Laister-Kauffmann LK-10 Flat Top
Immatriculation : xxxx
Numéro de série : 122
Année de construction : 1943
Localisation : Australian Gliding Museum, Bacchus March, Melbourne (Victoria, AU)
Propriétaire : Museum
Statut de la machine : En stockage
It was imported into Australia in the 1950s by Ric New, a member of the Gliding Club of Western Australia. Ric New modified the glider by “flat topping” the fuselage and making other aerodynamic changes. This kind of modification of the LK10A was a well tried strategy in United States for extracting better performance from the glider. It is understood that the reduction in weight and cleaner aerodynamics from the changes could increase the glide ratio from 1:24 to something like 1:30.
The LK10A was located at the Gliding Club of Western Australia for many years. Records reveal that it was kept airworthy until about 1975.
Victorian Collections
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Id. machine : 897