From the beginning, the Arcus has been designed as a self-launching two-seater without compromises. Flying it as a glider, the extra-weight of the powerful 70 hp engine goes practically unnoticed by the pilot. The Arcus M impresses by its high performance and agile, harmonic gliding characteristics. The Arcus also impresses when using its engine, displaying a phenomenally short take-off distance and an impressive climb rate.
Three-layered Schempp-Hirth air brakes allow short and precise landing approaches. Taxiing is child’s play as the rudder-integrated tail wheel supports simple and precise steering.
Engine start-up is straightforward and easy thanks to the newly designed automatic. To engage the engine, the pilot only needs to switch on the ignition and press the start button once the engine has been fully extracted. The engine’s start setup is always optimized by a microprocessor to match the current environment.
Disengaging the engine is just as easy. After switching off the ignition on the Ilec engine control unit, the control unit automatically stops and fixes propeller in the correct upright position and the engine gets retracted.
|Wing span||20 m||65.62 ft|
|Wing area||15.59 m²||167.81 ft²|
|Fuselage length||8.73 m||28.64 ft|
|Empty mass (approx.)||550 kg||1212 lb|
|Max. all-up mass||800 kg||1764 lb|
|Wing loading (approx.)||38.5 - 51.3 kg/m²||7.9 - 10.5 lb/ft²|
|Max. permitted speed||280 km/h||151 kts (174 mph)|
|Engine type||Solo 2625-02i||Solo 2625-02i|
|Power||50 kW / 68 PS||67hp|
|Tank capacity||17.5 liter||4.6 US Gal. / 3.8 IMP Gal.|
Standard Equipment and Options
In case of top-heaviness, the tail tank can be filled with water to improve the flight quality.
For single seaters, only compatible with 18m wing span. Especially for self-launching sailplanes, the wing tip wheels ease the starting.
Avoids cracking due to low temperatures as well as yellowing of the surface
Attention: Fluorierend paint is not permanently UV resistent and may fade over time
Attention: Flourecend paint is not permanently UV resistent and may bleach out over time.
Required if the pilot in command is to fly from the back seat