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Model number schempp-hirth discus discus b

General Information of Schempp-Hirth Discus
Designer : Klaus Holighaus

Manufacturer : Schempp-Hirth

Number Built : >850

Role : Standard-class sailplane

General characteristics of Schempp-Hirth Discus
Aspect Ratio : 21.3

Crew : 1

Empty Weight : 233 kg (514 lb)

Height : 1.27 m (4 ft 2 in)

Length : 6.68 m (21 ft 11 in)

Max Takeoff Weight : 525 kg (1,157 lb)

Wing Area : 10.58 m2 (113.9 sq ft)

Wingspan : 15 m (49 ft 3 in)

Performance of Schempp-Hirth Discus
G Limits : 2.65

Maximum Glide Ratio : 42.2:1 at 100km/h (54kn; 62mph)

Never Exceed Speed : 250km/h (155mph; 135kn) in smooth air 200km/h (110kn; 120mph) in rough air 180km/h (97kn; 110mph) on aero-tow 150km/h (81kn; 93mph) on winch launch

Rate Of Sink : 0.59m/s (116ft/min) at 78km/h (42kn; 48mph)

Stall Speed : 66km/h (41mph; 36kn)

Wing Loading : 49.62kg/m2 (10.16lb/sqft)

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