Scheibe Spatz (Sparrow) B OY-AXU
Single-seater cantilever shoulder-winged sailplane photographed in the Stauning Aircraft Collection, Denmark, on 11 June 2012.
The B model was a strengthened and improved variant with a 13.20 metre wingspan, 6.19 m length, certified in 1952.
Cruising (max L/D) speed of 45 mph, empty weight of 157 kg and a maximum take-off weight of 269 kg. The single spar wing and tail were constructed using fabric-covered wood, whereas the fuselage consisted of steel tubing covered with fabric.
Picture added on 20 September 2012 at 08:43