Main Menu

Aeros Ltd Discus
discus_1

Aeros has been working on an intermediate design for about 3 years, but had not made it the priority that was warranted. The first prototype was flying in the spring of 2002 and U.S. Aeros received the first prototype during the summer for testing. After receiving this glider, U.S. Aeros’ VP, Sunny Venesky worked with the designers at the Aeros factory to fine tune the glider to get it ready for the market.

The criteria for this glider was, very stable on tow (without a fin), very stable in roll – mindlessly predictable handling, very easy to land, and vg operation that actually does something

The result is a glider that is the easiest to land than Aeros has ever produced before.

It combines high performance with simple piloting and maintaining, that makes it a perfect wing for those who do not take part in competitions, but wish to experience soaring.

Since 2006, the Discus glider has been available in all sizes, including Discus 12 and Discus 13. The Discus C becomes available for those pilots who are keen on high performance, light weight and easy handling all in one.

The Discus’ design has curved tips, is very stable on tow, and the variable geometry mechanism allows control of the sail tension in the air, optimizing the glider’s configuration according to flight condition. Featured are curved tips, wire braced washout tube - allowing for reduction in reflex bridles, standard with Finsterwalder aerofoil hardware and speedbar, and is available in an optional 2.4 m (7 ft.) breakdown length.

The glider is available in two modifications: A and B.
- Discus A breakdown length is 4 meters;
- Discus B breakdown length is 2.4 meters.

A Discus M version is also offered. This modification has a different keel tube design that allows use of a number of motorised harnesses such as Mosquito, Doodlebug and the like.

A Discus 15T wing is a choice for a nanolight single-seater trike. This wing utilizes reinforced frame, trike attachment bracket and the control bar shifted backwards.
From the 2006 flying season a Discus version with aluminum airfoil speedbar and basetubes with reduced aerodynamical resistance was available. This was available as a modified Discus, or a separate option (a speedbar, basetubes, lower wires and a keel tube) to upgrade an existing glider.

The Aeros Discus C is an ideal choice for the pilot looking for a high performance glider, whilst maintaining light weight and easy handling.

The standard Aeros Discus has a very respectable performance but the Aeros Discus C is unbeatable for performance in its class.

The Discus C has retained all of the features of the standard Discus. It is a simple machine, stable on tow and very easy to land. The handling is set up for relatively experienced pilots as well as pitch pressure, so flying fast will be comfortable and bar pressure will remain acceptable.

The pulley system is modified for easier use.

The Wills Wing litestream downtube airfoil sections are not as wide as on the Combat, but are convenient and comfortable to hold in the arms.
Available in two Sizes: Discus C14 (13.7 sq.m) and Discus C15 (14.7 sq.m)

The Discus C features Matrix (Bainbridge) sail, Wills Wing Litestream down tubes, Wills Wing aluminium Airfoil basebar with all the streamline fittings, and Wills Wing Slipstream kingpost.

Discus 13
Sail area: 12.8 sq.m (138 sq.ft)    
Wing span: 9.6 m (31.5 ft)
Aspect ratio: 7.2            
Nose angle: 125-128 degs
Pilot clip weight optim.: 75 kg (165 lb)        
Weight (without bags): 28.3 kg (62.3 lb)
No of upper sail battens: 20            
No of bottom sail battens: 4
Breakdown length: 4.9/3.94 m (16.1/12.9 ft)    
Tested load: +6 / -3 G
Wind speed max: 12 m/sec (27 mph)    
Min. airspeed: 29-30 km/h (18-19 mph)
Max. airspeed: 80 km/h (50 mph)    
Min. clip-in weight: 65 kg (143 lb)
Max. clip-in weight: 100 kg (220.5 lb)        

Discus 14
Sail area: 13.7 sq.m (147.5 sq.ft)    
Wing span: 10 m (32.8 ft)
Aspect ratio: 7.3            
Nose angle: 125-128 degs
Pilot clip weight optim.: 85 kg (187 lb)        
Weight (without bags): 31 kg (68 lb)
No of upper sail battens: 20            
No of bottom sail battens: 4
Breakdown length: 5.1/4.1 m (16.7/13.4 ft)    
Tested load: +6 / -3 G
Wind speed max: 12 m/sec (27 mph)    
Min. airspeed: 29-30 km/h (18-19 mph)
Max. airspeed: 80 km/h (50 mph)    
Min. clip-in weight: 75 kg (165 lb)
Max. clip-in weight: 115 kg (254 lb)

Discus 15
Sail area: 14.7 sq.m (158 sq.ft)    
Wing span: 10.3 m (33.8 ft)
Aspect ratio: 7.2            
Nose angle: 125-128 degs
Pilot clip weight optim.: 95 kg (209 lb)        
Weight (without bags): 33 kg (73 lb)
No of upper sail battens: 20            
No of bottom sail battens: 4
Breakdown length: 5.2/4.2 m (17/13.8 ft)    
Tested load: +6 / -3 G
Wind speed max: 12 m/sec (27 mph)    
Min. airspeed: 29-30 km/h (18-19 mph)
Max. airspeed: 80 km/h (50 mph)    
Min. clip-in weight: 85 kg (187 lb)
Max. clip-in weight: 125 kg (276 lb)

Discus C14
Sail area: 13.7 sq.m

Discus C15
Sail area: 14.7 sq.m
 


Copyright © 2017 all-aero. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU General Public License.