When introduced on the market, our Antares 20E faced a challenging marketplace. Since that time we have developed it further. We like to call it an evolution, because our good idea has grown and become multifunctional.
Antares – the planning of a Family
All around the World, our Antares 20E has found numerous friends. Our sailplane stands for what is currently feasible in its class.
While laying-out the aerodynamics we already considered an 18 meter wingspan version. The biggest challenge was to tweak the outline for a smaller wingspan, a layout which had originally been optimized for 20 meters. The Antares 18T can carry up to 214 liters of water ballast and may therefore fly with a corresponding high wing loading – without trading-off its handling qualities or climbing performance. A well-proven Solo 2350 engine with 30 hp serves as sustainer.
Antares 23E and 23T are our youngest family members. Together they are defining the new open class generation. A handy 23 meter wingspan stands for good agility on the ground as well as up in the air. A slim wing with a high aspect ratio and a generous water ballast system (250/365 l), which offers a great variety of wing loadings (34/40 up to 58 kg/m²), make the Antares a true insiders’ tip for contest flying. Equipped either with the approved Antares-Series self-launching electric engine or with a reliable Solo 2350C sustainer.
An enlarged vertical tail, combined with our acknowledged unique Antares control mechanism, make flying the 23 m Antares an exceptional experience. To date its maneuverability is unreached in the open class.