Relaxed Flying.

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-2cT. The Turbo sustainer system proven for decades adds the certainty to do without risky outlandings and long retrieval trips. When you are running out of lift, you can rely on your Turbo. 

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 ideal companion for soaring safaris - or simply the robust favorite glider of any gliding club.Perfect Combination.

Perfect Combination.

With 18 meters wing span and more than one additional meter of wing area compared to the Standard Class version, the Discus-2cT can be flown at very low wing loads and above-average climbing performance, despite the slightly higher empty weight due to the turbo system.

 

Reliable and Simple Activation.

If thermal conditions let you down, you simply activate a switch to automatically extract the 15.3 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.

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.) 320 kg 704 lb
Max. all-up mass 525 kg 1157 lb
Wing loading (approx.) 36.4 - 52 kg/m² 7.5 - 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.) 330 kg 726 lb
Max. all-up mass 565 kg 1246 lb
Wing loading (approx.) 32.6 - 50 kg/m² 6.7 - 10.2 lb/ft²
Max. permitted speed 280 km/h 151 kts (174 mph)
  metric imperial
Engine type Solo 2350 Solo 2350
Power 15.3 kW / 20.8 PS 20.5 hp
Propeller asymmetrical foldable 5-blade-propeller asymmetrical foldable 5-blade-propeller
Tank capacity 13.5 liter 3.57 US Gal. / 2.97 IMP Gal.

Standard Equipment and Options

Wings and fuselage build from Carbon Fibre Composite
Triple panel dive brakes
Safety cockpit built from Carbon/Kevlar composite   more…
Fule tank in fuselage with 12 liters capacity and integrated refueling system
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.

Hand-operated rudder control optional   more…

For pilots with disabilities, details can be found here.

Emergency exit assist system NOAH optional / upgradeable   more…

Please click here for details.

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
Battery 18 Ah to extend and retract the Turbo system   more…
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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Pitot probe extension optional / upgradeable   more…
Salzinger Multi-sensor probe system MNIC/UN (pitot + TE + static) optional / upgradeable   more…
Pitot probe extension optional / upgradeable   more…
Electronic turbo engine control unit with automatic extension and retraction, for front seat
Variometer/Cruise switch on control stick optional / upgradeable
Pneumatic switch, required for motorized flight optional / upgradeable   more…
Gear warning optional / upgradeable
Protection cover for probe receptacle with warning flag optional / upgradeable
Installation preparation for transponder antenna type Dolba in the fin
Salzinger Multi-sensor probe, system DN (pitot + TE + static) optional / upgradeable   more…
TE static probe system Brözel optional / upgradeable   more…
TE probe Salzinger DN with statik sensor optional / upgradeable   more…
TE probe Salzinger DN optional / upgradeable   more…
TE probe ILEC, length 900mm optional / upgradeable   more…
TE probe ILEC, length 500mm 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.


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 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.