Photo: Davide Scaltrini

The Standard Class Standard.

After the Discus has been the the leading Standard Class glider for decades, winning the World Championships six times, its completely redesigned successor Discus-2 has taken over and deepened this tradition. Continuously reaching top positions at World Championships, European Championships and Nationals, its even more pleasant handling, combined with higher performance, has also made it popular as an all-round glider.

Proven Wing Design.

The wing is characterized by an optimized geometry with higher aspect ratio and a new wing profile with both reduced drag and bug sensitivity. The design is based on the aerodynamic advantages of the swept-back and "bent-up" outer wing portion with winglets as proven by the Ventus-2.

The wing area is slightly reduced compared to the first generation Discus and comes with removable tips of about 2.5 ft. It is built in NC-manufactured negative moulds as a glass/carbon fiber/foam-sandwich with spar caps made from carbon fiber rovings. The boundary layer control is by means of turbulator tape.

 

Safety Cockpit.

The cockpit provides a very hight crash safety factor of the forward fuselage section achieved after extensive testing. 

The standard fuslage features a fin with a wider chord and a thinner section, and is constructed as a hybrid fiber shell. Besides its attractive sharpe it also affers more leg room than its predecessor - in spite of the integration of diverse reinforcements to protect the pilot. The side-hinged canopy was retained and, in combination with the tilt-up instrument panel, provides optimum bail-out chances.

On customers' request, a smaller, the Discus-2a with a smaller, but identically constructed is again being offered as an option, as is the installation of the proven Turbo sustainer engine system into the standard fuselage.

 

 

Technical Data

metric imperial
Wing span 15 m 49.21 ft
Wing area 10.16 m² 109.36 ft²
Aspect ratio 22.2 22.2
Fuselage length 6.41 m 21.03 ft
Empty mass (approx.) 242 kg 534 lb
Max. all-up mass 525 kg 1157 lb
Wing loading (approx.) 30.7 - 51.7 kg/m² 6.3 - 10.6 lb/ft²
Max. permitted speed 250 km/h 135 kts (155 mph)
metric imperial
Wing span 15 m 49.21 ft
Wing area 10.16 m² 109.36 ft²
Aspect ratio 22.2 22.2
Fuselage length 6.81 m 22.34 ft
Empty mass (approx.) 252 kg 556 lb
Max. all-up mass 525 kg 1157 lb
Wing loading (approx.) 30.7 - 51.7 kg/m² 6.3 - 10.6 lb/ft²
Max. permitted speed 250 km/h 135 kts (155 mph)

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Standard Equipment and Options - Discus-2a

Maughmer Winglets
Wings and fuselage build from Carbon Fibre Composite
Safety cockpit built from Carbon/Kevlar composite more…
Triple panel dive brakes
Shock-absorbing retractable main undercarriage with drum bakes
Nose release
Automatic control hook-ups
Additional mounts for 2 batteries next to the undercarriage | optional / upgradeable more…
Battery holder in the fin | optional
Tail tank | optional more…

In case of top-heaviness, the tail tank can be filled with water to improve the flight quality. 

Canopy cover
Additional C/G release hook | optional / upgradeable
Oxygen cylinder mount | optional / upgradeable more…
Air filled tail wheel (200x50) | optional / upgradeable
Control gap seals, additional teflon sealing on ailerons and flaps | optional / upgradeable
Seat pan and cockpit floor visibly laminated in Carbon/Kevlar Composite
Cockpit sides in spotted paint
Tilt-up instrument panel | optional / upgradeable more…
Adjustable head rest
Adjustable rudder pedals
Schroth oder Gadringer safety harnesses with rotary buckles
Additional ventilation air scoop in the side windows more…
Seat cushion with shock absorbing foam | upgradeable more…
Cockpit sides upholstered and with pockets
Combination pouch for aircraft books and main pin more…
Blue tinted canopy | optional / upgradeable
Cockpit interior in leather | optional / upgradeable
Logger mount for cockpit side wall | optional / upgradeable
Set of 3 trim weights | optional / upgradeable
Finish in T 35 (Vorgelat)
Finish with Polyurethane Arcyl paint | optional more…

Avoids cracking due to low temperatures as well as yellowing of the surface

Registration number painted
Competition letters as vinyl stickers | optional / upgradeable
Competition letters painted | optional / upgradeable
Competition letters painted, clear coated and sanded smooth | optional / upgradeable
Layout for shading or special script | optional / upgradeable more…

Attention: Fluorierend paint is not permanently UV resistent and may fade over time

Anti-collision markings SHK design | optional / upgradeable
Double-layer anti-collision markings in fluorierend red RAL 3023 SHK standard design | optional / upgradeable
Layout for special designs with masking | optional / upgradeable more…

Attention: Flourecend paint is not permanently UV resistent and may bleach out over time.

Flarm antenna Dolba BD12 | optional / upgradeable
Receptacle in the fin for TE, statid/TE or triple sensor | upgradeable more…

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Installation preparation for transponder antenna type Dolba in the fin
Variometer/Cruise switch on control stick | optional / upgradeable
Protection cover for probe receptacle with warning flag | optional / upgradeable
Gear warning | optional / upgradeable
Pitot probe extension | optional / upgradeable more…
Pitot probe extension | optional / upgradeable more…
Salzinger Multi-sensor probe system MNIC/UN (pitot + TE + static) | optional / upgradeable more…
Salzinger Multi-sensor probe, system DN (pitot + TE + static) | optional / upgradeable more…
TE probe Salzinger DN with statik sensor | optional / upgradeable more…
TE static probe system Brözel | optional / upgradeable more…
TE probe Salzinger DN | optional / upgradeable more…
TE probe ILEC, length 500mm | optional / upgradeable more…
TE probe ILEC, length 900mm | optional / upgradeable more…
Tail dolly | optional / upgradeable more…
Tow bar, foldable | optional / upgradeable more…
Wing wheel system Sifi | optional / upgradeable
Tow bar with tail lifting arm, system Cobra | optional / upgradeable more…

