European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research May 24, 2024, 02:36

Aircraft: ASK16 - FUB

ASK16 - FUB
Aircraft acronym ASK16 - FUB Registration number D-KMET
Operator Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Weltraumwissenschaften Transnational Access status Closed to TA
Manufacturer Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co, ASK 16 Engine category Motorized glider
Aircraft type Research Categories Troposphere

Dimensions

  • Length: 7.32 m
  • Height: 2.75 m
  • Wingspan: 16.0 m
Airplane dimensions 7.32 m 2.75 m 16.0 m

Flying performances

Speed
Min speed 28 m/s
Max speed 53 m/s
Usual speed during measurements 0 m/s
Usual speed during transit flights 38 m/s
Ascent rate 2 m/s
Altitude
Min altitude
  • Above sea: 492 ft
  • Above ground: 492 ft
Max ceiling 10 000 ft
Usual ceiling during measurements 10 000 ft
Ceiling limitations

payload

Payload
Empty weight 550 kg
Max take-off weight 750 kg
Max payload 80 kg
Max scientific payload n/c
Usual scientific payload during measurements 20 kg
Scientific payload for max endurance 80 kg (X-coordinate of 1st point)

Endurance
Max endurance at min scientific payload and max fuel 7 h (Y-coordinate of 1st point)
Endurance at max scientific payload 7 h (Y-coordinate of 2nd point)

Range
Max range 1 000 km (at min scientific payload and max fuel)
Conditions for max range

n/c

Range at max scientific payload None km
Usual range during measurement flight 400 km

Other
Weather conditions limitations

VFR, non icing

Take-off runway length 300 m
Engines

1 x Limbach SL.1700.EB

Avionics

GPS, Radar altitude

Crew and scientists on board

Crew (pilots + operators)

1

Seats available for scientists

1

Cabin

Length n/a m
Width n/a m
Height n/a m
Apertures

n/a

Cabin pressurized

no

More information

aperture: canopy

Aircraft modifications

Nose boom

no

Windows

n/a

Openings

n/c

Hard points

for additional fuel tanks or for a special pod with a maximum of 20 kg payload

Inlets

no

Additionnal systems

no

Acquisition systems

- PC-System with up to 100 Hz data rate - on demand
- Embedded system with up to 2 Hz data rate
- Data Storage on PCMCIA
- different analog and digital interfaces
- different serial Ports RS 232

Electrical power

Aircraft total electrical power (kW)

12 VDC / 55A

Electrical power (kW) and voltages (V) available for scientists

12 VDC at 20A

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