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Jan 08, 2015, 03:53 AM
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Hangar 9 ASW 20 4.7m ARF

Hangar 9 ASW 20 in Action (2 min 11 sec)

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

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.

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): 3¾&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

Last edited by ChuckTseeker; Jan 21, 2015 at 06:32 AM.
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Jan 08, 2015, 07:30 AM
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Airfoil Shape: SG1202

Anyone have info on this Airfoil? Cant find it any where...
Jan 08, 2015, 09:37 AM
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Looks Great! Anyone know the availability date?
Jan 08, 2015, 09:39 AM
One cell short of a Pack
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Originally Posted by TomTerrific
Looks Great! Anyone know the availability date?
Jan 08, 2015, 10:28 AM
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Oh my......
Jan 08, 2015, 01:11 PM
SZD16's Avatar
Lets hope it's a bit more durable then the Blank........
Jan 08, 2015, 11:18 PM
Great, kid! Don't get Cocky!
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Oh boy, here we go. . . gotta have it! Anybody know the price?

Jan 08, 2015, 11:59 PM
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Would have expected obechi instead of balsa sheeting on wings.
Jan 09, 2015, 12:11 AM
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Jan 09, 2015, 04:23 AM
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8.8kg is light for a 1/3rd scale, good price though.
Would be nicer if the wings were glassed and painted.
Jan 09, 2015, 06:38 AM
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Looks great, it can aerotow or dolly launch, which will certainly help some guys in areas where a tug is hard to find.
Since the Blanik is a fantastic flying model and fairly durable ( with a couple simple mods) this was a natural addition to the product line.

Looking forward to seeing these planes gracing the flight line this summer.

Jan 09, 2015, 10:09 AM
Originally Posted by mark_snipz
8.8kg is light for a 1/3rd scale, good price though.
Would be nicer if the wings were glassed and painted.
Guys just a FYI it is not exactly 1/3 Scale, it is 3.75 scale or around 30%. The real ASW is 15m so 1/3 would make it 5n.

Airfoil is a modified HQ, the S is the initial of a friend of mine who helped with the aero stuff, the G is my initial and the remaining number is the thickness.
Jan 09, 2015, 10:47 AM
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SG 1202 = 12% thick at 2% camber?
What will the retail cost be Peter?
Jan 09, 2015, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by target
SG 1202 = 12% thick at 2% camber?
What will the retail cost be Peter?

Looks like $999.99
Jan 09, 2015, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Lbuff1
Since the Blanik is a fantastic flying model and fairly durable ( with a couple simple mods)
I know well about "fairly durable" $1000.00 models....been there...done that.....not going to make that mistake again!

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