K-7 Two Seat Training Glider

Great teaching platform - classroom in the sky.

k7 in the pattern
k7 on final
K-7 on Final, Photos by Chris Ruf

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Photo by Kevin Porter

k7ready
Ready. Photo by Steven Kempf


Room for a Student or Buddy in the back. Photo by Tim McGowin

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Glen Instructing in back. Photo by Steven Kempf

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Flight lesson begins. Photo by Steven Kempf

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Room 2. Photo by Steven Kempf

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K-7 in Germany Photo by G. Mies

K-7 in Germany

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Previous K-7 that SES had.

 k7 winch
K-7 on Winch Launch, Photo by Chris Ruf.


SES's previous K-7 now with new colors
3viewhttp://richard.ferriere.free.fr/3vues/3vues.html


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big brother to the Ka-8


Schleicher K-7 on Wikipedia

Serial Number 7164

Schleicher Ka-7
Unofficial data from Sailplane Directory

 
General Details
Manufacturer: Schleicher
Plane Name:

Ka-7

Classified as: Unclassified
Country Of Origin: Germany
Designer: Rudolf Kaiser
No. of Seats 2
No. Built 550
   
Performance:
L/DMax: 26 80 kph / 43 kt / 50 mph
   
MinSink: 0.70 m/s / 2.3 fps / 1.36 kt
   


 

Specifications:
Span Area Empty Weight Payload Gross Weight Wing Load Water Ballast
m ft sq.m sq.ft kg lb. kg lb. kg lb. kg
/sq.m
lb.
/sq.ft
kg lb.
16 52.5 17.56 189 280 616 200 440 480 1056 27.34 5.6 0 0
Aspect ratio: 14.6
Airfoil: Go 533, 16/14%
Structure: wood/ fabric wings and tail, steel-tube/ fabric fuselage
Engine:

Comment:
The Ka-7 is a two-place tandem trainer which has very effective dive brakes. It once held the multi-place world record for speed around a 500 km. Triangle at 84 kph/ 45 kt/ 52 mph, set in South Africa in 1964. It succeeded the earlier Ka-2 model, differing mainly by the introduction of a steel tube, fabric covered fuselage in place of wood/ fabric. A modified plan exists to lower the wings to the mid position and fit a one piece canopy, which makes the modified glider (Ka-7/ 13) look very similar to its successor, the Schleicher Ka-13. The lowering of the wings greatly improves the visibility from the rear.

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Last modified 09-Aug-2015 by CR