Collection - Gliders

Glider: SH1 Austria s/n 55 
Manufacturer: Schempp-Hirth
Registration: OO-ZTL
Status: stored at workshop, good condition
The Austria glider was commissioned by the Österreichischer Aeroclub to compete in the 1960 OSTIV competition for a Standard class sailplane.
  
The design aims were to produce a glider with a low wing loading and a high lift/drag ratio. 
Glider: MU-13E Bergfalke
Manufacturer: Egon Scheibe
Registration: OO-ZLM
Status: stored at workshop, good condition
The MU-13 is a german glider produced in several versions by Akaflieg München before WWII. 

First flown on 5 august 1951, it is a mid-wing glider of conventional design with a welded steel fuselage structure and a wooden wing.
Glider: Bölkow Phoebus
Manufacturer: Bölkow gmbh
Registration: OO-ZDX
Status: stored at workshop, good condition
The Phoebus was designed at a time when glider manufacturers were moving away from all-wood aircraft towards composite structure. 
 
It is a glass fibre competition sailplane in the Standard class produced in Germany mid-sixties.
Glider: Sablier Type 8 Sport Chanute
Manufacturer: Sablier
Registration: -
Status: under construction at workshop
Georges Sablier was a french engineer who designed an unbelievable number of gliders and light aircrafts intended for air enthusiasts. He never built them himself but his works were published in books and many magazines.
Glider: Max Williams 29 Jeunesse
Manufacturer: Daniel Pletinckx
Registration: -
Status: In restoration at workshop
The « Jeunesse » is originally a hang-glider that could be easily be built by any aviation amateur. 
The B.A.P.A. example was built by Daniel Pletinckx who modified the « Jeunesse » with a seated position for the pilot and the possibility to fit a small engine on the nose. This one was never fitted.
Glider: T38 Grasshopper
Manufacturer: Slingsby Aviation
Registration: -
Status: In restoration at workshop
The Slingsby T.38 Grasshopper is a British primary training glider built by Slingsby Sailplanes for the Royal Air Force. The design is based on the pre-World War II German SG 38 Schulgleiter, modified to use the wing design of the Slingsby T.7 Kirby Cadet glider. The design was cheap to manufacture and was designed to be stored dismantled.
Glider: T3 Dagling (Zogling)
Manufacturer: Slingsby Aviation
Registration: -
Status: In restoration at workshop
The Zogling primary glider was designed mid twenties by Fritz Stamer and Alexander Lippisch who worked together at the Aeronautical Department of the Rhön-Rossitten Gesellschaft (RRG).
Drawings were spread in USA and England where Reginald Dagnall led his company RFD of airship building.
Glider: Butterfly I
Manufacturer: Raymond Mossoux
Private collection 
Status: Stored, pending completion
In 1979, Raymond Mossoux, engineer at SABENA, designed an ultralight glider using the tandem wings formula of Henri Mignet. This small glider, very light (28 kg) could be carried by hand if you wanted to take off by running, landing being made on a skid...

Glider: Focke-Achgelis FA-330 Bachstelze
Manufacturer: Focke-Achgelis GmbH
Private collection 
Status: stored, display contition to the owner
Because of their low profile in the water, WWII german submarines could not see more than a few miles over the ocean. 
 
The simpliest solution was a single-seater autogyro kite with a three-bladed rotor that was towed by the submarine.
Glider: B-8 Gyro Glider
Manufacturer: Bensen Aircraft Corporation
Registration: -
Status: displayed at workshop
In 1954, Igor Bensen designed the Gyroglider as a means to introduce aviation enthusiasts to the thrills of flight with minimal cost. The pilot relied on an automobile to pull the aircraft aloft. The movement of air through the rotor disc caused the blades to autorotate, which provided lift.