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Model number schleicher ka-4 rhönlerche ii ka-4

General Information of Schleicher Ka-4 Rhönlerche II
Designer : Rudolf Kaiser

First Flight : 1955

Introduction : 1955

Manufacturer : Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co

National Origin : West Germany

Number Built : several hundred

Role : Glider

Status : Production completed

General characteristics of Schleicher Ka-4 Rhönlerche II
Aspect Ratio : 10.3:1

Airfoil : root: Göttingen 533 15.7%, mid: Göttingen 533 15.7%, tip: Göttingen 533 12.5%

Capacity : one passenger

Crew : one

Empty Weight : 107.5 kg (237 lb)

Length : 7.3 m (23 ft 11 in)

Max Takeoff Weight : 400 kg (882 lb)

Wing Area : 16.34 m2 (175.9 sq ft)

Wingspan : 13 m (42 ft 8 in)

Performance of Schleicher Ka-4 Rhönlerche II
Aerotow Speed : 120km/h (74.6mph; 64.8kn)

G Limits : +4.7 -2.3 at 170km/h (106mph)

Maximum Glide Ratio : 17.5:1 at 78km/h (48mph)

Never Exceed Speed : 170km/h (106mph; 92kn)

Rate Of Sink : 1.1m/s (220ft/min) at 62km/h (39mph)

Stall Speed : 56km/h (35mph; 30kn)

Winch Launch Speed : 90km/h (55.9mph; 48.6kn)

Wing Loading : 24.5kg/m2 (5.0lb/sqft)

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