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Roberts Cygnet


Designed by Donald Roberts, the Cygnet, which first flew in 1992, was the only U.S. entrant in the IGC/ OSTIC World Class sailplane design contest (won by the Polish designed PW-5). It has balanced DFS type airbrakes for approach control, and is fitted with a ballistic parachute emergency recovery system. The structure is steel tube and aluminum with GFRP fairings.

Wing span: 13 m / 42.65 ft
Wing area: 9.57 sq.m / 103 sq.ft
Aspect ratio: 18
Empty Weight: 165 kg / 364 lb
Payload: 110 kg / 242 lb
Gross Weight: 275 kg / 606 lb
Wing Load: 28.7 kg/sq.m / 5.88 lb/sq.ft
Water Ballast: 0 kg
Seats: 1
No. Built: 1



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