Xtreme A.R.F. SH-Discus 2 A
We strive to get our Gliders closest possible to the full scale ones, we target quality and security on all of our airframes. Each Glider is state-of-art build.
- Fuselage Length: 2750 mm
- Wing Span: 6000 mm
- Scale: 1/3.75
- Radio Control: 8 Chanels 7 Servos
- Color Scheme and finishing according to customer specifications
The SH-Discus 2 A is built utilizing advanced composites, forms, ribs and control board are constructed in Carbon Fiber.
Each model are serialized from the beginning to the end for a single customer and it will be shipped with the QC form indicating step by step all the building phases that the plane has undergone, resulting in the final approval and released from the QC department.
Accessories are included on this glider like, undercarriage, air valves, airlines, connectors etc...
Landing gear, wheels, doors, and other major components are professionaly installed for you.
Spare parts and touch-ups will be sent with the model.
A little about history
The Discus was the first production sailplane to have a distinctive swept-back leading edge. This is now common in contemporary sailplanes.
Studies had long shown that the ideal wing for minimizing induced drag should be an elliptic planform.
To keep production costs down, a triple-trapezoidal approximation of this shape was adopted for the Discus.
The wing section was also new. Winglets were only available towards the end of the production run, though many have been retro-fitted.
The fuselage and tail were adapted from the Schempp-Hirth Ventus.
A version with a narrow fuselage is called the Discus 'a' and the wider fuselage version is called the 'b'.
In plan view the almost crescent shape of the leading edge is similar to the Discus but is tapered in three stages. An entirely new wing section is used.
The dihedral towards the tips was greatly increased compared with the Discus. Winglets are an optional extra.
The fuselage was specifically designed to be highly crash resistant. In U.S. Air Force service the Discus-2b is known as the TG-15B.
The Discus-2 has also been successful though the competition from the Rolladen-Schneider LS8 and the Alexander Schleicher ASW 28.