Performance benchmarks in the Two-Seater Class have been re-defined by the Arcus. Whether clubs are aiming to achieve OLC top positions or privat pilots plan record flights, competition results or interesting safari flights - the Arcus provides the ideal means to put these ideas into practice. The joint flight experience will double your pleasure and success.
To fly the probably best two-seater glider that has yet been designed doesn't mean that you have to forgo plannable and safe long distance flights. At minimal additional weight, the turbo engine option turns an Arcus into an Arcus T. Should you run out or lift, you can always rely on the turbo engine - as not every glider pilot needs the adventure of a nightly retrieval by trailer.
Even though designed for self-launch capabilities without compromises, the Arcus is still an extremely agile two-seater with very balanced flight characteristics. The motorglider’s performance spectrum reaches from ambitious cross-country flights to unbelievable record flights and regularly puts the self-launching Arcus into top positions in competitions and championships.
Thanks to the electric engine system proven in Lange Aviation's Antares series, the Arcus E flies silently, with little vibration and no exhaust fumes and with remarkable take-off performance. The almost legendary Arcus handling combined with the super-simple and reliable engine control makes the Arcus E probably the most advanced glider of its class.
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.
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.
Easy to fly, comfortable, handy, agile - with outstanding performance: The Duo-Discus XL is the perfect device for enjoying flights together, whether in syndicates, in the family or in daily gliding club operation.
The Duo-Discus XL is the perfect device for enjoying flights together, whether in syndicates, in the family or in daily gliding club operation. And with its proven Turbo sustainer system, outlandings become a story of the past.
The handy 23m wingspan makes maneuvering on the ground easy, and even more so once in the air. A very slim wing with high aspect ratio and up to 250 liters of water ballast ensure wing loads between 39 and 59 kg/m² make this glider extremely flexible, further enhanced by the independence provided by the powerful and easy to operate engine system that allows the Quintus to take-off wherever needed.
The handiness of the 23m wingspan makes for easy maneuvering on the ground, but especially in the air.
Our new Ventus demonstrates what the self-launching Performance Edition is capable of - and German Junior pilot Simon Briel shows us what can be achieved!
The third issue of our new magazine can now be dowloaded.
At this year's OSTIV meeting in Hosín, CZ, former Schempp-Hirth head engineer Helmut Treiber was honoured with the highest scientific award in the gliding world, the OSTIV-Prize. Schempp-Hirth owners...
We congratulate the new World Champions and Podium Winners of the 18m Class, 20m Two-Seater Class and Open Class!
Ventus-3T is the first model of the new Ventus Series that just received it's EASA type certificate.
You can now download issue no 2 of our new magazine.
Qualification for German 18m nationals 2019, Hockenheim May 2018, interview with Holger Karow by Bernd Weber (SHK)
We congratulate Bert Schmelzer to his extraordinary foehn flight in the Alps which he made with a Discus 2cT.
Yesterday late afternoon, Schempp-Hirth engineer Joachim Krauter performed the first extensive flight tests of the new Ventus with 15m wingspan. He was more than delighted about the harmonic flight...
We are proud to release the first issue of Minimoa, our new magazine for pilots & fans of Schempp-Hirth.
Great photos of Tilo Holighaus flying the new Ventus-3M, with contribution from aerokurier
Congratulations to the winners!
Chilean Grand Prix Final competitor René Vidal about his first impressions on the new Ventus flying in the mountains of Chile - and why he feels safe.
After several days of nervous weather observation, conditions eventually allowed us to maiden-fly two prototypes: The eagerly-awaited, self-launch capable Performance Edition of the new Ventus...
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