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First flight

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Developed from

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The Schweizer SA 1-30 was the first entry by Schweizer in the powered aircraft market.[1]

Design and development

Schweizer developed a line of gliders starting in World War II. The 1-30 was not intended to be a motor glider, but rather a light aircraft with some utilizing glider and sailplane technologies, common parts with other Schweizer designs, and an affordable price as a result of using smaller powerplants. Removable wings, and the ability to be transported by trailer were also criteria for keeping airport-based hangar costs down.[2]

The 1-30 shares the same wings and tail surfaces as the 1-26 glider. The fuselage is of aluminum construction with a welded steel tube tail structure. The wings are removable using the same design as the 1-26. The engine uses a cowling with exposed cylinders like a J-3 Cub for simplicity and cooling efficiency. Wing mounted spoilers were retained from the 1-26, allowing steep low-speed descents at about a 5:1 glide ratio. Three sets of wings were tested including a set from a model 2-31.

Operational history

Construction of the prototype was started in April 1958 and completed by August. The aircraft was tested as a glider aero-towing aircraft using a Schweizer SGU 2-22C. The single-place 1-30 was not intended to go into production, the two-place version was envisioned as the production model, but was not produced.

Variants

SAU 1-30
The SA 1-30 modified with a Script error: No such module "convert". shorter wing and a fully cowled engine.[3]
Two place variant
A two-place variant was intended. The 1-30 was tested with ballast to verify performance.

Specifications (Schweizer SA 1-30)

Data from Sport Aviation

General characteristics
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Performance

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References

  1. ^ Sport Aviation. March 1959.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Soaring. November–December 1958.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "The Aerosente Glider Workshop". Retrieved 21 June 2011.