2019 Apr.

AS 34 Me introduced at the AERO

Electric Powered Self-Launching Standard Class Sailplane

“Self-Launch simply electrically” were the keywords on the large display announcing our newest aircraft type, the AS 34 Me, at the AERO exhibition in Friedrichshafen, Germany. It was surely a big surprise for many visitors who were looking for an easy to fly, fun aircraft with self-launching capability at a reasonable purchase price and with low maintenance costs.

The AS 34 Me does not only have outstanding handling characteristics and very good flying performance. The electrical propulsion system also offers sufficient power to permit everyday powered sailplane operations. In addition to abundant performance for a powerful self-launch (to e.g. 500 m), the  electric drive system also retains enough capacity for a further climb to 2,250 m, permitting an additional gliding range of 130 km using the saw-tooth climb/glide method.

Independent and cost-effectively

As a result the AS 34 Me offers the pilot not only the ability to self-launch at any time but also to get home safely.  As well, the low cost engine operation provides new possibilities for club pilots.  The battery capacity is sufficient for several self-launches on a single day.

The AS 34 Me origins come from the ASW 28.  The very slightly higher wing area compared to other standard class sailplanes in that category – originally meant to compensate for the weight of a ballistic rescue system – is ideal for keeping wing loading as low as possible.

More than an alternative

The AS 34 Me offers an aircraft with significantly better gliding and powered range performance especially to experienced sailplane pilots who might be looking at a self-launch capable UL. In addition, the AS 34 Me provides the quality and safety standards usually found in sailplanes.

With the 15 m version of the AS 34 Me we are deliberately offering a low-cost entrance to the self-launch category.  However, for more ambitious pilots we also provide the possibility of an 18 m span version as well as other options.


AS 34 Me – self launch simply electrically

easy to fly

easy to operate

easy to maintain


Click here for the description of the AS 34 Me…