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This little Fox is a dynamic performer for only having a 3m span. Energy retention is excellent and aerobatic performance is just as good as its big brother.

Of course, the bright yellow color sure helps see it at altitude too!

The 6.6m Arcus from H-Models is easily one of the nicest flying sailplane on the market today. This aircraft is fully molded, carbon reinforced and available in different configurations. The quality level of this kit is just astonishing, best we ever seen.


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You will get the ultimate soaring experience with this high performance glider and be surprised how docile this glider is in the air, a real performer. It will allow you to explore all the soaring capability, from smooth graceful thermalling to full on aerobatics. Its outstanding behavior makes it a great candidate for scale cross country flying. Again: Ultimate soaring!




The scale detailing of this model is truly outstanding. With the extended wing tips installed, the span stretches out to an impressive 8.40m

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This particular DG-1000 has a Schambeck Up and Go unit (optional) installed inside the fuselage. The motor unit will extend out of the fuselage when activated and retracts back into the fuselage when shut off. Running on 10s, the motor has enough power to pull this 90+ pound behemoth into the air.


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The Hangar 9® ASW 20 4.7m ARF is a model tribute to the single-seat sailplane. Its dramatic wingspan puts it above the 1/3-scale category; however its light weight allows options not typically found in a giant-scale glider. The sleek fuselage is molded fiberglass right up to the vertical fin for a contoured appearance that’s as elegant as the original.


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With a span of 6.6 meters this 1:3 scale Antares 20E is a very fine scale glider. The model has been made in a full carbon version, hollow molded for maximal torsional stiffness. The chosen airfoil has been is optimized for GPS triangle racing, but the airframe has excellent handling for thermal flying and low speed.

Rarely will you attend a soaring event without seeing at least one Antares on the flight line.





This 1/4-scale replica of this internationally recognized sailplane comes with plenty of scale details including a hinged canopy and an authentic Red Bull trim scheme. This great flying plane is ideal for sailplane and aerotow pilots as well as slope soarers. Check out this Video!


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LET's 5.4m Reiher continues to be the premier gull wing sailplane. The fiberglass fuselage combined with foam core/Obeechi covered wings combine for a strong, yet light airplane model.


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The DG-800 S from “Schauberger’s Model Manufacture” is known in Germany as the“UNDESTROYABLE”. Sure enough she is one of the fastest, most precise giant scale gliders ever made. Originally designed and produced on a limited basis by Christian Schauberger, this DG800 is now being produced for production by CARF Models to the same high quality standards as alwasys.


The DG800 can be fitted with an optional turbine mount for all out speed and aerobatics.



The scale model of the HpH 304 Shark is a moulded sailplane combination with carbon in 1:3 scale. The firm, robust construction allows an experienced pilot to fly aerobatics.

The fuselage of 304 Shark is made of fiberglass. The cockpit is equipped with a moulded and cover seat, upholstered side panels, control levers, control panel, microphone and map.

The 8.0m Duo Discus was produced by H-models for many years before being phased out and replaced by the 8.0m Arcus. Although both planes have magnificent flight characteristics, with the edge going to the Arcus of course, due to the modern airfoil, the Duo Discus remains a favorite in many hearts as it gracefully glides overhead.



For those with a V-Tail fascination, this could be the one for you. Fully molded

The Ventus 2cx is a hig14h performance open class (18 m) glider.

With a span of 6 meters this 1:3 scale Ventus 2cx is a very fine scale gliders. The model has been made in version full fibreglass, and the wings has been made with a sandwich method and there has been used Herex. The cockpit comes finished with control columns, upholstered seats, and some scale details such as instrument mushrooms complete with instruments.

Larger, bigger, even bigger luxury and performance, that is what what you will get with this 1:2.5 scale Nimbus 4. The Nimbus 4 is the single seater version of the famous Schempp Hirth high performance sailplane build in Kirchheim/Teck. 26.5m of pure grace and elegance and gorgeous scale reproduction, designed to provide maximum enjoyment and longevity.

