: 1623.0 sq in (104.7 sq dm)
    Flying Weight: 19.5 lbs (8.8kg)
    Motor Size: Power 60B 470Kv
    Recommended Motor Battery: 5000mAh 6S 22.2V 30C LiPo
    Airfoil Shape: SG1202
    Minimum Required Radio: 6 channel
    Servos: 7 sailplane, 6 EP
    Recommended Receiver Battery: 2×4000mAh LiPo
    Trimscheme Colors: White U870, True Red (U866)
    CG (Center of Gravity): 3&frac34;&ndash;4<sup>1</sup>&frasl;<sub>8</sub> in (96mm&ndash;106mm) behind leading edge at wing root
    Wing Loading: 27.5&ndash;29 oz/sq ft.
    Propeller Size: 16&times;10 folding
    Spinner Size: 1.77 in (45mm)
    Minimum Speed Control: 80 amp
    Flaps: Yes
    Retracts: Optional
    Control Throw - Low (Ailerons): 10mm down&ndash;21mm up
    Control Throw - High (Ailerons): 12mm down&ndash;23mm up
    Expo (Ailerons): 30%
    Control Throw - Low (Elevator): 9mm down&ndash;13mm up
    Control Throw - High (Elevator): 11mm down&ndash;15mm up
    Expo (Elevator): 20%
    Control Throw - Low (Rudder): 35mm left&ndash;35mm right
    Control Throw - High (Rudder): 40mm left&ndash;40mm right
    Expo (Rudder): 15%
    Control Throw (Flaps): 40mm down (Landing) + 2mm speed - neutral cruise - 5mm down thermal
    Wing Tube Length: 27 in (685mm)
    Wing Tube OD: <sup>5</sup>&frasl;<sub>8</sub> in (16mm) solid carbon
    Approx Flying Duration: 20+ Minutes
    Size/Scale: Giant
    Recommended Environment: Outdoor
    Is Assembly Required: Yes
    Approximate Assembly Time: 15-20 Hours
    Spec_Plane Type: Sailplane


    For more information:

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  2. Xpress

    Xpress GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Little guy lol... I want one.
  3. MattyMatt

    MattyMatt 70cc twin V2

    Little... I'm about to build a 5m asw15... All composite.


    Check out the European gliders. They are awesome.
  4. Matt, get er done and come to the Southeast Regional Aerotow at Mac Hodges in April
  5. JimD

    JimD 50cc

    There is a full-scale soaring club based at the Cumberland Regional Airport near Cumberland, Maryland. Growing up, I lived near the airport and watched the Super Cub tow plane launch the Schweizer 2-33 trainer and the various other single place sailplanes. Naturally, we wanted to try this with R/C, and made several successful attempts over the years. In 2009, we decided to get serious about aero towing sailplanes and bought our first giant scale gas powered airplane.

    From there, I found a group of giant scale sailplane enthusiasts that are scattered over this country. This group has gotten organized and many of us now travel around to aero towing events like the one mentioned above. We try and have at least one 3-5 day event each month. Horizon Hobby sponsors an event each year at Monticello, Illinois. The date for this year’s event is June 18-21, 2015.

    Horizon Hobby has put together a collection of planes and sailplanes to meet the needs of those who might like to try this part of the R/C hobby and this newest offering looks to be a great next step! Their 4.2M L-13 Blanik has been the go to sailplane for those moving into giant scale soaring. Now there is this beautiful 4.7M ASW 20.

    Here are some photos from the 2014 Spring Soar for Fun event at my field, HighPoint Aviation airfield near Cumberland, Maryland. The Decathlon tow plane is the Hangar 9 Super Decathlon powered with a DA-120 engine.








  6. JimD

    JimD 50cc

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  7. Robbins

    Robbins Team WTFO (Watch The Fun Occur)

    That looks like a great time being had. Nice setting!
  8. JimD

    JimD 50cc

    Here is a video taken at my field during the 48th Annual Cumberland Soar for Fun. You can get a sense of the terrain and area surrounding the field. This video just might make you think about buying one of the new ASW 20's and jumping into giant scale soaring!

    camss69 and bigblueswope like this.
  9. Super08

    Super08 70cc twin V2

    Mmmm I can see one of these in my future.

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