Schleicher Ka6e Short Kit & Plan by Cliff Charlesworth

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Schleicher Ka6e Short Kit & Plan

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Schleicher Ka6e Short Kit & Plan

The K 6 E is a further development of the Ka 6 CR. The demand for this sailplane was high, despite the minimal success of the K 10 and competition from the new plastic composite sailplanes which had appeared on the market by now. Consequently, its production reached far into the Schleicher plastic composite era.

It was as late as 1972 that production finally ended mainly due to construction costs, in favour of the ASW 15.

1/4 scale 147.5″ (3750mm) wingspan model of an elegant high performance sailplane. Two large sheet plan.

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

SKU: LCS-CC-Ka63-Short-Kit-Plan Category:

Description

Schleicher Ka6e

The Schleicher Ka 6 is 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.

Variants

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)

Performance
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)