The best of aerobatics and soaring performance at an affordable price
More and more glider pilots are discovering the challenge and excitement of sailplane aerobatics, whether for competition or pure enjoyment. Until now, however, most sailplane designs were optimised for either soaring or aerobatic performance, but not both.
Now with the SZD‑59-1 Acro, it is possible to have a virtually unlimited aerobatics glider and a 40:1 Standard Class sailplane in the same aircraft. The secret to this versatility is the ACRO's detachable wingtips. You can increase performance even more with the optional winglets.
In its full span configuration, the SZD‑59-1 has the same excellent flying qualities and soaring performance as a legendary Standard JANTAR, from which it was derived. With its 150 litre water tank capacity and 285 kmph top speed, the ACRO rivals the best standard class sailplanes. But with the wingtips removed (a simple 2 minute task), the SZD‑59 transforms into a 13.2 meter, fast‑rolling, "unlimited" acrobatic glider, which can perform just about any manoeuvre you can imagine, up to +7/-5 gs.
In either configuration, you will find the SZD‑59-1 Acro is one of the smoothest, quietest and best‑balanced sailplanes ever produced.
Fly the SZD‑59-1 Acro, it may just be the best "two" sailplanes you've ever flown!