Schleicher KA6E Short Kit or Plan

Schleicher KA6E Short Kit or Plan


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Schleicher Ka 6 by Jilles Smits

Of the Ka 6 series, over 1400 were manufactured in Poppenhausen in the Rhoen and was, in its time, the most popular glider produced. Still about 690 are certified in Germany. The first version of the Ka 6 was followed by the Ka 6 A, Ka 6 B, Ka 6 BR,CR and CR PE with flying stabilizer. During its development the span was increased with intermediate step from 14,4 m to 15 m, so that it maximised fully the rules of the standard class at that time. Today it is assigned to the club class.

Designer: Jilles Smits
Scale 1:3,125
Wingspan: 4.773 Mtr

Canopy from Sarik Hobbies

Designed for 5 channel radio control.
You can see the build at the Scale Soaring UK forum.

SKU: LCS-JS-Schleicher-KA6E-short-kit-plan Category:


The Schleicher Ka 6

A single-seat glider designed by Rudolf Kaiser, built by Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co, Germany and is constructed of Spruce and plywood with fabric covering. The design initially featured a conventional tailplane and elevator which was later replaced by an all-moving tailplane in the -Pe and Ka 6E variants. Variants built before the -CR and -BR used a main skid as the principal undercarriage, with later variants including the Ka 6E using a wheel as the main undercarriage with no nose skid. Other modifications for the Ka 6E include a more aerodynamic fuselage with glassfibre nose and wingroot fairings, longer canopy, and modified aluminium airbrakes.


Dates of initial airworthiness approval in brackets:

Ka 6 – Initial version; span 14.4 m (47 ft 3 in), (30 October 1956).
Ka 6B (27 September 1957)
Ka 6B-Pe – The Ka 6B with all-flying tailplane, (20 May 1960).
Ka 6BR – The Ka 6B with the main skid removed and a relocated mainwheel, (27 September 1957).
Ka 6CR – The Ka 6C with the main skid removed and a relocated mainwheel, (24 February 1959).
Ka 6CR-Pe – The Ka 6CR with all-flying tailplane, (20 May 1960).
Ka 6E The ultimate Ka-6, with all-flying tailplane, (29 July 1965)

Specifications (Ka 6E)

General characteristics
Crew: 1
Length: 6.66 m (21 ft ft 10.25 in)
Wingspan: 15 m (49 ft 2.5 in)
Height: 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in)
Wing area: 12.4 m2 (135.5 ft2)
Aspect ratio: 18.1
Empty weight: 190 kg (419 lb)
Gross weight: 300 kg (661 lb)


Maximum speed: 200 km/h (124 mph)
Maximum glide ratio: 32:1 at 80 km/h (50 mph)
Rate of sink: 0.65 m/s (128 ft/min)


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