Fuss-free Performance.

The Discus-2c's modern wing concept combines latest scientific insight with year of experience in the development of 18 m gliders. The result is a glider that combines agile and harmless flight characteristics with gliding performance reserved to open class gliders a few years ago

Perfectly balanced.

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. Easy to use and numerous possible uses make the Discus-2c the glider of choice for routined competition pilots, the outstanding everyday glider for serious, ambitious cross-country pilots or the demanded single-seater in a gliding club.

Broad perfomance spectrum.

The maximum take-off mass, which was increased from the Discus-2 to 565 kg, permits wing loads from 31 to 50 kg/. In combination with the 15m wingtips, this results in an unbelievably broad usage spectrum.

Outer wing / Maughmer Winglets 

The out wing was developed in close cooperation with Dr. Karl-Heinz Horstmann (wing geometry, profiles) and Prof. Dr. Mark Maughmer (new winglet). As with the Ventus-2cx outer wing development, the cross examination of ideas and findings resulted in an optimally tuned unity between outer wing and winglet. Positive experience gained with the Ventus-2cx outer wing could be adopted directly into the Discus-2c's outer wing.

The large ailerons provide for an above-average roll rate right back to the lower end of the speed range. The perfectly harmonized controls allow even the irregular pilot to thermal effortlessly without many corrections. The reward of this combination between outer wing, Maughmer winglets and the proven Discus-2 airfoil is an above-average and easy to acquire rate of climb, combined with the gain in high-speed cruise known from the Ventus-2cx.

Improved Elevator

The new elevator uses the same low drag airfoil from Prof. Loek Boermans as the proven Ventus-2cx elevator. With its advantageous double-trapeze planform lengthened to suit the 18 m wings, the following advantages could be achieve:

  • Performance increase due to thinner airfoil with lower drag
  • Increased elevator sensitivity
  • Less bug catching due to thinner airfoil with smaller leading edge radius

Enhanced safety.

In conjunction with the increased maximum take-off weight, substantial reinforcement was added to the canopy frame and the side walls of the cockpit. Newest scientific insight, coupled with the experience gained from the total rescue system, were integrated into this new production fuselage. The result: Increased pilot safety in the cockpit area.

Technical Data

  metric imperial
Wing span 15 m 49.21 ft
Wing area 10.16 m² 109.36 ft²
Aspect ratio 22.2 22.2
Fuselage length 6.78 m 22.24 ft
Empty mass (approx.) 270 kg 595 lb
Max. all-up mass 525 kg 1157 lb
Wing loading (approx.) 33.9 - 52 kg/m² 6.9 - 10.6 lb/ft²
Max. permitted speed 280 km/h 151 kts (174 mph)
  metric imperial
Wing span 18 m 59.06 ft
Wing area 11.36 m² 122.28 ft²
Aspect ratio 28.5 28.5
Fuselage length 6.78 m 22.24 ft
Empty mass (approx.) 280 kg 616 lb
Max. all-up mass 565 kg 1246 lb
Wing loading (approx.) 31.2 - 50 kg/m² 6.4 - 10.2 lb/ft²
Max. permitted speed 280 km/h 151 kts (174 mph)

Standard Equipment and Options

Wings and fuselage build from Carbon Fibre Composite
Triple panel dive brakes
Safety cockpit built from Carbon/Kevlar composite   more…
Additional mounts for 2 batteries next to the undercarriage optional / upgradeable   more…
Batterien nicht enthalten / Batteries not included
Control gap seals, additional teflon sealing on ailerons and flaps optional / upgradeable
Tost-Penta wheel with hyraulic disc brake optional / upgradeable   more…

Installing the Tost Penta wheel allows a mass reduction of about 40% compared to the Classic version and thanks to the asymmetric splitting of the wheel, the tire mounting is very easy. The hydraulic brake calliper guarantees best brake power. 
The modification is classified as Limited Pilot Owner Maintenance according to M.A.803 and can be executed by the pilot/ owner.

