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Schweizer SGS 1-26E - The E model superseeded the 1-26D in 1971, being the last refinement in the 1-26 series. Despite an increased empty weight, Dick Johnson's flight tests show little difference between the earlier models and the E. The E Model has all the features of the D plus a larger canopy and an all metal monocoque fuselage and tail cone. The fabric is gone except for the movable control surfaces and assembling has been made easier with fewer smaller parts to get lost.
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Schweizer SGS 1-26E

Schweizer SGS 1-26E

Schweizer SGS 1-26E - All the 1-26 models are simple aircraft, very light and responsive.
By training in the venerable 2-33 the shift to single place aircraft is very much simplified by similarities of control function, instrument panel and similarly benign flight characteristics. Flying the 1-26 is much like spreading out your arms to fly. [Specs] [Hi-Res Photo]

Schweizer SGS 1-34 - The 1-34 was designed to Standard Class specifications, but with an emphasis on handling suitable for the low time pilot. It featured full terminal-velocity speed-limiting dive brakes, in-flight adjustable rudder pedals and a two-way adjustable seat. Originally offered only with a fixed gear, a retractable version was added. The prototype first flew in 1969. At least one example has been substantially modified - a storm damaged 1-34 was rebuilt by Bob Park with a V-tail and provision for 230 lb./105 kg. water balast in the wings.
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Schweizer SGS 1-34

Schweizer 2-33

Schweizer 2-33 - The 2-33 was designed to succeed the 2-22 as something a little more plush and with better performance, thereby makeing it easier to attract new students into soaring. The prototype 2-33 first flew in 1965 and volume production began in 1967. For the best part of the following 29 years, 2-33's were mainstays in U.S. glider pilot training. It has an all-metal wing structure and steel tube fuselage with moving tail surfaces covered in Ceconite fabric. The spoilers are aerodynamically balanced. The A model, introduced in 1968, has a larger rudder. Subsequent minor changes were made to the controls for the elevator trim system. The 2-33 was also offered as an FAA-approved homebuilder's kit.
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IAR Brasov IS-28B2 Twin Lark - The 17-meter IS 28B, which first flew in 1976, was manufactured by Intreprinderea de Constructii Aeronautice (Aircraft Construction Company) ("ICA"), the Romanian state aircraft company at its plant in the city of Brasov. ICA subsequently changed its name to Intreprinderea Aeronautici Romanesc (Romanian Aircraft Company) ("IAR"). The IS-28B was developed from the 15 m. IS-28 which appeared in 1970. The all-metal structure IS-28B has performance flaps, with upper and lower surface approach control, a partially retractable gear and fabric cover on all control surfaces.
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IAR Brasov IS-28B2 Twin Lark

4046 East State Highway 67 | Beloit, WI 53511 | Phone: (262) 210-2835