Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus
|Average Price||€18000 2|
Average Flown Distance
(source: OLC 2016)
Our editors' review up to date on Dec 28 2016
Built in the years of the ubiquitous all-flying tailplanes, the Standard Cirrus is a tremendous racer at the cost of sporting a slightly rodeo-like pitch attitude. Although giving some fair warning before stall, the fall is then quite rapid and it tends to enter a spin with little notice.
For all these reasons, the Cirrus is inadvisable as a first glider for beginners. On the other hand, it has plenty of desirable features for more experienced pilots, such as one of the roomiest cockpits available, well finished and with all the controls properly arranged, and excellent climbing performance even in weak thermals, where it seems to seek off the center almost by itself.We are looking for an influential pilot to review Standard Cirrus. Maybe you?
Comfy cockpit and great performances, if you are able to safely master a slightly aggressive pitch behavior.
What people say about Standard Cirrus
|Wing Area||10 m²|
|Empty Weight||215 Kg|
|Gross Weight||390 Kg|
|Min Sink||0.6 m/s|
|Stall speed||62 Km/h|