Total rescue system GRS optional   more…

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Emergency exit assist system NOAH optional / upgradeable   more…

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Additional 15 m wingtips Maughmer winglets optional / upgradeable   more…

With little effort, these out wings convert the 18-meter sailplane into a fully-fledged 15-meter glider. 

Shock-absorbing retractable main undercarriage with drum bakes
Maughmer Winglets
Automatic control hook-ups
Engine box to retrofit a turbo system optional
2 wingtip wheels instead of skids optional / upgradeable   more…

For single seaters, only compatible with 18m wing span. Especially for self-launching sailplanes, the wing tip wheels ease the starting.

Oxygen cylinder mount optional / upgradeable   more…
Air filled tail wheel (200x50) optional / upgradeable
Tail tank optional   more…

In case of top-heaviness, the tail tank can be filled with water to improve the flight quality. 

Additional C/G release hook optional / upgradeable
Canopy cover
Battery holder in the fin optional
Nose release
Behringer wheel with hyraulic disc brake optional / upgradeable   more…

Hydraulic disc brakes allow a better adjustment and a higher brake power, even on difficult landing grounds.

Cockpit sides in spotted paint
Schroth oder Gadringer safety harnesses with rotary buckles
Additional ventilation air scoop in the side windows   more…
Combination pouch for aircraft books and main pin   more…
Blue tinted canopy optional / upgradeable
Logger mount for cockpit side wall optional / upgradeable
Set of 3 trim weights optional / upgradeable
Seat pan and cockpit floor visibly laminated in Carbon/Kevlar Composite
Adjustable seat back with integrated headrest   more…
Adjustable rudder pedals
Seat cushion with shock absorbing foam upgradeable   more…
Tilt-up instrument panel optional / upgradeable   more…
Cockpit interior in leather optional / upgradeable
Cockpit sides upholstered and with pockets
Adjustable ventilation outlets on the side panel
Finish in T 35 (Vorgelat)
Registration number painted
Finish with Polyurethane Arcyl paint optional   more…

Avoids cracking due to low temperatures as well as yellowing of the surface

Competition letters as vinyl stickers optional / upgradeable
Competition letters painted optional / upgradeable
Competition letters painted, clear coated and sanded smooth optional / upgradeable
Layout for shading or special script optional / upgradeable   more…

Attention: Fluorierend paint is not permanently UV resistent and may fade over time

Anti-collision markings SHK design optional / upgradeable
Double-layer anti-collision markings in fluorierend red RAL 3023 SHK standard design optional / upgradeable
Layout for special designs with masking optional / upgradeable   more…

Attention: Flourecend paint is not permanently UV resistent and may bleach out over time.

Receptacle in the fin for TE, statid/TE or triple sensor upgradeable   more…

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Installation preparation for transponder antenna type Dolba in the fin
TE probe ILEC, length 500mm optional / upgradeable   more…
TE probe ILEC, length 900mm optional / upgradeable   more…
TE probe Salzinger DN optional / upgradeable   more…
TE probe Salzinger DN with statik sensor optional / upgradeable   more…
TE static probe system Brözel optional / upgradeable   more…
Salzinger Multi-sensor probe, system DN (pitot + TE + static) optional / upgradeable   more…
Protection cover for probe receptacle with warning flag optional / upgradeable
Pitot probe extension optional / upgradeable   more…
Gear warning optional / upgradeable
Variometer/Cruise switch on control stick optional / upgradeable
Pitot probe extension optional / upgradeable   more…
Salzinger Multi-sensor probe system MNIC/UN (pitot + TE + static) optional / upgradeable   more…
Flarm antenna Dolba BD12 optional / upgradeable
Tail dolly optional / upgradeable   more…
Tow bar with tail lifting arm, system Cobra optional / upgradeable   more…
Wing wheel system Sifi optional / upgradeable
Tow bar, foldable optional / upgradeable   more…

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.


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.


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.