Einfach 18m fliegen. Mit Turbo.

Photo: Ulrich Kaiser

Einfach 18m fliegen. Mit Turbo.

Foto: Holger Weitzel

Einfach 18m fliegen. Mit Turbo.

Relaxed Flying.

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-2cT. The Turbo sustainer system proven for decades adds the certainty to do without risky outlandings and long retrieval trips. When you are running out of lift, you can rely on your Turbo. 

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 ideal companion for soaring safaris - or simply the robust favorite glider of any gliding club.Perfect Combination.

Perfect Combination.

With 18 meters wing span and more than one additional meter of wing area compared to the Standard Class version, the Discus-2cT can be flown at very low wing loads and above-average climbing performance, despite the slightly higher empty weight due to the turbo system.

 

Reliable and Simple Activation.

If thermal conditions let you down, you simply activate a switch to automatically extract the 15.3 kW SOLO two-stroke engine by an electrical spindle drive supported by a gas spring. The engine can be easily started using the windmill effect - you just pull and then let go of the decompression handle as instructed in the display of the engine control unit. 

The noise-optimized multi-blade foldable propeller runs at full power, eliminating the need for a starter, choke or throttle.

When done, just switch it off.

Once you have reached the desired altitude, the engine gets stopped and retracted by a simple click.

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 6.78 m 22.24 ft
Empty mass (approx.) 320 kg 704 lb
Max. all-up mass 525 kg 1157 lb
Wing loading (approx.) 36.4 - 52 kg/m² 7.5 - 10.6 lb/ft²
Max. permitted speed 280 km/h 151 kts (174 mph)
metric imperial
Wing span 18 m 59.06 ft
Wing area 11.36 m² 122.28 ft²
Aspect ratio 28.5 28.5
Fuselage length 6.78 m 22.24 ft
Empty mass (approx.) 330 kg 726 lb
Max. all-up mass 565 kg 1246 lb
Wing loading (approx.) 32.6 - 50 kg/m² 6.7 - 10.2 lb/ft²
Max. permitted speed 280 km/h 151 kts (174 mph)
metric imperial
Engine type Solo 2350 SOLO 2350
Power 15.3 kW / 20.8 PS 20.5 hp
Propeller asymmetrical foldable 5-blade-propeller asymmetrical foldable 5-blade-propeller
Tank capacity 13.5 liter 3.57 US Gal. / 2.97 IMP Gal.

Standard Equipment and Options

Maughmer Winglets
Additional 15 m wingtips Maughmer winglets | optional / upgradeable more…

With little effort, these out wings convert the 18-meter sailplane into a fully-fledged 15-meter glider. 

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. 

Battery 18 Ah to extend and retract the Turbo system more…
Canopy cover
Fule tank in fuselage with 12 liters capacity and integrated refueling system
2 wingtip wheels instead of skids | optional / upgradeable more…

Only compatible with the 18m wing. Especially for self-launching sailplanes, the wing tip wheels ease the starting.

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
Hand-operated rudder control | optional more…

For pilots with disabilities, details can be found here.

Emergency exit assist system NOAH | optional / upgradeable more…

Please click here for details.

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…

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Installation preparation for transponder antenna type Dolba in the fin
Electronic turbo engine control unit with automatic extension and retraction, for front seat
Variometer/Cruise switch on control stick | optional / upgradeable
Protection cover for probe receptacle with warning flag | optional / upgradeable
Gear warning | optional / upgradeable
Pneumatic switch, required for motorized flight | optional / upgradeable more…
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 long tradition of the Discus as the leading Standard Class glider has been taken over and deepened by the Discus-2. While continuously reaching top positions at World Championships, European Championships and Nationals, its pleasant handling has also made it popular as an all-round glider.


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 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.