The Duo Discus is the
current two-place sailplane in production at Schempp-Hirth in Germany. Itís triple-taper leading edge and forward swept wings span 20 m giving
it a glide ratio of 45:1 and a wonderful graceful appearance in the air. Although it has performance similar to the original single place Discus,
this glider was designed for training, making it more forgiving and very popular
within the pilots.
With a span of 6.06 meters this 1:3.3 scale
Duo Discus is one of our finest scale gliders. It carries several interesting features.
It brakes down so that it is very transportable, even in a standard car.
An exceptional weight to size ratio, and a great handling, for easy thermal
The construction of this model is a mix of
all moulded parts, like the fuselage, cockpit frame, and interior and
the proven SAS technology of Obechi sheeted foam wings. The wing brakes down
into 4 pieces and is joined at the fuselage by a square 25mm square joiner. The
tip panels a joined with a 16mm dia. joiner. Wings feature a solid full span
spar system, giving the highest strength for very high speed and aerobatics.
Wings and elevator are supplied finished and sanded to shape, in a ready to
cover stage. Servo bays are installed and ready to receive the servos. For the
fuselage all needed bulkheads and parts are ready CNC cut. Rudder and elevator
servo installation is designed into the fin, and the necessary hardware is
included. Ailerons are split and live hinged. They require each a servo,
allowing the possibility of proportional mix and differential. A clear canopy
and a moulded fibreglass frame is supplied in the kit. CNC machined frames and
parts are supplied to received the retractable landing gear and the tail wheel.
As a novelty, a complete scale cockpit outfit kit is supplied, it comes with
both CNC milled instrument panels with instruments to complete the cockpit. Per
customer which it is also possible to install easily a self launch system.
Exclusive kit with all parts needed
to finish it. Sturdy, all white epoxy/fiberglass fuselage, clear canopy,
fibreglass moulded cockpit frame. Elevator ready to cover. CNC cut fuselage
bulkhead set with servo tray. High strength, Obechi sheeted wing, with full spar
system. All joiner system installed, airbrakes installed, servo bay ready,
finished sanded, ready to cover. Moulded scale cockpit kit. Extensive hardware
set, decals set and instructions.
Duo Discus cockpit outfit kit, all moulded parts and cnc
cut parts for the instruments panels, this kit is included in the kit. Price if
bought separately: N/A
Optional retractable landing gear for Duo Discus (112m dia wheel), includes
installation hardware. This is not included in the kit. Price:
Radio requirements are four micro servos for the
ailerons and two for the airbrakes, and four regular servos for the
elevator, rudder, retract, and tow release.
Duo Discus (6.06 m)
Duo Discus T (6.06 m) ARC glider kit with self launch system, price: