Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus · GliderReview

Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus

Standard Cirrus
Average Price €18000 2
  • €21022.46
  • €14094.6
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    Average Flown Distance

    (source: OLC 2016)

    For Beginners
    Crosscountry
    Competition
    Handling
    Climbing
    Spin Recovery
    Aerobatics
    Rigging

    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.

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    Why buy

    Comfy cockpit and great performances, if you are able to safely master a slightly aggressive pitch behavior.

    General characteristics

    Class Standard
    Crew 1
    First flight 1969
    Built 838

    Technical characteristics

    Height 1.32 m
    Length 6.35 m
    Wingspan 15 m
    Wing Area 10 m²
    Aspect Ratio 22.5
    Flaps No
    Empty Weight 215 Kg
    Gross Weight 390 Kg
    Ballast 80 Kg
    Retractable Gear Yes
    Retractable Propeller No
    Self Launching No

    Performance

    Min Sink 0.6 m/s
    Glide Ratio 38
    Stall speed 62 Km/h
    VNE 220 Km/h