Schleicher ASK 13 Short Kit or Plan


In stock

ASK-13 Win Seat Trainer by Cliff Charlesworth

Designed by the late Cliff Charlesworth, this model glider, designed for radio control, faithfully reproduces the elegant lines of the full size aircraft. Cliff Charlesworth designs are world renowned. This RC model sailplane is a firm favourite with Cliff’s fans. Unmistakable in the air with its swept forward wing layout.

Further to Cliff’s Design, Jilles Smits has added the modification to reproduce the Cabrio version of the aircraft, which is available as an extra pack. ask 13 cabrio canopy conversion pack


The Wing has now been modified to an easy build version Cliff discussed this with me before he passed away, it is just a shame he did not see the finished design.


You can find a build of the kit at SSUK  here where the Cabrio canopy and new wing have been used.

At 1/4 scale 147.6″ (3750mm) span this replica of the most popular club two-seater glider and trainer in Europe comes with a design pedigree and a first-class performance.

Designed for radio control up to 5 channels.  Aileron, elevator, rudder, airbrakes and tow release.

Build thread available here: Scale Soaring UK

SKU: LCS-CC-ASK-13-Short-Kit-Plan Category:


The Schleicher ASK 13 Glider

In 1965 Rudolf Kaiser continued development of the two-seat Ka 2 and Schleicher Ka 7 by introducing the ASK 13, using a mixture of materials including metal, wood and glassfibre. It has swept-forward single-spar wings, positioned lower than in the Ka 7, which allows for a large blown canopy providing a good all-round view for both pilots.

The 6 degree forward sweep of the wing allows the rear pilot to be seated near the centres of gravity and lift. The glider therefore maintains the same trim whether flown single seated or dual seated. The D-type leading edge torsion box is of plywood and the whole wing is fabric-covered. There are metal Schempp-Hirth air brakes above and below the wing, and the wooden ailerons are fabric-covered. The fuselage is a welded steel tube structure with spruce stringers and fabric-covered overall, except for the nose, which is glassfibre. The tail unit is plywood-covered, except for the rear part of the rudder and elevators, which are fabric-covered, and there is a Flettner trim tab in the starboard elevator.

Landing gear consists of a non-retractable sprung wheel, mounted aft of the centre of gravity. Originally there was a skid under the forward fuselage but many K13s now have a nose wheel, although a nose skid can still be seen on some K13s.

It first flew in prototype form in July 1966 and by January 1978 a total of approximately 700 ASK 13s had been built by Schleicher. They are superb training gliders because they stall and spin well but these manoeuvres are easy to recover from. Their construction also gives them great strength and yet they are easily repairable.

The aircraft was succeeded by the ASK 21.

General characteristics

Crew: 2
Length: 8.18 m (26 ft 10 in)
Wingspan: 16 m (52 ft 6 in)
Height: 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in)
Wing area: 17.5 m2 (188 sq ft)
Aspect ratio: 14.6:1
Airfoil: Gö 535/Gö 549
Empty weight: 295 kg (650 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 480 kg (1,058 lb)


Stall speed: 57 km/h (35 mph; 31 kn)
Never exceed speed: 200 km/h (124 mph; 108 kn) in smooth air.

140 km/h (76 kn) in rough air
140 km/h (76 kn) on aero-tow
120 km/h (65 kn) on winch launch

g limits: +4.0 -2.0 at 140 km/h (76 kn)
Maximum glide ratio: 27 at 85 km/h (46 kn)
Rate of sink: 0.80 m/s (157 ft/min) at 68 km/h (37 kn)
Wing loading: 27.7 kg/m2 (5.7 lb/sq ft)


Go to Top