An aerobatic, 4-meter, all-molded, sailplane in 1:3.75 scale. The wing comes standard with winglets, Schempp-Hirth air brakes, air tow release mechanism, and retractable landing gear.
4-Meter Scale Sailplane
The all-molded Discus 2b is an aerobatic radio controlled model sailplane in 1:3.75 scale. The wing has a span of four meters and comes standard with winglets.
The fuselage of the Discus 2b is made of fiberglass. The cockpit is equipped with a molded seat. If the customer wishes, the cockpit can be custom equipped with seat covers, upholstered side panels, control levers, a control panel, microphone and map. The canopy opens to the side just like the real sailplane.
The wing is of sandwich construction, made of fiberglass and Herex sandwich materials. The wing spar is made of glass roving and fiberglass sandwich web filled with balsa. The attachment of the wing to the fuselage is managed by extending the wing spar through the fuselage and securing both via locking pin, just the way it is in the real sailplane.
Discus 2b is equipped with Schempp-Hirth air brakes, an air tow release mechanism and retractable landing gear. Instead of the standard retractable landing gear the model can be fitted with a folding retractable landing gear, just the way it is in the real planes. The model has the original true scale sailplane livery applied. If the customer wishes, the colour of the standard decals can be changed or these can be completely custom made.
The scale model Discus 2b can be fitted with an Elicker’s 14 or 16 inch retractable pylon. The model can have the fuselage adjusted, pre-cut and fixed with a door, i.e., ready for the installation of the retractable unit or, it can have the pylon completely installed by us.
With basic equipment, the Discus 2b requires eight (8) servos, i.e., elevator, rudder, ailerons, airbrakes, retractable landing gear and air tow release mechanism. If modified as an M version, the model requires an additional servo for the retractable pylon.
Video by Phillip Tadman