Antares – the planning of a Family
When introduced on the market, our Antares 20E faced a challenging marketplace. Since that day we developed it further. We rather call it an evolution, because a good idea has grown and become multifunctional.
All around the World, our Antares 20E has found numerous friends. It stands for what is currently feasible in its class.
When laying-up the aerodynamics we already considered an 18 meter wingspan version. The biggest challenge was to tweak the outline of a smaller wingspan which had originally been optimized for 20 meters.
The Antares 18T can carry up to 214 liters of water ballast and thus flies 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: handy 23 meters wingspan mean 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 allows for a great variety of wing loadings (34/40 up to 58 kg/m²), make the Antares truly an insiders’ tip for contest flying. Equipped either with the well-proven Antares-series self-launching electric engine or with a reliable Solo 2350C sustainer engine.
Optimized vertical tail for 23m wingspan
An enlarged vertical tail, combined with the acknowledged unique Antares control mechanism, make flying our 23 m Antares an exceptional experience. To date its maneuverability is unreached in the open class.