The Duo Discus is the current two seater design in
production by Schempp-Hirth in Germany. It comes with a span of 20 m and a glide ratio of
about 45. This glider was designed for training, thus having performance similar to the
original one seater Discus. It's particular look with the triple taper leading
edge and forward swept wings is really graceful in the air. We are very proud to offer
here a (~1:6.5) all glass semi-scale reproduction of a very high performance glider.
The size of this glider makes it a good candidate to get
into scale soaring. As the kit comes with either finished sheeted and covered
wings or hollow moulded wings, they are very accurately
reproduced. The canopy tray has also the mouldings for the instrument mushroom done. The HQ
airfoil has very smooth and forgiving flying characteristics. Also easy to hi-start, it
likes it behind a tow plane for thermal duration flying. It has nice thermalling
capability, and the wings are strong enough, so you can wring it out on the slope.
This is not a kit, the model comes completely built, and
ready for radio installation. Only a few hours are required, before you go to the field.
The wings hollow molded as any other surface (rudder, elevator). Airbrakes are installed
and ready to be connected by the mean of a micro servo in the wing. The high gloss,
gel coated fiberglass fuselage has the wing joiner carrying tubes and the rudder control
tube installed. Retract is installed and functional. A small package hardware and a short
building instruction are completing the kit.
Radio requirements are two micro servos for the ailerons,
and two additional micro servos for the airbrakes. Three regular servos for the elevator,
rudder and retract. An additional servo might be installed for aerotow.
Duo Discus 3.1m all moulded ARF kit,
with landing gear installed, price: 1039.00 U$