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FS98 Schleicher ASK 14 Motorglider. 1967 self-launching motorglider designed by Rudolf Kaiser and built by Alexander Schleicher. A powered, low-wing variant of the 1965 Ka6E sailplane, it was one of the best and most elegant motor gliders of its time. Of wood and spruce, with fabric covering, it had only a slightly higher sink rate than the Ka6E: 148 fpm @ 39 kt, being well capable of soaring. ASK-14's took the second, third and fourth places in the single-place class of the first international motorglider contest at Burg Feuerstein in 1970. It was powered by a 26 hp Hirth 4-cylinder 2-stroke boxer engine, with a remarkable climb-rate of 541 fpm @ 51 kt. It features a fully feathering propeller, retractable single-wheel landing gear and spoilers. A large number are still flying today. Custom panel and textures by Udo Entenmann. By Stephan Scholz.