I'm talking like the AMS Apis or something....Mr. Ike wrote:As most pilots on here would rather have a real glider, I don't think there will be much demand for an Ultralight class. (Ultralight gliders are basically just glorified hanggliders imho)
I'm probably going to save up and buy a Silent 2 Targa or Apis for real. I don't want to blast my pocket with a Vents 2cxm... or DG808DiscusCSflyer wrote:those ultralight sailplanes have a very small wingload and so they have a very bad glide ratio at higher speeds.
I don't see many people flying with the k13 or pw-5, so i guess there wont be many people flying ultralight-sailplanes.
Thanks for the suggestionsDiscusCSflyer wrote:did you already think about buying a "used" glider?For the price of an silent 2 or apis you'll get a dg400!
or if you buy a non self-launching glider you'll get newer std. class or old 15-m class(ventus b) with turbo.
yes,they may have a glide ratio of 40 but for example a std-libelle is equal with the silent 2 already at about 110km/h and with the optiopn of the libelle to improve the wingloading with water ballast it's polar is even better.
Hmm, then I must avoid that Kestrel thingy then...DiscusCSflyer wrote:as already said,the rigging of a sailplane is not much more difficult than the rigging of an ultralight plane.
and the kestrel 19 has extremely heavy wings as far as i can remember^^
i never heard from bad behavior of the dg400 and there are many dg's flying around in my region.
it would be helpful if you may post how you are gliding?
ridge,thermal or a mix,because if you have strong winds in your country(i have no idea of gliding in thailamnd )you really should buy a plane which has a hgher wingloading than an ultralight one.
DiscusCSflyer wrote:if your wingload is higher,that means mostly that the glider has a bigger mass,then your best glide ratio is at a higher speed.
ultralight sailplanes may have a good glide ratio,but they are very light(name )and so their wing loading is not as big as that from normal gliders.that means at higher speeds their sink rate is getting much bigger then on comparable gliders.
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