Lange Antares 18S
The Antares in Condor
The version represented in Condor is the 18 Meter Class Antares 18S (Pure glider).
The first ANTARES 18S made its successful maiden flight Sunday May 28th, 2006. The youngest member of the ANTARES-family of sailplanes then was put to the acid test during several test flights at the home airport of Lange Flugzeugbau in Zweibrücken (Germany). In its first few flights, the sailplane clearly exceeded the development team’s expectations of gentle and nimble handling, and the test pilots decided to start flutter and spin testing the same day.
The first flights of the ANTARES 18S have also shown that the aerodynamic design, aiming for outstanding glide performance especially at middle and high speeds, has yielded the expected results without compromising on pilots comfort.
|Min Wing Loading
|Max Wing Loading
|Best Glide Ratio
|53 at 100 km/h