Standard Equipment and Options - Discus-2b

Maughmer Winglets
Wings and fuselage build from Carbon Fibre Composite
Safety cockpit built from Carbon/Kevlar composite more…
Triple panel dive brakes
Tost-Penta wheel with hyraulic disc brake | optional / upgradeable more…

Installing the Tost Penta wheel allows a mass reduction of about 40% compared to the Classic version and thanks to the asymmetric splitting of the wheel, the tire mounting is very easy. The hydraulic brake calliper guarantees best brake power. 
The modification is classified as Limited Pilot Owner Maintenance according to M.A.803 and can be executed by the pilot/ owner.

Behringer wheel with hyraulic disc brake | optional / upgradeable more…

Hydraulic disc brakes allow a better adjustment and a higher brake power, even on difficult landing grounds.

Shock-absorbing retractable main undercarriage with drum bakes
Nose release
Automatic control hook-ups
Additional mounts for 2 batteries next to the undercarriage | optional / upgradeable more…
Battery holder in the fin | optional
Tail tank | optional more…

In case of top-heaviness, the tail tank can be filled with water to improve the flight quality. 

Canopy cover
Additional C/G release hook | optional / upgradeable
Oxygen cylinder mount | optional / upgradeable more…
Air filled tail wheel (200x50) | optional / upgradeable
Control gap seals, additional teflon sealing on ailerons and flaps | optional / upgradeable
Emergency exit assist system NOAH | optional / upgradeable more…

Please click here for details.

Total rescue system GRS | optional more…

Please click here for details.

Engine box to retrofit a turbo system | optional
Seat pan and cockpit floor visibly laminated in Carbon/Kevlar Composite
Cockpit sides in spotted paint
Tilt-up instrument panel | optional / upgradeable more…
Adjustable seat back with integrated headrest more…
Adjustable rudder pedals
Schroth oder Gadringer safety harnesses with rotary buckles
Adjustable ventilation outlets on the side panel
Additional ventilation air scoop in the side windows more…
Seat cushion with shock absorbing foam | upgradeable more…
Cockpit sides upholstered and with pockets
Combination pouch for aircraft books and main pin more…
Blue tinted canopy | optional / upgradeable
Cockpit interior in leather | optional / upgradeable
Logger mount for cockpit side wall | optional / upgradeable
Set of 3 trim weights | optional / upgradeable
Finish in T 35 (Vorgelat)
Finish with Polyurethane Arcyl paint | optional more…

Avoids cracking due to low temperatures as well as yellowing of the surface

Registration number painted
Competition letters as vinyl stickers | optional / upgradeable
Competition letters painted | optional / upgradeable
Competition letters painted, clear coated and sanded smooth | optional / upgradeable
Layout for shading or special script | optional / upgradeable more…

Attention: Fluorierend paint is not permanently UV resistent and may fade over time

Anti-collision markings SHK design | optional / upgradeable
Double-layer anti-collision markings in fluorierend red RAL 3023 SHK standard design | optional / upgradeable
Layout for special designs with masking | optional / upgradeable more…

Attention: Flourecend paint is not permanently UV resistent and may bleach out over time.

Flarm antenna Dolba BD12 | optional / upgradeable
Receptacle in the fin for TE, statid/TE or triple sensor | upgradeable more…

R

Installation preparation for transponder antenna type Dolba in the fin
Variometer/Cruise switch on control stick | optional / upgradeable
Protection cover for probe receptacle with warning flag | optional / upgradeable
Gear warning | optional / upgradeable
Pitot probe extension | optional / upgradeable more…
Pitot probe extension | optional / upgradeable more…
Salzinger Multi-sensor probe system MNIC/UN (pitot + TE + static) | optional / upgradeable more…
Salzinger Multi-sensor probe, system DN (pitot + TE + static) | optional / upgradeable more…
TE probe Salzinger DN with statik sensor | optional / upgradeable more…
TE static probe system Brözel | optional / upgradeable more…
TE probe Salzinger DN | optional / upgradeable more…
TE probe ILEC, length 500mm | optional / upgradeable more…
TE probe ILEC, length 900mm | optional / upgradeable more…
Tail dolly | optional / upgradeable more…
Tow bar, foldable | optional / upgradeable more…
Wing wheel system Sifi | optional / upgradeable
Tow bar with tail lifting arm, system Cobra | optional / upgradeable more…

Further Discus-2 Models


The Front Electric Sustainer (FES) electrical engine now also provides the Discus-2c with an environment-friendly, silent and intuitive to use insurance agains unwanted outlandings. Starting immediately and almost impossible to operate wrongly, this system - in combination with the Discus-2c's perfect control balance and well-known harmonic flight characteristics - provides the ideal solution for both ambitious competitive pilots and day-to-day usage in a gliding club.


This 18m glider combines agile and harmless flight characteristics with gliding performance reserved to open class gliders only a few years ago. Thanks to the perfect control balance and the harmonic gliding characteristics, you'll feel comfortable and relaxed the first moment you'll fly a Discus-2c. The glider of choice for routined competition pilots, the outstanding everyday glider for ambitious performance pilots or the demanded single-seater in a gliding club.


The combination of the versatility of using a Discus-2cT and the easy usage of its engine  make it the ideal piece of sports equipment for competitions or ambitious cross-country flights, the perfect companion for soaring safaris - or simply the robust favorite glider of any gliding club.