Enhanced Arcus presented at AERO 2019
At April 20, 2019 Schempp-Hirth presented a new Arcus Arcus that has been enhanced by many details.
This page is currently being redesigned to reflect these enhancements. We kindly ask for your patience.
In the meantime, you can download the press announcement released for the AERO as a PDF.
Will always get you home.
Should you run out of lift, you can always rely on the turbo engine. Not every pilot needs the adventure of a nightly retrieval by trailer. With the turbo engine, you can plan your long-distance flights a lot better. The useful and simple sustainer system needs very little attention and maintenance. At minimal additional weight, the turbo engine turns an Arcus into an Arcus T.
Reliable and Simple Activation
If thermal conditions let you down, you simply activate a switch to automatically extract the 22 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.
Backseat drivers supported.
The optional second engine control unit supports operating the engine from the back seat as well as from the front seat. With this option installed, the back seat can be declared as the seat of the responsible pilot, allowing you to fly guests seated in the front seat.
|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.)||500 kg||1102 lb|
|Max. all-up mass||800 kg||1764 lb|
|Wing loading (approx.)||36.5 - 51.3 kg/m²||7.4 - 10.5 lb/ft²|
|Max. permitted speed||280 km/h||151 kts (174 mph)|
|Engine type||Solo 2350 D||Solo 2350 D|
|Power||22 kW / 30 PS||30 hp|
|Propeller||asymmetrical foldable 5-blade-propeller||asymmetrical foldable 5-blade-propeller|
|Tank capacity||16 liter||4.2 US Gal. / 3.5 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 when the pilot in command is in the rear seat