Probably the largerst sailplane making the aero-towing circuit today. One all the wing panels are put together, this model spans 10.6m or almost 36ft. Weighing in at just under 50lbs, the Nimbus 4 will stay aloft for hours on even the lightest lift due to it's tremendous span.



The fit and finish of this model are superb. The wing is hollow molded with a massive spar that will take anything you can throw at it. The massive joiner insures a good connection b/t the wings capable of LOTS of G's. You cannot blow this thing up in the air! The spoilers are installed at the factory, and will slow this big model down like a pussycat for landings!

The Discus with a wing span of 4 286mm is a remote control sailplane in 1: 3.5 scale. It is a fully moulded model fortified with carbon at the root of the wing. 12% thickness of the profile allows for smooth penetration in the wind, which makes the model suitable for extreme soaring. Furthermore, the wing has removable winglets. The model is robust enough to withstand aerobatic flying.



The Schempp-Hirth Gö-3 Minimoa, with it's amazing silhouette, is probably one of the most reproduced vintage glider these days, but still remains a curiosity. It symbolizes the year thirties of the German soaring. It was under many else, a technological adventure who helped many pilots to quit the slope soaring and explore the thermal soaring under clouds and even to wave soaring. It was a breakthrough from experimental soaring to pure sport flying.

Vintage glider are known for their great look and gentle flying behavior. They are some of the greatest thermal ships you can fly and are a real joy. They will give you many hours of flight and are so graceful to see.



Beautiful 1:3 scale version of the L213A sailplane made in 1991 by the Czech firm INTECO, a manufacturer specialising in high performance gliders. This big but agile model is fully hollow molded and is suitable for slope soaring, winch launching, and aerotowing.


The model is a 1:4 scale semi-scale reproduction of this famous Polish aerobatic sailplane. This model is built to the same high quality standard featured in all ICARE kits. It carries the HQ1.5 airfoil, giving the sailplane smooth, fast and versatile flying characteristics. It is fully aerobatic, has a wide speed range, thermals well, and races well. At 3.7m wingspan, it features the extended wing tips and has also flaps.

This Lunak is a scale model of the Czechoslovakian aerobatic glider that is capable of full aerobatics. It is suitable for slope flying and aero-tow or winch to start over.

This Lunak won the Model Hobby Model Award in 2002.



The Rosenthal model of the ASK-13 is a builders kit. The fuse comes white molded fiberglass and the wings are Obeche wood over a foam and carbon core.

Once completed and flying, the ASK-13 is a pure joy to thermal. There's just something about two seat sailplanes.


Video of Len's


The PWS-101 is gull wing aviation at its best. Graceful lines and large wings makes this sailplane easy to look at and a pleasure to fly. 


The original full-scale sailplane was built

in the 1950’s by Oberleichner in Austria

as a two-seat trainer. There are still

some examples flying today. It features

shoulder-mounted gull wings spanning

17.6 meters generating a 1:14.2 aspect

ratio. Steinadler translates "Big Pig"


Video of Jeremy's (Swiss1)

Link to Soaring Digest article



DG-800S 5-6m




Wing Span:5-6 m (196-236")

Length:2.28 m (89")

Wing Airfoil:HQ 3, HQ 2.5

Flying Weight:8.9 kg (313 oz)

Radio:Standard radio.
Mini servos for the wings.


The DG-800S is made by Dirks-Glaser. It declines in two spans: 15 m with winglets, and 18 m with winglets and tips.


Video by French1





One of the most unusul gliders seen at the field is the SG 38. It was designed to be a training glider for basic flight training by the Nationalsozialistisches Fliegerkorps (NSFK). The usual launch method was by bungee cord from a sloped hill. Because training was conducted solely by solo flight the aircraft had to be very easy to fly and also easy to repair.[1] The high-wing design uses a kingpost and cable bracing. The primary structure of the glider is of wood, with the wings, tail surfaces and inverted "V" kingpost all finished in doped aircraft fabric covering. The pilot sits on a simple seat in the open air, without a windshield.

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With the SZD‑59 ACRO, it is possible to have a virtually unlimited aerobatics glider and a 40:1 Standard Class sailplane in the same aircraft. The secret to this versatility is the ACRO's detachable wingtips. You can increase performance even more with the optional winglets.


