Get Home Electrically.
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. With the proven electrical FES (Front Electric Sustainer) system built by LZ Design, the Discus-2c now also has an option for an innovative, environment-friendly sustainer system that is very different from all former systems.
The reliable and lighting-fast starting and stopping of the engine with any noticeable additional drag allows to spontaneously use the electrical engine, which opens completely new perspectives. The powered flight is perceived in a very new way and can be enjoyed by puristic glider pilots.
With 18 meters wing span and more than one additional meter of wing area compared to the Standard Class version, the Discus-2c can be flown at very low wing loads and above-average climbing performance, despite the slightly higher empty weight due to the FES system.
Simple and easy - and thus safe.
Operation is extremely simple: Just toggle a switch and adjust the engine power with a rotary switch. This is all it take to gain height at almost no vibration and minimal engine noise. Operating mistakes are practically impossible and the pilot's attention remains available for other flight decisions.
In typical use, the pilot will switch to horizontal cruise mode for maximum endurance after a short climb that can be increased to a climb rate of 2 m/s when needed.
Switching off the engine, the propeller will automatically stop in the defined end position and the blades will fold onto the fuselage. The powered aeroplane has become a glider within seconds.
The foldable propeller is located at the tip of the fuselage. The blades fold tightly onto the fuselage when not in use. Two 16kg batteries are safely stowed in a compartment behind the wings in the fuselage, can be reached from above and easily taken out for charging.
Deliberately abandoning extraction and retraction of the engine saves complex components - and valuable time when engine help is needed.
The FES system allows climb rates of more than 2 m/s. Using it for horizontal cruise, the batteries support up to 45 minutes of engine time (at around 100 km/h), enough to escape weak thermal conditions or to fly home safely.
|Wing span||18 m||59.06 ft|
|Wing area||11.39 m²||122.56 ft²|
|Fuselage length||6.78 m||28.64 ft|
|Empty mass (approx.)||*** kg||**** lb|
|Max. all-up mass||*** kg||**** lb|
|Wing loading (approx.)||**.* - **.* kg/m²||*.* - **.* lb/ft²|
|Max. permitted speed||280 km/h||151 kts (174 mph)|
|Max. Power||20 kW / 27 PS||27 hp|
|Max. Torque||75 Nm||75 Nm|
|Weight||7.3 kg||16.09 lb|
|Charging time||150min+ (1.6kW)||150min+ (1.6kW)|
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 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.