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.

  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

Maughmer Winglets
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. 

Wings and fuselage build from Carbon Fibre Composite
Safety cockpit built from Carbon/Kevlar composite more…
Triple panel dive brakes
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.

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.

Shock-absorbing retractable main undercarriage with drum bakes
Nose release
Automatic control hook-ups
Additional mounts for 2 batteries next to the undercarriage | optional / upgradeable more…
Batterien nicht enthalten / Batteries not included
Battery holder in the fin | optional
Tail tank | optional more…

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

Canopy cover
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.

Additional C/G release hook | optional / upgradeable
Oxygen cylinder mount | optional / upgradeable more…
Air filled tail wheel (200x50) | optional / upgradeable
Control gap seals, additional teflon sealing on ailerons and flaps | optional / upgradeable
Emergency exit assist system NOAH | optional / upgradeable more…

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Total rescue system GRS | optional more…

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

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

Registration number painted
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.

Flarm antenna Dolba BD12 | optional / upgradeable
Receptacle in the fin for TE, statid/TE or triple sensor | upgradeable more…


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

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.