Scheibe SF23 Sperling. Specifications. A photo.
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Scheibe SF23 Sperling. Specifications. A photo.

Scheibe SF23 Sperling. Specifications. A photo.

Scheibe SF23 Sperling - German light multi-purpose aircraft, developed in 1955, the company «Scheibe-Flugzeugbau».

Scheibe SF23 Sperling photo

German aircraft manufacturers began to design a multi-purpose aircraft model Scheibe SF23 Sperling in the early 50-ies of the last century. At the same time, if initially it was intended to use the new aircraft exclusively for educational and training purposes, while this applies to both civil and military aviation, then later the project became very interesting for private owners, which is why, already during development, Scheibe SF23 Sperling aircraft has undergone a number of important changes that enabled it to be used as a private vehicle.

The construction of multi-purpose aircraft is made in the monoplane configuration with top wing that provides increased load capacity of the aircraft, but at the same time deprives the aircraft maneuverability, which, however, is not critical. Using monoplane configuration with top wing due to the fact that the plane Scheibe SF23 Sperling is equipped with a very low-powered power plant, and, aircraft manufacturers abandoned the use of more efficient engine for the aircraft attractive cost.

Photo Scheibe SF23 Sperling

His first test tests multipurpose aircraft Scheibe SF23 Sperling underwent in August 1955 years and due to the fact that any deviation from the parameters and properties provided by the German aircraft manufacturers, have been identified, and the aircraft has successfully completed all the required tests, the project could receive a certificate, which allowed him to start mass production, which, however, was very limited in their timing - for the entire period of release aircraft manufacturers have been built only 30 aircraft of this model.

The Scheibe SF23 Sperling aircraft can carry two persons on its board - one pilot and one passenger, while this aircraft can also be used to transport small loads, however, the maximum regulated weight of the aircraft is 730 kilogram, with the weight of the empty The aircraft in 450 kilogram, should not be exceeded. To a greater extent, the aircraft model was used as a training ship, and despite the 60-year history of this aircraft, the Scheibe SF23 Sperling aircraft continues to enjoy great popularity to this day.

Multi-purpose vehicle equipped with a piston aircraft engine brand Continental C-90-12F, which is having a traction capacity of 95 hp, can accelerate the aircraft to maximum speed in 210 km \ h., While the maximum distance is limited to repetition of this aircraft 680 distance in kilometers.

Cabin Scheibe SF23 Sperling

Production aircraft Scheibe SF23 Sperling model was carried out in the following variants:

  • Scheibe SF23A Sperling - Basic production version of the aircraft;
  • Scheibe SF23B Sperling - A modernized version of the aircraft, equipped with a more powerful powerplant brand Continental O-200-AND (100 hp);
  • Scheibe SF23C Sperling - An upgraded version of the aircraft, equipped with an engine capacity in 115 hp

Technical characteristics of Scheibe SF23 Sperling.

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,2 m .;
  • Wingspan: 9,86 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,18 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 450 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 280 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 730 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 180 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 210 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 680 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 6500 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental C-90-12F (depending on version);
  • Power: 95 hp (Depending on version).

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