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CSA Sailplane Data

Weights, Speeds, Best Glide and Sink Rates

  N15XP N5462N N30SZ N232AK
  Solitaire 30 Grob103 LS 4-a SGS 2-32 Hi Perf.
SGS 2-32 Utility
  (Solo - Dual) (Solo - Dual)   (Solo - Dual) (Solo - Dual)
Weights          
Empty Weight 631 lbs 898 lbs 595 lbs 969 lbs 969 lbs
Gross Weight 1040 lbs 1279 lbs 1157 lbs 1340 lbs 1430 lbs
Maximum Payload 409 lbs 381 lbs 562 lbs 371 lbs 461 lbs
Minimum Front Seat 80 lbs no ballast - 160 lbs
one weight - 144 lbs
two weights - 127 lbs
152 lbs 135 lbs 135 lbs
*Maximum Front Seat 235 lbs 242 lbs 242 lbs 270 lbs 270 lbs
Maximum g-Loads +4.67/similar @Va +5.2/-2.65 @Va  +5.3/-2.65 +5.3/-2.75 +4.75/-2.25
           
Speeds          
Stall (Vso) 31 - 34 mph 36 - 41 kts 35 - 38 kts 46 mph 47 mph
Minimum Sink 38 - 42 mph 43 - 46 kts 43 - 45 kts 52 mph 54 mph
Best L/D 45 - 50 mph 51 - 57 kts 49 - 54 kts 63.5 mph 66.5 mph
Max Aero Tow 98 mph 92 kts 103 kts 120 mph 110 mph
Max Winch Tow 69 mph 65 kts 76 kts 86 mph 86 mph
Max Dive Brakes Open 98 mph 135 kts 151 kts 158 mph 139 mph
Min Pattern Speed 55 mph 60 kts 55 kts 65 mph 65 mph
Maneuvering (Va) 65 mph 92 kts 103 kts 98 mph 98 mph
Never Exceed (Vne) 98 mph 135 kts 151 kts 150 mph 139 mph
Max Crosswind Component   11kts   15 mph 15 mph
Stall Speed Increase for Rain   6kts 5kts    
           
Best Glide          
L/D 23:1 37:1 40:1 34:1 34:1
Altitude per Stat. Mile 230 ft 143 ft 132 ft 155 ft 155ft
Stat. Miles per 1000 ft 4.4 sm 7.0 sm 7.6 sm 6.5 sm 6.5 sm
           
Sink Rates          
Sink Rate @ Min Sink 156 - 186 fpm 126 - 138 fpm 113 - 119 fpm 135-154 fpm 135-154 fpm
Minutes per 1000 ft 6.4 - 5.4 min 7.9 - 7.3 min 8.8 - 9.4 min 6.5-7.4 min 6.5-7.4 min

*In no event should any combination of front seat and back seat payloads exceed the maximum payload allowed. Refer to the aircraft's weight and balance diagram for further information.

 

Updated 01/26/2014