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Schleicher Ka-6E
P9210002b


Specifications

Span 15.0 m./ 49.2 ft
Area 12.41 sq. m. / 133.6 sq.ft.
Aspect ratio 18.1
Airfoil NACA 63-618
Empty weight 190 kg. / 420 lb.
Payload 110 kg. / 243 lb.
Gross weight 300 kg. / 663 lb.
Wing loading 24.17 kg. / sq. m. / 4.97 lb. / sq. ft.
Structure wood/ fabric
Performance
L/D max. 33 80 kph / 43 kt / 50 mph
Min. sink 0.62 m/s / 2.03 fps / 1.20 kt
69 kph / 37 kt / 43 mph
Other
Country of origin Germany
Designer Rudolf Kaiser
No. of seats 1
No. built 600
No. in the U.S. 20
The Ka-6E was produced concurrently with the Ka-6CR for three years. The Ka-6E has, compared to the earlier -6CR, a longer canopy a lower fuselage (cross section reduced 10%), a modified leading edge prodile and an all-moving tail. Hans Werner Grosse of Germany, flying a Ka-6E as a guest, was the highest scoring pilot at the 1965 U.S. Nationals. Wally Scott won the 1967 Barringer Trophy by flying 888 km./ 552 miles in a Ka-6E. One belongs to the National Soaring Museum. ATC
Updated 03-06-2011
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