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With a wingspan of 18 m, the DISCUS-2c presents an interesting alternative to the full standard class spectrum. With this modern wing concept we have joined the newest research insights with our long years development of the 18 m wings. The result is a glider which melds the agility and harmonious flight characteristics of the older open class gliders. Through the increased empty weight of 1240 lb the surface loading area yields itself between 6.3 -10,2 lb/ft2. Coupled together with the 15 m wing tips option, one can have an unbelievable flying spectrum at their disposal. The perfect fit of the rudder, elevator and harmoniously connected wings gives the pilot, from the first flight, a true and relaxing flight experience. Through the simple handling and the varied flight possibilities the Discus-2c is well suited for competition pilots, ambitious performance pilots as well as for operating within the normal club activities with less experienced pilots.

A completely new wing has been designed in close cooperation with Dr. Karl-Heinz Horstmann (wing geometry, profile) and Professor Mark Maughmer (new type of winglet). Following reciprocal checking of the designs and test results an optimally tuned unit comprising the outer wing and winglet has been created. The positive development experience with the VENTUS-2cx, showed us that DISCUS 18 m wing tips could successfully be accomplished. The new and large dimensioned ailerons plays an important role in dealing with the remarkable fast roll rate of the glider.

 

Cockpit strengthening

Increased pilot safety in cockpit area. Together with the increased maximum flight weight, the cockpit area has been clearly strengthened and stiffened. New safety knowledge, combined with our former safety developments, was worked into our new series fuselage.

The DISCUS-2c is a standard class glider with a very wide flight spectrum, which experienced competition pilots as well as new pilots to the sport will thoroughly enjoy.

 

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Wing span

18/15m

Wing area

11,36/ 10,16m²

Max. all-up mass

565/ 525kg

Empty mass approx.

278/ 266kg

 

 

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Wing span

59.06/49.21ft

Wing area

122.28/109.36ft²

Empty mass approx.

606/584lb

Max. all-up mass

1246/1157lb

 

 

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