This model was entirely scratch built by Stephane, the glass fuselage and obechie covered foam core wings are plenty strong for just about anything you can throw at it.



The Full Scale

The Arcus is the latest, 20m span, two-place sailplane in production at Schempp-Hirth in Germany. It’s forward swept, arched, multiple taper shape wing, makes it very appealing and different from what has been seen so far. A wonderful graceful appearance in the air. Overall performance have been improved, and sure it will be an other successful design.


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With a span of 8 meters this 1:2.5 scale Arcus has been specifically designed for the Skynav. GPS racing class. It features a thinned airfoil and and a well balanced design for great handling in any speed attitude.



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The IS-4 was built for aerobatics with a high structural strength and a very high maximum speed which could not be achieved in a vertical dive. Due to the pilot's sitting position and the arrangements of the controls, it was difficult for pilots to exceed the 8g loading limit. During high speed flight it was possible for the air-brakes to be sucked out violently, so most pilots ensured that they remained closed by holding the airbrake control.[1]



The model is available from OLDGLIDERS

Polish model glider training-competitive - on Stork has trained many well-known glider pilots, and more.

The model has excellent flight characteristics - is dedicated to all modellers who like to fly in thermals. It can also perform basic figures of aerial acrobatics. With the rapid profile suitable for flying on a slope or cliff.

Just like our previous designs, this model is made entirely of wood. Its all the elements are cut on the CNC.


The model is designed for thermal flying, but it will be also perform basic figures of aerial acrobatics. Videos

At last! After 3+ years of development we're thrilled to release this soaring masterpiece! Long the mainstay of the Club Soaring world, the Schweizer 2-33A was the first taste of soaring for many thousands of pilots. This beautiful 1/4 scale rendition with an advanced high performance airfoil is designed for aero-tow or benevolent slope launching and it's wide speed range will thrill even the most demanding soaring pilots in any kind of conditions.. turbulent air or light lift.; the Aviation Concepts SGS 2-33A will work an immense amount of sky.


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At last! After 3+ years of Len yelling at me to design a bigger 2-33, we're thrilled to release this soaring masterpiece! Long the mainstay of the Club Soaring world, the Schweizer 2-33A was the first taste of soaring for many thousands of pilots. This beautiful 1/3 scale rendition with an advanced high performance airfoil is designed for aero-tow or benevolent slope launching and it's wide speed range will thrill even the most demanding soaring pilots in any kind of conditions.. turbulent air or light lift.; the Aviation Concepts SGS 2-33A will work an immense amount of sky. Now, there's no reason to stay on the ground because the wind is blowing, this plane is big enouth and can handle the rougher weather.


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This sailplane was built by our friend Petr from a Tom Martin Short Kit. Due to the amount of work and  design issues along the way, its considered a scrath build by many.


The Schweizer SGU 1-7 is an American Open Class, single-seat, high-wing strut braced glider built by Schweizer Metal Aircraft Company of Elmira, New York. The first 1-7 was built in 1937 and the second one was completed in 1939.





Gallery at the National Sailplane Museum



The flagship of the premier class. Constructed of Martin Heide, it set new standards in terms of flight performance. The high Tragflügelsteckung gives this model its characteristic appearance. Our ASH 25 models are specially designed for thermal and ridge soaring. In the version of course MI Self Also starts with retractable engine.




The original and the legendary glider manufacturer Schempp-Hirth's goal was simple: They wanted to build the best glider in the world.

The result is the Nimbus 4, a dream with 26.4-meter wingspan and a best glide ratio of about 60/1

Many World Cup success with the Nimbus 4 proved the developers right


And now you can dream with even the sophisticated model glider: HKM has this Super orchid in 1: 4 scale reconstructed.


This 1:2.3 scale size of this glider is a great all around large scale glider. The MH airfoil has a wide speed range and very smooth flying characteristics, it responds well to thermal and it's low camber allow for high speed and great energy retention for aerobatics. This is a great all purpose glider, it has been successfully power as well as by turbines or electric self launch systems . The optional winglets are great for the additional handling in thermals.


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