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1 9th October 06:22
thomas mærsk pedersen
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I am considering buying an AWS-17 - any opinions on this glider with regards
to performance, handling, value for money etc?

Comments will be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Thomas Mærsk
Copenhagen, Denmark.
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2 9th October 06:22
goneill
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performance, handling, value for money "buy it now"
The 17 scores massive on these points
BUT they have these reality checks
1/ Typical early open class ,heavy "MUST" have rigging gear
2/ they have a narrow approach angle ,weak airbrakes so best
countryside to fly them over is where outlanding fields are larger
than usual ,they land just as short as a 15meter ship but pilot
workload is much more intense.Very little room for error.
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3 9th October 06:23
gary boggs
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I have a friend that has one and it is a bitch to put together. Good
performance for the dollar though.

Boggs
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4 9th October 06:23
jean
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As a happy owner - F-FAQC - I would just add that it's not very "nervous" as
roll rate is not impressive (in mountain flight some anticipation is needed)
however the controls remains light. Climbing ability is outstanding, and
it's very good in transition up to 160 km/h.
My co-owner succeeded a 1000km flight last summer from Challes-les-Eaux
(France/North Alps).

Mine has a tail chute which is very efficient at compensating the weak
airbrakes; However tail chutes are not 100% reliable so it's better to keep
trained to narrow approach angle.

.... And yes a rigging gear is mandatory if you want to keep friends
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5 9th October 06:24
eric greenwell
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Be sure the wing inspections have been done - I think there is some wood
inside that can cause problems.

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6 9th October 06:24
w.j. \(bill\) dean \(u.k.\).
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It is possible to modify the brakes by fitting a second paddle to each of
the four brakes (top and bottom).

This is the same mod. as that to the ASW19.

I know of several examples which have had this modification, and I have
flown
one of them. I have heard the modified braking described as similar to the
K21, I agree.

W.J. (Bill) Dean (U.K.).
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7 9th October 06:25
ken ward
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Save yourself some money. Buy a used LAK-12 with same performance. The
LAK looks like a 17 clone, and will have way less hours. Everyone
whinges about the 220# weight of a complete 12 wing, but the inner 17
panel by itself weighs 190#. you'll need some helpers.

Ken
no, my 12 is NOT for sale!
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8 9th October 06:25
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I fully agree, save your money for other things, the LAK-12 looks like xerox of the '17' and our local owner is happy with his '12' he brought from Russia. It had only 104h logged then.

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9 12th October 06:49
jean
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Well, according to Schleicher GmbH "for the ASW 17 there is no approved
technical note/drawing or modification
kit for double airbrake paddles available"
Jean

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10 16th October 08:13
w.j. \(bill\) dean \(u.k.\).
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I do not have the drawings etc. with me, they are with the repairer who did
the modification. The drawings etc. are the same as the ones for the
ASW19. I got them from the BGA who have of course approved the
modification.

Remember that the ASW19 modification was not in origin by Schleicher; it was
private and then Schleicher adopted it and included it in new production.

Perhaps there are advantages in flying in the U.K. rather than in France!

When I had a tail wheel fitted to the ASW17 to replace the tailskid, the
repairer used a deep moulding for the wheel with a fixed ballast point
inside at the top. Ballast can be fitted or removed just by taking out the
wheel to get access to the ballast point bolt. This modification can be
fitted to the ASW19 and 20.

There is also a U.K. approved modification to the ASW20 to fit a tail
ballast tank, it is also approved to double the brake paddles on the ASW20.

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